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Labor Day Sale + Friday Links

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It’s labor day weekend, Yay! To celebrate we are giving everyone 20% off the entire store with code HELLOFALL. Tons of summer stuff on major sale in preparation for fall arrivals coming soon! 

1. Loving a daily dose of curated news from theSkimm. They do all the heavy lifting and summarize the need to know news and politics in one easily digestible email. 

2. It’s good for your health to talk to strangers (neighbors) via The Atlantic

3. Beautiful 3-D Topographies

4. A taser photoshoot. Ouch!

5. What every trendy restaurant menu looks like. Pretty much.

Vintage WWII photo recolored via shorpy.com

2014 Emmy best looks

                                 Our favorite looks of the night    

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              Luise Roe in Monique Lhullier (photo by Jeff Vespavia)

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                     Julie Bowen in Peter Som (photo by Michael Buckner)

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                   Kerry Washington in Prada (photo by Christopher Polk)

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            Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive (photo by Christopher Polk)

                                     Which is your favorite?

Patsy

                     

Photos based on spam emails + Friday Links

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1. Interesting article on fame and Justin Bieber via Vulture 

2. What does a photograph sound like? via The New Yorker

3. A three year old freaks out about getting old.  I hear ya sister.

4. For some childhood nostalgia check this out.

5. Love these photographs based on Spam emails.

Lead Photo unknown

Helena Fredriksson interview

Right now, there’s a big sale in the store right now with a few pieces of H Fredriksson’s SS14 collection. In honor of the sale, I asked Helena a few questions about this season’s collection and the prints behind it.                     image

1. Can you tell us the inspiration for your SS14 Collection? 

I was in Morocco in March 2013, and all the prints in the S14 H Fredriksson collection are from photographs taken there. Several are from Jardin Majorelle, the botanical garden that was built by an artist in the early 1900’s, and then bought, preserved and lived in by Yves St Laurent and his lover in the mid 1900’s. It’s a very special place. Overall, Morocco has such an amazing culture and history. The craftsmanship on old buildings including carvings, mosaic and woodwork was spectacular, and the nature and landscapes were quite magical. We also went to Essauoira by the coast where the grass print was shot. 

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                     (Pierre Berge & Yves Saint Laurent in the gardens)

2. Of all the prints in this collection, what are your 2 favorites?

I really love the Palm Print, the colors are very much my colors and the bold graphic and story of the place it is from feels very special to me. I also really love the blue grass print, it’s simple and feels very timeless but has an edge with the brightness of the blue. 

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3. How would you describe a woman who wears your clothing?

A creative, strong, independent woman who lives her life to the fullest, she likes to look & feel good and really live life in her clothes.

4. If you could collaborate with anyone living or dead who would it be? 

I would have loved to meet and collaborate with Cristobal Balenciaga & Madame Gres. Both of their eyes for shape is remarkable and there is nothing else quiet like it. For artists, I have such a long list of favorites. For instance I love Gerhard Richter’s work, how beautiful it would be as fabric prints. I also design dance costumes at times, and I love the work of Pina Baush & Merce Cunningham. Unfortunately neither is still with us, but I imagine working with either would be pure vision and perfection.

5. What’s next for you? Any trips, exciting news or special projects you are working on?

I did a recent collaboration project with two Swedish photographers, Nina Andersson and Lovisa Ingman, who shot Sofia Karemyr, a Swedish actress in Jardin Majorelle. In addition, Olof Persson’s “me:Everybody vol2" is performing in Sweden and I did the dance costumes for the 7 dancers in it.

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(Swedish Actress Sofia Karemyr portrayed by Nina Andrsson & Lovisa Ingman for Contibutor Magazine.)

For the Spring 15 Collection, I was in Guatemala for inspiration, time to myself and to visit a good friend who lives there. Guatemala has such amazing textiles and talented craftsmen & women. It’s a country filled with a dark history and many problems, but with a spirit and nature that is quiet magical. I took lots of photos and am hoping to incorporate a few in the prints. I am also visiting Portugal this summer and am excited to see a country and culture I never been to before and will most likely have that trip as a starting point for the F15 Collection.

Check out the H Fredriksson Sale in the store now.

Follow Helena here on instagram or facebook.

Catherine Deneuve

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Painted clothing + Friday Links

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Lead Images from EitherWay Collab with Dane Johnson

Model: Achok with LA Models, Make up - Mia Yang with Atilier, Nails by Kait Mosh, Styled by Julia Galdo painted clothing by Dane Johnson

1. My 80’s TV.  Classic.

2. I’ve been nostalgic for small town suburban life for some reason lately. This list helps.

3. Joseph Frank Prints!

4. Mary Poppins quits with Kristen Bell.

Throwback Runway

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                                        Anna Sui Fall 2007

MGSM Resort 2015

Grace Jones

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