My NYC designer friend Paula Rosine dropped her very first jewelry and accessories collection. And you better believe me when I say that it’s one of a kind. The necklaces and bracelets are literally magnets, because people on the streets or on after-show-partys would not start a conversation without making a compliment on her jewelry! And getting genuine compliments in NYC for your style or fashion pieces is the hardest thing to get. Like it’s on #lifegoals level!
However Paula Rosine (“Zine”) is a New York based designer and artist. She earned degrees from Duke University, the University Of Cambridge, and Parsons The New School For Design before honing her fashion expertise at Chris Benz and Kate Spade. Paula Rosine discovered her love for 3D modeling while working on a line of silicone jewelry for her mentor and idol Geoffrey Mac. She describes her work as “the love child of Manish Arora and Iris van Herpen”, which is the perfect description. I could have not said it better!
Her eponymous jewelry line pairs technical innovation with a signature outré aesthetic. And I promise you have notseen this kid of jewelry before! So take a look:
And the online store is up and running! Check it out here: www.paularosine.net/shop/ and leave your cash at the checkout!
They see me rolling, they hating, they trying to catch me riding dirty…
That’s exactly how I felt when I had the chance to test drive Jaano. Never heard of it? Well, that’s what I am here for.
Founded by the two friends Jaan Hofmann and Tino Hoffrichter, Jaano is offering scooter sharing to everybody living in Hamburg (and it will probably spread out to your city soon, so just watch out). It’s the perfect solution for traffic and transportation in urban areas, since you can rent the scooter for as much time as you need and just park wherever. No strings attached, because you pay for the time you use the Jaano scooter and wherever you find one of these you can hopp on and off anytime. The concept is simple and genius at the same time! You just have to register (and of course have a driver’s licence and stuff like that) and off you go.
And since I am a huge fan of it, I did put on my good outfit and got myself up on that Vespa Primavera 50 4T 4V. Take a look (a little posing never hurt nobody)! VROOM VROOM!
The idea is dope as fuck and you will definitely gonna catch me riding on this in Hamburg, so make sure you like Jaano on Facebook!
And btw: wanna shop the look? Here you go:
1. Sweater: Weekday (it’s on sale)
2. Shirt: Asos
3. Jeans: Cheap Monday
4. Shoes: Superga
5. Socks: Bought them in Patrica Field‘s store in NYC and I couldn’t find them online...
I was mesmerized by Chapter 1, but Chapter 2 is just as dope.
For the cold season MISBHV goes back to where they re from in an effort to bridge the gap between the grainy Eastern Block nostalgia and the energy of New Europe. Instead of shooting a studio lookbook the brand is taking it to the streets of cities they love – Paris, Warsaw and New York! And offering shearling coats, wool coats, biker jackets, all 3M reflective jackets alongside suede and neoprene pieces, this collection is in my opinion one of the best ones yet.
And I am ready for a Chapter 3: New York!
Pictures via MISBHV
Models: Emilia Nawarecka (Division), Anatol Modzelewski (Panda)- Photography: Gosia Turczynska – Hair & Make Up: Kentaro Kondo
Went to the Sam Smith concert yesterday, but to be honest he wasn’t the one I was impressed by. Like he was singing way too many ballads, which (please don’t get me wrong) were good, but if I go to a concert I just wanna dance my ass off. So the up-tempo songs were slowed down and I was just not feeling it. The arrangement for “La la la” feat Hotel Cabana was my shit! And even though the music might not be for me, Sam’s voice is beautiful!
But who really impressed me was the supporting act Years & Years. I haven’t heard from them before and the second the first beat dropped, me and my friend were like: “Ok, they must be from London. This is very UK.” And we were right! The band members Olly, Michael and Emre are a soulfoul electronic pop band from London. And their music is way too dope to not blog about it.
More on Years & Years Soundcloud!
This designer does not need an introduction, because her collection speaks for itself:
Alexis Tiganila is the menswear designer behind the label Saint Alexander with an artist’s point of view. Born in NYC, but grew up in the forest of Connecticut, Alexis graduated from Parsons the New School for design and has also spent time studying abroad at Central Saint Martins in London. Alexis likes to work intuitively, striving to portray emotion visually through print and color. Inspired by the people she has met, Alexis takes a unique approach to exemplifying her past while constantly aiming for the new.
And that’s what she did for her FW14 collection “La Collectionneuse” where Alexis is inspired by gypsies and her own experiences. For Artsy Magazine she explains:
“My thesis journey began with an interest in gypsies. I have always been passionate about the romantic idea of traveling with your belongings from one place to another while escaping reality. To make my collection more personal, I wanted to bestow upon the garments my own memories. In this way, the wearer would be taking my ‘caravan of experience’ with them where ever they go. The collection title, “La Collectionneuse,” is derived from the 1967 film by Eric Rohmer, about a woman name Haydée, who spends her summer playing a game of collecting relationships and men she meets along her way.”
She likes to use mixed media to create an ambiance for her garments. With appliqués on jackets like collages, original all prints, a transparent trench coat, bomber jacket, a skate board with the same print, sneakers and denim, she takes it to another level. Good stuff! Point blank and period.