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C + T / where to get your goodies / wearables

Hooray! It’s the fun part when we show you the list of places where you can buy things that are both cool and not evil. The designers are from all over the place, and they all ship! Since Cait and Tiff are very different people with different loves and styles, we have both put together a few of our personal favourites. Enjoy!



1, 2, 3, 4, 5



1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (here and here)

Jewelry.  When done well it can make a fab gift.  It says, “Hey – I dig your style.  Here’s my attempt at getting in on that.”  Unfortunately, it can be pretty easy for that to go completely pear shaped.  But there might be an easy way to avoid that.  I don’t think you can go wrong with simple minimalist look.  And there are so many amazing young designers making fabulous pieces that can align with anyone’s style.  They also make tiny fabulous gifts that pack a big punch and therefore shouldn’t be relegated to stocking stuffers.

I also want to take this opportunity to shamelessly plug the work of Aussie designer, Jane Heng (#6).  I met Jane back in 2009 when she was working in sustainable fashion in Cambodia and she even gave me a tour of the best makers in Phnom Penh.  She’s now got a beautiful line of tiny pretty things sourced from these here lands.  I’m an especially big fan of that temple ring.


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T / happy monday / silly x pretty

L'Mad-Banner---1Good morning you awesome pretty things you.  I hope you all had a restful weekend.  Moi?  Well, I got run down with a cold that excused me from social fun this weekend.  But in a way, the respite was exactly what I needed with all the crazy holiday fun explosion that’s been happening (…in a Buddhist country – who knew?).  I got to stay home and do some me-only things. Like binge on guilty television pleasures.  And sort through my crazy collection of scarves (apparently I’ve only been wearing the top layer of my pile).  Or play dress up with a bunch of fun vintage flare I forgot I owned (hello lime green art-teacher jacket thing). Oh and sleep.

Even though Monday is already here and my morning was quite the busy one, I thought I thought I’d share this little video.  Check out this magical silly morning filled with the craziest pairings and the best colour matching. And of course, lazy, lingering, cups of coffee.

Ben Johnson for L’Mad Collection – a short by Michael MacGarry from L’MAD Collection on Vimeo.

By the way, those gorgeous scarves?  They’re creations of graphic designer Ben Johnson by L’MAD! L’MAD is a South African fashion brand focusing on local artists and designers. Sadly they are only stocked in South Africa and Austria…but now you know where to look 😉

PS – More pretty and sublime from South Africa.

Photo Credit: L’Mad Collection