We knit: Dana Barnes profile

Dana Barnes is a knitwear designer who has designed for the likes of Elie Tahari, Adrienne Vittadini and Tommy Hilfinger in the past. Now, she has focused her attention on making giant crocheted rugs, all handmade by her and the few staff members she employs. Her SOHO loft (the ultimate dream apartment) serves as her studio for the creations she sells under her label Souled Objects.

On another note... I have just started felting myself. I'm making the Felted Slippers designed by Melynda Bernardi (of French Press Knits) with some turquoise wool from the Kingston, Ontario fair. I'm crossing my fingers that everything will turn out!

photos from the NY Times


We lust: Derek Lam Spring 2010

We wear: Cheap Monday Spring/Summer 2010

never give up on the good times...

click here to view the most iconic dress of the past 50 years

...Well, we can't say we weren't surprised!

We stalk: Raquel Zimmermanm

Raquel goes rockabilly in her shoot for Vogue Paris June/July 2010
photos from tfs

We observe: Head Scarves

It's been a recent obsession of ours to learn how to tie the perfect head scarf. We believe this love for the head scarf/turban began for us (and other headwear lovers) with the Prada 2007 collection, in which it was officially proven that the silk turban was so much more than a religious symbol... but the ultimate fashion accessory.

Prada 2007 / photos from style.com

Since Prada's "discovery" / innovation of this wondrous accessory, people have been testing out new ways to tie and wrap a head scarf.

"The Twist" from Jak&Jill blog

blogger Rachel from that's chic

Here's yet another way to wear it, seen in a recent spread from June 2010's Vogue Russia:
source: NeverDrinkAgain // tfs

Unfortunately, even after seeing "the turban" succeed time and time again to look great on others, we still find ourselves wondering...
how do they do it?
It is so much harder than it looks to pull this off as an effortless cool.

People we like

theimpossible cool olsensannonymous


We knit: Vintage Turban

I started knitting this vintage 1940s turban pattern January 7th with Sublime cashmerino wool... my absolute favourite brand. I ran out of wool and was forced to put the project into hibernation until I finally got around to buying more. As of today... (finally!) it is complete.

...hello Grace Kelly!

my turban on ravelry

'Two knitted Turbans', Bestway Leaflet 986, 1940s. Museum no. AAD 11/40-1990 to 11/64-1990

We stalk: Coco Rocha

We love Canadian girl, Coco Rocha. Here she on the cover of Flare magazine's April 2010 issue.

All images from flare.com

Things we like

black wolf / tumblr
Black wolf / tumblr