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Fashion Scout » Brook&Lyn’s West Coast Wares

December 11, 2012

Brook&Lyn Large Medallion NecklaceBrook&Lyn x Juju Made Scalloped Ceramic Ponytail Barrette
Brook&Lyn Doublestrand Ink Lavender BraceletBrook&Lyn Tumble Nude Lemon

Basic shapes, suspended at precise length
demonstrate Brook&Lyn’s mastery of both
restraint and proportion.

Ever since we laid eyes on Brook&Lyn’s bewitching “Deflected” collection, we were taken by the brand’s unexpected and original approach to jewelry design. Combining natural materials with bold shapes, their work gracefully walks the line between delicate and strong, such that we see our own femininity reflected in its construct.

Their latest “Medaled” collection, for instance, places a large plated brass circular pendant on black or natural cord. Available in a few iterations – gold yellow or rhodium plated, featuring a trio of pendants or as a bracelet – the design is marked by its dramatic simplicity, consistent with their portfolio. Basic shapes, suspended at precise length from the neck or each other, demonstrate Brook&Lyn’s mastery of both restraint and proportion. Less is indeed more… except when it comes to the number of their pieces we own!

Though established in NYC, Brook&Lyn has always conjured the expansive quality and earthen palette of the west coast. Fitting, then, that the wife and husband proprietors have recently decamped for LA. To celebrate their new city, the duo have collaborated with a series of native artisans to produce Los Angeles inspired wares, from beautiful, unfussy ceramic ponytail barrettes by JuJuMade to richly detailed wood print silk scarves by Jayne Min, the blogger behind Stop It Right Now. The brand is hitting a creative highpoint, and we look forward to their continued success in Cali.

Found @ Etsy » Fall for Autumnal Vintage

October 18, 2012

Bright Wall Vintage Ceramic Mug Trio
Bright Wall Vintage King ThermosBright Wall Vintage American Tourister SuitcaseBright Wall Vintage SX-70 Polaroid Camera
Bright Wall Vintage Red Enamel SaucepanBright Wall Vintage Renauld Tortoiseshell GlassesBright Wall Vintage Green Enamel Fondue Pot
Bright Wall Vintage Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve TypewriterBright Wall Vintage Southwestern Wool BlanketBright Wall Vintage Children's Book Trio

Chilly nights, cozy blankets, steaming mugs of cocoa…
It’s Autumn on Lo’s List!

The air’s turning brisk, the leaves are changing, school is back in session… it must be autumn! I’m already missing those long, lazy days of summer, but there’s something so delicious about the season of cozy wool sweaters and steaming mugs of tea. The onset of chilly nights calls for a bit of warmth around the house, and these fabulous finds over at Bright Wall Vintage are just the ticket for creating that autumnal charm.


1. Mug Trio:One of my favorite cold-weather treats is a cup of hot cocoa — especially the ultra-luxurious dark hot chocolate from Burdick. Sip that chocolatey indulgence in these cheery floral mugs.


2. King Thermos: Always on the go? Take your cocoa with you in this air pot Thermos from King. Hold enough cocoa for you and your friends whether you’re romping through the woods or swimming in a sea of cubicles.


3. American Tourister Suitcase: Go away for the weekend in style with this covetable American Tourister suitcase. It’s just the right size for a couple days of drinking in gorgeous fall foliage, or a getaway to wine country to celebrate the harvest.


4. SX-70 Alpha 1 Polaroid Camera: Capture the beauty of autumn leaves with a classic collectible like this SX-70 Alpha 1. Instagram may be the way of the future, but nothing is as magical as seeing a Polaroid snapshot develop before your eyes.


5. Enamel Sauce Pan: Nothing says welcome home like a pot of something delicious simmering away on the stove. Let this sweet saucepan fill your kitchen with the scent of spiced cider or mulled wine.


6. Fondue Pot: Speaking of kitchens, I’m a sucker for cold-weather comfort foods. Whether you think it’s classic or hopelessly retro, hot melty cheese never fails to delight. This darling avocado-green pot is its own excuse for a fondue party. And don’t forget the forks!


7. Renauld Eye Glasses: Ease your strained eyes with these fabulous vintage frames. Back-to-school chic never looked so good!


8. Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve Typewriter: There’s something writerly about autumn, isn’t there? When inclement weather keeps you indoors, unleash your inner Hemingway with a wordsmith’s classic tool. With a pop of sky blue, this Smith-Corona Galaxie Twelve is the perfect addition to our growing typewriter collection…


9. Southwestern Wool Blanket: As temperatures drop, snuggle up with a luxuriant flannel blanket. Don’t you feel cozy just looking at it?


10. Vintage Children’s Books: What better way to spend an autumn day than curled up with a good book?  This picturesque set of vintage hardbacks is perfect for sharing with the young ones in your family — or the young at heart!

Kawaii! » Haute Honey Pot

October 16, 2012

Jaime Hayon's Baccarat Zoo Bears

“Receptacle or Art Toy, every character exudes its optimistic narrative strength, full of magic and imagination.” Jaime Hayon

Jaime Hayon is on the fast track to completely winning over my heart. First there was his Green Chicken, with its childish, nonsensical spirit, and now, in collaboration with French glassworks legend, Baccarat, Hayon has created these spectacular crystal and porcelain vessels for a collection simply titled: Baccarat Zoo. Their tongue-in-cheek opulence is right on the money (a hefty wad of money).

I’ve got my heart set on the bears above: which is going to put Henri’s college fund back a few notches, but I’m sure he won’t mind as he wistfully stares at the cubs: perched faaaaar out of curious baby’s reach. If you’re more of a duck or monkey person then you’re in luck: the collection includes a few of those critters as well. Sorry. No giraffes.

Weak in the Knees for Fashion Week: Earbuds for the Fashy Types

September 8, 2012

Kate Spade Signature Spade Earbuds


We can’t wait to get our hands on the SS 2013 Post Street Little Nadine satchel we spotted at Kate Spade’s NYFW presentation. But, in the meantime, we’ve got our eyes square on these anything-but-ordinary Signature Spade Earbuds to replace yet another shitty pair of Apple iPhone buds tossed to the trash over our vacay. Now, where is that new Flying Lotus track that I can’t stop listening to…

Weak in the Knees for Fashion Week: Mandula

September 6, 2012

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A little bit Middle Ages, a little bit Gypsy,
and perfectly urban.

It’s a moody, coastal day in New York, and with the end-of-summer cooler weather creeping in just in time for New York Fashion Week, we all have the chance to really switch up our wardrobes and surprise the fashion lenses out on the streets! I’m more than ready to leave behind the days of glaring colors and to plunge into a fall of deep and moody hues, punctuated by – at most – a dash of zephyr green here and there (YZ, are you listening? Zephyr Green).

Mandula, the six-year-strong fashion label of Hungarian-born Hajnalka Mandula is full of just the right rich and layer-ready garments for your shift out of summer. Hajnalka’s style is an unorthodox mix of vintage, upcycled materials and craftsman-level dyeing and construction techniques. Her attention to detail and the quality of her fabrics shine through each piece, making each of these garments more than just an addition to your overflowing closet. Dip-dyed tanks, rumpled oxfords fraying at the hem, utilitarian bucket bags, and billowing hemp pants: Mandula feels a little bit Middle Ages, a little bit Gypsy, and perfectly urban.

Our favorites include a pair of cashmere hot pants (yes, Lo would wear those), hemp drop crotch pants with a vintage leather strap, and a stunning metallic linen cap-sleeved dress.

Go for the Gold » Brass Takes the Cake

August 10, 2012

Oji Masanori Brass Paperweights


Set these paperweights down on the top page of your finished novel by the window on a breezy day…

Although brass is not a traditional medalling metal – and although paperweights belong to the class of less-than-necessary desktop equipment – we’re awarding gold to these exceptional objects by Japanese designer Oji Masanori. The solid brass polyhedra will oxidize over time, building up a gorgeous patina. They come in three different shapes, each with a satisfying heft and unfussy integrity. These paperweights are clearly made for more than holding down a stack of bills: they’re meant to be admired and held in the hand and set down on the top page of your finished novel, for example, by the window on a breezy day. Buy the set from one of our favorite shops for all things home, Toronto-based Mjölk.

Go for the Gold » Royal Tee

August 7, 2012

Martine Rose Gold Tee from August/Winter 2011 Collection
Image via i-D Magazine

Although a bit of a throwback, this gold tee from Martine Rose’s Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection has just the right degree of pomp for a king of the track field. Imagine sweating through a 10,000m speed workout in this number! Royally cool. The London designer has been whipping together eclectic collections for four seasons now, building on inspiration ranging from Zephyr Team skate style to Man Ray’s artifact collection from his post-Paris “exile” years in Hollywood. This particular Lo’s List favorite is made from hypothermia blanket fabric, making it ideal for a post-workout cooldown. Get your own bit of Martine Rose over at Daniel Jenkins or brick and mortar shops GR8 in Japan and Joyrich in Los Angeles.

Go for the Gold » Bust out the Bubbly!

July 31, 2012

Sieger by Fürstenberg Sip of Gold Champagne Tumblers


Congratulations, Michael Phelps! You’ve just won your 19th medal and become the greatest Olympian ever. So now what? Bust out the Champers and get celebrating! Of course, your victorious glass of bubbly demands a vessel that’s suitably elevated. You want nothing less than Sieger’s Sip of Gold collection. These sumptuous Fürstenberg porcelain Champagne goblets come in glossy white, black or silver – and with their rim and interior gilding of 24kt gold, they should quench any Olympian’s thirst (for decadence). Yes, even yours. Snag ‘em here for a modest $200 a pop.

Go for the Gold » Gold, Silver, and Bronze from Anna Sheffield

July 27, 2012

Anna Sheffield 14kt Gold Tiny Rivet RingAnna Sheffield 14kt White Gold Tiny Rivet RingAnna Sheffield 14kt Rose Gold Tiny Rivet Ring
from left: Tiny Rivet ring in 14kt gold, 14kt white gold, and 14kt rose gold

I have been downright pining for these Tiny Rivet stacking rings from Anna Sheffield for quite some time and now, with all things gold staring me in the face, the temptation is painful. YZ, can’t our anniversary come early this year? I’ve particularly had my eye on the bronze, erm, rose gold version of the design: simple, modern, and delicately pink. A perfect fit stacked with my wedding ring. Head over to Sheffield’s main site and the bridal collection for gobs of exquisite jewels for the special person in your life ( or just for you!) While you’re poking around, be sure to take a tour of the designer’s lovely blog!

Fashion Scout » Family Ties

July 24, 2012

Gene Meyer BowtieGene Meyer Bowtie
Gene Meyer Ties

No, skinny ties and bow ties are not played out, thank you very much. Not when you’re wearing one of Gene Meyer’s original silk woven designs, anyway. The brand’s ties appeal to today’s nattily dressed men, but infuse Mediterranean colors and geometric patterns that call to mind, say, Capri in the 1960s. Which makes sense, considering all Gene Meyer’s ties have been made in Italy since the company began manufacturing over 20 years ago.

By the time brothers Doug and Gene Meyer established the accessories arm of their brand, they were lauded veterans in the interior design and fashion industries. You can still find their home décor and textile work in the likes of Vogue and Architectural Digest any given month, and they clearly bring that same expressive touch to their neckwear. The assorted textures, juxtaposing shapes and beautiful color blocks of violet, salmon and citrus yellow hues make each of these ties worthy of a magazine spread in and of themselves.

Lo’s List especially recommends these ties, bow ties and pocket squares for summer and autumn weddings, weekend getaways, or after-work negronis along the Italian Riviera.

Kawaii! » Ka-Bam!

July 18, 2012

Ban.do Ostrich Pouf


Totally useless, totally huge, totally overpriced. I want it. A neon pink ostrich pouf? How did I live without this for so long?! I don’t think I’d be wearing this pinned to my chest like a bachelorette party boutonnière – actually, I’m not sure what on earth I would do with it… Maybe display it in a specimen jar labeled “fireworks”?

Found @ Etsy » Summer Brights

July 16, 2012

Rib & Hull Dijon Yellow Raw PurseRib & Hull Cognac Brown Leather Heirloom Tote
Rib & Hull Coral Canvas and Leather Tokyo ToteRib & Hull Violet Leather Oversized Clutch
top: Dijon Yellow Raw Purse and Cognac Brown Leather Heirloom Tote
bottom: Coral Canvas and Leather Tokyo Tote and Violet Leather Oversized Clutch

Rib & Hull’s collection of luscious leather goods is perfectly in line with this season’s celebration of all things neon. These Tokyo-style totes, carry-all wallets and oversized pouches – offered up at reasonable artisan rates – are just the right pop of color for this strict New Yorker’s grey-on-black daily attire.

T-Shirt Tuesdays » Jonathan Saunders

March 8, 2011

Jonathan Saunders Boyfriend TeeJonathan Saunders Boyfriend Tee
Jonathan Saunders Boyfriend Vest TopJonathan Saunders Boyfriend Tee

Don’t you love it when a tee shirt is more than just a tee? Like a top that makes a major artistic statement while you comfortably go about your business? A loose fitting piece that makes you look put together as opposed to sloppy? Well Jonathan Saunders has your number. The London-based designer’s resort collection includes a handful of black and white tees perfectly proportioned with bursts of color and eye-catching patterns. His emblem designs in neon and pastel hues are graphic beauties while the watercolor bricks are more subtle by comparison. Both pack a punch but keep it polished at the same time — plus you can wear them with anything. In other words, they’re perfection to a tee.

T-Shirt Tuesdays » Pegleg NYC

February 1, 2011

Pegleg Mid Stripe TeePegleg Sail Tee
Pegleg CTS TeePegleg Embroidered Objects Tee
top: Pegleg Mid Stripe and Sail Tees
bottom: Pegleg CTS and Embroidered Objects Tees

Don’t get me wrong – I love the biting severity of winter, the layers of gray, the way the city looks a century younger when it’s covered in two feet of fresh snow. But here and there, throughout these colder months, my mind does wander to scorching hot days at the beach, watermelon, and skipping around outside in a t-shirt and shorts.

The tees by the twenty-something trio behind Pegleg NYC also feel like a wistful reach towards summer. For their t-shirt line, the designers pull from an inspiration grab-bag of bold, nautical flag graphics, sailor stripes, and zany embroidery. The result in a collection that is not for the faint of heart and can’t help but be wonderfully clashy. Be sure to check out their other departments as well – including plenty of sweats, sweaters, and jackets to keep us warm until the snow melts…


Pegleg Circle TeePegleg Trident Tee
Pegleg Two Pocket TeePegleg Reversible Tee
top: Pegleg Circle and Trident Tees
bottom: Pegleg Two Pocket and Reversible Tees

Fashion Scout » An Updated Godard Getup

January 27, 2011

Band of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Band of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection

Scott Sternberg’s Band of Outsiders is getting bigger. For Spring 2011, he introduced Girl, adding a breezy feminine aura to the brood. The new diffusion line is sophisticated without being too solemn. Draping faint floral and pale-colored fabrics, Sternberg balances Grecian-style cuts with shorter hemlines and long asymmetrical silk skirts with midriff-baring tops. Girl is a departure from the twisted preppy look that’s made the brand a cult favorite – but she’s still fresh enough to be part of the fam.

Band of Outsiders’ Boy and Man lines, meanwhile, are going strong. Country club casual was the name of the game for this season’s Boy, featuring knits and separates in crisp white, plaid and primary color blocks. As for Man, it was one of Sternberg’s best efforts yet: the suede varsity jackets and shrunken drawstring shorts oozed relaxed cool, and the Band of Outsiders Sperry topsiders they sported would be a hit with any Girl, Boy or Man! Shop the collection here!


Band of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Band of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear CollectionBand of Outsiders Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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