Check out our super new knits!
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Um, how rad are these new James Jeans? The Cosmo print (above), so splashy and perfect for a chic cocktail party. Pair it with a black lace blouse, leather tee or cashmere turtleneck too.
The Sao Paulo is this right mix of black lace on navy. So sharp! Will go with everything.
New restock in the classic High Rise Black Shadows too.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
We've got some cool new socks in for the holiday season. Introducing Cole + Parker.
Check out their story below. It's pretty rad.
Cole + Parker StoryWe are a team of entrepreneurs who came together to connect some dots…
Jeff was pumped about microfinance and seeding start ups in developing countries. He had been to Columbia and heard pitches from trust groups and saw the pride in entrepreneurs who sustained themselves from receiving microloans. He also like socks. A lot. Diana knew three things: She liked Jeff’s socks, she loved to hustle and market great products and she also wanted to support entrepreneurship in North America and abroad in any way she could.
Diana and Jeff were driving one Sunday when they asked themselves how they could support entrepreneurs, both locally and globally and create amazing socks as well?
We teamed up with a world class designer and a sock expert with over ten years of product development experience and also looked to pioneers for building socially responsible businesses. While standing on the shoulders of Blake Mycoskie of Tom’s Shoes we had an ephiphany and came up with a sustainable extension to the “1 for 1″ Business Model. We call this the “1 for Many” Business Model.
Sale proceeds are loaned through our partner Kiva to fund entrepreneurs in the developing world. Once a loan is payed back we use those funds to fund another entrepreneur thus creating a revolving loan effect. Micro finance has proven to help sustain communities in a dignified way. An amazing 99% of all loans through Kiva are repaid. Our goal is to support as many entrepreneurs around the world as possible.
Who Are Cole + ParkerOh, that’s simple. The entrepreneurial spirit of jazz got us amped to name our company after two of the most influential jazz players of all time: John Coltrane and Charlie Parker.
They were believers of creating, freedom of express and also icons for the original hipster subculture movement. Also, Jeff plays the sax. We thought it was cool.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Introducing This Ilk. A remarkably cool jewelry collection from Montreal.
Inspired by Edie Sedgwick and the 60s era. Each piece is hand crafted and most are limited editions due to the vintage sourcing of the lace. Statement jewelry is how we're doing holiday this year. A classic dress with a bold statement piece. The top left pair of earrings, I'm totally buying those lovelies to go with my new A.P.C. velvet dress (they're $38 dollars too). Sweet!
A little history excerpt from This Ilk:
After a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design in 2007, Montreal designer Tamara Bavdek needed a change. A big one.
So after nearly 20 years of long hair, she decided to chop it off into an unconventional retro bowl cut. Knowing that a touch of femininity would be lost together with her long locks, she turned to the era of awesome short dos with women who knew how to pull them off: the 1960s... She was struck by Edie Sedgwick's, Andy Warhol's muse, amazing style. Extra large statement jewelry and bold make-up seemed to do the trick so off she went looking for a way to mimic a pair of Edie's earrings which although were not made of lace, reminded her of fabric. And that is how it all started...
A stroke of genius, and soon she realized that lace is to textiles what gold is to metals and diamonds to rocks and that nothing beats lightweight statement jewelry!
Today, the hair has grown again but the passion for statement pieces never fades. Founded in late 2008, This Ilk is now distributed in over 30 boutiques in Canada, the USA and around the world.
Posted by Oliver and Lilly's at 9:18 PM