I remember my first trip to Southeast Asia when I feverishly scooped up every wonderfully exotic tapestry that caught my eye in the endless open-air markets. I stuffed my suitcase full of pillow covers, skirts and dresses that brought me fleeting moments of joy and have since found a home in other’s hands. Elise Vaughn sells her wares under the label, the Brass Razoo, defined as “a non-existent coin of trivial value.” Her goods remind me of the cool, vibrant, hippie mash-up of textures and patterns that one would find in a far-away land. She makes jewelry, leather goods and children’s clothing using reclaimed materials, pieces that otherwise would have been disregarded. She tells us, “each piece is to be a reminder that we all possess potential, value, worth, beauty, and are perfectly unique.” Shop her children’s collection here.
Weddings aren’t all frill and cheesy glitz. Stone Fox Bride is a vintage-inspired and custom-designed wedding gown company in NYC and Molly Guy is the girl behind it all. She is a fellow cultural omnivore of all things (books, movies, fashion, politics, etc.), yogi, mom to a little girl Sunny Starling Shalom Rosen Guy, magazine writer and lover of untraditional, super personal weddings. Here, Tales of Endearment goes into her space in Park Slope Brooklyn and checks out the serenly bohemian wedding shop.
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This wallpaper is everything I want in a wallpaper (if there were such a desire). Brooklynite sisters Hollister and Porter Hovey of Hovey Design created it exclusively for Anthropologie. Its their curated collection of quirky objects (taxidermy, riding boots, booze in crystal and a bunch of their art). Perfect for aficionados of the new vintage. Images of their home via Design*Sponge.
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This romper swimsuit thing is wayyy cute! It caught my eye over on Fig and Fauna‘s lovely blog and I tracked the designer down on Etsy. Check out her shop, The Measure for repurposed and upcycled kids clothes made for playing in the dirt while looking like a pretty little peach.
Photography by Rose E. Martin
I’m not one to make sweeping generalizations but gawd Australian’s are just plain cool. They’re born cool and breezy. Heidi is the Creative Director and Head Designer at Sass & Bide and she lives with her lovely family in a 1940s villa along a bay just north of Sydney. She adores vintage.“It is what first fueled my love of fashion. I am at my happiest when I am clashing favorite vintage pieces with ‘fallen in love with’ new purchases. It is also what inspires me daily in the design room.” Her style in a few words: intuitive, nomadic, contradicted, spirited, modern and free.
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