As the New Year approaches (and we are entering a new Mayan World Age), earthy golden hues make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. New York City on a chain, versatile basics, a badass box chain bracelet, a genius rain parka, wood print scarf, organic overdyed orange denim and a naked lady dress — this is the good stuff I am craving right now.
Linhardt New York City Nameplate Necklace
I haven’t been a New Yorker for over a year now, but I still very much feel like one, deep inside. Show your love for NYC — especially now that she is going through some rough times — with this tiny nameplate necklace hand-cut in recycled sterling silver on a thin chain.
KCA by Fashioning Change Versie Dolman Sleeve Tee
Since the start, Fashioning Change has offered up ethical options to mainstream brands. It only seems logical that the brand is now launching its own line of basics, all sustainable made, from certified organic cotton and hemp, in downtown Los Angeles. This slouchy dolman tee can be worn many different ways, making it a great, versatile wardrobe staple.
Kirsten Muenster Box Chain Bracelet
In her San Francisco studio, Kirsten Muenster make these amazing chain bracelets entirely by hand, starting with a raw spool of wire that is hand spun into a coil and cut into individual links that are then woven together, one by one. There’s nothing I love more than a substantial piece of jewelry, especially one that makes you feel kind of like a warrior woman.
Terra New York Rain Parka
In Sweden, we have a saying: “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothes.” This 100% water proof rain parka by Terra New York is not only functional and clever, it’s also super stylish. This model is called Lower East Side and I love all the adjustable string details and the hood, which is intentionally large enough to accommodate a bike helmet. Genius.
Brook&Lyn + Stop It Right Now Wood Print Scarf
To celebrate the brand’s recent relocation, Brook&Lyn (formerly based in, well, Brooklyn) just released a series of collaborations with LA artists and bloggers. This gorgeous silk scarf is made entirely in LA and the wood print design is a collaboration between Brook&Lyn designers Mimi Jung and Brian Hurewitz and Jayne Min of popular blog Stop It Right Now. All I can say is: I want one now.
Jenny Grettve Julie Dress
I love the contrast of the demure shape of this dress paired with the risque print (which features naked ladies). Swedish designer Jenny Grettve combines her love for art, music and architecture with a firm commitment to ethics. This attention-grabbing dress is made from 100% cupro.
Nudie Jeans Co Tight Long John in Icon Orange
Who needs blue when there’s orange? Made from organic Turkish denim overdyed in bright orange, this pair of jeans will surely light up a dark winter day. The Tight Long John is one of Nudie’s most popular fits for women, it goes great with a pair of heels and makes your behind look pretty amazing too.