This woman needs little introduction. She is a model for a woman with smarts, with an adrogynous face and an ability to morph into any look with ease, from 90s supermodel pretty to grunge, to completely alien.
It's powerful to see her in her mid-40s walking current runways for designer Calvin Klein, featured in avant garde SS2011 pieces for Gareth Pugh and gracing the covers of i-D, Love and Vogue Italia.
It goes so show that women any age can still look beautiful. She still has one of the most spectacular bodies we have ever seen and her signature silver hair has been inspiring girls a fraction her age to dye theirs grey.
We love her off duty style too, usually in shades that compliment her famous hair.
There is nothing better than a cup of mulled cider, tree decorating, classic holiday specials and my favorite Christmas records that gets me in the spirit for the holidays. These are some of my favorites. Enjoy.
This is Monkey...at around 7:30am. She means business in the morning!
She is over 15 years, but still has lots of energy and is still a very good looking little tigress (and she knows it). She was originally owned by a talented designer we carry at our shop when she was a kitten, but landed in Holly's toasty Tenderloin apartment.
Among Monkeys favorite things:
Bobby socks (preferably white)
Vegan chicken drumsticks
Getting her picture taken
She is also tri-lingual (English, Spanish and Feline).
Even though she is a Chanel fan, Mo likes lux, plush sweaters that she can get her little claws on, like the James Perse Button Front Relaxed Cardiganor the Filippa K Chunky Roller Sweater (in her favorite color, black).
She also thinks they will make good Christmas gifts for your loved ones.
1 and 2: Filippa K Chunky Roller Sweater 3 and 4: Filippa K Silk Pocket Blouse, Daiki Suzuki X Woolrich Woolen Mills Trail Vest, Helmut Lang Panel Leggings, Filippa K Felt Triby Hat 5: Filippa K Lauren Coat, Helmut Lang Threadbare T, Them Atelier Women's Skinny Jeans, Filippa K Mohair Net Shawl *Photographer's own sunglasses 6: Helmut Lang Uneven Stitch Cardigan, Filippa K Crepe Jersey Bianca Dress 7 and 8: Filippa K Lauren Coat and Sequin Swing Top (worn as dress) *All photos feature models own shoes, socks and vintage jewelry
Photographer: Joshua Miller
Stylist: Holly Bun
Model: Lindsey Vancantfort
Copyright Winter 2010
We decided that the best way to spend a Sunday morning off was a) procrastinatingb) soy hot chocolate and strong seizure-inducing coffee c) brunch at Farmer Brown and d) a holiday photoshoot with one of our favorite beauties on Earth, Lindsey.
Not only is she stunning (good Swedish genes!), but she is also witty, well-read and one of the most intelligent friends we have. She also loves my pies.
We brought a camera, but we also had our trusty smart phones snapping photos for variation. Surprisingly, the IPhone photos came out the best.
Japanese pro photog Koichi Mitsui said of the boom of professional photographers using their IPhones as tools:
Its "simplicity keeps me devoted to only composition and the perfect photo opp."
It's baffling how advanced technology is always evolving. We love this new wave of instant, portable
photography that can, with the right composition, concept and POV, become something really beautiful, fun and special for the amateur photog.
Thank you to Lindsey and Joshua for one of the most playful photoshoots we have ever done. Final photos to come...
Our buddy Derek stopped by the store looking for a good, rain resistant jacket that was light and versatile. A man of many talents, including writing music scores for independent plays, Derek's got great casual, personal style. He thought the Fjallraven Greenland Jacket in brown was exactly what a guy needs in his wardrobe. It's rain and weather resistant and also has a cool Swedish heritage style.