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Right in time for our toasty Indian Summer, local eco-friendly accessories brand Kayu is debuting its gorgeous Resort 2012 collection. Crafted out of the brand's go-to renewable materials—bamboo, straw, wood, and shell—this time around, the collection focuses on a mix of natural hues and vibrant pops of color like turquoise, hot pink, and "Sunkist orange." If you're a clutch gal, you're in for a treat, thanks to the plethora of hand-held options designer Jamie Lim is offering for the season—everything from wooden boxes with bits of shell detailing to (our favorite!) sleek wood-and-straw combos in the perfect 7" x 5" size. Check out the stunning and sustainable collection after the jump and peep Kayu's previous dream-inspired collection here.
On the East Coast, we have a few choice words — and whines — to describe the November-to-March cold. We also admit that low temps have their perks, specifically in the wardrobe department. Chunky knits! Statement coats! Knee-high boots! Meanwhile, in sunny Los Angeles, "winter" is more like a slightly cooler extension read
Well, that was insanely fun! Tinseltown, R29's annual holiday pop-up bazaar, was in full swing over one all-too-brief weekend — so much so that we're still not over it. From December 13 to 14, we teamed up with the incomparable design mavens at e-zine Sight Unseen to curate up-and-coming brands and take over Openhouse, read