upcoming collection

Illustration for the cover of my upcoming zine, Specimens, Collections and Curiosities II. It’s like a sequel to my first zine, but it has more witchy things! I’ll have them in my shop at the end of the month, AND I’ll have them at my table at MoCCA in NYC on April 1 and 2nd. It’ll be my first time back in the city so please come say hi!

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Haversack SS17 Lookbook

Apologies for the recent overload of Japanese brand’s lookbooks, but I must come to terms with my passion for the unique sensitivity, attention to detail and aesthetic they deliver in each of their garments. Simply put, for me, the vast majority of contemporary exciting projects in menswear, come from the land of the rising sun - it seems they are constantly one step ahead in what regards textile technology, fabrics and plays on shape and proportion.

Haversack’s upcoming SS17 collection is a perfect example: unexpected yet sophisticated layering, a return to wide-legged pants and an overall casual tailored feel that embodies everything I love, even if with an exaggerated accent.

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Guys, better prepare for @savage-sims upcoming daddy collection ♥

vice.com
A Story from Roxane Gay's Upcoming Collection, 'Difficult Women' | VICE | United States
A girl goes with her father to see his mistress regularly. When her father dies, she pays the mistress one last visit and learns something surprising.

When I was a girl, my father once told me that women weren’t good for much. We were parked at the mountain overlook just outside town. I was in the backseat, staring at my shoes, chewing my fingernails. He was in the front seat, drinking Maker’s Mark from a bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag. He and my mother had just had another heated argument and he had dragged me out of the house as if I would ever choose his side. He said, “Don’t become like your mother. She is a small woman.” My father didn’t love my mother. I don’t even think he loved me but he did love making us miserable by refusing to leave.

Some more stuff for the upcoming collection, two different meshed skirts.

Imma be so fucking mad if the wrap skirt doesn’t work in game cause I love the texture/shape of it. Shit it even has the knot meshed.

*crosses fingers*

*chants*

“Please work in game, please work in game, please work in game”

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Wheee, it’s #FridayReads!

I’m curling up this cold weekend with Gambled Away, a historical romance anthology featuring the amazing Rose Lerner (her Listen to the Moon is in this year’s Book Concierge, and deservedly so).

Friend of the Desk Colin Dwyer is discovering The Master and Margarita.

Code Switch’s Kat Chow reports she’s reading Roxane Gay’s new collection Difficult Women.

Reviewer Annalisa Quinn is enjoying an advance copy of Deb Olin Unferth’s upcoming story collection Wait Till You See Me Dance. She calls it “bitter and funny and so charming.”

And Code Switch’s Karen Grigsby Bates says she’s checking out the Book Concierge to plan her weekend reading – you can too, right here!

– Petra