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RB INSPIRATION - WHITE OUT

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Paris Nights and New York Lights, Champagne Culture, Fashion Gone Rouge.


Earth Day Spotlight: Harvey Faircloth

We're celebrating Earth Day with an ode to one of our very favourite designers. Made in New York City, Harvey Faircloth is part of a sustainable movement in fashion. Designers are starting to focus on the entire life cycle of a garment and the ways they can keep the environment in mind throughout the process. Not only are they producing everything at home, this American label uses luxurious recycled materials for their easy sportswear. This season we're especially in love with the repurposed silk and sweatshirt materials they use in their timeless basics that are not only an investment in your wardrobe, but in our beautiful planet too.

Shop sustainable chic with Harvey Faircloth.


Three fresh ways to wear the rocker look

There's something about a rocker-inspired look that inspires a little attitude and confidence. Toss on a fitted biker jacket and it will instantly pull any look together and make you feel amazing. Try it. Of course with the chance of being a little too edgy or hard, the rocker look requires a feminine touch for the every day. Here three pieces that are perfect for a little soft rock in your wardrobe.

1. A LEATHER JACKET IN A BRIGHT HUE

Opt for a pretty color instead of basic black. We love how Liu Wen styles hers with menswear inspired basics. Our pick: IRO Zeifer Cropped Leather Jacket in Coral.

 

2. THE GRAPHIC TEE

Choose one with a little edge and pair with feminine pieces and jewelry. Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad perfected the look. Our pick: IRO Printed Gihane Tee.

 

3. THE RIPPED SKINNY

Basically our fave go-to any day of the week. But a gray or black skinny jean with a few rips will add instant rocker to your outfit. Our pick: R13 Alison Distressed Skinny.


Fashion Feed - Stories of the Week

 

1. Fashion week hit Australia and Sydney brought their street style game! (via Vogue.com)

2. We can't help but love Kendall Jenner, especially when she lands fashion campaigns like nobody's business. Fendi is up next for the Kardashian sister. (via Style.com)

3Coachella is underway and there are still plenty of flower crowns! We still love them, but rock star St. Vincent's style is definitely worth reading about. (via Fashionista)

4. New York Fashion Week is on the move! (via ELLE.com)

5. And we had the best time at our Spring Soirée this week and raised a ton for Cystic Fybrosis with our friends at Garden Party Flowers! Thank you to everyone who came by! If you couldn't make it, we're continuing our jewelry sale online so just enter code BREEBLOOMS at checkout for 30% off!

Image above by Phil Oh via Vogue.com


Five Minutes with RHIÉ

What began as a knitwear capsule collection in 2011 has grown into one of our favourite new designers of late. New York-based RHIÉ now includes everything a modern woman needs in her wardrobe and has become renowned for refined pieces, subtle details and precision tailoring. The label receives praise on Style.com each season and recently won a number of awards at the Milan Fashion Film Festival for The Purgatory of Monotony, starring Sonja Kinski and directed by Ace Norton. Don't miss that link, it's fabulous and definitely worth watching.

We also love RHIÉ for the fact that the designer is just as lovely and inspiring as the clothes. We met Rie Yamagata in New York City when we first saw the collection. After studying at Parsons in New York and London's renowned Central Saint Martins, Rie worked with such labels as 3.1 Phillip Lim and Tsumori Chisato before starting her own. We love this girl just as much as we love her designs, so we caught up with her for a few questions behind the scenes.

1) What drew you to fashion in the very beginning? My father is a visual artist and my mother's family was in the textile industry so it's in my genetics but it's also being exposed to art when growing up.

2) What were the most important things you learned while working for fashion labels like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Tsumori Chisato? Working for other companies taught me about the business aspect of fashion, working with timelines and merchandising and budgets. Also how to communicate with vendors.

3) Where does the name RHIÉ come from? It comes from my name Rie. I didn't want to use my real name and I like the visual balance of adding the "h" making it four letters. I like that it's language-less and you can't tell where it's from, so you can sculpt the image of the brand.

4) What are you best-selling styles? We are known for our sweaters firstly and also shirting groups. We always try to have a unique aspect derived from classical details when designing in those areas, using great quality yarns and fabrics that mostly come from Italy and Japan.

5) Tell us about your personal style. Do you have a uniform? I like to keep my personal wardrobe very minimal and simple so as not to distract from the design process. I normally have so many decisions that need to be made on a daily basis that choosing what to wear is something I want to not have to worry about.  Or I'll wear RHIÉ to test out the clothes and make sure the wearability is okay and that they look good on. I wear a lot of gold rings on my index fingers.

6) West coast or east coast? The Best Coast is the West Coast but I am in love with the East Coast.

7) Where can we find you on your days off? I go to flea markets and flower markets. I like to spend time in nature during my days off.
Visit rhiestudio.com to learn more.

 

Shop Spring 2015 from RHIÉ.


Stripes Three Ways

Stripes are fast becoming a neutral in our wardrobes. From work to the weekend, the graphic print works all year round but there's something about Spring that makes us crave them at every angle. Here are three fresh ways to wear stripes for Spring 2015.

 

AT WORK
Pinstripes have been ruling the corporate hallways for years, but with varied widths and soft fabrics they feel anything but uniform. We love how our favourite Australian label Camilla and Marc has put a twist on the classic stripe with their Eternal Dress ($795).

 

DATE NIGHT
Dressed up with a statement necklace and heels or dressed down with sneakers and a leather jacket, a simple striped dress is perfect for wherever date night takes you. Bonus: the hint of skin on this Fay Dress by A.L.C. ($350) does all the flirting for you.

 

 

 

ON THE WEEKEND
A striped t-shirt in a luxurious fabric means never having to wonder what you're going to wear on the weekend. With a slightly dropped shoulder and chic boxy silhouette, the Boy Tee by R13 ($275) is perfect for movie matinees, running errands and everything in between.
Shop more stripes for Spring 2015.
xo RB


RB INSPIRATION - Be happy

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RB Fave - Cacharel

We have fallen in love again. This time with iconic French brand Cacharel. Founded in 1958 by Jean Bousquet, it continues to represent the creativity and romantic spirit it did way back then. It was this 1963 ELLE France cover by photographer Peter Knapp cover that put them on the map. That iconic pink crepe blouse is now forever known as the 'Cacharel'.

Over the years Cacharel had a tremendous impact on the fashion industry. They led the Liberty blouse boom into the 1970s. Cacharel designers have included legends like Agnès B, Azzedine Alaïa, Corinne Cobson, the Clements Ribeiro and more. The fashion house is also famous for their fragrances. Anaïs Anaïs was the first, created in 1978, followed by l'Homme and Loulou. Eden, Noa, Amor Amor and Catch Me continued the generations of fragrance.

Of course for us, it's all about the clothes.

The spirit of Cacharel has always been free, dreamy, a little poetic, and above all, happy. These archive images are just perfect and are so revealing of how the brand has kept that spirit alive. The first from ELLE France in 1977 and the next an ad for Anaïs Anaïs starring Kate Moss in 2005. Whether you're on the street, at work, our out on date night, there's something about wearing Cacharel that makes you feel that easy, breezy, running in a pastoral field kind of mood. The fluid silks and lightweight ramie fabric have an effortless way about them that even works in the rain. We swear!

Shop more from Cacharel.

xo RB


RB INSPIRATION - Spring is in the air

Images found via They All Hate Us, Cult of Tomorrow, Elle Watmough, Small Girl Blogging, Champagne Culture, Snob Fashion Source.


Fashion Feed - Stories of the Week

1. There's a new documentary about the incredible life and style of Iris Apfel! We can't wait to go see it in May! (via Fashionista.com)

2. In other movie news, Tom Ford's next film might just include George Clooney. You can never have too much handsome in one room. (via Style.com)

3. Fashion week hit Toronto and the city is out with their best street style game! (via Flare)

4. Pretty much the best reason to buy a new pair of shoes. Stuart Weitzman's latest capsule collection supports groundbreaking cancer research. (via The Cut)

5. And finally, Sarah Jessica Parker turned 50 and even more fabulous this week. Harper's Bazaar rounded up some of her most incredible red carpet looks. (via Harper's Bazaar)