Stripe Style is a monthly column written by Dana Rader, co-owner of Stripe and Stripe MEN, beloved lifestyle boutiques in Santa Cruz, Calif.
With summer on the horizon, we can’t wait to live in this white linen dress from Sugar Candy Mountain. Sugar Candy Mountain's garments are made from natural fabrics and are produced in California. Their name references George Orwell's version of heaven, but their nod to heaven is nature and community, and something that can be lived-in and brought from Big Sur to Manhattan. This dress is simple and understated, but we love its great attention to detail—and it has pockets! We’re dreaming of wearing it all summer long.
We are thrilled by Bizu’s beautiful new line of jewelry. Bizu jewelry is made by Megan McKean in Portland, Ore. Her love for jewelry-making began in college where she started creating and selling pieces in her spare time. After graduating with a bachelor's of fine arts degree in graphic design, she worked for a jeweler and then pursued making jewelry full-time. This art deco-inspired pendant is such a beautiful piece. It would be a great statement necklace; it’s so simple, yet bold and unique. The blue stone is sodalite, named for its sodium content.
Layer it with the Point Lobos sweater by Six Ten to add a little warmth in the mornings and evenings. Named after Point Lobos in Carmel, it’s a great layer for our foggy coastal surroundings. Pair it with boyfriend jeans and a baseball cap for summer adventures. Six Ten sweaters are designed and made sustainably in Los Angeles of upcycled cotton. The Recover Upcycled Textile System regenerates cotton fiber from old clothing and cutting scraps. Recover cotton is produced using none of the water and toxic chemicals required for conventional cotton fiber.
After a long summer day adventuring in the great outdoors, kick back, relax and sip a glass of rosé out of a gorgeous ceramic cup from Forest Ceramics. With a background in chemistry, Sean Roberts brings an experimental mindset to his artistic process which led to his strata series of cups. Each pattern is made by hand using a colored slip glaze or liquid clay. He is located in Orcas Island, Wash. General patterns can be repeated, yet the inherent randomness and delicate nature of this patterning process makes each cup completely unique.