The Impressionist

THE IMPRESSIONIST
Sitting back and watching the shows filter in at the speed of web becomes more and more interesting each season, breath, technological nanosecond. It’s incredible to see how instagram can take a show and with a quick snap, viola- the eye of the beholder captures that moment that we want to see. I still sift through the single shots of shows searching for common denominators that evolve into trends and love the process but find myself going back to the instagram moments. I love how these snapshots are more candid, less produced and present a bit of lifestyle.
Below, a few of my favorite snaps from the weekend vs. the rich and regal trend that paints an Impressionist-like picture on the body. These monochromatic blends of texture, dimension and fabrication are cozy and sumptuous, structured and swaying. The sweetest balance.

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CREDITS:
Top Left: Netaporter via @lisa.aiken
Middle Left: @houseofherrera
Bottom Left: @georginestudio via @creemmag
Right: ADEAM via @vmagazine

#JESUISCHARLIE

In a day of modern technology and terror, we live a life of many dualities.

We wait for the moments of tragedy to strike upon us.

We wait for the moment it may happen to others.

We process the worlds’ suffering through the veins of social media.

Paris and France’s news of yesterday is tragic and frightening.  Not only because of the horror behind the scene but rather, the fear of the silenced outlet of the pen which may follow.

I’ll never forget thinking how brave and incredible the radical journalists of the French Revolution were with their pamphlets and newsletters.  Charlie Hebdo, your team, and those such as Jean-Paul-Marat who have been executed for speaking your minds and questioning the systems MUST continue to inspire the spoken word!

Oh sweet history.  How you repeat yourself…

Here is a collection of some of my favorite voices that have spoken for Charlie Hebdo over the past couple of days.  Long live the pen!  Viva la FUCKING FRANCE!!

CharlieHebdoTop Left Image:  Rafael Mantesso

Right:  Woblog

Bottom Left: Rafael Mantesso

Center: Woblog

Bottom Right: Lucille Clerc

We are all Charlie!

#JESUISCHARLIE

brave new world

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This story is dedicated to the heart and soul of my brother. Just about a year ago, he gave me a book by Adlous Huxley. The book was full of love with crinkled and stained pages. Tyler passed away in September and left me with a broken heart. Much of the mending for my grief is done here on STQ..through fashion, inspiration, creativity.. A source for healing this broken heart.

A few weeks ago, Maryann and I were shooting product for the shop when I had some random inspired idea in my head and kept blabbing out “1984″…”Brave New World”

It wasn’t until I got home and continued to evolve the story through curating research, that I was reminded that Aldous Huxley authored “Brave New World.” The world works in mysterious ways friends..

Enjoy the story and then pop over to the shop where many of these items may be further enjoyed

xxT

Photographer: Maryann Buchanan
Stylist: Tiffani Rae
Model: Madelaine Turner

 

YUP!

It’s going to be a colorful Fall ’14 out there! Looking forward to fun geometric and spastic color splashes everywhere. I love this season’s nutty anything goes approach because that IS just what WILL and SHOULD happen. People are going to “let all hang out” and play. Many of us will get turns of heads with confusion and thought evoking response. Dali didn’t put a shoe on Elsa Schiaparelli’s head without the intention of question mark responses.

I must also add my eagerness to see the sportswear dug up from the 80s and 90s stockpiles. Last night the gal behind the desk at yoga was ROCKIN some ridiculous jacket she found at a thrift store for 3 bucks. So so fun. Go get em people.

Oh yeah… check out our SHOP…we’ve hit the sport your thang trend ourselves ;p

much love
xxTiff

For further information and credit info for this trend forecast for Fall 2014, check out our Pinterest page

19??: Party in your pants. Levis

What year are we in?  Who the hell knows.  We just play along how we please.  This Summer Levi’s let us play as we pleased at the re-launch party of their orange tab jeans.  We frolicked around the grassy knolls of Topanga Canyon in our vintage favorites, floral headbands and unlimited pabst beer.  Goodtimes were had as we rocked out with artists such as Dave Grohl covering the classics.  Party in your Pants or party in your seat…brace yourself for some fun favorites pictured here.

 

French Vintage (fashion not wine)

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Located in the old cobblestone streets of Lyon, rests the gem Fripseketchup.
I sourced this store online after digging for vintage stores in Lyon and couldn’t believe my eyes when clicking on thumbnail images of the store.  Is it possible that a vintage store could pay such attention to immaculate design in display fixtures.  Yes.
Articles of clothing in perfect color coordination suspend from the ceiling by wire cable and attach to a perfectly treated/tarnished iron hanger.
Behind the register is the twisting iron stairwell that leads you downstairs into a dreamy cave of more vintage treasures.