p.45 loves: mother denim

p.45 loves denim and one of our favorite lines is mother denim.  founded in 2010 by tim kaeding lela baker, mother denim made its name in the denim community for soft, current cuts that still feel like your favorite jeans from years ago.  their made in los angeles denim is a staple for p.45 and our current styles in store capture the true essence of the line.  they are the jeans you live in and feel good in, which is always a victory when it comes to jeans. shop mother denim in-store or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to inquire.

 

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4.5 minutes with sarah mcguire

4.5 minutes with jewelry designer sarah mcguire 

1. what defines you (as an individual and/or designer)?

as a designer -- simplicity, timelessness, wearability and craftsmanship. 

2.  who is your style muse?

i'm inspired by any confident woman who knows who she is and what she believes in.   

3.  where do you draw inspiration from?

i like to surround myself with objects and textures that inspire me. the central work table in my studio is frequently littered with shell fragments and curiosities from the ocean. when I start working on new collection, i'll begin with sketches but things really comes to life in the process of making. since most of my work is fabricated rather than cast, i'm able to design in the metal and that allows for a certain amount of improvisation.  

 

4. what piece you will wear most from your holiday 2014 collection?

the salome earring is my favorite piece from the collection but the spangle studs are my go-to.  

5.  what’s your favorite place to retreat?

wellfleet, massachusetts

6.   who would be seated at your perfect round table dinner party (alive or deceased) and why?

i'd like to spend an evening with my dad. he died a few years ago and there's so much that was left unsaid. 

 

7.  describe your perfect day?

a cup of really good coffee. then an early swim at the pond followed by an afternoon at the beach with a paperback. trip to the fish market and farm stand. evening cocktails on the porch. dinner with my husband.  

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p.45's mason picks

1. the sweater dress 

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 2. the oversized coat

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 3. the leather pant

mason-august-k2597 oversize sweater-charcoal-380-m6160 leather pant-black-1095

4. the structured dress

mason-september-m-9786-orgami dress-black-560

 

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4.5 minutes with jaclyn mayer

4.5 minutes with jaclyn mayer of orly genger by jaclyn mayer:

 1. what defines you (as an individual and/or designer)?  

Simplicity, modernity, color, with a hint of 60's nostalgia.

2.  who is your style muse?  

It's always changing.  Right now Twiggy is on the top of my list.

3.  where do you draw inspiration from? 

 Materials.  Initial inspiration comes from physically playing with and touching different materials and seeing what unravels.  

4. what piece you will wear most from your fall 2014 collection?

 Betka Bangles are my favorite.  The are such a great way to add a little color to an outfit.  I love putting them over the arms of sweaters or jackets.

5.  what’s your favorite place to retreat?

 Sea Ranch...a few hours north of San Francisco.  I grew up going there a few times a year and it is still the best place to escape the bustle of everyday life.

6.   who would be seated at your perfect round table dinner party (alive or deceased) and why?  

My family, because I know we will make each other laugh.

7.  describe your perfect day?  

Spending the day at the beach with my husband and a good book, and then eating seafood and having cocktails for happy hour.  It doesn't need to be too complicated. 

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4.5 minutes with hare + hart

4.5 minutues with hare + hart 

1. what defines you (as an individual and/or designer)?

I think it comes down to curiosity and humor. Jennie and I both love to travel and see every experience as a potential source of inspiration. While we started our company because we loved the idea of creating handbags we would wear ourselves made within an ethical framework we can feel good about, we also never take ourselves too seriously.

2.  who is your style muse?

I think our style muses are all the smart, inspiring women in our lives! We started Hare+Hart with the hopes that our friends and family would love our collection as much as we did.

3.  where do you draw inspiration from?

Inspiration can come from some very unlikely sources. Our mood board for this season included a picture of Joey's bedroom from The Full House set. We really embraced 90's era primary colors, bold color-blocking and favorite childhood tv shows.
Also, the Fanny Pack is inspired by photos of our Dads from the 80's. They really used to embrace a good fanny pack, which have since been phased out of their weekend wardrobe, unfortunately.  p.45 factors into this story as well. When we were in college in Northfield, Minnesota, fashion was not exactly a common interest shared by many on campus. Jennie and I bonded because of our mutual love of avoiding school work by way of online shopping. One year, during a trip to Chicago, Jennie stopped by p. 45 and told me all about it. P. 45 was carrying interesting, directional brands that made us excited about design. In the years since, we always talked about p.45 and how much we liked the store. Needless to say, we are thrilled to be included as designers here ourselves!

4. what piece you will wear most from your fall 2014 collection?

Well, this is the Sophie's Choice of handbag questions. I find it very hard to choose between our Backpack and the Mini Satchel. It's just too close to call.

5.  what’s your favorite place to retreat?

The beach. I grew up in San Francisco and spent many afternoons walking along Chrissy Field with my Mom and our Corgi, Belle. These memories are some of the best and any visit to the beach is instantly relaxing for me.

6.   who would be seated at your perfect round table dinner party (alive or deceased) and why?

I love this question!  I would talk to Tiny Fey, Nora Ephron, Terry Gross (she must have the best stories) and Amelia Earhart. Ever since I was little, I always wanted to know where Amelia Earhart's plane really is.

7.  describe your perfect day?

My perfect day would include a eureka moment about a design we've been working on, a long walk with my dog, Tito, catching up with friends and family and a delicious glass of Malbec. That would be perfect.

 

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