AIRPORT STYLE

 

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Airport style can be a hard one to achieve. So, how do you appear cool, while keeping it, amid delays, lost luggage, over booked flights and cranky companions? It’s not just what you pack, it’s how you pack it. Sure, we all know how pare it down to the perfect 5 staple pieces that can mix and match to create 75 outfits all while remaining completely wrinkle free. Just kidding, I totally lied. What is with that anyway? I am sooooo bored with that. I do however, subscribe to the ‘roll’ not ‘fold’ theory ( well on the way to my destination anyway, on the way back it’s totally ramshackle whatever). If you haven’t figured this out yet, shame on you, check out “How to Pack Like a Pro“.

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Now that you’ve figured out how to pack, the next thing is what to pack it in. I’ve grown weary of purchasing new luggage on an annual basis. I did have one great piece that lasted about 5 years, it was the one on TV that was run over by a Hummer or something (so, like, perfect). It sadly died last year and no replacement was ever found. I decided it was time to just pony up and get the real deal, so I kitted myself out with Rimowa. It’s German, so. I went with the aluminum versus the polycarbonate, as I just liked the look and feel of it better. I felt pretty swank rolling it through YVR on it’s maiden voyage. Although,when I picked it up on the other side, the realization dawned on me that the airline had in fact dragged it behind the aircraft as opposed to storing it inside. Cost cutting you know. No matter, everything looks better with age, right?

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The Bella Overnighter and Drac Duffel

So, what about your carry on bags? Well, seeing as it’s only you doing the dragging, no need to worry about road rash on your leather goods. Lots of options of course, my preference of late being a certain small leather duffel bag. I pack a full change of clothes, shoes and a hat in there and it gets crammed in the overhead bin. I do admire those that do the backpack, it is certainly a sleek alternative, I just prefer dumping my duffel on top of my luggage as opposed to shoulder slinging. Of course I’ve also got a bag with me that goes under the seat in front (and dragged out about 19 times mid-flight). It is either a large tote, or a cross-body, totally dependent on my destination. Beaches require a tote, and the big city needs a cross-body.

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The Steffi Backpack

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The Abi tote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Laurel Crossbody Messenger

 

Of course, I usually throw in a few extra bags, because you never know right?

THE COLLECTIVE, BY LLOYD & WOLF

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The Collective by Lloyd & Wolf, Maddy Wolf Skull with art by Thomas Magno.

Introducing the Collective.
Since inception, Lloyd and Wolf has strived to be a brand blazing new trails. Our philosophy has always been, limited-edition fiercely individual luxury leather goods. While we have stuck to our guns, it has not been easy. Therefore, we just don’t fit into the status quo.
Because we are nothing if not tenacious and extremely stubborn, and so it is with great excitement that we announce the launch of the Lloyd and Wolf Collective. As a result, we have decided to boldly go even farther with our original concept, and present a smaller more refined, and infinitely more exclusive collection of artistic pieces.
Partnering with local artists, Thomas Magno and Ben Tour, the collective offers up the true essence of the Lloyd and Wolf brand. It is a collection of fiercely individual, extremely limited, rocker chic pieces. We are pushing the boundaries of leather craft and have emblazoned each piece with the exclusively commissioned work of our artists.
Because Fashion is Art, always has been.
Welcome to the Lloyd and Wolf Collective.
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Maddy Wolf Skull, hand painted by Thomas Magno, Italian polished calf skin.

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        Dolly Wolf Skull, suede embossed with art by Ben Tour

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Splatter Clutch Wolf Skull, hand painted by artist Ben Tour

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Back view with artists rendering embossed.

LW LOVES: DISTRESSED DENIM

Distressed Denim

There’s something about the easy, breezy days of summer that affect more than just our disposition. The laissez-faire air seems to breathe fresh life into our wardrobe too, inspiring even the most glamourous fashionista to opt for the undone look. Denim is one staple that reinvents itself every season – and we love the distressed styles that are so representative of the effortless vibe of summer. Plus, a perfectly good excuse to sport those accidently-ripped-getting-totally-worn-out-tried-and-true-blue-jeans right? We give distressed denim two enthusiastic thumbs up!

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HEY, JET-SETTER!

If you’re like us, you were born with the travel bug. This wolf pack loves the unbeaten path and exotic locales alike, with an innate passion for places unknown (and some familiar favourites too!) Ah yes, the exciting buzz of the airport gets our pulses goin’. And while jet-set travel is so our scene, it can certainly take a toll on even the most posh damsel. As I prepare for vacation myself, here are a few tried-and-true travel savvy tricks that are sure to come into good use:

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