A new clothing e-commerce website, Honest By (honestby.com) takes the guessing out of purchasing a new sweater or pair of pants. The pieces sold on Honest By each come with full disclosure on how the item was made, the price of labor and materials, every detail of where the materials came from (yes, even the sewing thread and little size tag), and who had any role in constructing the garment. It even tells you how much time was spent ironing the item when making it. Uh, I didn't know I wanted to know that, but sure!
Having any details of how something is made is a foreign concept these days, where we question if there are toxic chemicals in toys, or if the individual who constructed a handbag was working in inhumane conditions. Could this catch on and be the new organic?
Get your slice of Aussie cuteness with San Cisco's "Awkward," a sunny yet nonchalant song featuring a lot of da-da-da-da's and obligatory foot tapping. You can find the song and four other tracks on the Awkward EP hitting iTunes on February 3.
Actress Rose Byrne wore this Elie Saab Couture jumpsuit to the SAG Awards, rather than sticking with the typical red carpet-friendly, floor-length gown. Bravo for taking a risk; it looks amazing! (I just hope going to the restroom isn't too challenging.)
I love this digital print, originally taken on a Polaroid camera, of a road in New Mexico. The artist, Jeremy Kenyon, Lockyer, had a brush with death when he fell severely ill from a respiratory disease, but emerged a strong creative force.
If you're staying in (avoiding snow perhaps?), Malaysian singer Yuna has the soothing voice you're looking for to relax. Her next album is set to drop on Tuesday, but until then, check out "Live Your Life," produced by Pharrell and featuring a cameo from Dizzee Rascal here. Then, you may want to hear "Coffee" here. Exhale. I love Sunday.
I'm in love with the piping on the jeans, the biker jacket, the spiked and scalloped metal collar...
Plus this Louis Vuitton lookbook has idyllic shots of Arizona Muse biking, drinking coffee at an outdoor cafe, and rollerskating with a handsome man, all in charming spots in Paris. Can we switch, Arizona?
I briefly mentioned my enthusiasm for the upcoming Jason Wu for Target collection before, and with the entire collection and pricing available online for a preview, I'm even waay more excited now. Above are my personal favorites, but all the looks can be viewed here.
Pedro Lourenco's Pre-Autumn/Fall 2012 collection is cold as ice - besides the touches of luscious fur (which are actually made of mohair yarn) - with clean cuts, modern color-blocking, face shielding sunglasses, and even glacial prints.
No longer creating buzz just for his age (his Fall 2010 collection debuted when he was just 19 years old), Lourenco is one whose name you'll learn quickly if you haven't already.
We all know what New York, Paris, Milan, and London Fashion Weeks are like, but in Vice's Fashion Week Internationale video series, you get to see what the event is like in other unexpected locations. The latest installment goes behind the scenes of Cambodia's first-ever fashion week, including the appalling garment factory conditions.
Interior inspiration for your home? Maybe not, but I would have loved to have the privilege of sticking colorful dot stickers on everything when I was younger. Titled "The Obliteration Room," this installation at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art allowed visitors to transform a completely white space with thousands of stickers.
With a boldly modern aesthetic, Dutch design studio Tjep is leaving an impressive footprint around the Netherlands, in restaurants, airports, and schools. The designer, whose real name is Frank Tjepkema, often combines the clean and colorful with wood elements in his interiors.
You know how it goes: you get past the December holidays, watch the ball drop/drink a lot/whatever it is that you do on New Year's Eve, then suddenly it's a new year and the only difference is that you have to remind yourself it's a different year when you write the date.
I, on the other hand, am taking a more optimistic approach. I know, I know, the world is going to end and stuff. Whatever. I'm just anticipating fashion week (er, month) in February, okay? If you're like me, you may also be interested in some of these other fashion-related events to come in the next twelve months:
The Spring 2012 runways saw pastels, peplums, girly satin, and feminine prints. Whether sixties psychedelic-tinged or twenties-esque, 2012 will surely bring more of these sweet looks.
Even if you are snatching up everything in sight when H&M's clothes hit the web, it looks like the fast fashion movement may be slowing down. With more emphasis on being selective, saving money, and saving the planet, putting more thought into each clothing purchase is becoming the norm.
Read more at Fashionising.com.
Now that we have our introduction to the new year, here's an intro to Tweed & Vulture: my name is Brie, and I'm a fashion student from the US. My style is a sort of punky yet bohemian version of Audrey Hepburn, I believe Australia's fashion scene is underrated, and I insist that I only put sweaters on my chihuahua because he's actually cold.
I've created Tweed & Vulture to be an online resource of fashion and lifestyle inspiration, from styling tricks to recipes to art to hidden treasures in unexpected places around the world.