Serafina has teamed up with interior designer, clothing designer, and author Mark D. Sikes to introduce his new book "Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style".
As he so eloquently writes in the introduction, "Beauty has been a defining feature of my life and work for as long as I can remember". Featuring his trademarks of blue and white, chinoiserie, and stripes this book fully captures the beauty of his livable art. In addition to his interior design he has a successful clothing line called MDS Stripes.
Using 100% cotton and a "lifelong love affair with blue and white stripes" Mark D. Sikes creates another form of livable art, clothing. His pieces give a sense of vacation with a modern twist on classic stripes.
Can This Cult German Denim Brand Resurrect the Look of ’80s Jeans? by Nancy Macdonell from Vogue
For its Fall collection, the Hamburg-based brand Closed—think a Teutonic A.P.C.or, as CEO Gordon Giers says, “A German denim brand with an insane love for details that wants to make the clothes that people live in every day”—decided that it was time for the people who wore Closed to know the people who made Closed, both as a company and as individuals. To chart the label’s evolution over the years, designers perused the archives from its heyday in the 1980s, plucking big hair–decade styles such as pedal pushers and jodhpurs from the dustbin of fashion history and recalibrating them for a new generation, all the while emphasizing details such as their signature X-pockets and fly labels.
To further the point that the family-owned brand is essentially a close-knit team of friends and relatives, the campaign was shot on employees and their mates (who are, it must be said, an amazingly attractive bunch). The combination ofreimagined styles and plethora of new and vintage imagery is simultaneously inspirational—remember when back lacings were cool?—and highly shoppable.
In this edition of Vive La Femme, we ask hat designer Gladys Tamez which woman inspires her and why.Read More
Joseph presents a high contemporary ready-to-wear collection season after season with a strong care of luxury essentials. Learn about the latest collection after the jump.Read More
Serafina is a lifestyle boutique run by women for women. Female energy is abundant in our store. It’s no surprise that we take special interest in supporting other women in business. We won’t be burning our bras anytime soon (mostly because we need that support for all our beautiful garments) but we wanted to take a moment to share the wonderful women-centric community that we are incredibly fortunate and grateful to be a part of.
We asked our pool of female designers “Which women inspire you and why?”