Weekend Reading: The Modernist Years

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When I came across this book Imogen Cunningham: The Modernist Years, the images looked so current, I couldn’t believe they were taken in the 1920s. Who knew that her affinity for capturing tropical plants would be trending today. The black and white imagery highlighting the similarities between the curves of a woman’s body and the stripes of a zebra reminded me of how similar we are to animals and reinforced my view of why we should treat animals humanly. Cunningham’s obsession for purity of image and clarity of detail became increasingly important during the 1920s when she took these images. It is clear that she is focused on the subject and nothing else.

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Beauty Supply: JINsoon ‘Doux’

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No matter what your style is: from minimal and simple or classic and preppy to playful with a punk edge, there is no denying that you wear a nude/pink nail color sometime throughout the year. For me, JINsoon ‘Doux’ is the color you will find me wearing on most days. I even wore it when I got married last year. With only two coats to get full coverage and a quick dry formula, I have nothing bad to say about this polish. Not only is it 5-free*, but it is vegan friendly and not tested on animals. What is your favorite nude/pink nail color?

*5-free: means there are no toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, toluene, DPB, camphor, and formaldehyde resin.

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Editorial Eclipse: Fashion Revolution

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SUITED Magazine shows how fashionable sustainability actually is in this month’s editorial entitled Fashioning a Movement. Stylist Renata Gar piles on layers of clothing from sustainable designers including Kowtow, Lauren Manoogian, Paris Georgia Basics and shoes by Suzanne Rae. Does the nomadic feeling of the imagery hint at a lifestyle we may have to adopt because of environmental impacts of the fashion industry? In a world where fast fashion prevails and stores introducing new styles weekly, sustainable fashion can often sound like a dirty word.
What most consumers don’t realize is the power they hold with their dollar. You vote for change through every dollar you put into the fashion industry. If you continue to spend your money at fast fashion retailers, they will continue to over produce more clothing that end up in landfills. Choosing to invest in clothing made by workers who make a living wage, shows your support for a growing, sustainable fashion industry. SUITED sat down with Shivam Punjya, US ambassador of Fashion Revolution (a global movement and non-profit organization who believes in a fashion industry that values people, the environment, creativity and profit in equal measure) to discuss the importance of sustainability in fashion. Read the full article here.

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Spring Mood

CATZORANGE-STUDIO-executive-suite-glasses-the-row-lisa-jahovic-sicky-magazine-Elsa-Peretti-bottle-pendant-necklace-for-Halston-1970s-desmittenWith Spring in full swing, my mind is on textured whites, geometric round bags in organic materials, new frames, vintage statement jewelry and simple flora reflections. What are you looking forward to for Spring?

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HEA Ceramics

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In a city like New York, we come across many multi-talented people on a daily basis. I met Hana El-Assad on a video shoot that I was styling, she was doing makeup and we started discussing what it was like to have something of our own. She went on to tell me that she was a graduate of culinary school and showed me a few photos of her handmade mugs. It’s been a while since our paths have crossed, but I was thrilled to come across this image on my instagram feed featuring her work for HEA Ceramics. With organic shapes and speckled glazes, HEA ceramics add an element of warmth to any tablescape. Shop HEA ceramics here or follow along on instagram to explore Hana’s process.

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