'Do what we can, summer will have its flies'  Ralph Waldo Emerson


Charming Chanel

Chanel does it again with an intriguing animated short entitled, Dancing Chanel. Watch it here.

"Fashion film animator Quentin Jones has worked with ballet dancer Emma Chadwick – dressed in Chanel’s unforgettable spring/summer 2011 collection - to create this masterpiece for VogueTV.
Fashion at its most artistic."


Nous Sommes: Mr. A

We love this brand new collaboration between one of of Paris's busiest artists - and also L'Officiel Homme's new creative director- André Saraiva aka Mr A. and Nous Sommes, a duo of prolific of designers of one-of-a-kind icon-inspired bling.
This time, designed with Saravia's signature character in mind, the pieces come into 4 different colors (gold, black, silver, and silver/blue)  and you already  know where to find these limited edition pendants.


Can We Date?

Flowchart by Jennifer Daniel

Too cute!


Great Songs, Great Design

Love the cover art by designer Sachico Asano's for this Verve Music of Stan Getz's music.
Asano's minimalist approach is definitely in tune with the mood of this compilation, a collection of some of of Getz's most memorable performances.
The album has been on repeat for the past few days and will probably make it through the summer too. We urge you to add it to  your playlist and, you'll thank us later.



Say what...

Jon Link and Mick Bunnage of Modern Toss


Flawless flip-flop: Havaianas x Missoni

Get ready for a trip to the beach or the pool with these original flip-flop made in Havaianas and Italian fashion house Missoni! Known for its comfortable and simple design the Havaianas flip-flop has become a staple of the summer's wardrobe. There's no doubt that Missoni's signature colorful stripes will surely make it an even fancier pair of sandals.


Caught Up

 Zoe Bradley for Harvey Nichols


A summer with ⋛△⋚ TIGERSUSHI FURS ⋚▽⋛

Ok, so we know that most of us are eagerly waiting for the warmth and fun of summer and that  cardigans should not be the talk of the hour but we had to show you these new goodies by ⋛△⋚ TIGERSUSHI FURS ⋚▽⋛.
Minimalist design, block colors and even a red marinière, all the essentials of the season are there  in these  new pieces.
⋛△⋚ TIGERSUSHI FURS ⋚▽⋛ is a clothing and record company à la Kitsuné that produces the most comfortable cashmere sweaters, tees and other limited edition apparel. Based in Paris, where they have  the nicest boutique⋛△⋚ TIGERSUSHI FURS ⋚▽⋛  is a real family affair, the owners  Joakim  and Laurène Bouaziz  are cousins.
For more info on the brand, visit their webstore and while you're at it download one of their funky electro podcasts.


That's What It's Made For

Soap may be made for washing up but it is also great to look at. But, you don't have to take our word for it...

Sohum Soap

Charles S. Anderson Design for Pop Ink

Lucia Soaps


Can You Handle It?

Abuela Women's Bike | Crate + Barrel

Kate Spade 


Sac du jour

PS: In polka dots we trust


Ring my bell

Here is a hot new collaboration between, Amsterdam's Patta and our favorite kangaroo - beside Skippy, of course. This time Kangol's classic Bermuda Casual hat gets a make-over  with a model that comes in 3 different colors. Each hat is made out of the finest bouclé yarn and topped with buttons that add to the style of the headwear.
Stay tuned for more of this "Summer of Love" collection from Patta x Kangol.


Bad Girl

*satisfying my weakness for sweetness*


Sam's love of polaroids and Tam's plethora of scarfs have us lusting over Philippe Roucou latest fashion statements. His polaroid print scarves are crazy beautiful -- n'est ce pas? One for you and two for me : )

Just brillant!


Of Art & Pearls

 Fine art is everywhere these days, on walls, on clothes, on sneakers... and now on  chocolate boxes!
We have to thank Ligne Blanche, for this white tin box covered with Basquiat's iconic dragon. Paris-based Ligne Blanche design studio that has find a winning formula with sweets and art combo. Visit the website for more goodies featuring the work Keith Haring, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol and Tom Sachs who has also designed Ligne Blanche's logo....


Easy Conversations: Tenisha Anderson x Qlix

Like us, Tenisha Anderson is a dreamer. She advocates our motto, Dare to Dream. Taking action she created a Qlix, an award winning fashion publication with a twist. Published by TenStyle Media Inc., this independent “mag in a bag” dares to be different, by offering more than just stunning visuals and charming content.

As with all our interviewees, they inspired us and we share common interests -- in this case, it is her like for Natalie Massent, Canadian Tyler Brûlé and love for print (watch out for her upcoming stationery line). 
Here goes...
See Qlix online

Illustration by Missy

1. Tell us a bit about yourself, who is Tenisha Anderson and Qlix?
Self-proclaimed 5th hologram of JEM and The Holograms, I try to challenge myself daily and am inspired by what “can’t be done”. I’m obsessed with print…period! I created Qlix as a personal challenge and being frustrated by the type of fashion magazines I came across in the USA, also in my travels to Luxembourg for Colophon 2009, I had came across a couple of publications that challenged the way a magazine’s format was displayed. I wanted to bring this particular type of format to the States and see if I could create something of substance without charging a heart and lung to get it.

2. How would you define your style? What is your philosophy?
My style really depends on my mood, which can and does change from time to time. I don’t really have a “uniform” way of dressing, unless wearing the color black a lot and wearing a cardigan with the majority of my looks counts as a uniform. I guess if I were to have to pick a specific style, it would be a mix of classic and bohemian, meaning I would rock an Alexander Wang T-shirt dress with some penny loafers and a cardigan, etc.

As for as my philosophy, rather style or just in general, I’m an advocate of just “Do YOU!” The people that have remained relevant, respected, and revered in the fashion industry are those that accept themselves as just that…themselves, not some proponent to what the fashion industrysays that you should be.

3. How did you first get involved in publishing? 
I first got involved in publishing working as the assistant to the fashion director for Chicago Magazine. I assisted her mostly with styling on photoshoots, but along with the excitement and grueling challenges of editorial andadvertising styling, I started to become more intrigued with the medium thatthese highly styled photo shoots were going into…magazines. From there I started freelancing for anonline publication based in NYC called, where I worked my way upfrom contributing writer to managing editor. Working for a digital publication, fueled my fire even more to want tocreate my own PRINT publication.

4. Who are some of your influencers?

Those that have defy conventionalism, walk at the beat of their own drum no matter how weird that drum beats, influence me. There are so many entrepreneurs and artists that I admire and are inspired and influenced by, but the following are ones that I’m completely enamored with ---Tyler Brulee, Lee Alexander McQueen, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Naomi Sims, Cathy Black, OprahWinfrey, Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Rodarte, and Natalie Massent (founder of Net-A-Porter).

5. Tell us a bit about your creative process.

The creative process for Qlix magazine is pretty organic. My team and I do a lot of brainstorming and pitching back and forth ideas for upcoming issues and projects. When I pick a theme for an issue (whether it is for the print or digital/DISSUE issues) it is always an always non-forced concept. Meaning it literally just came to me, and then I take it from there…not too structured at all.

6. What else do you have in store for the future? 

I have so much in store for TenStyle Media, Inc. and the Qlix magazine brand. I really want to restructure Qlix to “pay it forward” a bit more. As for as the restructuring bit, I’m looking to target Qlix to a more specialized psychographic and will reveal this restructuring in the next few weeks. I’m also working on a creating a stationary line, building a custom publishing division, and I would even like Qlix to have city journals that focus on showcasing the talent within that specific city, kind of like a Qlix/Time Out magazine style. However, I come up with so many projects and ideas that I would love to implement through TenStyle Media, Inc. that my notebook is over flowing.

7. Any tips on getting started in the world of fashion publishing? 
If the doors you are knocking on in the “fashion publishing” industry won’t open or refuse to let you in….build your own door and walk right through. Meaning, don’tever wait for anyone else to give you opportunity. The greatest opportunities are the ones that are created from your own perseverance.

8. What’s playing on your iPod these days? 

Sam Cooke, various 90's RnB tracks, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Outkast, Hall and Oats, Adele, My Chemical Romance, Bryan Adams, Cee-Lo Green, Darius Rucker, Musiq Soulchild, etc.

Qlix elsewhere...

* P.S: We cant wait for a possible Qlix Montreal, New York or London *


Judge a book by its cover

Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae - Titan Books, 2010 - 160 pages

A stunning collection of rare and never before-seen candid shots of the legend himself 'Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae' is the collaborative effort of authors Cameron Crowe, Jeff Walker and his wife photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker. The Golden era of reggea, as it is now know are the yearr of 1975 and 1976, which were undoubtedly some of the most creative of Marley's short life.
You can see more of Kim Gottlieb-Walker's work here and order your copy of the book there.


Whatever I Want

Maximize your wardrobe with these trends for Spring. Je veux et j'exige.

 J. Crew | Spring 2011

PS:  Coming this Summer J.Crew will open a U.K e-commerce shop. Life is good!


Confessions - Part II

Not to long ago, I wended my way to Cinema du Parc to catch the premiere of Bill Cunningham New York. The film offers glimpses into the mind and process of the infamous and prolific New York Times photographer. As a stable in fashion, his work inadvertently comments on trends, culture and society. An original.

With appearances by Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, Kors and David Rockefeller it is not to be missed. Watch the trailer....

Tam: Cute yet Poignant. 
Sam: Funny yet true.



 Rhythm Nation | Janet Jackson