03 December 2013

through the looking-glass...of Leith Clark

Leith Clark has been for the long time role model in many ways for teenage girls and those little bit older. This dreamy-minded girl, founder of our beloved publication Lula (we are so sad the 17th issue was the last one) has the perfect sense of style and strong voice of young, successful and determined woman who at the same time loves frocks that look like cupcakes. I do believe what you think reflects your style in many ways and always has been interesting to see how her feminist thoughts reflect her juvenile style. 
These days Leith’s thoughts were about the vision of a world through spectacles and she did a collaboration with Warby Parker, opticians whose philosophy is to create boutique-quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point. Inspired by smart-looking and smart-thinking individualists (like Zoe Kazan who models for lookbook), 1960s, librarians, nerdy girls, five models Marva, Greta, Aurora, Wednesday, and Willow come in both optical and sunwear. 
Leith likes glasses we had when we were kids—or that our dad wore when we were kids—and wearing them now. She likes Bergman. Big thick glasses on a little, tiny face. When there are etchings or engravings or magically-made materials. She like pearls, brass, opera glasses. Everything being all violet. She like seeing the world with a pretty pink tint to it. Leith collaboration with  Warby Parker just confirmed what we have known for a while now- somehow we just love to observe the world through Leith Clark’s point of view.

 see more of the loveliness below and visit Warby Parker for more info

17 November 2013

China Darling...Xinyuan Zhang

In the high competitive world of modeling, we get amazed by new faces we see every day but we will forget about these astonishing beauties soon as the new model pops in to win our heart. Of course there are those whose face we won’t forget so easily. Xinyuan Zhang is one of those girls.
Born in Hubei Province of China, she graduated from Central Academy of Drama in Beijing and became popular through social networks. Once being discovered, her face graced the cover of I-D Magazine and pages of many others. Not only she has a face of porcelain doll, but this young lady is very self-aware and through her modeling career has developed unique aesthetic vision and oriental wisdom saying no to vulgar photo shootings and editorials. And her personal style is all about collar dresses, exaggerated accessories, red lipstick and unique pieces of headwear. We love her even more once we found about that! 

 xinyuan zhang's website / instagram

12 November 2013

wishlist of november

repetto rose mary jane at la garçonne, the kinfolk table cookbook, purple jacquard dorothy skirt and dylan top from araks via avenue 32, tocca colette fragrance, a détacher morris ballet clog at la garçonne, apc wool beret at steven alan, D&G balconette bra at net-a-porter, satin briefs at net-a-porter, mansur gavriel bucket bag

10 November 2013

London Stories...Dalston Garden

Dalston Garden is one of those London charming secret little places that win your heart at first glance. I discovered it by accident, few weeks ago when garden hosted one of the Oxjam gigs. Utterly adorable performance of Cat Meat (followed by The Black Fields and The Midnight Barbers) by the light of pumpkin candles and cup of dark chocolate with rum created such a surreal atmosphere. Well, soon as you step from not so pretty Dalston railway station to this loveliness, you feel like you are flying on the cloud of some imaginary world. Not to mention that pizza I tried that night was on one the best I’ve ever had in my life. (Of course made of ingredients that are growing in the garden.) 
The Garden has been created in 2010 on the old Eastern Curve railway line. The architectural collective Exyzt built a spacious wooden garden pavilion for events, workshops and gatherings. A super cool thing about garden is that anyone can take part in maintenance of this super cool world, especially keen gardeners. Sounds perfect for all those plant lovers living on concrete without their own piece own piece of land. 

find out more Dalston Estern Curve Garden here

08 November 2013

I'll have a butterscotch sundae, I guess!!

We talked about Orla Kiely AW13 back in the March, after she left us breathless with quirky presentation where bunch of gorgeous models/ secretaries were walking around the office and typing on neat retro typewriters in style of the Mad Men. Collection inspired by gypsy royal princess from 1970s, Margot Tenenbaum and Irish artist Breon O’Casey, is one of our favorite collections coming from Orla Kiely’s factory of mod.
Misslikey is crushing this season on:  The fitted rosy pinafore in “Raised Flower’ design with silky floral appliques, Angora rosy top that is slightly cropped and fitted , Silk black organza blouse and thick but extremely soft faux fur coat. And do I have to mention all the knitwear pieces adorned with squirrels? 
 Oh, Orla why you are so lovable each season?
see the lookbook images below  or here

04 November 2013

the journal of ascetic

Shinola Bixby is another wonderful model from Shinola, cool Detroit based brand that produces high-quality, handcrafted watches, leather goods and bicycles. The story of each Shinola bicycle begins in the legendary Waterford Precision Cycles factory in Wisconsin, where frames and forks are individually handcrafted by experts using double-butted cro-moly steel. Once shipped to their Detroit workshop, they undergo a custom-level assembly by bike specialists, and each component is fitted by hand and tested for precision. This close attention to each and every detail ensures that every bicycle that ships from the Detroit workshop delivers impeccable reliability and an unbeatably smooth and responsive ride.  

Silk dress by Boy by Band of Outsiders
Boy by Band of Outsiders are proving their cool and clean vision every single season. This long silk dress with tunic silhouette is one of the ensembles seen at their autumn 2013 runway show. Simple, austere and artistic, Tri-Color Silk Dress by Boy by Band of Outsiders is one of misslikey’s favorite RTW dresses from this season. Beauty is in simplicity sometimes, isn’t it?!

27 October 2013

Sunday's paper...Lula and Oh Comely

Tell me if there is something better to do on Sundays than to flip through our favorite papers that are delightful like a piece of candy? Today misslikey was hanging with current issues of Lula and Oh Comely and she took some photographs for you as well in case you didn’t see them yet.
Lula Magazine as usual is like a fairytale, full of dainty stories. For the issue seventeen, the clever mind of Leith Clark and associates Clare Shilland, Damon Heath, Davina Catt, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, Kristina Golightly, Pamela Hanson, Jessie Lily Adams and many others brought us amazing selection of interviews and enchanting fashion fairytales. Marvelous spreads such as Dance for you, How come you never go there, Love me if you dare, Knowing the things that I know, My own world and others filled the pages of Lula with our favorite autumn collections while interviews with Jemima Kirke and Simone Rocha will inspire you and reveal some new things that you haven’t expected from these girls. Nevertheless, Lula has always been a magazine that is featuring lovely, talented and smart women. Also there’s one super interesting feature, tribute to Lula’s favorite magazines Nova and Stockholm New that are not in the press any longer.
While Lula is showcasing a divine beauty of fashion and talent of some ladies we admire, issue 17 of Oh Comely is all about space, stars and astronauts. In between Oh Comely’s artistic and written interpretation of the sky above, on the other side, down on earth writers Fab Gorjian, Benjamin Brill or Jason Ward are dealing with amazing stories that only daily life can create. And misslikey has a huge crush on Framed spread, inspired by Russian costume styled by Emelie Hultqvist and Stelios Stylianov and photographed by Romain Sellier.

see more snaps below and tell misslikey what kind of papers are you reading this autumn that you would like to see here as well?