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02.04.16

AN INSTAGRAM FOLLOW

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i enjoy following studiojake on instagram. sure, it might feel a little like pinterest. but it’s inspirational and well curated, and i care about that. can you give me one recommendation of who i should be following??

instagram follow | designlovefest
instagram follow | designlovefest
instagram follow | designlovefest
instagram follow | designlovefest

02.03.16

DUSTERS

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it’s not exactly a sweater and it’s not a coat, it’s somewhere in the middle and my latest obsession. i guess we could call it the california coat because it’s the perfect light layer but it’s a transitional piece for all areas of the country, cold and warm. traditionally, they were created to protect a rider from trail dust while on their horse but they’re now part of mainstream fashion. the best thing about the duster is that it’s dramatic due to the length and layers of fabric but it’s cozy and easy to throw on over everything. you’ll notice that most of the outfits you see them paired with are really simple, jeans and t-shirts, plain dresses, neutrals, etc. but with the addition of the long layer on top it becomes instantly chic. take a look at the examples below for proof. – joanie

dusters | designlovefest
dusters | designlovefest
dusters | designlovefest
dusters | designlovefest
dusters | designlovefest
dusters | designlovefest
dusters | designlovefest

images: we wore what, who what wear, style estate, who what wear, career girl daily, unknown, refinery 29, and asos.

when purchasing your own there are a few things to keep in mind. if you’re used to buying things that are fitted this may feel strange to you since most of them are oversized. one area to pay attention to is the shoulders, your shoulders will be the only place of structure and fit so you’ll want to make sure the duster fits you well here, framing your shoulders to give some shape to the jacket. the second thing is that they will often come with waist ties or buttons but it’s my belief that they are best left open. i’m not opposed to a tight tie at your true waist, where the fabric pulls in tightly in folds but once you add buttons, it all becomes too shapeless. in a lot of instances, the reason the duster works is because it’s paired with slimmer fitting pieces below, giving the body some shape.

dusters | designlovefest
dusters | designlovefest

shop the above: asos pale pink duster, jil sander cashmere duster, malene birger jacket, forever 21 faux fur duster, zara oversized sweater, elizabeth and james sweater jacket and topshop duster vest. 

02.03.16

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 45

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

“inspiration for this design, a t. rex tidbit, comes from an arela lookbook.” –maddy

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

(photo source and hand drawn type by maddy nye for designlovefest)

02.03.16

THE COOLEST PAPER ART

paper art | designlovefest

this new york paper artist makes me freak out. in a good way. kirsten hassenfeld, you are a true gem.

paper art | designlovefest

OBSESSED with these faceted vellum garlands, reminiscent of gemstones or cut glass, and cameo-like silhouettes.

paper art | designlovefest
paper art | designlovefest
paper art | designlovefest

this one is my favorite…

paper art | designlovefest

i love how it changes with the light…i could stare at this for a looooong time.

paper art | designlovefest

02.02.16

TWO PICTURES

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a cool sportswear editorial and a pretty pattern from camilla frances

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