Sunday, January 30, 2011


Shards of broken glass cast in metal by Ginamelosi available at NJAL

Osborn Shoes

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I have a tendency towards obsessing over folk-inspired anything. That's why when i found Osborn, I had a minor heart attack. I love everything that this brand represents. So much so that I'm wondering how I can get to Guatamala to be a part of this.

Brand Philosophy (from Osborn official website):

Our mission here at Osborn is to do good with good design. Osborn offers the marketplace a unique collection of handmade footwear cultivated with positivity, hope and dedication. Co-founder Aaron Osborn, whose family runs one of the largest orphanages in Guatemala, stumbled upon the idea for Osborn in 2007 when he met an out-of-work cobbler while doing charitable work in the country. He and co-founder, Carla Osborn, were searching for a way to combine humanitarian efforts with a fashion project. This search led to Osborn Shoes. That first cobbler still works with them full time, as do a small driven team of 30 gifted artisans. Nestled in the volcanic mountains outside Guatemala City, these artisans craft shoes in a manufacturing environment dedicated to integrity and quality. All the materials for each shoe are individually hand-cut and each shoe is assembled by hand. Osborn’s vertically integrated manufacturing practice establishes a work environment that is sweat-shop free, worker driven and brand focused. Each shoe is signed by its maker, as a testament to the sense of pride for the maker, as well as its wearer. With artistic freedom being key, Osborn operates outside the traditional bounds of fashion's seasons, completing many capsule collections throughout the year, each exploring different ideas, but always filled with the inspiration that drives our company: artistic grit, a folk-urban aura, playful unexpected associations, and of course, hardy craftsmanship.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Let's hear it for the boy!

I have to admit, I don't know very much about menswear designers...but with Men's fall 2011 fashion week wrapped up, I figured I'd post some of these boyish good looks!

Bottega Veneta Acne
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Junya Wantanabe images - The Sartorialist

Speaking of boys: Check out the distinct styles of some boys from my current city at
These are some of the portraits of Montreal Boys featured on the blog (whats not to like!?):

The idea for the blog came about when the author found a book called "The Girls of Montreal" at a used bookstore:

The idea for this project has been brewing in my mind ever since I stumbled upon this little treasure of a book a couple of years ago at SW Welsch, a used bookstore in Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood. The book was published through McGill University by Zebra Editions in 1967 and is essentially a celebration of women in Montreal. The pages are jam-packed with all the polka dots and beehives that have come to represent the modern woman of the late 1960’s. After leaving the bookshop I couldn’t help but notice the swarms of charming young men that seemed to fill the streets. I realized that a similar celebration of Montreal men was clearly lacking. And thus, The Boys of Montreal was born. Follow me on this documentation of the colorful young men that live in a city as equally eclectic. xo

I'd actually love to try to hunt down a copy of this book, which was published in 1967. You can flip through some of the pages of it on the blog and it looks incredibly awesome.


Advanced Style is a favourite blog of mine. Sure at first its cute, and funny with all those fashionable bad-ass old fogies posing in Sartorialist style shots... but i love this blog not only for the novel idea, but for actual style inspiration. After all, the stylish "mature" folk being featured have seen trends come and go and have lived through many fashion cycles. They have tweaked and revamped their looks and lived through decades that we can only dream of reinventing. They are at a point in their lives where style is about confidence and authenticity, without any pretentions.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Rings: Bonadrag - All for the mountain
I want all the rings in the world that look like this

Pamela Love Earrings

I like the concept of the Pamela Love claw earrings, although I think they're be a bit scary for me.

I found these at the last Puces POP! and regret not buying them. I may have to do some Etsy shopping..
Melanie Favreau Earrings

The Coveted

I've been doing some routine blog scouring (15 tabs open at once, I have some ADD tendencies), and thanks to a friend of a friend's blog London Snog, I've found my new favourite website: THE COVETED. As a longtime Selby fan, I'm so excited that The Coveted has come about, with it's Selby-esque meets fashion vibe. A personal look at fashion's finest, take a look at some of the gorgeous gorgeous photos so far:


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