Arches paper in 640gsm, a long 1 meter ruler, various weights of black pens and an architects table, are the tools Brisbane artist CJ Hendry uses to create her incredible photorealistic works. With one work taking up to 200 hours, her creative process is methodical and simple. With no formal art education, the artist was studying commerce before art collectors began to gain interest in her works. All of her pieces are based on luxury high-end items, such as a Hermes scarf or a pair of Gucci loafers and more innate objects like animal skulls. We wouldn’t mind hanging one of these on our walls!
We are super excited to launch the LILYA x KATE FRIEND collaboration for SS15. Lilya designer, Lisa teamed up with one of our favourite London based photographers Kate Friend, on a recent trip to Bali.
Los Angeles based stylist Jessica De Ruiter, her husband/artist Jed Lind and daughter James call this sunny mid-century modern house in the hills of L.A, home. Elements in the home originally designed in 1953 for an artist are still present today with its uncomplicated aesthetic. The house features a flow from indoors to outdoors, allowing natural light to encompass the whole space. This light and airy feel pays homage to the mid-century aesthetic, with pared-back forms, contemporary patterns and natural materials. We love the freshness that this house encompasses, while keeping a functionally homey vibe. Both comfortable and chic, we’d like to call this place home….
Pics: puregreenmag.com & glamour.com
Some women just seem to have a certain je nais se quoi about them and Veronika Heibrunner is one of them. The Senior Fashion Editor of Mytheresa.com has an enviable closet of coveted items, that she seems pull of without a hitch. A regular source of street style inspiration, she radiates non-chalant cool and is frequently snapped with her best and super slick accessory, partner and fashion buyer Justin O’Shea. The master of pairing designer dresses with a pair of Nike high tops, her style is right on trend, perfectly polished always with a casual edge.
LILYA designer Lisa, headed over to New York City last month, not only did she come back with lots of design inspiration for our next collection but some great recommendations for what to do in the big apple! Here are some of her must do’s…
FAVOURITE AREAS: Soho, Nolita, West Village, Lower East Side and Brooklyn and Central Park.
WHERE TO SHOP: Creatures of comfort has to be my ultimate favourite store along with Steven Alan, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Warm NY, Curve and Scoop NYC for beautifully curated boutiques with some of my most loved labels. I also can’t go past the Celine, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant, J-Crew and Free People. When heading over the bridge to Brooklyn, I love Catbird for jewelry, Beautiful Dreamers for artisan-curated garments, the Brooklyn Flea Market and 40 ft single by Stella Dallas for vintage finds.
WHERE TO STAY : The Mondrian in Soho
UNWIND: After many days of walking, have a spa and massage at Great Jones Spa in Soho or simply take a stroll or bike ride around Central Park.
BEST COFFEE: Saturday’s Surf NYC and The Smile To Go in Soho were my morning frequents.
WHERE TO EAT: The Smile for gourmet American food, Dimes and ABC Kitchen for healthy eats, The Butcher’s Daughter for a juice and Lovely Day in Nolita for quaint décor and delicious food.
BEST COCKTAILS: Death & Co. has an amazing cocktail list and Masion Premiere is a Williamsburg speakeasy known for its incredible cocktails and oyster bar.
CHECK OUT: Adorned NYC and Love Adorned for the very best piercing artists and one of a kind jewelry.
MUST DO: Walk the Chelsea High Line, visit Central Park, catch the subway or take a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge to completely immerse yourself in NYC.
LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: if you have the chance, have a rooftop barbeque and watch the sunset with friends.
TOP TIP: Walk! New York is a great city to walk and it is the best way to find hidden treasures!
Minimalism takes a back seat in the new Elle Australia August 2014 editorial ‘coming undone’. We are obsessing over the layering of textural pieces, sheer dainty lingerie, blanket coats, man style footwear and an inclusion of Aztec and geometric prints. Keeping warm and relaxed in oversized and incredibly snug pieces with a countryside backdrop is our kind of winter…