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Designer Spotlight | Pamela Love

If you haven’t heard of Pamela Love, well then prepare to fall in love with this Brooklyn designer’s jaw-dropping line of jewelry, made entirely in Manhattan’s artsy garment district. What began in her apartment in 2006 has blossomed into a coveted cool-girl line of jewelry and booming brand. Since her eponymous label’s conception, Pamela has partnered with big names in the fashion industry like Zac Posen, Monique Lhullier, and TopShop. When looking at her collection of edgy everyday pieces and fine jewelry, it’s not hard to see why Pamela Love has become the success that she has. Her pieces are like miniature sculptures crafted out of silver and gold, embedded with stones that often seem to be from another planet. Honestly, her rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are wearable works of art. Every collection she creates is innovative and unexpected, but they are united in their uniqueness and unmatched quality. Seriously, there’s not one piece that doesn’t make me drool over my credit card.

As if her beautiful designs weren’t enough to thrust her into the fashion stratosphere, Pamela Love also prides herself on treading as lightly on the environment as possible. The fashion and jewelry industry are often thought of as being wasteful when it comes to manufacturing, but Pamela Love ensures that sustainability and environmentally friendly practices are woven into the fabric of her business. She uses recycled materials and ethically sourced stones when creating her pieces. The fact that everything is made domestically is also a major reason to love this designer. Beautiful design with a conscience? Here’s to that. If you’re the type of girl that likes to make a statement with her jewelry and abhors cookie-cutter design, then scroll on. I challenge you to not become obsessed with all things Pamela Love.

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MY PICKS

1 // Lasso Choker

2 // Large Stratum Pendant

3 // Hydra Collar

4 // Large Lee Pendant

5 // Large Stratum Ring

6 // Agnes Ring

7 // Large Satellite Ear Jacket

8 // Lee Earring

9 // Kendrick Cuff

10 // Mojave Hoops

xoxo,

Alicia

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Designer Spotlight | Caron Callahan

If you’re looking for a line of clothing that combines cool-girl minimalism with classic lines and just a touch of avant-garde flare, look no further that this New York designer who has been a favorite of mine for ages. The story behind her line is as intriguing as the clothes themselves. Caron Callahan launched her eponymous label after graduating from the Gallatin School of NYU. As a new graduate, this Brooklyn-based creative began to truly hone her skills while working at Barneys New York for their private label division. After cutting her teeth there, she began working with Tracy Feith as his design assistant. It was while she was working with Tracy that Caron began to fall in love with the constant creativity and multifaceted nature of running a small, independent fashion line. Before she launched her label, she took some time to travel the world, throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. The designer’s passion for travel is evident in her designs which celebrate comfort, function, and culture. Caron Callahan is a great line to look to for wardrobe staples – those pieces you wear over and over again and never get tired of because the fit and quality is always perfection. Her pieces are always easy to wear and luxurious in their simplicity. Why? The focus is always on quality fit, beautiful fabrics, and impeccable construction. Whether you are looking for a perfectly flowy gauze dress or a pair of menswear inspired trousers, her collections are always timeless and refined. Caron Callahan is truly a designer that will stand the test of time and from season to season, this Brooklyn darling just keeps getting better. Scroll on for my favourite pieces from this amazing designer.

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CARON CALLAHAN PICKS

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1 // Mali Jumpsuit | Peach Japanese Gauze

2 // Christine Jumpsuit | Yellow Stripe

3 // Dover Pants | Camel Canvas

4 // Uma Dress | Indian Jacquard Gauze

5 // Chelsea Dress | Blue Gingham

6 // Flora Dress | Faded Indigo Denim

7 // Gwyn Pant | Faded Indigo Denim

8 // Krasner Jacket | Peach Twill

xoxo,

Alicia

All photos via Caron Callahan.

Designer Spotlight | Rachel Comey

It is rare that a fashion designer manages to create pieces that are simultaneously eccentric, boisterous and whimsical, while also being modern, wearable and flattering. New York based designer Rachel Comey is one of those rare artists. Beginning her career designing costumes for burgeoning bands in downtown New York, Comey moved on to design her first menswear collection before expanding to womenswear and footwear. Her first boutique opened in Soho in 2014. The Rachel Comey brand goes beyond her trademark, vintage-esque aesthetic with integrity and a sense of community being at the heart of the brand. All of the clothing is manufactured locally in Manhattan while all knits and shoes are produced in Spain, Portugal and Peru. With a focus on exquisite fabrics and perfect fits, its not difficult to see why Rachel Comey has built such a cult-following within the art and fashion industry.

I came across Rachel Comey recently and fell in love with her bold pieces and vintage silhouettes. Her pieces are statement making, not intended for wallflowers or those who are not confident in their own skin or sense of style. But they are also rooted in a sense of modernity and celebrate femininity with silhouettes that are at times unusual but always beautiful. Sure there a ton of talented designers out there who create pretty things. But there are few designers who blaze their own trail, shunning industry expectations while still creating works of art that women want to wear. Its clear that Rachel Comey is going to continue to grow as an artist, gaining even more respect and credibility from her peers and fans. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from her womenswear line.

Risible Dress

Rios Dress

Pollock Pant

Slim Bishop Pant

Moor Skirt

Crochet Cropped Tank

Boucle Cropped Pullover

xoxo,

Alicia