Return

Two years ago when I first heard that Simon Spurr would no longer be at the helm of his label, I was a bit shocked, especially since I’d just gotten over seeing his A/W collection that year.  I had no idea it would be his last.

However, it was a short moment of dismay. I knew he had something up his sleeve. Taking from his previous work- the dedication which was always evident in the final results, this sort of designer doesn’t go down without fighting for the stance of his values. He brought to light this truth: Passion doesn’t die easily.

Now we see the touch of Simon’s creativity with the revival of Kent & Curwen.  Those who are familiar with the label cannot deny that it was in need of fresh take.  Simon is the reason that it is now on everyone’s radar.

For the A/W collection Simon, stays true to the heritage of the brand by offering classic British sportsmanship with updated cricket knitwear while infusing utilitarian details and edge into coats and jackets.  A vibrant yet believable color palette gives notice to the finer “taken for granted” details like epaulettes, buttons and zipper placements.

With a collection that is carefully designed with a sense of effortlessness, Kent & Curwen has even more staying power with the leadership of a new mind.

See more here.

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Charlie Timms and Harry Chatfield photographed by Eric Ray Davidson for Kent & Curwen A/W 2014 campaign.

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The Eyes Have It

Designers know that one of the main ways we attain knowledge is through sight.  What we see plays a major role in how we communicate with each other, so it is no wonder that we are provided with various lenses to paint the world.  It doesn’t take an expert to see that you will look good in any pair of frames you choose.  There is only one thing left to decide: What do you want to see?

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Open Sky

This Spring, go with your own natural flow.

Zara has captured personality and intimacy with their SS14 collection. With a relaxed and sporty edge that doesn’t border onto boredom at any level, you can still be expressive.  Break the mold of sameness in creativity by truly pushing the limit of a relaxed concept with your own flair being added on as a special and customized twist.

Zara is showing us that for this season, the sky can be your limit all while remaining grounded in your own personal style.

Level37- Exploration 

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Arthur Gosse, Jester White, and Janis Ancens for Zara SS14 photographed by Boo George.

 

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High Light: Modern Design Inc.

Based in Los Angeles, Modern Design Inc. has been designing  jewelry since 1978.   I was recently contacted to give a review on one of their Tungsten rings.

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Their Tungsten rings which are meant to be worn casually differ from their line of engagement rings and wedding bands as an everyday option.  I chose the Brushed and Polished Dome Tungsten Ring with Gray Inlay and Grooves.

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I’m not one to wear jewelry very often, but when I received the ring, I knew it was something I could incorporate easily into any look.  I’m a believer in wearing pieces that speak to you on a personal level.  With their selection of jewelry being nearly endless, it was fun to look through all the designs and see the variations in each ring.  I came upon the selected ring knowing that it would work for me.

I ordered the ring a size bigger so it could be worn on my middle finger  It was very comfortable and I often forgot I was wearing it.  I also like that it looked natural.  Jewelry should capture a piece of who you are and work with you.

If you ever take moment to visit the site, I have no doubt that you will find the ring that suits you.

Website: Modern Design Inc.

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Midnight Garden

At midnight, a scene can take on a new sensation.  Everything vibrates and each individual frequency can be felt at a higher magnitude.

In that moment will you let nature take control?  Sometimes this isn’t a very bad idea.

Level37- Night Life

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Ben Hill photographed and styled by Milan Vukmirovic for Details Magazine.

 

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Color Theory

Salvatore Ferragamo brings us a burst of color with their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.  None other than Sean O’Pry graces us with his charm and masculine look to balance out the vibrancy of the executed concept.

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A combination of suit and sport, the overall theme we’ve been seeing lately in menswear, is turned about with a fresh and calming and palette.  With a lead like this we are sure to see a following to the set standard.

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Sean O’Pry for Salvatore Ferragamo’s SS14 campaign photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.  Hair by Stylist Garren. Beauty by Artist Yadim

 

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Winter Wonder

Be brave.  Face the season with the understanding and know-how of an expert.  The knowledge that you have the advantage over nature with survival as a prime instinct adds to the flair of how you don your winter wardrobe.

In this editorial from GQ Germany, Andre Van Noord gives us the right attitude needed to face wintry conditions. Never letting a weak moment of shivering come to you, you can conquer the elements with ease and ferocity.

Level37- Cool and Collected

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Andre Van Noord photographed by Matteo Mortanari and styled by Manuela Hainz for GQ Germany.

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