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With the weather warming up and brighter days approaching, Sun Buddies, the new sunglasses line from Hannes and Simon Hogeman of Très Bien, couldn’t have come at a better time. Currently offered in one style, Type 01, Sun Buddies come in four different color options: turtle green, turtle brown, clear, and black. Inspired by vintage sunglasses of the 1960s, Sun Buddies Type 01 are a sleek take on a iconic shape—a strong, simple look. We'd expect the fine construction and attention to detail typical of Très Bien.

Sun Buddies are now available for purchase online at Très Bien.

 

 

Thanks partly to his recent success on Kickstarter, Nicholas Monterotti, is well on his way to establishing his upcoming custom neckwear label: Peter Field. After his own struggle with finding a tie that fit properly, Monterotti created Peter Field, to solve the issues that often arise with the search for the perfect tie, bow tie, or even pocketsquare. The brand, based in Chicago, operates by taking the measurements of each customer and allowing them to customize both the width and the print of the neckwear of their choice. Each item from Peter Field is completely unique to the individual client. It's a realistic entry point to the bespoke experience.

For more information, visit Peter Field online.

Busy designing for Louis Vuitton, his own Marc by Marc Jacobs and Marc Jacobs lines, as well as serving in his new role as the creative director of Diet Coke, who’d have thought the next step for Marc Jacobs would be acting? Jacobs makes his debut in the new dramatic thriller Disconnect, which follows the lives of individuals in trouble due to shady internet situations. Jacobs, surprisingly, plays the role of the ring leader behind a child pornography site. As strange as this may seem, as far as acting goes it appears as though Jacobs has found yet another thing he's tremendously talented at. 

Disconnect is now playing in select theaters; however, you can catch a preview of Jacobs' acting ability in the trailer now. 

Photo by: Harper Smith | Stone Cold Fox "The Virgin Bride" SS2013

Stone Cold Fox’s Cydney Morris and Dallas Wand have been BFFs since childhood. They spent summers together at Parsons and they travelled to Bali, Australia, and Mexico together. And in 2009 the Venice, California-based duo launched their line of intricately delicate vintage-inspired pieces that are so ultra casual you can slip them on over a swimsuit at the beach.

As the designer half of the duo, Morris infused her inspiration of vintage lingerie and Sofia Coppola’s film The Virgin Suicides into SCF’s SS13 Collection, “The Virgin Bride.” The collection conjures an image of a princess dressed in white sneaking a smoke in the john during a Sunday church service—(almost) innocent, yet sensuous. 
 

Gauzy white dresses, sun-faded floral prints, and lace accents galore rule the collection. The silk/rayon blend Virgin Dress with lace trim and an open back is seraphic, yet simple. The Coppola silk tank top in black is barely there with its asymmetrical hem and crisscross lace shoulder straps that dip down to the small of the back. The Love Jumper in sand-washed silk is slightly more modest—long sleeves and loose-fitted shorts with a side ruffle in a fresh hydrangea print. 

Find out more at The Stone Cold Fox online.

The black and white composition of the new "Music Project" campaign from Saint Laurent Paris shouldn't come as a surprise. The series was conceived and shot by Saint Laurent's new creative director Hedi Slimane, who shot black and white portraits of rock stars in his Rock Diaries. The clothes for the campaign were chosen in collaboration with the artists and include selections from the Saint Laurent archives, as well as this year's collections. In addition to dressing musicians, Saint Laurent has also commissioned new works from Daft Punk and San Francisco garage buddies Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees for their runway shows. 

We're big fans of Unis here in the Nothing Major offices and are willing to consider that the new Davis Pants from Unis might be the spring pants for which we've been looking. Yes, they're pleated—and we shudder at the pleats we wore in our youth— but pleats are okay this year, especially in a slimmer pant. Cut and sewn in the USA from Italian cotton twill they're made to last and make you look good doing it. They're slim, as we said, with a button fly and flap pockets. In other words, ready for the office, outdoor drinks after work, and a jaunt over to a music festival.

Unis Davis Pants are available online from Unis and in Unis boutiques.

Look for more in-depth coverage on Unis soon in the Nothing Major journal.

 

To give you an idea of how close Opening Ceremony's new Spring Breakers collection is to the actual wardrobe in the film, the new line includes a ski mask, a hoodie with "DTF" printed on the back, and a basketball jersey bearing the name Alien. In addition to about a dozen other basketball jerseys, there are plenty of items for casual fans too, like neon bikinis, a few unicorn bandanas, and a "Harmony" friendship bracelet. The look book was shot by the official on-set photographer for the film, Annabel Mehran. [via ThinkContra]

Opening Ceremony's online store has all your tank top needs under control. 

 

The Hill-Side hops on the animated GIF bandwagon with wonderful results in its animated Spring/Summer 2013 lookbook. Here's just one of our faves. You'll find even more at the Hill-Side's Tumblr.

Prada’s latest installment in its "Real Fantasies" video series showcases the lux Italian fashion house’s SS13 collection—classic restraint paired with Japanese ambiance—in all of its abstract, sophisticated glory. The whimsical art film, directed by AMO, toys with hand-drawn collages, brushstrokes, and models cut and pasted onto cinematic landscapes. Dapper dudes and willowy women dressed in the collection snap photos of one another and chat on the phone. It’s beautifully bizarre—the perfect juxtaposition of quirk and cool that Prada achieves with every collection.

French fashion house Louis Vuitton is known for its iconic accessories: coveted speedy bags, monogrammed leather suitcases, and custom trunks made by hand since the 19th century. Now the lux brand has created a collection of travel books that highlight various cultures from the viewpoint of artists who aren’t familiar with them. For the series’ first installment, Congolese painter Chéri Samba explores Paris with pigment-soaked brush strokes, French illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme (of Unknown Hipster fame) examines the sleepless streets of NYC, while Japanese artist Natsko Seki interprets London via her sanguine world of mixed media. Each year, new locations and titles will be added. Next up for 2014? Manga artist Jiro Taniguchi scouts Venice, and Italian comic book author Lorenzo Mattotti adventures in Vietnam.