Yeah, yeah, yeah, it’s not the start of a week. It’s not even close to the start of this week today, but things came up and I’ve been busy for the last two days so let’s just pretend it is.
- The new Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+. I’ve got the Flyknit trainers in the black/white and they’re pretty much the most comfortable shoes I own. I haven’t tried these new ones with the Lunar sole, but I’ve been told they wear like a dream. Plus, they come in a hot pink which is you know, ‘hype’ or whatever. Personally, I’m not nearly cool enough or confident enough to wear hot pink sneakers right now (or maybe ever… So hard to say) but the black/grey or the blue pair might just be the ticket.
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All Images/via elver.co.nz
Weeks and weeks ago I was sent an email about Elver. I get sent a lot of emails about new brands – some good, some not so much my thing – so when I see anything that has so much as a hint of ‘this-is-my-new-label-I-think-you’ll-like-it-please-blog-about-me’ it goes straight into a folder – unread, and then they pile up and days pass and those days turn into weeks and you get where I’m going with this. By the time I read through the press releases and look through the images to decide whether I want to write about it, it could already be old news.
So, back to Elver. They first emailed me on the 10th of December and it’s taken this long to get a post up, so sorry if you’re already clued up. For those who aren’t, Elver is a premium leather goods brand owned by Andrew Steel and Blake Dunlop, based out of Wellington, (here in good ol’ New Zealand for those of you that are unfamiliar). They make heritage-esque, well-designed (form and function, guys) products – predominately backpacks and footwear. I’ve had a flick through their lookbook and I have to say the stuff looks pretty great. I feel like these are the kinds of products that would last you a long time, with regards to style and quality. And the detailing? Beautiful. (Images below.)
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Erin Lawson (Clyne) in AS Colour striped tee and cap.
Hey, I haven’t done this in a while so it’s well overdue, but here are a few new things for you to spend your money on/check out this week:
- AS Colour have a whole bunch of new product dropping. I went along to one of their shoots the other day and saw a few of the things. A lot hasn’t arrived yet but their new striped tees (as seen on Erin (Clyne) above) dropped in store (and online) last week. Looking for some stocking fillers? Look no further. Personally, I’d buy your brother/boyfriend/father/friend the men’s organic tee in white or natural, or the paper tee in grey marle – they both look good on most girls too. For those who want something a little more feminine, there are these awesome women’s 100% modal tees coming early next year that feel like heaven, but more on that later. Tees vary in price dependent on style, but the striped ones are NZ$30.00 for the one with no pocket, NZ$34.00 with pocket.
After 10 years since opening their first brick and mortar in Darlinghurst, SUPPLY in Sydney has opened an online store. If you’re not already aware, SUPPLY is pretty much the best multi-brand menswear store in Australia. They stock a whole bunch of exclusive, highly coveted brands (including White Mountaineering, Supreme, Nike (and Nike x Undercover), Neighborhood, Comme des Garcons Homme, Odd Future, OriginalFake, Junya Watanabe, Passport, Vivism, and more recently – New Zealand’s very own Arcade) so this is pretty exciting. Not all the brands are available on the site (for all of you thinking you had found a new way to get your hands on Supreme) but a lot are and there’s still more coming.
Best of all, they ship to New Zealand (just in time for Christmas!)
Happy Tuesday readers.
Helena Turner (Red 11) in new Kate Sylvester sunglasses.
It’s about that time of year where people start thinking about shopping for Summer clothes and Christmas presents. Mid-November. Five weeks ’til good old Santa Claus pays us his annual visit. Excited about it or not, December 25th is most certainly hurtling its way towards us, and with this festive time of year comes (hopefully) sun, Summer pop-up stores, collaborations, limited edition products and the like.
One of the first of the former is this limited edition capsule collection of Kate Sylvester sunglasses. Three styles, several colourways (including tortoiseshell, honey, ink and olive), all classic shapes with polarised lenses (and all retailing at $345.00). I took a look at the range last week and got a bit snap happy – see below. The three styles are shown on the lovely Helena Turner from Red 11, and if you’re wondering, the cute floral printed tee and shorts combo is also by Kate Sylvester. All of the above drops this week. Happy shopping folks.
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All Images/Olivia Hemus for Standard Issue.
These are shots from Standard Issue‘s Winter 2013 campaign and lookbook. Yeah, you heard me right. Winter 2013. It may be a little premature to be thinking about next Winter when Summer isn’t even properly here yet, but technically speaking this is a new collection of Standard Issue knitwear so it counts as a new thing this week. Also, this collection ‘The Sweetest Girl’ is actually the debut for Standard Issue’s new designer, Robyn Mooney.
Now that I’ve justified the ‘newness’ I can get onto talking about what I really wanted to: the clothes, and more importantly, the things I love the most from the collection. Above all, the Sloppy Crew knit (pictured above). It’s not easy to find a crew knit sweater for a girl in Auckland. V-necks, yes, but boyish crew neck sweaters with standard sleeves (ie. not raglan or drop shoulder) are hard to come by. This one fits the bill – it’s loose and the actual neck is a good size (it’s not too big, like with most women’s crews) and it comes in a great range of colours including navy (best!), grey marle (second best!) and off-white/cream (also best!).
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