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Aren’t these so eye-catching? T-shirts with accessories printed on them. What an awesome idea! The mind behind this company called Eluxl combined her background in graphic design with fashion to make “luxury” t-shirts that won’t break the bank. I have featured some of my favorites: The Abta Belt, Bandik, Bracca, and Necca.
All of the shirts come in both black and white (switching the foreground and background colors) to create a completely different feel. I’ve seen similar shirts (unlike those Japanese fake “see through” skirts), but these are very minimalist (two colors with basic shapes) and quite classy compared to their counterparts!
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This is for all of you on the other side of the world enjoying the beginning of winter! There’s something retro about bomber jackets, and adding (faux) fur makes them have a touch of Hollywood class. You can easily incorporate a modern piece like these leather jackets into a 40s-inspired outfit.
Some fur can look tacky, but I’ve been really into it, especially when it creates a certain old timey mood. How about you—yay or nay?
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If you had a chance to pick between this hue of purple or black in the same style of jacket, what would you pick? I really like black and would choose it over purple, BUT if I had her purple eyes, maybe I’d reconsider! I really like a lot of zippers and buckles on leather. It’s just so punk.
You can find this jacket and other womens leather jackets from JLG Leather.
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How COOL are these boots? These are made by a company called Gipsy Dharma (I just love that name). Two of these leather boots are named “Mischievous Fairy,” and I think the name suits the design of these boots very well. Oh how I’d love to pair these with some black tights and a laid back outfit on a nice Spring day! They’re like Planet of the Apes meets Peter Pan meets swashbucklers…
I think you’ll need something like this to transform a lonesome stroll in a local park into roaming around a magical forest.
Their About Us section on their website is total icing on the cake:
Unique clothing and leather boots for women.
Light and flexible, like second skin.
Barefoot feeling for all you dancers, fairies, pixies, gipsies and space travellers :)
Love & Light. Your Gipsy Dharma.
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I saw a few dresses that I utterly liked on this site called Atterley Road, and I thought I’d share them with you. It leaves me having a good feeling featuring a more “indie” brand versus featuring the fashion brand monopolizers. The name Atterley Road kind of made me think of The Beatles’ album Abbey Road, so I chose a selection of black and white dresses to feature (the early Beatles uniformed look, of course).
NW3 Chiara Dress – I will always be a fan of the mod look.
Second Female Guess Dress- Tribal / ghost apparition (?) prints have been my favorite pattern this year.
Hobbs London Victoria Dress – 50s/60s cut bodycon dresses are elegant and very feminine.
Which of these styles best suit you?
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I had a very long relationship with berets, but I’ve stopped wearing them since moving on from the girly 60s Parisienne obsession. I still very much like the structured uniform look, so I picked two hats from Many Hats Millinery that embodied that. I found a nice military-looking green tiny beret hat that was actually a fascinator, which I am wearing in the first two photos. A lot of times we think of crazy feathers, fishnets, and elaborate designs on these “mini hats” called fascinators. I found a nice selection of tamer designs on Many Hats that I think a lot of you will like.
The second hat was actually from a mixup, becauase I really wanted the last hat in the below collage! It would’ve fit in with the structured look I was hoping for while still being feminine, but I did easily fall in love with the hat that was sent to me instead. I think both of these would fit just fine with a lot of casual outfits, without going overboard or too retro (which I really don’t have a problem with)!
Do you own a fascinator or would like to own more of one? Many Hats Millinery would like to give away any of their handmade hats valued up to $50 from their Etsy store! This giveaway is based on random drawing. Remember, the more entries you have, the more chances of winning. Good luck! Open to all (US and international) and will end on Sunday, May 19th at 12 am EST.
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We all know Japanese trends can be a bit too much for the rest of the world to comprehend let alone like, but that is exactly why a lot of us are drawn to them! There are these things called Kigurumi, Kigu for short, which is a Japanese word which roughly means “to wear a stuffed toy.” They are basically character onesies, usually an animal, for adults.
I’ve seen plenty of these worn as Halloween costumes for kids and even for animals. I’ve also seen Hello Kitty Beanie Babies at Hallmark wearing a bunny onesie, which is frankly rather bizarre and even MORBID. So, Kigus shouldn’t be that weird to the Western world, right?
Not until you see people wearing them on the streets on a regular day! That’s right, these are “streetworn.”
Take a look at some photos:
Source: Christine J Wilson
Source: We are Cartoon
Below you’ll find a few products from English kigu retailer Kigurumi Onesies. A lot of these retailers I’ve noticed are actually from the UK. I don’t hear much about kigus around Northern America. If you are from the UK, have you heard of these costumes turned streetwear called kigus? Would you wear them?
Top to bottom, left to right: Blue Hippo – Frog – Blue Unicorn