for the on the go

The person on the go is BAUS. They seem to have their life together, are found at a busy PR event, always have their phones in hand and you need to be penciled in their calendars at least a week before. This personality type can be the most difficult to shop for. My advice? Refresh an everyday accessory they already have. I turned to Kaufmann Mercantile for gift to my door step. There may or may not be a few gifts in the box for me as well. 



for the homebody

The homebody is described as "a person who likes to stay at home, especially one who is perceived as unadventurous." I would consider myself a homebody, however, mildly offended for being unadventurous, because my adventure is found traveling, creating and taking on my own projects. I define a homebody as someone who enjoys the comfort of their own homes. In the midst of winter, who isn't a homebody? Team Cozy, always.

Kaufmann Mercantile, makes the ultimate homebody experience being an online shop dedicated to quality goods.  Stocked with items from makers from around the world, the hub offers inspiration. If you are shopping for someone who is also on Team Cozy this year, here are my top picks for the holidays.


Find more Kaufmann Mercantile good in upcoming gift guides.


Resort in Wes Gordon

Wes Gordon is killing it on the resort game game. Resort 2015 and 2016's aesthetics are completely different - next year's collection feels like this season's older sister with a more structure. Wes Gordon's first collection launched in 2010 and focuses on timeless, luxury. Dedicated to monochromatism, the collection plays with tones and textures shapes.




jagged edge

Rachel Comey has me with her white pieces this season. The heavy weight cotton and raw edge speaks to me. I tried on one of her pieces on a dress hunt and the dress was made for my wardrobe. I felt that this plunging neckline, combined with the flowy fit and fabric was a happy medium between feminine and summer casual. I wish you could see it layered under the pink dress, because, it's the one I want to frolic and play in all summer.


Fundamental Agreement Luxury

Boro is the Japanese patchwork technique - a way to patch up denim and other clothing. This has become trendy in North American culture, however, has been in the Japanese culture for years. Fundamental Agreement is one of my favorite Japanese denim lines inspired by vintage patchwork. I have one of their denim jackets from a few seasons ago and it has yet to go out of style. I just peeked at their Fall/Winter 2015 collection and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Who knew you could do so much with denim?


kenta marshusige

Awarded the Grand Prix du Jury Première Vision for the 29th Hyères Festival, Kenta Marshusige's Hinabi Collection gives hope for the rest of winter. The designer based in Tokyo was inspired by architecture of Japanese museums for the FW14 season. The lines, details and use of neutrals is well executed.  See the rest of the collection.


hachung lee

Coming into my own, I finally feel like I'm understanding and appreciating my Asian background, including my taste and references. This has been and occuring theme, not only with food, but style and design. I discovered Hachung Lee through one of my favorite shopping sites and retail stores, La Garçonne. This line began in 2012 inspired by menswear and unisex dressing. The Korean collection is dedicated to an androgynous aesthetic. I thought I lost the love for asymmetry, however, Hachung Lee carries out asymmetric lines in a refreshing way. The perfectly draped garments are only stocked in three stores around the world. Still new to the game, this collection is one to put on your radar.