Fabrics and garments created by artisan women in remote places find themselves in the visionary hands of long-time Anaak muse, Los Angeles-based stylist Sissy Sainte Marie. Through a series of effortless tucks, ties and pairing variations, Sissy styles Anaak's Spring / Summer 2017 collection in a way that is personal to her. Photographer Greta Van Der Star visited Sissy at her 1930's Spanish hillside home in Los Feliz. Together, the women wander through Sissy's print references, paw at her jewellery box and catch themselves a little Californian sunshine...
SANS WOMAN - OPHELIA MIKKELSON
New Zealand-based artist Ophelia Mikkelson's bathing rituals have been photographed by Nastassia Bruckin for Sans [ceuticals] at her beach-side home in Tairua, New Zealand.
The idea of personal rituals is at the heart of Sans [ceuticals]. Investigated by psychologists and widely documented by anthropologists, the roles rituals play in our lives are extremely therapeutic—connecting body and mind, enhancing creativity, and making us more effective in our everyday. But these rituals don’t have to be grand, candle-lit, Gregorian chanting feats. To us, they are more of a personal, seemingly insignificant, habitual gesture.
With this in mind, we’re intrigued by the quirks and idiosyncrasies around the rituals that bring depth and character to the women we admire. With the heart of their values aligned, Sans and Ophelia celebrate what it means to live with only the pure and necessary.
MIRADOR - AT LAND
At Land is the launch of Mirador’s third collection, focusing around Lauren’s modern take on the traditional sarong as a wearable artwork. At Land is rooted in the traditions of the Japanese Zen garden, mirroring its intention to bring to life the intimate essence of nature rather than attempting to reproduce its form.
The eight organic cotton sarongs and two silk camisoles that complete At Land feature prints that serve as an aide to meditation by removing the clutter of day-to-day life and taking the remaining elements into blissful abstraction. The Organic Cotton is woven and sourced from the Netherlands, painted and designed by Lauren Cassar and ethically made by Jimmy and Lien Nguyen in Australia.