With summer just around the bend we found it fitting to feature the photography of Jenavieve Belair. Her knack for positioning herself around stunning, stylish young women makes us all want to be so lucky. Jenavieve paints a picture of a perfect summer day using the quintessential real life props; beers, skateboards, sunnies. We pulled a few of our favorites and suddenly found we had a badass collection of beauties wearing sunglasses, then we threw in a few more of our favorites for good measure. Jenavieve hails from Southern California and shoots brands such as Raen, RVCA, Port and a few more of our favorites. Enjoy much more of her work here.
words by Kari Hendrick
I have been expanding my collection of printed pants and recently came across a number that has me drooling all over. The pieces of Clover Canyon. These are not just printed pants, they are truly a work of art, and as I was creating a wish list, I saw their swim collection…and THEN, I saw their collaboration with Los Angeles based artist Alexandra Grant. Based out of LA, each piece depicts the lifestyle and joyful spirit of California. All of these patterns are drawn, cut, and sewn in house to fit like a kaleidoscope of colors over the curves of these sunkissed women. The prints, they say, embark on endless voyage, from the tribal plains of Africa and the courts of ancient kings, through the annals of art history, and beyond. They’re bold, vibrant, and seem to dare me to try them on.
You can check out the Fall 2013 line for Clover Canyon here:
From Denmark, Sigurd Grunberger captures some magical moments. This series titled Last Summer, makes us all dream that our last summer looked something like this. The warmth of this series, created by the golden hour, fields, and the car he shoots in make us feel like we are basking in the sun even at the office.
V-day, hate it or love it, I find it fun to remember back in grade school when we used to make those valentines day mailboxes. I remember crafting them the day before in class with construction paper, and crayons, and all kinds of flare. Then you bring your pre-made vday cards to class and the day is spent dropping the cards and candy into their respective boxes. For me as a grom, I used to sort through them looking for that special girls’ card in my mailbox. Most of the time it wasn’t there, but maybe once or twice I had butterfly’s replace anticipation as I found that card with her name. Hard to hate those kind of memories. In celebration of you amazing ladies, and the stunning gents out their as well. Here’s to All You Beautiful People, may you snag a few butterflies today.
At only 19 years old, Margaret Zhang has already so much to be proud of. Not only does she have a serious grasp on fashion, blogging, modeling, and photography, but she also just so happens to study Law in Sydney. Her multiple intelligences come through on so many levels in her blog Shine by Three, and her most recent shoot where she models neoprene and leather for Leroy Nguyen and Harpers Bazaar blows my mind. Her stunning features are complimented in the way she poses; sophisticated, poignant, and minimalistic.
The opposite of most stores in Southern California, Berlin’s boutiques are filled with enough amazing sweaters and jackets to make any winter living soul not only warm, but looking fantastic. I found myself lost in Voo Store last month located on Oranienstr. in Kreuzberg Berlin, and this shop proved to be one of my favorites in the city. The girls section was amazing filled with brands such as Reality Studio, Wood Wood, and Stine Goya. Voo has a sale cranking post holidays and I thought it fitting to feature some of my favorite tops from the girls side.