Welcome to October! These are some of the links that caught my eye lately and that you, too, might enjoy:
One | Tamago sushi cat by Gojo Wind’s Plush. Now this is the definition of kawaii.
Two | Wrapping paper by Mee + Min. Wrap gifts in this adorable sushi print paper. It won’t even matter what’s inside anymore.
Three |Earrings by Fancy Pop. These are tinier super cute and tiny, in the shape of ikura sushi (fish eggs), one of my favorites.
Four | Dress by Purple Fish Bowl. This nautical dress features the sweetest sushi print. There’s also a shirt version available!
Five |Phone case by InkWork. A beautiful illustration of different sushi types, which you can keep close at all times, on your phone.
Six | Pins by Cola de Conejo. If you can’t resist pins, like I can’t resist them, you need these in your collection.
This lookbook is a glamorized version of my life right now. Moving means living out of a suitcase for some time, and while that can be pretty hard, I know it’s worth it in the end. Back to the lookbook, it comes from Japanese label Je, and it includes minimalist, practical pieces that you can wear all the time. I love the idea of a skirt matching your passport, I love the picture of the model yawning and the simple color palette in classic autumn tones. And I love that I’ve found this lookbook at such a convenient time.
While you’re reading this, the apartment I’ve been living in for the past five years is a huge mess. There are boxes everywhere, suitcases, and most of all, unsorted things. I hate those unsorted things. It’s incredible how much stuff two people can gather in half a decade, especially when one of said persons makes a hobby out of being photographed wearing various clothes. So between craft supplies, dresses I only wore once, and pretty empty boxes “we may need one day”, I’m in the process of reorganizing all my possessions – to store, to donate, to sell or to take along. It’s so difficult, guys! Who am I to say what future me will want and need? But it has to be done because we’re moving to where we wanted to for a very long time: Berlin! It’s finally happening, after two years of longing for that city.
And as it happens when you’re between apartments, I’m also in between Internet connections. And I have no idea where most of my closet is. So there might be some quiet days here, on Kittenhood, but don’t you worry. I’ll be back to consistent blogging as soon as I can, and I hope you’ll join me in getting to know my new city.
Living in a country where high-school sports is not really a thing, watching “the boys” play is a strange phenomenon for me. However, it’s also incredibly familiar, given our general exposure to American culture. This 1944 photo of girls watching a football game is an interesting combination of strange and familiar. And what makes it even more interesting is the particular decade it was taken in, which is naturally unfamiliar, yet so dear to me.
You probably know Leah Reena Goren from the internet famous, overly imitated cat print she designed a few years ago. It was everywhere! But she’s not just about cats, you know! Her website is packed with awesome wearable things such as scarves, tote bags, sweaters or pins, and the prints on them couldn’t be cooler. I’m in awe of the naked ladies top below, and I love the feminist vibe of all the items. And if you’re not into wearable art, you’ll also find ceramics, illustrations and home decor on her site.
Italian brand Lazzari is all about cuteness and memorable lookbooks. I’ve been following them for almost as long as I’ve been blogging and I don’t remember ever being disappointed with their collections. This season, they’re going back to school with lovely collars, retro backpacks, and the sweetest prints imaginable. It almost makes you want to pick up your best dress & cardigan combination and start doing some homework.
This turtleneck was a revelation for me. I bought it second-hand last winter, and I’ve worn it continuously every season since. When it was super cold outside, I wore it as a skin-tight layer under shirts and whatever else was bulking up at the time. Then it became my number one choice for spring and summer evenings, when I conveniently pulled it over dresses or skirts on every occasion. It doesn’t need much space in my bag or suitcase, it’s light, yet warm. Paired with black jeans, it feels like cat suit. Needless to say, I don’t plan on giving it up anytime soon.
All images via Vogue.com
Bryr is an American label making beautiful clogs. Inspired by the West Coast lifestyle and handmade in San Francisco from quality materials, the shoes come in a bunch of wonderful styles. And actually, they make me wish I lived in perpetual summer. “We believe whole-heartedly in the intrinsic value of well-made things and we hope to make clogs that in 20 years, your daughter will pull out of the closet and want to wear because they are timeless, beautiful and well-made,” the founder of the label mentions. The Bryr fall collection features cozy felt inserts (which I find innovative), fun detachable fringes, and a classic range of colors to suit all tastes.
Which pair would you choose?