Category Archives: Fresh talent

Ceramics and Pottery by BTW

Want to spice up your meals, sans extra ingredients? Well, this is for you. Embrace the irregular everyday with BWT Ceramics and Pottery created Brooke T. Winfrey. The Brooklyn based company creates a minimal and functional handmade pieces—think dinnerware, speckled mug sand… Continue reading

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AAKS: Handcrafted Handbags

A A K S was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with two main intentions: to introduce the world to Ghanian weaving techniques; create and ignite sustainable jobs within Africa. The handwriting that underpins all of A A K S bold and bright bags, is quality design,… Continue reading

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Ukulele: Independent Fashion Label

Worn by the British glitterati, I was first introduced to Ukulele, a newish romantic brand, through a sporadic visit to Laden Showroom: the home of independent fashion labels. Once beckoned inside, the affordable prices and gold standard party wear—maxi and lace dresses in sweet silhouettes, all exude a dreamy aura… Continue reading

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L’Afshar: Bug and Marble Clutches

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… Continue reading

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LOOKBOOK: IAMSIGO

Love the solid colours, patterns and sutble textures of Bubu Ogisi’s IAMSIGO Spring/Summer 2015 collection entitled, Taboo.  

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Playlist: Ibeyi (ee-bey-ee)

Ibeyi, Youruba for ‘twins’, are melodic sisters and daughters of the late percussionist Anga Diaz for Buena Vista Social Club. Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz’s soulful, French/Cuban music, is haunting and timeless.

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Esme and Esme

Esme comes from Old French meaning “esteemed” or “loved”. These two adjectives are the perfect words to describe such a regarded brand. So good it had to be named twice. Esme and Emse, created by Claire Brake in her Dorset… Continue reading

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On Sam’s Reading list

I recently celebrated my birthday and was blessed with some awesome books (and other fabulous gifts) by close friends and family. Since September is the “back to school” month,  I thought I’d share some of the books on my reading… Continue reading

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3 of a Kind: Trinkets for Tots

It’s official, we are obsessed with Etsy. From bespoke jewelry, note books, trinkets and other paraphernalia, it is our go to online treasure trove for finding unique treats. Every so often we search for something specific and in a recent… Continue reading

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Pop.See.Cul

I first met Pia in design class and bonded with Pelin over the struggles and perks of our stared astrology sign. When these two talented besties decided to launch their fashion line, an iconic brand was formed. Pop.See.Cul (pronounced Popsicle),… Continue reading

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Black & White

Andrea Iyamah has just dropped her Fall/Winter collection: “Dusk”. With this new the 12 piece collection, the designer plays with the black/white dichotomy and fully embraces one of this fall’s biggest trends. More info here.

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Montreal’s finest: Franck & Oak x Dave 1

We truly love Franck & Oak refreshing branding strategy. In less than a year the Montreal-based online store has become THE online destination for stylish gentlemen in Canada and beyond. And for their latest collaboration, they teamed up with trendsetter … Continue reading

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Okpo Sisters

William Okpo is a women’s wear collection designed by Bronx-born and raised sisters, Darlene and Lizzy Okpo. WebSite

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