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For a day of hardcore shopping, you’re going to want an outfit that’s both comfortable and put-together, lest you receive bad service from the salesperson behind the counter.  Whether you’re heading out to a sample sale or digging for one-of-a-kind finds at a local boutique, this comfy chic outfit will have you covered.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Dobby Workwear Jacket
Marc by Marc Jacobs Dobby Workwear Jacket | $364 at CoutureCandy

Femme Metale N Love Birds Necklace
Femme Metale N Love Birds Necklace | $132 at CoutureCandy

Three Dots Supima Modal Henley in Chocolate Brown
Three Dots Supima Modal Henley | $79 at CoutureCandy

Kasil Jean in Morgan
Kasil Jeans Morgan Jean in Atlantic | $192 at CoutureCandy

C. Label Samba Flats
C. Label Samba Flats | $225 at CoutureCandy

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Jane Watson Floating Petals Pillow

Jane Watson Floating Petals Pillow
Omiru had the pleasure of discovering Jane Watson’s beautifully handpainted pillows at a fashion event earlier this month.  The front and back of each dupioni silk pillow are handpainted for a truly one-of-a-kind creation.  Jane’s collections span the botanical, geometric, and whimsical–there’s a pillow for (almost) everybody!

Of her inspiration, Jane says, "The inspiration for my designs comes from my vast collection of vintage and contemporary fabrics, papers, books, post cards and photos.  I also love to look through textile books featuring designs from the early 1900s to see how I might be able to put a contemporary twist on a particular motif."

$65-80 (size dependent) at Jane Watson.  To order, email Jane at info at janewatsondesigns dot com or call 415.794.9855.

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Get Your Wil Lin Limited Edition Tees at Urban Outfitters!

Many guys will agree; it doesn’t get much better than seeing a beautiful girl…and another beautiful girl. Get your mind out of the gutter!  I’m not referring to anything PG rated, but instead to LA artist Win Lin’s limited-edition anime graphic tees at Urban Outfitters. There’s a racerback cotton style for every type of gal: “Insecure,” “Liar,” “Vain,” “Annihilator,” and “Lachrymose Baby.” If you like none of these, just choose the fine art portrait you think looks most like you! Omiru got a chance to talk with Wil.

AnnihilatorOmiru: How did the collaboration with Urban Outfitters start?
Wil: A buyer from UO serendipitously visited a Los Angeles boutique where I was having an art show in 2003.  She bought some of my artwork and contacted me nearly a year later to see if I’d be interested in doing a collaboration with them.

O: What was the process of making the tees?
W: UO determined the material, cut and finish of the garment, we talked over the color options, I pitched for their approval a set of words and images I thought were thematically consistent, and I recommended where to place the images and the words. All of it happened very quickly–they accepted everything right away.

VainO: From where do you draw your inspiration?
W: I usually draw to vent some perceived injustice or injuries on my ego– usually triggered by those who I desire or desire to be. I believe this insufferable side of me can be made more palatable when it is delivered in the form of an attractive human face or figure. Technically or stylistically speaking, I used to consume copious quantities of fashion magazines throughout the 90s and I practiced drawing Linda Evangelista almost daily throughout the height of her popularity, so my style definitely reflects that aspect of my life history.

O: How long will the tees be available?
W: I am not clear on how long UO will be stocking the three designs I currently have in their stores, but I know that four new designs will appear in UO stores either this month or next month.  I am still working with them, and I think they are shooting for a mid-summer release of some new items–whatever it is that I come up with.

Like what you see? Visit Urban Outfitters to get yours for only $28.

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