Calling all “…cool cats, independent design and craft lovers..”. Baba Souk is a playful brand conscious of creative spirit and the power of handmade goods. This Canadian online lifestyle boutique, owned by Stephanie Hebert, is a creative oasis of well designed treasures.
I should admit that with all their goodies, what I fell for were their iconic Moroccan textiles. Looking for the perfect hero piece, this wow-inducing rug caught my eye. Fabricated by Berber, women each artful carpet and promises to brighten up any muted home. These natural, virgin wool tapestries are a perfect colourful and exotic compliment to any home.
Perks: Baba Souk posts internationally and offers a plethora of cute and stylish handpicked fashion and decor finds. Don’t miss out!
Category Boutiques, Designing Women, Fashion, Lifestlye
Tags Babasouk, carpet, independent design, Montreal, Montreal independent designer, online boutique, Quebec design, rug, textile design
As of late I can’t get CB2’s latest collaboration with rock star Lenny Kravitz off my mind. The legendary artist has expanded his talents to design a line exclusively for CB2 (Crate & Barrel’s younger brother).
Inspired by Kravitz’s travels, global experience and homes in Brazil, Bahamas and Paris— each piece infuses his signature personal style. Think a well-mixed eclecticism: groovy NYC 1970s and California cool teams up with a modern palette whipped with bohemian, sensual touches.
The 20 piece collection, which includes, rugs, furniture and lighting, boasts crisp, glam metallic finishes, warm natural hues, prints and textures in leather, wood and sheepskin.
Some of our favourites offer functional details like a cocktail table with a removable tray top that reveals bar storage underneath. Yes please!
Come On Get It. These beauties drop at your local CB2 on October 1st.
Photographed by Simon Watson for CB2
Jekkah [je-kka], from the Wolof language, meaning to be beautiful or elegant, to be well-dressed.
London, as with any major city, is ever-changing. Whenever I have new visitors in town, I love to re-explore old neigbourhoods. On one such jaunt, in Camden town, I came across Jekkah, a boutique that offers African inspired streetwear. It’s a small, intimate boutique that caters to men and women alike and takes cues from the fun, funky and fashionable. It’s worth popping along one day but if not, it always available 24/7 online.
CONSCIOUS FASHION Their products are all sourced, designed and manufactured in The Gambia, using highly skilled local Gambian tailors. When you buy any item by JEKKAH you are actively supporting and making a difference to Gambian people. Now if that doesn’t make you feel good, we don’t know what will.
Even though I don’t really want to admit it, the season is changing and with that comes cosy nights in. When I discovered these scented gems, on a day trip to the Berkshires, I knew that one of these aromatic creations was coming home with me. Hand-poured in Windsor, England, Grace & Heir candles offers luxurious, room-filling fragances, Charlotte, Citrus+Jasmine, English Rose and Orange+Chilli, that will last for over 45 hours. Trust, they smell good too!
Designer’s bonus: Their 21-carat gold sprayed logos and gold-foiled matt black boxes add an extra touch of decadence.
Lazy Sundays call for the perfect dayside comfy and cosy PJs. Borrowed-from-the-boys Desmond and Dempsey’s hand-painted prints, sleepwear are timeless classics that come in three categories: the cami, long collection and my fav the signature cut.
The breakdown: boy and girl make pyjamas.
In their words: Taking his shirt and making it hers.
Bonus: They monogram.
“Handsome style with those girly touches …rolled cuffs, slip on shorts and pockets. It’s sexy comfort – and it’s all hers.”
The brave thing about Cole and Parker statement socks is not so much in the bold colour, geometric shapes and playful patterns, rather I believe that it is the admission that one is giving detailed thought into the purchase, choosing and then wearing this item of clothing. (Usually left as an after thought.) No judgement. No shame. We for one adore these cuties, namely the colourful polkadot.
They are made for leaders and legends, and while they won’t give you super powers, they will definitely up your #sockgame. Can’t help but smile when seeing these socks peek out beneath some trousers.
THEIR STORY “The entrepreneurial spirit of jazz got us amped to name our company after two of the most influential jazz players of all time: John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. They were believers of creating, freedom of express and also icons for the original hipster subculture movement. Also, Jeff plays the sax. We thought it was cool.”
We aren’t ready for Autumn just yet but is it ever too early to look for perfect transitional pieces to step into the new season. On a trip to Vancouver, a while back, I came across the effortlessly chic and environmentally conscious Canadian fashion brand Nicole Bridger.
“Each of our collections are tailored from the highest quality ethical materials and are designed to flatter the natural curves of a woman’s individuality and femininity.”
Located in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver, Canada and online, Nicole Bridger offers simple inspired pieces that covers for all weather eventualities. (Remember: late summers means layers.)
A place on my bucket list of travel destination has to be Dubai. As with any trip, when there I hope to sightsee, possibly a hatta safari; visit a beach, preferably one on Palm Island and shop for a cute, atypical souvenir. If all goes according to plan, i’ll be clasping a covetable mini L’Afshar marble, handmade clutch by Lillian Afshar. I’ve been eyeing these bespoke babies for some time along with previous perspex and bug clutches, and her more recent birthstone clutch collection which all encapsulates East meets West.
Images: Photograhy: Saeed Khalifa; Model: Juline Karadag; All Rights Reserved to L’Afshar
Both fashionable and functional, Coco and Breezy eyewear’s motto is “Our Eyewear is the Outfit & Your Clothing is the Accessory.” With statement pieces like this, we couldn’t agree more. Dynamic duos, Corianna and Brianna, also known as Coco and Breezy, are the twins behind this New York based eclectic eyewear brand that has revolutionised the fashion industry.
Since living in London I’ve come across several British contemporary clothing labels and more specifically, London online fashion boutiques that are unique, easy to wear and high quality. Enter Froww, a trendy London womenswear fashion label. This newbie distinguishes itself from the high street masses through their modern and stylish statement pieces. This online womenswear boutique aims to create collections that combine both contemporary and versatile pieces that fit perfectly into any capsule wardrobe. Fyi, they are having a summer sale right now… Enjoy!
Based out of London, Ephraim Yeboah is a fashion house that offers stylish sweatshirts and tees for you and him. For their latest collection “Tree Life” the band teamed up with up and coming British photographer Ester Keate. We love the result.
To shop the full collection go here.
I’m totally crushing on Trillonaire Vintage’s reclaimed, restored and painted vintage typewriters that actually work! This Brooklyn based company, who boasts collaborations with the likes of Louis Vuitton and Paul Smith, curates cute collections of vintage luxury objects. Old is new again.