Friday, April 18, 2014

Rue St. Vincent rewind repeat

We've discovered Katie's amazing blog skunk boy.

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This fall post featuring the Rue St. Vincent Coat is perfect for spring. Swap that mask for a bunny and you're in business!

See the whole post here www.skunkboyblog.com/

Easter Outfit no.4

Easter outfit no.4 is Bryson wearing the Holiday In Rome skirt with the Yoko tunic tucked in.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Outfit no.3

Easter outfit no.3 is the Rue St. Vincent coat and the silk Imagine pants
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Vacation Dreaming on Of a Kind

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See the entire post on ofakind.com

With Love from Bunny

Another Easter outfit inspiration: the Sweetheart 77 necklace! On Sale until Sunday at 50% off
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

early evening light at the studio

with my Lourdes tunic (worn as a top) and the Margot skirt
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Feature in Match Up Magazine

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Deniz Yilmaz's interview of Nina for her Turkish magazine Match-Up

Translation:

* How did you start to be a part of fashion industry?
My mum is a fashion designer and she had this amazing closet room with her archive designs, denim plateau boots and boxes of jewelry, I spent a lot of time in that room and I feel that is where it all started..

* How did you decide to create a collection on 2008? Was it your first collection, right?
Yes exactly, fall 08 was our first collection! It was an idea that was floating around for a while to work with my mum and just produce a few pieces but then it became a full collection of course and it's been nonstop since then.

*Can you tell about your fashion story with your mother? Which parts she is responsible, andwhich parts you are, while creating a new collection?
 I usually start working on shapes, styles, mood, fabric inspiration and get to a story for a collection. My mum is doing style sketches at the same time. We meet up and discuss our ideas and create a collection. My mum does all the patterns and I source all the fabrics, make the prints, style the lookbook etc.

* I think that your collections' patterns are so special, do you design these patterns/prints byyourself? How do you choose which patterns you'll use?
 Thank you! For spring I like to draw the prints myself and for fall I usually do a mix between interesting textures like the jaccquard of this season and then add a few prints. When I start on the patterns I usually sit down and paint and do it all in one session, so I just paint for hours, things I am thinking about, that inspire me..

* What is the story behind the braces & kisses prints? (one of my favorites)
 I love lipstick and kisses! I added the braces because it makes it more fun and imperfect! Not that it is fun to have braces: I had them for many years.
  
* Which things (or whom) make you draw inspirations during working on a collection?
It's always a personal thing, songs I listen to, things I see when I bike around at sunset, love stories that happen, old books, records, even bakery displays. It all creates a mood, a story.

* Did you live in NYC before, how did you come to this city?
I studied acting in NY and then I started making jewelry and in 2008 I added Family Affairs.

* How do you find fashion designs in NYC, are they inspirational enough?
I love NY fashion, love the community, It's a really great place for fashion!

* If we have only 1 day in NYC, what you can suggest to do for us?
I suggest you bike to Red Hook to eat some Lobster and watch the Statue of Liberty at sunset, to eat oysters or granola at Marlow and Sons, to lay in the grass in Central Park and read Catcher In The Rye, to eat soup at Noodle Town and to wear sneakers. Ride the subway over the Manhattan bridge and be blown away by the skyline.

* If we're not living in the USA, how can we purchase your items?
We ship internationally with a flat shipping fee of $10 from our website www.toujourstoi-toi-family-affairs.com

Easter Outfit No.2

Bryson is wearing Easter outfit no. 2 - The Legends dress!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Outfit No.1

We are having an EASTER OUTFIT COUNTDOWN with an Easter Outfit per day.
I have always loved dressing up for Easter! No.1 is the  Crystal Spaceship dress.
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***** teacher style

 Annie being an amazing teacher in her Annie shirt and Bolshoi overalls. Love that outfit!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Edie...

I adore this photo of Rebecca of The Clothes Horse wearing the Little Edie dress during a studio visit.
Photo by Bryson.
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Boticca Sale!

I know this is a bit tight but for another 3 hours we have a really great private sale on Boticca with Toujours Toi to enter it just add us to your Favorites.
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Unicorn Ring in The Last Magazine

The Unicorn Ring in The Last Magazine's "Heavy Handed"
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See the entire HEAVY HANDS online exclusive on thelast-magazine.com




Photographed by Nadya Wasylko and Styled by Dwight Reeves

You can buy the Unicorn ring and other Circe products on boticca.com

Sunday, April 13, 2014

white and silver

The World Is Ours shirt- Anna style; me encanta!
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Animal Behaviour

Love this blog post on Lost and Found featuring our Piano shirt and Margot skirt:
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Family Affairs Muses part 1: Alexandra

I am really happy to introduce the Family Affairs Muses series today! Each Sunday we will feature an interview with one of our muses. There are so many amazing, inspiring and talented women part of the Family and I wanted to introduce them to you!
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Starting off today with Alexandra Kruse, writer, stylist, unicorn. Here Alexandra is wearing the Mari dress in love print during one of our epic coffee and cake chats, joined by Kosmo and his airplane.

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You are one of the most intuitve people I know and you are also delightfully practical! How do you keep your intuitive side open and how do you ground yourself?

Honestly, it's an everyday challenge - I try to keep a little ME Time ( my sweet treat: magazines and coffee) and try to live as clean as possible - I love to takes salt baths, my beloved boyfriend David is a very talented chef and spoils me with super organic raw vegan love food, planted and harvested in Lalaland.
And having children is the most profound and grounding experience one could possible have in this life time. So I enjoy sandboxes as much as Kosmo, our two year old boy does! And I love Kundalini Yoga to restore all energy Bodies.

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With what mystical creature do you most associate yourself with?

A perfectly white unicorn with a shiny rainbow horn called "Magic Princess Stardust" with the strong and brave heart of a dragon, some rock strong wings,  the liquid fantasy of a Mermaid and a lot of very helpful Fairy energy.

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You are a wonderful stylist and surpised me with your amazing merchandising abilities when we set up the Schneewittchen & Rosenrot pop up in Zurich. When you merchandise or when you do a make over what is your intention
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Oh, thank you - it always helps when inspiration comes from nice things made with love - it was just so easy to put everything together!
I love love love your home collection ( guess, what my star sign is…. cancer!!) My most important goal in life is to keep people happy, to somehow hold space for them so that they can easily decide what suits them best and which product can make their lives a little bit brighter.

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Whenever I see you, you always have a treasure with you, if it is a ring or a blanket, what is your treasure today?

Oh, that's right, I'm super materialistic, not only in terms of treasures - I'm quite a Mary Poppins - she is also my most favorite person to channel in questions of education.. So my "What would Mary do???" is already a classic. Today's treasure and something I would love to give to my grandchildren is a golden OM on a fine chain, which was worn by Amma. I bought it on the day of Kosmo's baptism.  And a very fine whitegold diamond ring showing an ancient image of mother Mary, from the german jeweler Sevigne. www.sevigne.de I really don't mind diamonds.

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What is your favorite Toujours Toi piece and why?


It's the River Deep Necklace - I had it on me while giving birth to Kosmo ( which was a very melodramatic experience, that ended after 58 hours with a cesarian. even after practicing 200+ of Rainbow Meditation and booked some Dolphins..) at one point during the birth I decided that David had to devote the necklace to the fairies, which I sensed under a tree. Unfortunatly they kept it until today.
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Who would you like to give a make over?


Heidi Klum.  My Eyebrows.
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Swanlake in California

Erin of Calivintage took our Swanlake overall for a spin and she looks amazing! I can't believe she just had cute baby Adam!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Coconuts in Barcelona!!

Oh Anna, what a spring vision! Anna is wearing the Coconut top in sunny Barcelona!
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Flora's Roxy

Flora in her Roxy Afternoon shirt in Paris!
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nicola Stargazer

My beautiful friend Nicola with her Graduate jacket in the sunshine!
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Carmel At The Beach

When I was a Teen we visited Carmel on a family roadtrip. I loved it, and the moemories keep on inspiring me all these years later.

So I was extra happy to see that Toshiko of It's Not Her It's Me spent some beach time with the Fool For Love dress in Carmel!
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

DREAMTOWN

I just love this photo of Tennessee Thomas at her beautiful shop The Deep End Club with the Elton dress, Rue St. Vincent coat and lip tattoo!
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Soleil in Italia

 Our wonderful store Profumo Di Biscotti in Cesena, Italy shot their Family Affairs pieces for their own lookbook and it looks great!

The Soleil dress
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The World Is Ours shirt and Sahara skirt
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