In this month's The Curator column, Vanessa Ambrose, owner of Cameron Marks boutique, chooses five of her favorite things.
1. Chloe Resort 2015 Collection:
One of my favorite French clothing houses, Chloe, just released yet again an amazing collection for Resort 2015. Designer Claire Waight Keller had the works of architect Le Corbusier's modernist ideas on her mind this season it seems, incorporating clean and graphic silhouettes with complete ease, and constructing leaner looks imbued with softness. Love!
I have always had a soft spot for anything formed by hand out of clay. Always. Based in Sydney, MUD Australia has been a fave for quite a few years. Each piece is crafted from Limoge porcelain completely by hand, which allows for slight irregularities making each piece truly unique. The MUD color palette is like no other, just plain gorgeous with the color actually tinted in the clay, opposed to placing the color on the surface. Perfect for everyday use and we are eagerly awaiting our next delivery to Cameron Marks.
3. The Midi Pencil Skirt Trend.
This is a silhouette that I hope is here to stay. You might be wondering what makes a skirt a midi skirt. It's the length; that it sits below the knee to the mid calf and usually has a true waist line. Extremely complimentary for all figure types. It's chic, and polite yet cool when worn with individual flair. I love the look with a form fitted crop top.
4. Rodin Lip Balm:
My bestie recently introduced me to my new favorite lip balm by Rodin. It's all natural, sheer and moisturizing. A lovely blend of jasmine, orange flower oil, shea butter, beeswax, and castor seed oil. Confession: The gorgeous square lucite packaging sealed the deal.
My current lust is the handmade Bon Bon lamps by Serbian designer Ana Kras. Based in New York, Kras hand makes each lamp with left over cotton and wool yarn. Just like a modern lantern, perphaps. Adore.