Karen Walker x Ethical Fashion Initiative

Just had to re-post this after seeing it over on Miss Moss. The sunglasses, the photos, the campaign, and the cause are just too good to miss.

The gist: Karen Walker has paired with the UN's Ethical Fashion Initiative to commission Kenyan artisans to design and create wares for her Summer 2014 eyewear collection. Artisans involved include machinists, cutters, tailors, and metal workers, not to mention members of the Maasai group who brought their expertise in beading to the project.

The pieces will be available for purchase in early February (so, soon). In the meantime, enjoy this hell of a collaboration: 

Karen Walker x Ethical Fashion Initiative - secondfloorflat.com
Karen Walker x Ethical Fashion Initiative - secondfloorflat.com
Karen Walker x Ethical Fashion Initiative - secondfloorflat.com
Karen Walker x Ethical Fashion Initiative - secondfloorflat.com
Karen Walker x Ethical Fashion Initiative - secondfloorflat.com

Chic + Really Cheap: Soludos x We Are Handsome

The new Soludos x We Are Handsome designer collaboration is blowing my mind.

Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat

Featuring four exclusive We Are Handsome prints and two Soludos shoe styles, the collection is an ode to "80's-inspired photo print design" and warm weather at the start of the coolest season of the year. 

Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat
Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat
Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat

The shoes range from $65 for the Original slip-on styles to $78 for the lace-ups, which means I'll be buying, like, all of them or at least heavily hinting about them to my friends and loved ones.

Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat
Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat
Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat
Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat
Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat
Soludos x We Are Handsome // Second Floor Flat

My dreamboat Soludos will be worn with these baggy leather trousers, this cropped wool sweater, and this fedora, all while eating a pale pink push-up for good, poppy-80's measure. Be still, my little beating heart.


Soulland X Babar Capsule Collection

Um, how amazing is this capsule collection between Danish brand Soulland and, ya know, Babar the elephant?

There's only menswear up for grabs for the time being, but since when has that been a problem? Available for pre-order at The Goodhood Store, which you can shop online or visit in person, if you're lucky like me and live down the street. 

I'm imagining that all of these pieces were designed by a lovely Danish design team in collaboration with sweet Babar. I'm hoping that they shared tea as they sat over a large wooden draft table, while Babar talked about sleeve length while holding a lil' pencil in his snout. But anyways.