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Got a Girl Crush On: Elena Stonaker’s wearable art

LA-based soft-sculpture storyteller (and candidate for most original wedding dress-maker), Elena Stonaker has brought days of playing dress-up into a far-out grown-up next-level territory. Jim Henson’s acid-trip love child comes to mind and I love it.

www.elenastonaker.com

Got a Girl Crush On: The women behind Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn,and their new bi-annual publication, TAC!

Textile Arts Center is made up of a dedicated team of entrepreneurs, artists, designers, and textile enthusiasts. It is a community space dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults—and they’ve only been around since 2009!

In the spirit of promoting and supporting independent press, we invite you to check out their latest and more far-reaching effort: TAC Magazine!

TAC is a biannual publication that gives voice to the modern textile movement, and fits naturally into the mission of Textile Arts Center. Rooted in an educational and community-centric approach, TAC will deliver curated content that informs and inspires. Through 96 pages of ahead-of-the-curve tutorials, designer and artist studio visits, current textile news, fashion editorial spreads, and travel guides, TAC will bind a community hungry for knowledge and inspiration, and provide a missing link in connecting the international textile community, while attracting new enthusiasts.

Video filmed by Isabelle Selby, music composed and performed by David Linaburg.

Got a Girl Crush On: LA boutique Myrtle's FW13 illustrated lookbook!

Whitney decided to cull all her favorite lady crush illustrators for her Echo Park shop’s Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook with the likes of GAGC alum Tuesday Bassen, as well as the equally talented Gracie ChaKimberly Ellen HallMayumi NoseAlice Rutherford, and Ellen Surrey.

We’d say the results are pretty damn adorable. Check out the whole thing here!

shopmyrtle:

Myrtle FW13 Illustrated lookbook | pen & ink illustrations by TUESDAY BASSEN

  1. Dusen Dusen raw silk tee and pleated pants & Samantha Pleet x Wolverine Arc boots
  2. Pendleton Portland Collection Deer Island sweater dress & Samantha Pleet x Wolverine Bonny boots
  3. Ali Golden wool coat, Raleigh Denim Surry jeansSamantha Pleet x Wolverine Arc boots
  4. itTerations planting pants, Micaela Greg cross plaited sweater Samantha Pleet x Wolverine Bonny boots

Got a Girl Crush On: Samantha Pleet’s Arcadia

Her new collection has been given a Wes Anderson treatment in this vid.

Got a Girl Crush On: Lena Dunham for Rachel Antonoff / Best Friends Fall 2013

Got a Girl Crush On: This Dynamic Duo.
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Got a Girl Crush On: This Dynamic Duo.

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Got A Girl Crush On: Bandit Brand’s vintage shirts for the Old Lady in all of us.

This line just speaks to my biker’s old lady / 70’s groupie within. After seeing these, I can’t not just throw out my entire wardrobe and deplete my bank account for every single one these shirts. If I haven’t scratched enough heads as the young, often hungover, rare book librarian before — I surely will now. Don’t bro if you don’t know me.

Got A Girl Crush On: Shae Detar and her Painted Photographic Portraits

Simply. Shae (top) is a mega babe and I want to live in the surreal worlds of her painted photographs. The end.

Got a Girl Crush On: Shirley Kurata's outfits as chronicled by Autumn de Wilde in "Daily Shirley"


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Got a Girl Crush On: Shirley Kurata's outfits as chronicled by Autumn de Wilde in "Daily Shirley"



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Got A Girl Crush On: Style Icon Oroma Elewa

With the ever-increasing popularity of ankara fabrics, over the past few years we’ve seen an overwhelming amount of interest from the world of mainstream fashion in the stylistic talents that African designers have to offer, a curiosity that was cemented with the publication of Helen Jennings’ book New African Fashion. However, no one captures the diversity and behind-the-scenes culture of African creatives across the globe quite like Oroma Elewa.

As editor-in-chief and creative director of Pop’Africana - the quintessential bible on global African fashion and the culture behind it - Nigerian-born Elewa casts a much needed and refreshing lens on the diversity and complexities of the individuals and talents who, globally, are re-defining and re-shaping the constructs of various African identities.

Fittingly, this highly talented diaspora darling is just as diverse aesthetically as her originally biannual, soon-to-be digital, publication.

Oroma Elewa is not just a stunning personality with a wardrobe to match, but a creative force to be reckoned with.