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Animal print is stalking the streets and we’re in love. It’s a jungle out there!

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We’re loving a bit of furry volume for Fall. As these style shots show a fur topper looks lovely over a floral frock, or paired with denims or quite simply with nothing at all, as demonstrated by the inimitable Ms. Charlotte Rampling.

We’ve got quite a delicious rabbit fur vest over on Check it out.

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To celebrate the new Kate Moss book out this Tuesday (eek!), we decided to pick some of our favorite Moss moments to share with you. This turned out to be a near impossibility as there are just too darned many. We tried our best but really every shot of her is brilliant. Not for nothing is she known as Kate The Great.

Sneak a peek at the book, published by Rizzoli HERE

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We’re head over heels for dots this season. Beyond versatile, they’re the perfectly playful way to brighten up any sartorial situation.

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We sat down with the creative team behind our luxe line Graham & Spencer this week to whittle out of them what got them going while they were designing the beautiful Fall collection. As you can see it’s a mad world in there! 
Art: Robert Motherwell’s monochromatic abstracts.
Music: Patti Smith’s Horses was the most over-played album in the design room. Top tune: GLORIA.
Faces: 90s supermodel Emma Balfour, Patti Smith (see above), Tilda Swinton, Stella Tennant, Katherine Hepburn.
Effortless Olsen twin layering, especially chunky knits!
Nonchalant fur wearers: Cybil Shepherd, Kate Moss, repeat-offenders the Olsen twins.
Feminine, pretty androgyny.
Chic nineties minimalism as embodied by Carolyn Bessette Kennedy.
1950s sleek sheath dresses by Dior.
1940s glamor gowns.
Le Smoking by YSL.
Glamor goths.
Abstract Japanese florals.
As always see more on Pinterest here:

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It takes a multitude of eclectic, surprising, weird and wonderful inspirations to make up a collection and this Fall was no exception. Here are some of the icons, trends and visuals that steered our design team this season.

We watched:

Love Story - focusing on the preppy bohemianism epitomized by Ali McGraw.

We listened to:

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (a little bit obsessively).

We obsessed over:

Talitha Getty, Francoise Hardy, Michelle Phillips, Charlotte Rampling, Sofia Coppola, Mary-Kate Olsen, 90s Kate Moss.

We referenced:

Luxe hippies

90s slip dresses

70s Parisian style

Moroccan colors: cobalt blues with deep russets and ochres

Aztec textiles

Preppy collegiate style mashed with 70s bohemianism and 90s grunge

Edwardian equestrians!

Ossie Clark

Monet’s Lilies

Key words:

Statement sweaters

Stand-out prints

Fancy pants

Luxe preppy boho

Abstract florals

Polka dots

We’ll be posting more images from our Fall look book next week, check back to see how many of our inspirations you can clock in the pictures!

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Summer Inspirations from Mintee.

We asked our designer Mintee, who was inspiring her at the moment. She gave us these gorgeous shots of Kate and Sophia. Two cool girls indeed.

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Our favorite mother-daughter fashion duos. Happy Mother’s Day xo

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How will you wear yours? There’s a multitude of stylish ways to wear a scarf. Wrap it, knot it, carelessly throw it over your head…the list is endless. It’s a truly versatile piece of clothing. It’s the sartorial gift that keeps on giving. Our covetable piece of neck heaven (a.k.a. our gorgeous polka dot summer scarf) is free with purchases of $225 on the website. What are you waiting for? Get shopping!

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Fashion fell for flowers this Spring with florals popping up all over the Spring 2012 runways. We weren’t immune to the flower-crush and our Graham & Spencer Spring collection features a delicate floral print inspired by damask roses, hawthorn flowers and peony blooms. Floral prints are perfectly paired with a worn shrunken leather jacket and biker boots or worn head-to-toe for a modern-day Ophelia look.

Shop here for the floral silk blouse:

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