Leah Reena Goren F/W 2014 Scarf Collection

leah_reena_goren_amber_byrne_mahoney_005_zpsc87d88adIt seems scarf weather isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but with the newly released collection of beautifully hand illustrated scarves by Leah Reena Goren I don’t think I mind at all. Although they are only pre-order until the Fall, they remain perfect pieces for an early Spring when the temperatures aren’t below zero, but not quite warm enough to bare our necks to the wind. I’ve been a long time fan of Leah, her surface pattern designs and quirky illustrations are always wholly unique and unequivocally awesome, and thus many bigger brands have tried to replicate (shame on you!). I’m particularly enamored with the BFF scarf and Picasso Cats scarf, and should probably save my pretty pennies for one (or both!). I also have to mention how absolutely breathtaking the lookbook is. Leah couldn’t have picked a better set of gals to work with. Model Taylor LaShae is so stunning – kind of makes me think about chopping my hair (but I won’t).

Photography: Amber Byrne Mahoney
Styling: Emily Theobald
Model: Taylor LaShae
Location: Liam McMillan

*you can shop the whole collection in Leah’s new web shop

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Samantha Pleet Fall 2014

Visions-PosterYet again, I had been eagerly anticipating the release of Samantha Pleet Fall 2014 collection and film, and catching glimpses on social media of all the goodness and magical vibes she always puts out in the world. Remaining true to her vision as a designer (no pun intended), Samantha pulled from historical references, this time inspired by Joan of Arc. Samantha is surrounded by such beautiful talent, there is such an array of perfection she can have model her wonderful pieces and really do them justice — it’s stunning to see, really.

Now, the clothes! This could be my favourite collection yet, if only for the magnificent prints — comet print, storm print and illuminated print are breathtaking! Samantha creates simple silhouettes that fit the female form beautifully, but have their own interesting twists which makes the garment feel like something totally new, and totally it’s own. I would love to get my hands on the Noble Dress in Comet Print, the Passion Dress, and the Cloudling Dress, to name a few.

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2-HEART-SHIRT-and-BOUND-PANTS

3-PASSION-DRESS

4-CHOSEN-CAPE

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5-ONLY-DRESS

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7-BANNER-JUMPSUIT-in-STORM-PRINT

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8-VISION-DRESS-in-STORM-PRINT

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9-FLOATING-BLOUSE-and-DREAM-SHORTS-in-STORM-PRINT

10-CLOUDED-COAT

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12-BOUND-DRESS-in-COMET-PRINT

13-NOBLE-DRESS-in-COMET-PRINT

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14-BOUND-TANK-AND-SHORTS

15-VISION-DRESS

17-SOARING-DRESS-with-EMBLEM-EMBROIDERY

18-EMPRESS-JUMPSUIT-in-ILLUMINATED-PRINT

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19-PASSION-BLOUSE-in-ILLUMINATED-PRINT

20-PASSION-DRESS

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22-HONOR-JACKET-with-MOON-SWORD-EMBROIDERY-HEART-SHIRT-in-LAUNDRY-PRINT-BOUND-SHORTS

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23-DESTINY-ROMPER-in-LAUNDRY-PRINT

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26-BOUND-TANK-AND-SHORTS-in-VISIONS-EMBROIDERY

27-DESTINY-ROMPER-in-VISIONS-EMBROIDERY

28Lookbook Photography: Jacqueline Dimilia
Model: Louisa Gummer, Hannah Metz, Emily Theobald, Rachel Trachtenburg
Styling: Turner
Hair: Andrea Donoghue
Makeup: Daniel Alvarez
Nails: Katherine St. Paul Hill
Shoes: Wolverine x Samantha Pleet

Location Photography: Hannah Metz
Model: Louisa Gummer, Hannah Metz, India Menuez, Tara Violet
Styling: Hannah Metz
Hair: Travis Speck
Makeup: James Boehmer
Set Design: Chelsea Markusin
Creature Costume: Illy Jankovich
Creature: Liam McMillan