Aurora James

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I recently finished watching season three of the Fashion Fund on Amazon. I love Aurora James‘ style. It’s a mix of global + vintage + basics. So relaxed but also very chic.   I browsed through Etsy and created an Aurora James inspired outfit. As I write this all these items are still available.

Kimono Jacket ($66) / Jeans ($42) / Vintage T-shirt ($26) / Clogs ($64)

If you like this style check out my curated Etsy board — 72 and Sunny.

2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

I continue to be obsessed with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. I love learning about new talent. Last year when the finalists were announced I gathered together links and videos for each of the finalists on my blog. The finalists for 2015 were just recently announced and so, here again, I have gathered links and videos for each of the finalists. Enjoy!

Scott Studenberg and John Targon of Baja East.

Matt Baldwin of Baldwin

Aurora James of Brother Vellies

Brad Schmidt and Raul Arevalo of Cadet
Click on the image below to be taken to a video about CADET.
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Chris Gelinas of CG

Becca McCharen of Chromat

David Hart

Rio Uribe of Gypsy Sport

Jonathan Simkhai

Thaddeus O’Neil

It’s funny how many of them are men’s clothing designers. Right?

My top three four favorites are:

1. Chromat
2. David Hart
3. Thaddeus O’Neil
4. Aurora James of Brother Vellies

Which ones are your favorites? Some of the videos I selected don’t really do the designers justice. You can learn more about them by clicking over to their website.

To see video clips of the 2014 Fashion Fund process click here.

xo jam

2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists

Do you follow the CFDA awards? I’m obsessed. I first learned about them through a series of great video shorts that were posted on Hulu about the 2011 competition. You can now watch those videos on

Since then I’ve kept my eyes peeled for more videos online.  They are no longer posted on Hulu.  Last year the video series was available on Ovation TV. What?  Where is that? Needless to say — I missed those videos.  I’m crossing my fingers that I will be able to see the 2014 competition videos BEFORE I know who the winner is — not likely I suppose. As of now the Vogue site says — “The 2014 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund process will once again be documented on the series The Fashion Fund which will air on Ovation TV in November 2014.” #BOOO #PUTTHEFASHIONFUNDONLINE

Vogue just recently announced the finalists for 2014 on their website. Vogue did not include any hyperlinks on their website — but I have! I have obsessively Googled all the finalists and found their websites and videos about them. Enjoy!

EDIE PARKER, Brett Heyman


EVA FEHREN, Eva Zuckerman




GREY ANT, Natalie Levy & Grant Krajecki


ORLEY, Matt Orley, Alex Orley & Samantha Florence

Click on the image below to be taken to an Orley Fashion Film on the Vogue site.  These guys are my favorite so far. I LOVE their sense of color and I love that their fashion film includes two old dudes.



PAUL ANDREW, Paul Andrew


RYAN ROCHE, Ryan Roche

I also am loving what I see on the Ryan Roche website. Great styling.  I also love a crazy-big fluffy sweater/coat.  I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to it. Click on the image below to be taken to the Spring 2014 Ryan Roche fashion short.



SIMON MILLER, Daniel Corrigan & Jake Sargent

I can’t find a video about Simon Miller.  Click on the image below to read an article about them in Details magazine.



TANYA TAYLOR, Tanya Taylor


WES GORDON, Wes Gordon


I hope you enjoy all the videos.  Please let me know if any links get broken.

xo jam