Meet Gina Pagnella! A Californian living in Italy as a vintage buyer (queue dream job?!). Gina spends her day searching far and wide for the best and most unique scores and gets inspired along the way.
Meet Alexzandra Compton AKA @alexzzzandriaz who resides in the city of Los Angeles. Her style (really enjoyed this visual BTW), is a “toss up between Katherine Switzer running the Boston Marathon, and if Sonic Youth were a singular entity who married a humble french farm girl from the 60’s.”
Effortlessly cool, seriously intentional — meet Sarah Shabacon, mother of two and the genius behind cult favorite Bohème Goods. Sarah talks thrift, how integrity shapes her business, and her favorite Noihsaf score.
Meet Aily Kei, an actor living in Los Angeles (born in Tokyo) who has a thing for Japanese comedy shows and sci-fi (which might be the best combination of hobbies we’ve ever heard).
In a world where everything seems to constantly be vying for attention, it is rare to give pause to something that feels truly refreshing, even exciting. Cue artist and ceramicist Isaac Diaz of Uoqaus (a name loosely based on the Finnish word for sigh) and the way he is reimagining the expectations for the modern creative by paying homage to the past. Fresh out of university, Diaz talks to us about his exploration of ceramics, personal roots, and his future vision for the timeless works he creates.
Eric Swanson AKA @slag.heap is currently an architecture student in Los Angeles. Eric is a big thrifter with a keen eye for unusual finds. You can find a lot of his found treasures over on @noihsaf.home
Knitwear designer Valencia Shanelle turned the NYC Covid lockdown into an opportunity to cultivate her craft. Since 2015 she has been refining her knitting skills and this winter her colorful take on the classic 1940s balaclava caught our eye. She talked with our New York team member, Meredith MacNicholas, a bit about her process, the culture of knitting, and what she has coming out this summer.
Traveling is important to me, near or far really — it’s about new places to feel. My dog’s name is Beau and he is the sweetest thing I’ve ever known. My zodiac sign is Cancer. I think I’m probably on my 300-somethingth lifetime, maybe more honestly. It’s been a decent one so far. I pray a lot.
Sara Emami is an Iranian-Dutch 36 year old living in Amsterdam. This UX designer is known for her colorful mood boards and visual storytelling. Have a hard time incorporating colors into your wardrobe? Just take a look at Sara’s Instagram and you’ll be instantly inspired!
May 18, 2021 — Interviews
Lili and Alex are the pizza-loving friends behind sustainable fashion brand Nettle Studios in San Francisco, California. They recently extended their size run to 4X and their sales grew by a jaw-dropping 300%. In this interview with plus-size fashion enthusiast, Virgie Tovar, they go deep into what the process has been like and how the transition landed them on Vogue.com this year.
Meet Kianosh Michelle Moezam! A Brooklyn based creative who is big on tailoring, discovering new colorways, and might have the largest Baggu collection ever. She may also have just come up with the most brilliant perfume commercial ever.
What’s old is new again; La Réunion is a labour of love. The project is helmed by self-described “daughter of immigrants, lover of vintage, and aspiring storyteller” Sarah Nsikak, a 29 year old textile artist & designer working in Brooklyn, NY. has a chat with model and writer Lydia Okello about how her past is shaping her future in the fashion world.