Of A Kind is a fashion website that features limited edition products and stories from the emerging fashion designers behind the products. The site’s tagline is “Know and Own” – which is exactly what the site sets out to do. It presents interviews with up and coming talent about the artists’ process and products, and then offers a limited quantity of each product for sale over the site (think Gilt). I love the idea behind this site, because I love supporting local emerging talent. For example, when I go shopping in my neighborhood, I always prefer the small independent boutique stores. This is the same thinking. Although this talent isn’t exactly local, it’s emerging, which is great! It’s also a great way to spot new talent and score some pieces before everyone else jumps on the bandwagon.
Check out an interview with the women behind the site about why they started the site and wanted to make online shopping a more personal experience.
Double Arrow Necklace by BRVTVS from Of A Kind
Capri Necklace by Gemma Redux from Of A Kind
Denim and Leather Max Jacket by Veda
So for the expecting mothers, I came across the absolute cutest maternity line that I have to share. We all know that maternity clothes have traditionally been quite frumpy and not the most fashion forward. Well, this line from Hatch has the cutest drapey stream lined pieces for maternity wear. The spring/summer line is adorable! I would totally wear this stuff non-preggers.
Another great line for those expecting is Belabumbum. Check them out!
So, yes, I am totally on the Hunger Games bandwagon. I held out until last December and then proceeded to rip through the books in all of about three weeks (which, for a slow reader, was intense!). This is probably my first foray into the YA genre, but let me just say that while I was reading the books, they totally consumed me. I am definitely looking forward to the movie in a few weeks. I have high expectations and hope that they keep it dramatic but not cheesy. I think there is so much opportunity for the directors to really create a whole new world, especially with the (hopefully) over the top, costumes! Since the whole world seems to be caught up in the Hunger Games paranoia, I am not surprised that there is a Hunger Games fashion tumblr called Capitol Couture. So far it looks like Rodarte, Dior, McQueen and a whole slew of other designers have contributed to bringing this series alive on the big screen. If that doesn’t get you excited, it looks like the soundtrack will feature Kid Cudi and Arcade Fire! Let’s hope this movie doesn’t disappoint!
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Now I’m a pretty low maintenance gal when it comes to nail care. Splurging for a monthly mani / pedi or buying a few Chanel or RGB polishes is about as extravagant as I’ll get, and while I generally steer clear of over the top fashion trends, I did spy one that I am excited to try! It’s called the Double Reverse French (see pics below). I love the black tip featured in the second pic and am also thinking it would look great in a navy or dark green!
|Photo: Courtesy of Haven Spa for Essie