LOOKCITY: On Stylish Cyclists, Women Of Paris & The Consequences Of Fast Fashion
by Robyn Yager | Hey Jude is launching their online shop soon with pieces from their Fall 2013 collection. These girls have style and an eye for vintage. An online shop seems like the natural next best thing. Keep your eyes peeled and follow them on Twitter for details.
Baudouin’s 75 Parisiennes is a photo collection celebrating every aspect of the Parisian woman. The collection-turned-coffee-table-book features 75 women all photographed in their actual homes (except for one in a store). According to Baudouin: “Coco Chanel, Ines de la Fressange, Catherine Deneuve are all icons but do not represent the true Parisienne!” Preview 30 images of the book here. (via The Genteel)
Ooh la la! Commes Des Garcons x Converse.
Following the Rana Plaza collapse in April that killed more than 1,000 factory workers (now known as the deadliest disaster in garment industry history), fashion has been under more scrutiny than ever for its blatant disregard for working conditions in favour of the manufacturing of inexpensive clothes for cheap labour of which includes Canada’s Joe Fresh. More business of fast fashion and the Rana Plaza collapse here, here, and here.
The most stylish cyclists in town are throwing a film release party. Vancouver Cycle Chic, the North West component of Copenhagen Cycle Chic, is responsible for encouraging, documenting and supporting fashion friendly cycling in Vancouver. Their latest project, a series of short films featuring individuals who ride with style, debuts at Whoa! Nellie bikes (5935 Main Street) on June 1st. Stop by for a few drinks, music, and 4 short film screenings. Free admission. Details here.
Local looks and wants deciphered from the photographs up top…
1. Newsflash: denim is still in.
2. Gorgeous Charlotte Hosten rope necklace.
3. Nailpolish, nailpolish, and nailpolish.
4. Gorgeous printed collars in Obakki’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
5. Printed scarves of Obakki’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.
6. Lauren Clark and Lyndsey Chowe at their Hey Jude fashion show during Eco Fashion Week.
7. Graphic tank (with photograph of South Sudanese cattle camp).
8. Obakki’s layered blouse with grid print overlay.
9. Printed silk shift dress printed with Sudanese landscape photograph by Obakki founder Treana Peake.
Robyn Yager is the style reporter for Scout Magazine. She is enthused by anything out of the ordinary, loving art, striped shirts, macchiatos, classic literature and picking through thrift stores for unique treasures. Her mission is to inspire Vancouverites in their sartorial choices and to see beauty and style everywhere.