Anthro ‘Weblights': Made In Kind and Magazine

I love looking at the Anthropologie website because they’ve always got something creative and interesting going on.  Currently, the folks at Anthro are showcasing some brands that the company carries (Made In Kind) and, a mini magazine!

Made In Kind presents us the name behind the label.  Each of the designers has made something special for Anthropologie.  You can see a few of their pieces styled on models, read a short bio of each creator, and find out their inspiration in making your super cute new blouse or palazzo pants.  Tracy Reese, Charlotte Taylor, and Karen Walker, just to name a few.

A little striped number from O by Organic (John Patrick)

Donkey print shift from Charlotte by Charlotte Taylor (LOVE her)

the MAGAZINE is a fun little feature on the us site that shows us behind the scenes of the wonderful world of Anthro.  From how those jaw-dropping window displays were crafted to the story behind the monthly catalog to more product profiles, the e-zine is definitely a place to see trends in the making.

Tasty tasty watermelon margaritas in the settled confetti tumbler. Find the recipe in the MAGAZINE.

Isn’t it neat to have a little knowledge of the things we buy?  It can be difficult to keep track of all the new designers out there, especially if you buy boutique or vintage.  It’s one of the reasons I loved working at Anthro… you really knew what you were selling!

Fabric swatches from Gregory Parkinson’s line

P.S. If you’re in Europe, the link will redirect you to the .eu site… simply click ‘us site’ on the bottom of the homepage, et voilà. :)

All photos via anthropologie.com.

Above Live- social media meets sustainability

Above Live is like Facebook with an actual purpose.  How many endless hours do we spend on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, act?  Ever feel guilty?  I know I do.

These are places to keep connected to friends and family.  There’s nothing wrong with that.  But Above Live adds to this concept by allowing members to read interesting articles, look at beautiful images, and connect with those sharing similar interests.  Plus, you can still ‘like’ (on Above Live, you can ‘love’) your friend’s status.

Photographer Gilles Bensimmon’s flowers. Article and more photos at abovelive.com.

The site is geared toward sustainability and environmental protection.  You’ll find articles on arts, culture, style, travel, food, conservation, and technology.  So, if you’re passionate about the Earth, request a membership here (it only took a day or two for me).  Then, create your profile and connect with other members.

Editor-in-Chief, Nicolas Rachline (in glasses) with Lapo Elkann

P.S. Above Live is an extended life to the gorgeous Above Magazine published a few years ago.  Although only four issues made it to the newsstands, I’m thrilled to see Above Live taking it’s place.

Condé Nast College, or Scholastic Fashion Heaven

In January 2013, the magazine publishing supremo Condé Nast will open its first place of higher, glamorous education.  Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in London will offer a ten-week Vogue Fashion Certificate and a one-year Vogue Fashion Foundation Diploma.

Can you imagine the inspiration that will sweep the halls?!  The reputation of Condé Nast is one of authority and passion.  For magazines, the company produces the best of THE best.  It seems only natural that they have a place where leaders in the industry pass on their wealth of knowledge and creativity to future generations.