I’m actually shocked I didn’t see this collaboration coming . . . it’s so on point! Carpet bags crafted beautifully by Stanley & Sons using carpet from Mikael Kennedy’s side business (which is proving to be a big hit) King Kennedy Rugs. The collaboration is a limited number of 7 bags, each one being unique given the nature of material sourced. Talk about the perfect holiday present for those in your life who covet an impeccably crafted tote, support the collaborative work of artisans, and idolize Mary Poppins. Take note Mr. N’East Style. Take note.
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Starting in June photographer Mikael Kennedy and his folk singer wife Melaena Cadiz will hit the road for a month long US tour for their joint project, Deep Below Heaven. The project consists of photos Mikael took while traveling throughout 2012 and the album Melaena recorded that same year. They will be hitting up friends’ stores, cafes, and homes to display and perform their art. You can check out the tour locations here. Follow their journey here. And don’t forget to pick up a print, the T-shirt and/or the album. All sound purchases in my book.
A book of Mikael Kennedy’s photos of the fantastic state of California has been published by Chris Black of Done to Death Projects. Today you can order the books from Done to Death Projects. Pick up a copy, get in touch with the wandered inside of you, and get carried away with Kennedy’s beautiful photos.
Boast has released their Spring 2014 collection so you can now see photos from the shoot I styled for them on the website. The incredible photos were shot by the talented Mikael Kennedy. It was awesome working with the Boast team and our two amazing models Natasha and Neal. The collection is very cool and consistent with the brands’ old school charm.
Unlike some, NYFW doesn’t really send me into an excited frenzy. That being said, there are a few brands that I very much looking forward to seeing every year. Billy Reid is one of them. This brand has been a favorite since I saw a collection at Capsule trade show several years back. I had admired the clothing online for its decidedly southern character and classic silhouettes, but it wasn’t until seeing the craftsmanship in person that I truly fell in love. The materials are luxurious in texture and quality and the tailoring is impeccable. Founder Billy Reid designs the collections from his home base of Florence, AL and employs artisan factories in the USA and Europe to bring them to life. I continue to be impressed with the quality, authenticity, and heritage of his designs. It’s always a pleasure to get a sneak peek of the runway presentation hosted at the new Highline Hotel with their behind-the-scenes videos (above). I’ve included some of my favorite looks from the collection (photos via GQ). And be sure to stop by the website and admire my friend Mikael Kennedy’s photography of the S/S 2014 collection (a couple below). His work for them is spectacular and I wish it was available as a printed booklet.