Kathy Misick

Today's Daily Candy had me at Turks & Caicos. Daughter to former chief minister of the islands, Kathy Misick's new collection is at once tailored and refined with an organic influence. Each item from the small intro collection is finished with handmade silk rope...I love it all.


My secret revealed

As the temp inches a little higher each week I've got one thing on my mind (besides french fires which are always on my mind :). Shoes. So today, to show you gals (and a guy or two?) how much I love you I'm sharing my probably not so secret place for shoes. Great prices, even better shoes, and serious compliments everytime I get a new pair. Deep breath...click here. And please reserve a few size 7's for me...thanks.

P.S. yes I'm aware I have a thing for gladiator sandals, but at these prices who wouldn't?


Antoinette Lee- Spring/Summer 08

Check out the Spring/Summer assortment from Antoinette Lee. I love that coral ostrich color of the Dolcita and the beachy, casual vibe of the new canvas Stella. I have a sudden urge to be strolling in the Hamptons after a long, leisurely lunch. Check out the collection and the newly revamped site right here.


House of Spy

Check out House of Spy from former biology student Wendy Wong. The collection is stylish with striking silhouettes yet all about comfort. Check out House of Spy here and the online store here.

new post coming soon. by the way...

I'm in e-commerce hell today. Anyone know how to build/integrate a shopping cart asap please email me at clothespinblog@gmail.com


Pepper & Pistol Spring '08

I'm so sorry I've been MIA lately, I'm completely swamped. For some eye candy, check out the Spring collection from Pepper & Pistol. I never thought I'd say it but...I'm liking the sequins!


Mandy Wu

Mandy Wu officially launched her collection of jewelry this Spring and already I'm smitten. With just seven styles, each piece has an opportunity to stand out... and rightfully so as the tone and detail is gorgeous. Mandy is Singapore based but ships to over 50 countries; check out the collection here.


Popomomo revisited...

I'm revisiting today one of my favorite designers from the lookbook, to congratulate her on becoming an eco collection. I loved the detailed shapes of Popomomo when they first launched, but Lizz has recently moved into organic or sustainable fabrics and vegetable dyes and washes. Now that's taking it up a notch or two! Check out Spring Popomomo here.


Phyl Couture

Jamie Phyl launched Phyl Couture in 2004 as a way to bridge high design with everyday separates. Inspired by the details and delicate handwork found in haute couture, Phyl Couture is a collection of modern jersey pieces that incorporate applique, braiding, and embriodery. Check out the collection here and head over to Stars to get a few Phyl Couture styles on sale.


Caprice Bianca

I'm usually all about the basic leather, multi pocket hobo bag (hey I'm a New Yorker), but I have been warming to the shiny bag trend lately. Caprice Bianca embraces the look with her Fall collection in a "go bold or go home" way. From the oversized weekender to the staple clutch; the collection combines classic styles with hot colors; details and hardware remain minimal to let the Italina leather speak for itself. Check out the collection here.


AH Jewelry

Gorgeous right? Audrey Hu designs a wide range of jewelry for her AH collection, ranging from feathers to charms and shells. I'm a big fan of the "mesh" (below) and "feathers" items as I like the perception of weighty and weightless (cheesy I know :). Check out the full collection here.


49 Square Miles

Named for the size of San Francisco (7x7 miles), 49 Square Miles was designed from a genuine love for the SF Bay Area (show offs). To reflect and at once pay homage to the artisanal and organic culture of SF, the collection pairs rich Italian leathers with exposed stitching and minimal hardware. Choose from the Artisan series with evident stitch detail or the Big Mouth series with it's slouchy urban appeal. Now if I start carrying a 49 Sq.Mi. bag, will I be able to move to SF a little faster?


Leonard Street

I haven't been able to find much about the designer of Leonard Street, so let's soak in the beauty instead. In short what I've found is: 'Leonard Street offers a touch of glamour and a nod to the past in silhouettes and detail...individual style is free to evolve'. The short version is...they are carried in the US at Place showroom in LA (fabulous lines by the way!), and a few gorgeous dresses are online at blaec. Love the prints, love the styling, love the detail!!



Istanbul based Senayakin uses traditional goldsmithing techniques to create her incredibly unique collection. Each piece uses sterling silver, 14k gold, gemstones and freshwater pearls. I love the simple shapes and luxurious elements to this line; check Senayakin out here.


Moop Bags

I've been meaning to post about Moop for some time now. If you're looking for a simple well made bag with clean lines...you're at the right place. Moop uses their own patterns to create a impeccably crafted handmade bag; the shop credo is 'handmade does not equal poorly made'. My fave styles are the Market bag (above) and the Fraulien tote (below); purchase at the etsy store and check out the Moop site here.


Imogene and Annie

I came across Imogene & Annie while perusing Etsy and I'm instantly smitten. Annie is brilliant at metal work and uses gold, silver, and brass to create these intricate pieces. I love that they are modern and simple but each piece has a hint of vintage. Check out Imogene & Annie here.



Asluxe was launched in 2005 by Ashley Guidi and Sarah Wigman. These Vancouver based designers have understandably had a great reaction to their collection since launching. Each piece is strong and feminine with an understated sex appeal coming from an emphasis on shape and detail. The Spring 2008 collection is aptly named " find a way or make one" which says a lot right now about almost every woman I know.

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