Thursday, January 18, 2018

Change who gets to tell the story

"Reenfranchising the missing should be one of the great struggles of our moment."



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fashion: What goes around...

“The past is never dead. It's not even past.” 

Another leader who will compose the news of the next season Autumn / Winter 2016-2017 is the coat with a masculine or military cut but always appreciated by women. From this point of view, Prada has in serb leaders in marine style that have led the way to many other brands. The primary inspiration has led to the realization of medium or long coats that point to the military style with the presence of rows of buttons. The predominant materials are cloth and boiled wool. At this coat pattern you can combine a double look on the basis of personality and situations: elegant if matched with delicate items or strict if traced from boots or tight pants.


― William FaulknerRequiem for a Nun

Monday, October 10, 2016

listen, you a wonder.

you a wonder.
you a city
of a woman.
you got a geography
of your own.
somebody need a map
to understand you.
somebody need directions
to move around you.
you not a noplace
mister with his hands on you
he got his hands on

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

J. Peterman

Twee/ Taffeta
"An English Air About Everything..."

-Sir J.A. Foster, Jeffersonian America (1811)

John Augustus Foster, British ambassador to the United States in 1811, travels the young country, is most impressed with Connecticut.
“There is a cleanliness and an English air about everything,” he writes, “even to the labourers who take off their hats in passing you, which one meets with nowhere else.”
Those to whom the hats are tipped (known as “the Standing Order”) can do as they please, of course, as long as they don’t frighten the horses; a fact still remembered in some Nutmeg State circles.
Here, for example, is the outfit our own Connecticut Lady is wearing to this year’s Blessing of the Hounds. Nothing really matches, exactly, and yet it all works together quite nicely.
That’s the way she likes it.
Taffeta Silk Skirt (No. 2546), a mid-calf cut of material that’s been an emblem of elegance since Mr. Shakespeare’s day (“taffeta phrases, silken terms”), with lots of crisp, stitched-down pleats. The wide self belt is removable. Imported.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Color: Olive/Chocolate plaid with subtle lines of Black and Red.
The English Wool Jacket (No. 2493). Lancashire fabric looks like robust tweed, feels soft to the touch. Shapely princess seams. Intrepid epaulettes, double-breasted front. With self belt, satin lining. Imported.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Color: Olive with flecks of Chocolate, Amber and Gold.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

coats in space


               Infrastruktur 2015 Installation view / © Herald St, London

The installation “Infrastructure” from artist Nicole Wermers hits a proud 690 entries on Instagram and despite her nomination she did not win the Turner Prize 2015. In this work, cantilever chairs have been placed in a spacious room with a concrete floor, vintage fur coats are thrown across the backs of the chairs. Is the wearer marking their territory? What chances does one have to claim room for themselves in public spaces? This video from TateShots is an opportunity to gain more insight into Wermers’ artistic creations.
                    via:  Hey Woman
                       also: Wermers text
                             Nicole Wermers at Herald St

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Getting Rid of Stuff: Never Liked It Anyway

from the site: Never Liked It Anyway

Falling in love is the best feeling on earth. 
But breakups? 
Well…they suck. A lot.

We started Never Liked It Anyway to make moving on easier.
It’s a place to shed the stories and the stuff.
A place to sell the breakup baggage cluttering your life… and mind!
A place to fund your bounceback plan.
So you can see that silver lining sooner.
We’re here to help you feel better, faster.
We’re about moving on not moping about.
And it starts with taking matters into your own hands.
Not tissue piles, ice-cream binges and group hugs.
Breakups don’t have to mean breakdowns.
So here’s to new beginnings.
Onwards & Upwards!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"think Betty Catroux in the Saint Laurent days..."

"Come the holidays, a velvet suit can be a surprise alternative in a season well stocked with shiny, sparkly party dresses. The dandified look, which derives its cool from the ’70s — think Betty Catroux in the Saint Laurent days — gains extra punch from jewel colors and touches of embroidery. Tailored with emphatic shoulders and nipped waists, the suits resurrect that decadent era with their rock ’n’ rock spirit intact. Yet the tinge of formality is hard to rival. Keep the look feminine with lacy bits underneath, or go for an androgynous cool with a graphic tee and slip-on sneakers."  NEW YORK TIMES

Sunday, November 8, 2015

"Turn your closet into a playground"

Iris celebrates imagination and difference:


"Style has never been about obeying fashion rules, but listening to your inner compass about where your creativity should go — where you should put your focus." quotes from 

Timely advice for being in the world as well.... 

Friday, November 6, 2015


Our clothes hold stories which is often why we have trouble letting them go.  

Item No. 3746

1919. Paris.
She’s walking next to him on Quai d’Orsay, admiring his double-breasted long tweed coat blowing in the cold wind.
1969. London.
He’s walking next to her on Piccadilly Circus, admiring her double-breasted long tweed coat blowing in the cold wind. In the recesses of his mind, he can’t help but think it looks familiar somehow.

MORE STORIES: Worn Stories

But what happens to our clothes 
when we finally let go is important:
& Other Stories offers a sustainable solution:


We want to reduce the environmental footprint in the fashion world, and recycling is a big part of that. We try to find solutions for it in every part of our process and have, since our launch in 2013, established an in-store recycling program for our beauty packaging. This program is now expanding and will include textile recycling too. From autumn 2015, all of our stores offer an in-store textile recycling program. To make the most of this exciting task, we cooperate with experts within this field, and rely on you to recycle with us.


We have an overall sustainable approach within our beauty range, using standard packaging and keeping the paper use to a minimum by printing all necessary information on the inside of the boxes instead of on a separate folder. To recycle & Other Stories’ beauty packaging, bring back the empty containers from our colour cosmetics, bath & body and skin care ranges to our New York store on 575 Broadway (btw Prince/Houston).
This is how it works:
1. Simply return one, or more, of our empty beauty containers to one of our stores, and get one voucher with a 10% recycling treat as a thank you. Please note that your voucher can be used once and is valid for three months.
2. The packaging is sorted according to material directly in the store and then passed on to the nearest recycling station.


Bring any textiles from any brand (old socks and tired towels are welcome too), to any of our store and wish them luck in their new life as insulation material for the construction materials industry, geofleece, carpet underlay, and rear shelves in cars, stuffed toys, shoe insoles, among many, many other things.
This is how it works:
1. Simply fill a bag with any textiles (all brands are welcome!) and bring it to your closest store, and get one voucher with a 10% recycling treat as a thank you. Please note that your voucher can be used once and is valid for three months.
2. Your bags are then collected from the store by our recycling partners. They have the infrastructural solutions in place to sort the items ensuring that the different materials are handled in the best possible way. Each piece (no matter its age or condition) is a valuable source of raw material – a treasure ready to embark on its second chapter. By recycling with us you create a circle that keeps all these raw materials from being produced again from scratch.
3. All textiles are passed on for their next best use via our recycling partner and are sorted into the following categories:

   • Recycling - everything that is not suitable for producing new garments is converted into recycled fibres and non-woven fabric.

   • Rewear – garments that are still wearable move on as second-hand clothing.
   • Reuse – textiles that can’t be worn anymore are turned into special products, such as cleaning cloths.
   • Upcycling – when the product is turned into another product of higher, or equal, quality. 

Read more about our partner I:CO and their process on

See also: RefRecycling

When you buy something from Reformation online, we'll include a free RefRecycling shipping label. Simply slap that on the box your stuff came in (or any other box), fill it up with whatever you want to recycle, have it picked up at your door, and we'll do the rest. You can login to your Reformation profile and log the label number to track your shipments and see where your old stuff is going, and the positive environmental impact you made.

So that you know your old clothes are in good hands, we've teamed up with CR. They'll make sure your clothes are responsibly recycled for reuse.

If every American recycled one more T-shirt a year, we would recover 210 billion gallons of water alone. And – hand on heart – we all have at least one ugly t-shirt in our closets, that we should probably say goodbye to.

J. Peterman Velvet: