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INSPIRATION :: Chinese Womens’ Fashion Label “U ARE”

This morning, an internet rabbit trail (those are always fun, right?) led me to Chinese womenswear label U ARE. What an interesting and fun collection!

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42 2015-04-11 at 10.08.14 AM

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

Chinese Women's Fashion Spring 2015 - U ARE No. 42

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INSPIRATION :: Spring/Summer 2015 TOAST UK Catalogue

Ah, springtime, and with it, another delightfully styled Toast UK collection. I love the specific feeling each of these catalogues evokes, and Early Spring + Spring/Summer 2015 Toast edition is no different. Can’t you just feel the strong, early morning Mediterranean sunshine pouring in through the windows and smell the percolated coffee wafting across the sleepy air?

Toast UK Early SS15 House and Home Lookbook -- Wooden tray, metal coffee percolator

Toast UK SS15 House and Home Lookbook -- Patterned bed linens

Toast UK SS15 House and Home Lookbook  -- Grey cushion covers

Toast UK SS15 House and Home Lookbook  -- Colorful and unusual bathroom towels

Toast UK SS15 House and Home Lookbook  -- Teapot and ceramics

Toast UK SS15 House and Home Lookbook -- Stools with colorful hairpin legs

Toast UK Early SS15 House and Home Lookbook -- Stack of quilts

Toast UK SS15 Women Lookbook  -- Baskets on a donkey

Toast UK SS15 Women Lookbook -- Linen Button-down

Toast UK SS15 Women Lookbook  -- Desert Sunrise

Toast UK Early SS15 Women Lookbook -- Mediterranean Style

Toast UK SS15 Men Lookbook -- Wooden Sunglasses

Can’t get enough of TOAST UK? Me neither! That’s why I’ve been posting these round-ups every year since 2010. You can keep on looking through the TOAST archives, or go directly to a particular season in the list below.

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INSPIRATION :: Spring/Summer ’14 from Japanese Fashion Label FRAPBOIS

In the blogging world, everything gets so narrow sometimes. The same trends and colors and patterns — and even the same images — get passed around over and over. This can be a great tool within a specific genre (blogging tends to reveal trends), but all the sameness  stifles creativity and originality. That’s why I love looking outside of the United States for inspiration. Clothing, decor, and even photography styles vary so much from culture to culture! If we want to expand our own imagination and bring something new to the creative world, it’s vitally important to explore inspiration beyond what’s currently trendy in our own circles. Plus, new inspiration is just plain fun!

These images from Japanese brand FRAPBOIS (I blogged about their Fall line last September) will have you rethinking pattern and color.

9 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
8 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
7 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
6 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
5 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
4 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
3 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
2 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
1 - Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn
Frapbois SS14 - as seen on Oaxacaborn

What about you — would you wear any of these looks?

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INSPIRATION :: Japanese Fashion Label FRAPBOIS (and a Music Video!)

Frapbois Japanese Fashion - The Creation Story Music Video with SHUGO TOKUMARU for Frapbois AW13-14 Collection

Maybe I’m a little behind the times, but I’d never heard of the Japanese fashion label FRAPBOIS. Have you? I saw one of their lookbook photos from a previous season and was intrigued. A little googling led me to their website, and this absolutely charming music video — so creative!

And all this wonderful autumnal pattern mixing? Count me in! (I’m purely dreaming…the air conditioner is running around the clock and I’m in a tank-top and shorts. Also, I get cold easily. Shhh, just let me think the grass is greener.)

Japanese fashion lable Frapbois - Autumn Winter 13 14

4 - Japanese fashion label Frapbois - Autumn Winter 13 14 3 - Japanese fashion label Frapbois - Autumn Winter 13 14 Japanese fashion label Frapbois - Autumn Winter 13 14

5 - Japanese fashion label Frapbois - Autumn Winter 13 14

See the entire FRAPBOIS AW13-14 collection here.