My sweet friend Han Starnes, designer behind Josi Faye, officially launches her FW Close To Home collection today. I'm so proud of this girl, and can't say enough about her artistry, authenticity and attention to detail. The pieces are breathtaking and one-of-a-kind, and she shot all of these photos herself with an old film camera... Close To Home, indeed.
Lauren Winter is a Savannah-based designer, crafting small handmade collections from her Georgia studio. I've followed her for some time now, but her latest Fall/Winter collection really blew me away. The lookbook—shot by Jon Duenas in Portland—captures these gorgeous, Japanese-inspired shapes and timeless black and white colors, with just the right pop here and there. Many of her pieces are hand-dyed, resulting in a special, one-of-a-kind design.
I've had a love/hate relationship with eBay for several years now. Of course I've never really hated it, but it's crazy how worked up I can get over bidding wars. My preference is to always use the "buy it now" button, but sometimes that just isn't an option.
There are so many things to love... I've found some serious treasures for my home over the years. It can take quite a bit of patience and digging (and looking past some blurry, bad photography), but it is well worth the reward. In the past year, I've also been using eBay to buy new or gently used clothing from some of my favorite designers. And, of course, an endless selection of vintage!
eBay has recently rolled out some great new features, including collections—much like Pinterest boards—as well as guides (I love reading some of Justina Blakeney's tips). I've partnered with them to create my own guides and collections for their site.
There is much more over on my eBay page, where you can create your own profile, follow other users' collections, write your own guides and more.