Entries Tagged as 'Accessories'

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

With Benefits: Summer Sunglasses

This post is the fifth in a series I’ve written on for-benefit companies — for-profit models that inherently benefit social causes — for the men’s ethical fashion site Well Spent (formerly Commerce with a Conscience), where Brad creates daily features as well as the most well-curated product guide for conscientious men’s style out there. One out of five people [...]

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

TOMS new one-for-one is… eyewear!

You buy a pair of sunglasses, they give a pair of eyeglasses to someone in need. Just like Warby Parker did with their launch a little over a year ago, TOMS founder Black Mycoskie identified an opportunity to change people’s lives with the gift of sight. But unlike Warby Parker, TOMS will sell sunglasses rather [...]

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Upcycled leather bags by EKOLOVESANIMAL

Two Italians living in Berlin, Majla and Nicola, run the brand EKOLOVESANIMAL, a line of upcycled leather bags with loads of style. “EKOLOVESANIMAL was born as a project related to our desire to create something that united our needs for style, practicality and respect for animals and nature,” they told me. Their bags are made from vintage leather or leatherette from flea market clothing and junkyard seat belts. “And it is [...]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

New upcycled leather accessories at Poketo

Poketo just launched a line of accessories made from 100% vintage sofa leather — some lovely pieces, from the $32 leather button wallet to the $44 clutch. Shop here!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Fjällräven’s got your back

It’s been a long time since I’ve considered carrying a backpack, but right now, there’s something just right about them. Fjällräven’s Kånken backpack was designed in 1978 and still has the same design and quality today. “At Fjällräven we strive to make products that will last you a long time and even be passed down [...]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Your new favorite scarf: Both ethically made and fashionABLE!

By my estimation, fashionABLE is as much a company about redemption as it is about scarves. The African-based scarf brand employs and empowers women who previously worked as prostitutes, and it takes every opportunity to tell each woman’s story. My Bezuayhu scarf (top) is a nice sublte design and the perfect weight. (Especially for spring!) It’s [...]

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Austin shopping: A browse around Spartan

Top to bottom: 1. Miscellaneous gold-toothed skulls, jewelry and wood vases + Recycled glassware and Fog Linen pieces. 2. Wood vases on a handpainted shelf — such amazing merchandising + Japanese ceramics and super-affordable Fog Linen trays. 3. Lockets by Tres Petits Points + Root bowls and burl wood serving boards. 4. Dishware illustrated by [...]

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Kate Spade X Women for Women International

I didn’t know today was International Women’s Day until I got this email from Kate Spade — so Happy Women’s Day! To celebrate, they’re unveiling a small collection of accessories handmade by women in Rwanda via Women for Women International, including these black-and-white seed bead pieces ($95 & $45), also available in several other colors. The pink [...]

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Lizzie Fortunato + Bodkin

I spent several hours yesterday on Polk Street in Russian Hill, brunching and browsing with a few awesome friends. I found this Lizzie Fortunato necklace at the lovely Anica and am weighing whether I can justify the price ($173). I’m sleeping on it a night or two! Isn’t it perfect with my Early Jewelry horseshoe necklace? [...]

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

New styles at Warby Parker

Fourteen lovely new styles now available from Warby Parker, still just $95 each — but you’re on their mailing list and already knew that, didn’t you? (I wish they’d had these larger-opening frame styles when I was shopping! I instead ended up spending a fair bit more on a pair from SEE Eyewear. But they [...]

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Finds from the Alemany Flea

To everyone who’s taken my survey so far — thank you! I appreciate your feedback so much, and I must say, I’m flattered by your compliments. Thanks for being such great supporters. It means a lot. And it means that I’ll definitely start sharing more of my own style and proud finds here. Case in [...]

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Happy V-Day

Of all the love-related jewelry out there, this one is the only piece that brought a smile to my face. Quite the statement! Ha! And for my more “casual relationships,” I’m sending Kate Spade e-valentines, each designed by thirty or so notable designers. (My favorites are the ones by Alice Lam and Allison Henry.) They [...]

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Gift it: Fair trade luggage tags from SET Boutique

For whatever reason, I think that luggage tags are a great gift — one of those use-every-once-in-a-while things that you’re glad you have when the time is right. These $12.50 tags are from SET Boutique, an online store of all fair-trade items that my friend Lindsay opened this summer. Lindsay is a former production artist for [...]

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Gift it: Native(X) scarves made with Pendleton wool

On sale for $20 each, with free shipping and free returns! Fantastic price for some beautiful scarves. Check out these great skirts, too, all sewn by hand from Pendleton wool fabric. The Casa scarf is my pick. Via Modish

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Gift it: Dots Gloves

So many good features in these gloves, I even ordered a pair for myself. They work with iPhones! Made in the U.S. Made with high-quality British Merino lambswool Men’s and women’s sizes $20 a pair Shop all four colorways — brick, bark, coal and clay — at DotsGloves.com. Via Commerce With A Conscience

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Come see me this Saturday at HELLO by Candystore Collective’s Holiday Trunk Show!

This Saturday, I hope those of you in San Francisco will be able to make a stop on Fillmore Street! From 11 to 3, HELLO by Candystore Collective will be hosting a Holiday Trunk Show & Brunch for three local brands, including Fashion Loves People! Like usual for events, I’ll be selling my shirts at wholesale [...]

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Available Now: Limited-edition Alyson Fox Necklaces & Fashion Loves People Tees

Shop Now How incredible is Alyson Fox? These photos she took of her newest necklaces blow me away — everything about them is perfect, from the models to the setting to the outfitting. She told me that she partly makes the jewelry just so she can style and shoot. Adorable, and amazing. What an eye. [...]

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Sneak peek: Coming to the FLP store tomorrow!

Beginning tomorrow morning, four brand-new necklace designs from Alyson Fox will be available in the FLP store. Alyson is making her new pieces in limited runs of 25-30 pieces each, which will be available from her A Small Collection next month. For now you’ll be able to get one each of four designs here exclusively! And also [...]

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Lemlem scarves

Have you seen Lemlem? Supermodel Liya Kebede (click here for a face shot — you’ll recognize her from runways and J.Crew campaigns) founded the brand in 2007 to create a new market for the work of traditional weavers in her home country of Ethiopia. Pretty awesome. They go for $75 and up and are available [...]

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Gravel & Gold

Meet one of my favorite boutiques in San Francisco! Gravel & Gold stocks “things that are beautiful and well-made,” both new and vintage. To tell the story of each brand they carry, they include a hand-written description of the brand, like this (have a read, it’s very sweet): You can view many more photos in my [...]