I’ve been seeing a trend lately in textiles that I’m love, love, loving. Designers are utilizing photography to create beautiful abstract textiles that are used for everything from dresses to totes, to clutches and scarves. Ink & Tailor is a master of this intersection between visuals, textiles and design, and in their case it’s in the world of oversized, beautifully-handcrafted scarves.
Each scarf is born from a photograph, taken by the founders themselves. Some are wide open natural landscapes, some are industrial scenes and some are macro objects but all are beautiful and take on a completely new life when coiled around your body. It’s the ultimate transformative piece. The fabric is a blend of cotton and silk and has a wonderful delicate strength that each image seems to defuse within. And with the entire collection being made in the USA, what’s not to fall in love with?
Like I’m seeing with a lot of new small batch creative collections lately, brand voice and imagery are extremely strong and Ink & Tailor is no exception. Their logo is simple, modern and the concept behind it is lovely. Ink & Tailor is a collaboration between Maya von Geldern and K’era Morgan. Two lifelong friends who met in Art School over 20 years ago, August 28th 1993. Living in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, CA their logo is inspired by a postage stamp and that’s no coincidence. Deeply rooted in the Ink & Tailor philosophy is the respect for travel, new ideas, the convergence of cultures and, of course, the effect it has on our souls. Each scarf is accompanied with custom tag detailing where the image originated; a nice connection, rooting scarf and image in a deeper purpose.
They’re new on the block so show them some love and follow them on Instagram for everything from a new way to tie your scarf to daily reminders that beauty is all around us. And make sure to check out their e-commerce site. To welcome fall they’re offering 20% off for the rest of September with code SEPT20, so shop till you drop. Gift giving season is just around the corner. That’s if you have enough self control to buy one for someone else and not yourself!
Check out images below from their inaugural collection along with the photographs that inspired the textile design.
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I was a little late to the game but my past few weeks have been spent binge-watching Scandal on Netflix. It’s everything you want out of a “turn your brain off” series and is the perfect guilty pleasure to indulge in after a long day at work with a glass (or two) of wine.
It has an aesthetically pleasing cast who struggle not only to find truth for their clients but also in their personal lives. The extremely well dressed Kerry Washington; aka Olivia Pope is the highlight of the show. Playing a strong, successful woman who is very good at what she does and likes needs to be in control but has a weak spot for the (married) President, all the while struggling with the morality of her situation. I know, juicy, eh?!
So alas, instead of fixing her own problems she spends her time fixing other peoples. Classic deflection. In any case, her wardrobe is to die for. Structured jackets and handbags, silk camisoles, classic jewelry, wool slacks and platform heels. She is a power dresser. But for me, the true genius of Olivia Pope’s style is her loungewear. She has the absolute most to-die-for after work, curl up with a glass of wine, wardrobe. She seems to toggle between two color palettes, cream and grey but it always consists of a beautiful oversized sweater, a glass of big red wine, an elegant ring on her left pointer finger, a cashmere blanket and even though we never see her eat, she talks a lot about having popcorn for dinner… a personal favorite. So, it’s time we all take note and learn to Lounge Like a Olivia Pope. It’s the one thing she’s actually got all figured out.1. Ralph Lauren Blue Label $1377.52 2. T by Alexander Wang $75 3. Ginette NY Mother of Pearl Ring $720 4. La Perla Silk Pajama Pants $308 5. Tile Cotton Blend Pillow $45 6. Stipe Bamboo Throw Cream $85 7. Diptyque Paris Genevrier $60
1. Donna Karan Sleepwear Oversized Wool and Cashmere Blend PJ Top $300 2. Carine Gilson Sonia Lace and silk Camisole $770 3. Donna Karan Sleepwear Stretch-Jersey Pants $100 4. Gabriela Artigas Single White Diamond Ring $264 5. Lattice Cotton Pillow $72 6. Solid Cashmere Blended Throw $99 7. S/2 Assorted Octagonal Mirror Trays $45
I’m starting a new category for the site called, Style It. I think this is going to be a particular fun category for me to create. Basically, I will be pulling together outfits that correspond to things going on in my life. That could be somewhere I’m going, a season change, a sudden spark of inspiration or a past post, like this one.
Shades of Blue was a post in All the Rage about the trending blue theme in Street Style. Here’s a peak at my take on the trend for an effortless outfit ready for a work day or lunch date.
Find designer information and click through for where to buy below.
1. Chloé Classic Wool Coat $1550 2. Diane Von Furstenberg Relaxed Sweater $382.28 3. 3.1 Philip LIM Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses $280 4.Takoon Floral Printed A-Line Skirt $770 5. Rebecca Minkoff Made in NYC M.A.B. Mini $450 6. IRO Saika Cone Heel Sandals $685 7. Elizabeth & James Apollo Ring $195
Just 90 minutes south of San Diego across the border in Mexico resides a beautiful boutique hotel that is spearheading a movement called the “antiresort”. This term may not be new to some of you but it was for me and as a lover of boutique hotels for their charming, smaller and more intimate flavor, it was music to my ears.
Encuentro Guadalupe is absolutely stunning. Set on a secluded hill in Baja California’s Valle de Guadalupe it’s located just east of the port city of Ensendada. Nestled perfectly into the hillside are 20 free standing, modern eco-lofts and a clubhouse that are intentionally meant to weather and age over time in the same color pallet of valley; slowly blurring the line between dwelling and nature. The design of the antiresort is modern and minimalist with clean lines and simple decor allowing for guests to relax unwind and recharge.
Situated in a Mediterranean microclimate (one of 5 in the world) the weather is much different than the rest of Mexico, as we know it, and is home to Mexico’s wine country. I know! News to me as well, Mexico has a wine country. Therefore, the hotel features it’s own tasting room as is surrounded by vineyards. The antiresort also features numerous on-site organic gardens that grow the restaurant’s vegetables. Add a pool, bar, jacuzzi and complimentary wifi to that and I’m sold. #antiresort from here on out!
The hotel was conceived by Baja entrepreneurs Juan Yi an Alfredo Acosta with the help of Mexico architectural firm Gracia Studios.
To lean more or book hop over to their site here.
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