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

 

eternal spring

welcome back Spring.  We missed you.  Torn between climates Spring appears to be this year.  Stuck completely between Winter and Summer/ East Coast and West Coast.  While we in California are melting and battling fires, back east the Blizzards are a whole different ball game.

We’re lucky on this coast (till the well runs dry at least).  Oh yeah…back to the important—we’re lucky that we get to pretend it’s spring already and dive into the great range of styles 2014 is offering.

webtastic: Cleobella

CLEOBELLA LOLITA | LEOPARD POCKET

CLEOBELLA LOLITA | LEOPARD POCKET

OK so the designer is a soul mate and of my closest friends (that’s a love brag)

Angela is ALSO a genius in her creativity and behind the beautifully branded business; Cleobella.  It has been a treat to watch her company grow.  To have been a part of her first renegade photo shoot which entailed pulling apart our closets and running around to local stores.

We continue to find passion together through style but these days it’s more than simply on set and in the design studio.  About 4 years ago, I called Ang to chat about the current web trends that were inspiring me.  The little lady is so on it when it comes to the visual capabilities of the web and was right there with me.  Cool—new canvas and playground!!  We dove right into a meeting with her team and brainstormed about the online trends at present and to come.   Since that moment her e-commerce store has grown and flourished and I often enjoy checking back to see what new developments have popped up.

The collections are designed and cultivated in Bali, where Angela spends nearly half the year with her husband and son.  While navigating through cleobella.com, one feels as though they are taking that journey alongside Angela and the Cleobella team.   What a goal accomplished.  With beautiful imagery and explanations for the process of design and construction as well as the local families who have greatly benefited from production.  Take peak and a stroll, allow yourself to get lost in Cleobella.com for a while…

CLEAN

Harleth Kuusik and Maja salamon for Vogue UK Feb. 14

Harleth Kuusik and Maja salamon for Vogue UK Feb. 14

CLEAN:   Incredibly excited with the on the edge of your seat (or pants) expression of anything goes this year.  And I don’t feel like we’re going to calm down anytime soon.  I do tend to personally reach for an eccentric take on my personal style and constantly have to remind myself to simplify.  Which is probably why I’m starting here with a white and clean story.  Trending here:  oxfords, laces, layers of mesh and technically placed appliques.  This eccentric season of spring ’14 carries through even into our whites and I’m loving it!

 

 

 

 

white jacket:  Melitta Baumeister’s Graduation Collection

Architecture inspo:  INTERIOR REMODELLING, ST MORITZ 

Little box girl by Jan Wisse

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.