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While it’s kinda hard to get us to stop talking about Dallas right now, we’re super excited that the OG TenOverSix store (Teeeeechnically it’s our second storefront in LA, but “OG” is more spiritual than technical, right?) was featured in Glitter Magazine‘s May 2013 issue as a part of their “Fabulous LA” shopping guide!
While we’re bummed we can’t understand more of the Japanese magazine, we’re obsessed with the zine-y details and overall look. Plus, we gotta say, they sure have solid taste. Check out more of the article below plus other snippets from their LA feature.
If you’ve been keeping track of us, you know we’ve been working on a few exciting ventures over at The Joule Hotel in Dallas. Well, as of last week, TenOverSix Dallas, a Dallas-specific version of the TOS you all know and love, & TenOverSix Presents, which is more unisex accessories/gifts/home-focused, both at The Joule, are open for business! Check out the stores in all of their opening week glory, and please come visit soon!
The Joule Hotel is located at 1530 Main Street in Dallas, Texas. It’s a great place to stay and has just undergone a number of amazing renovations that make it a great place to shop and generally hang out, too! Amanda and Diamond can’t wait to meet you, and we can’t wait to hear what you think!
Before Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale was a crazy, alopecia-ridden (but still completely fabulous) cat lady living in a dilapidated mansion with her aging mother, she was a gorgeous, impeccably dressed New York socialite/model (see: above, below). As we all know, things didn’t quite work out the way she planned. While the images from her later years are a combination of fabulous, hilarious, and utterly depressing, the latest photos of our new arrivals inspire a closer look at her younger years, when her “costume for the day”s were nothing short of to die for.
For a more classically feminine silhouette, Vena Cava’s (L to R) Guadalupe and Colima dresses fit the bill perfectly. Edie kept her accessories fairly simple for this look, pairing it with items like the Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Inca Cuff and Loeffler Randall Tamsin Pumps.
Perfect for summer, this classic Americana look screams R/H’s light denim Summer Shorts & Knot Trousers‘names. A simple tank like Morgan Carper’s Alwar Top and no-fuss shoes and accessories like Maison Kitsune’s Canvas Sneakers and WANT Les Essentials de la Vie’s Mirabel Roll Shopper are all you need to keep the vibe goin’.
First of all, how amazing is that image on the right?! We flipped when we encountered it. Onto the blog post: It’s no secret that Little Edie loved her some hats, and Clyde’s Wide Brim Flat Top Hats are the perfect combination of style and skin cancer protection! The hats are paired with (L) Horse Atelier’s Tunic and (R) the all-out-Little-Edie combo of R/H’s Track Summer Shorts and Vena Cava’s Mezcal Pullover. Some flourishes right in line with these outfits include Pamela Love’s Maia Cuff and, duh, Ilia’s Wild Child lipstick.
Add a little Edie-inspired drama to your life with Vena Cava’s Impala Blouse and Tamarind Cardigan, R/H’s black Knot Trousers, newly arrived necklaces from Feliks+Adrik, and some darker hues from Ilia’s lipstick collection and RGB nail polishes.
*Note: All sunglasses from Karen Walker, because which of her sunglasses aren’t perfect for every occassion?
D Magazine does a Q&A with Kristen and Brady. The womenswear side (photography by Jonathan Zizzo)
Yesterday a magical thing happened: TenOverSix at the Joule opened downtown. The much anticipated boutique is everything as good as I hoped. The clean white space is divided into two parts, women’s apparel and accessories and a lifestyle section with home decor, kiddo stuff, beauty, and gifts. A rack of apparel includes Alasdair, Vena Cava, Suno, and Opening Ceremony. The pieces mimic the collection housed in the LA store but with the addition of more cocktail dresses. (They know we Dallas girls love a good fancy party.) Translucent boxes contain jewels for all occasions. Although TenOverSix is now sharing a few lines with V.O.D. (Pamela Love, Iosselliani, and Lizzie Fortunado) and Elements (Aesa), most of the pieces are exclusive to the store. I’m particularly thrilled about the dainty mix-and-match diamond and turquoise studs from Mociun. A departure from the exhausted patent pumps clicking all over town, the edited shoe collection is a welcome addition to our shopping scene. Loeffler Randall printed ankle strap heels, Rachel Comey sandals, and Jenni Kayne flats are a delightful change of scenery. (On Tuesday, co-owner Brady Cunning was wearing these, which set my heart on fire. Alas, they’re not available in the Dallas store at the moment.) The lifestyle side of the store has a color changing rack of sunglasses (such as Thierry Lasry), quirky giftables (like “You’re Cute” gold-embossed business cards), and a slew of natural beauty products like Ilias and Tata Harper. In summary, you need to go check it out. Joslyn and I had the opportunity to sit down with owners Kristen Lee and and Brady Cunningham Tuesday to talk shop and favorite things. Take a look.
On the new store…
Brady: I think we love an element of surprise, something that’s unexpected.
Kristen: Something that’s a little off, or a little interesting
Brady: And both of us really love to be comfortable.
Kristen: And always a little bit of a sense of humor. Most of our lines are really special. All of our designers are independent. We know them all personally, or we know the brand really well. We know where it’s made. It’s all niche brands that we really respect and love.
On what they’re currently excited about…
Kristen: Alasdair is a new line, which we’re carrying here, and we’re crazy about it. Calla is pretty amazing. [Ed note: This Calla crying dog tee might be coming home with me soon.] Nomia, which is out of New York. We just picked that up for next season. That’s amazing. We always do a lot of Electric Feathers and Rachel Comey–we just love her shoes, her handbags, ready-to-wear.
Beauty products that make their routines…
Brady: We’ll probably say the same stuff, because we use our products.
Kristen: Olo Fragrance. I roll that on, like, three or four times a day. I am obsessed with it.
Brady: And you can use it in so many different ways. I put it in my pillows and things. When we first bought the [Olo] line, I was wearing the hair tonic as perfume without knowing it. But it smells so good.
Kristen: We both wear the Ilia lipsticks. I wear Wild Child. And lavender oil is a big thing for me, too, just because it’s calming. Tata Harper has these little roll-ons that are stress relief–they smell amazing. There’s a bedtime one that I use.
Loeffler Randall Dahlia floral print heels and Heddie wooden heel sandals (photography by Jonathan Zizzo)
On their favorite shoes…
Kristen: I have a pair, but they’re not very glamorous. They’re Dieppa Restrepo oxfords, and they’re leopard print. They go with everything, and I wear them all the time.
Brady: I have to say my Loeffler Randall black-and-white woven shoes. They’re my absolute favorite shoes.
On how they get zen…
Kristen: Wine. It used to be yoga for me, but I don’t have time for that anymore.
Brady: We spend so many afternoons together at the end of busy workdays. We get together, have a glass of wine, and just kind of unload. We process what has happened, and we let our babies play.
Sunglasses, travel must-haves, quirky gifts, and kiddo toys (photography by Jonathan Zizzo)
On current reading material…
Kristen: Right now, I’m reading John le Carré. I’m also reading a great book about motherhood and working. It’s called The Conflict. It’s by a feminist writer who is French, Elizabeth Badinter. It makes me feel so much better about being a working mom, which I need.
Brady: I’m reading a great book by Françoise Sagan. It’s so good. I’m also reading a book called Positive Discipline.
Our their favorite tunes…
Brady: The new Phoenix album is basically all that’s played at my house right now. We listen to a lot of old music.
Kristen: I listen to a lot of old country and blues and stuff at my house, like Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Muddy Waters… The one new album I’m listening to is The Alps, because we carry it. It comes on vinyl, and it’s really relaxing.
On their favorite Dallas spots…
Brady: We love Spiral Diner.
Kristen: And Eno’s.
Brady: Oddfellows—that neighborhood’s great. We love the Klyde Warren Park. We’re just blown away by it. You can really feel that things are happening in Dallas. It feels like we’re just coming in at the right time. We went to Collage, a vintage store, yesterday.
Kristen: We bought a bunch of things there. I love the Nasher and DMA. Nasher is amazing.
Neighboring Taschen Library is a coffee book lover’s dream. (photography by Jonathan Zizzo)
In 1996, Michael Lucid, AKA the fabulocious Damiana Garcia, filmed a documentary about the “Dirty Girls” of Crossroads School, the Santa Monica-based, thinking-feelings grade through high school that is one of the handful of go-tos for handling the precious minds of the offspring of everyone who is anyone in Hollywood. (While we’ve never gone there, we definitely have a number of friends who are alumnis & the description of the first school Patrick attends in Auntie Mame seems fitting? Haha) These Dirty Girls, such named by certain not-so-nice members of the student body were two sisters going through a difficult time with their family and the handful of their best friends. In reaction to their issues, and I’m sure everything that comes along with being in middle school, these ladies found feminism, created emotional zines, and basically yelled “Fuck the patriarchy!” in every aspect of their young lives.
Documenting both the girls and the reactions to them from myriad social groups, Lucid shot and showed this his senior year at Crossroads, only to be encouraged by a professor to re-cut it while studying film at NYU. It appeared in a few small film festivals in the early 2000s, but has recently been extracted from Lucid’s vault at the request of the organizers of Dirty Looks, a NY-based queer film festival.
And we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone involved; what we are left with is an amazing look at the mid-90s and the complicated story of young girls (who are, quite frankly, rarely depicted as very complicated at all) who chose art, feminism, and self-expression as a method of empowerment. They’re well-spoken, passionate, maybe a little too emo (though not at all for middle schoolers), and they, as depicted by Lucid, make us giddy. #WeAreAllDirtyGirls (Also, the soundtrack cannot be beat.)
Ever wonder what it’s like to keep TenOverSix stocked with only the most amazing products? Well, you’re in luck; here Brady and Kristen share their personal photos and visual notes from their New York trip to buy for FW13!
From crazy prints to bold colors to exaggerated shapes, this may be one of TenOverSix’s wackiest seasons. We, however, could not be further from complaining; what easier way to get over the winter blues than to pop on some neon Karen Walkers or add a little swoosh to your daily with Vena Cava’s Epazote Shorts? With new clothes and accessories from Loeffler Randall, Ilana Kohn, Rachel Comey, Vena Cava, Karen Walker Eyewear, Rachel Antonoff, and Maison Kitsune both in-store & online, we guarantee you’ll find something to put an extra spring in your step and aid in your attempt to be happy, even when it doesn’t rain.
Since Kristen & Brady have little ones at home, they enjoyed Paris Fashion Week via the good ol’ web. While the looks from designers this season have surely been amazing, turning out some serious, concentrated direction for what’s next in fashion, the greatest outfit-envy comes from fellow fashionistas attending the shows; the editors, bloggers, buyers, stylists, celebs, and other fashion insiders tend to turn it out in a way that’s refreshing, inspiring and approachable. Tommy Ton for Style.com really knows how to capture the excitement and creativity going on off the runway. We almost feel like we were there.
Here are few of their favorite looks featuring all the trends they’re obsessed with right now: cool braids, silk turbans, animal prints (always and forever animal prints), wacky eyewear, bold jewelry, all over prints, graphic heels, and sometimes simply big smiles. Enjoy!
We were able to sit down with Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham, co-owners and buyers for TenOverSix, to talk about their favorite trends from the New York & international fashion shows for FW13. Here are the trends you (and we) can look forward to arriving at TOS in August:
Probably one of our most favorite trend of every FW is massive, comfy knits, and this season was no exception with awesome pieces from Celine, Rodebjer (on Nina Persson! Eep!), Assembly, Karen Walker, Celine & Band of Outsiders.
With colder weather around the (weird, out-of-sync, seasons-based fashion) corner, we are so excited to add a leather piece of every type to our collection, particularly these gems from Patrik Ervell, Rachel Comey, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander & Rachel Comey.
Finally, we have some amazing videos from Rachel Antonoff (directed by Lena Dunham) & Alasdair that we’re totally obsessed with: