Category Archives: Distractions

Apiece Apart: Fall 14 Preview

We just got back from NYC, buying collections for Fall 2014. Spring hasn’t shown itself yet and with fashion working a season ahead, we’re already thinking fall fashion. Take a look at what’s to come from this short concept film from New York’s Apiece Apart.

From Style.com
Apiece Apart: Fall 2014 Video Fashion Week – Ready-to-Wear concept film shorts from Video Fashion Week.

Closet Visit: Momo Suzuki of Black Crane

We are huge fans of Momo Suzuki and her line Black Crane. We came across this great interview and closet visit with the designer on Jeana Sohn’s blog. Repost below or you can read the original post here

Momo Suzuki is a Japanese born clothing designer (Her line is called Black Crane) and jewelry maker. She lives with her designer husband Alexander Yamaguchi in Los Angeles. Momo is multi talented, funny, pretty and super nice!

Momo’s closet was simple, pared down, and felt well composed. A lot of clothes and jewelry were from her and her husband’s lines. The pieces from her line are very minimal and loose fitting but the patterns are completely unique and interesting.

I was very inspired by Momo’s style and the way she decorated her space. I learned from her that you can still be stylish without having a big closet and that simplicity is a powerful statement. Everything about her was so natural and a lesson in elegant simplicity – her hair, her barely there make up and her simple jewelry. How about her beautiful apartment? I can keep going on and on..

Describe your personal style.
I would say simple. I like to play with different texture with same tone. I don’t have a particular style, just enjoying to follow my feeling.
Everyday is different.

What’s your inspiration when you design clothes and jewelry?
World around me. color gradation of petal, patterns from nature, spills on the street, can be anything.

5 things you can’t live without.
Dream, Family, Friends, Great wine, Rice!

Visit Fawn to shop the SS14 Black Crane Collection, in store now.

The Uniform Project

The Uniform Project is a bit old now – over 2 years old to exact. We are a bit slow on discovering this one but even if it is an oldie, it is still a goodie.

Sheena Matheiken decided back in 2009 that she wanted to challenge herself creatively by wearing the same little black dress every day for a year with the goal of making it look like a different outfit every day. She managed to do just that by accessorizing with vintage, handmade, and donated pieces. For a complete rundown of the 365 outfits created with just one dress, watch this video.

The year of inspiring outfits is not only a lesson in sustainability and creativity in a wardrobe, but also in philanthropy. Sheena used this project as a fundraiser for Akanksha Foundation – a non-profit organization providing education to underprivileged children in India. The Uniform Project made over $100,000 in its first year. Since the original LBD challenge, there have been many other dress projects around the world supporting various causes. They have all been documented on the Uniform Project’s website here.