Join us next Thursday, October 23, at TenOverSix LA for the opening of If you lived here you’d be home by now,  a Tome SS15 trunk show, a new collection of books from The Librarian and the release of TenOverSIx’s collaboration with Olo! Talk to the curators and designers of all four projects as you peruse their latest work and sip on cocktails. We hope to see you then!

If you lived here you’d be home by now uses technology’s roots in organic computational processes to explore the present-day, naturalized communicative process that manifests itself in everyday objects. New design techniques, with a nod to a standard 1969 living room, are used to reconsider the way digitally modeled spaces reflect the invisible complexity of the transformation of the internet. This logic has become a new form of design, altering the idea of shared materiality to create a fabric of reality through which vibrant matter exists in real time.


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From home accessories to ready-to-wear, our new arrivals are pouring in in all shapes and sizes, with the newest batch focusing on clean but dramatic silhouettes. (Clockwise, from top left): Shaina Mote Ana Top; Rodebjer Polly Jacket & Abdo Pant; Building Block Pack; Open Ceremony Double Zip Long Coat; Ryan Roche Big Brim Hat; Samantha Pleet Bound Tank & Bound Shorts; Kaelen Cropped Swing Top & Zip Off Skirt; Areaware Crank Grinder.

In addition to the aforementioned designers, we’ve got exciting new pieces in from Postalco, TenOverSix x Vacation Days, The Gentlewoman, Zio Xla, Via Publications, Rachel Comey, Novis, Creatures of Comfort, Suno, Horses Atelier and more all up at and at our LA & Dallas stores, with more on the way!

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hamish_robertson-portrait_2013Hamish Robertson of Vacation Days

Vacation Days was founded in 2012 by Hamish Roberston as a studio to produce artwork, small publications, various printed matter and accessories. While Vacation Days primarily produces Robertson’s work, he also collaborates with other artists, somehow never losing the clean, graphic, textured aesthetic that Robertson has clearly worked so hard to hone. We’re definite fans, and now we do more than just sell Robertson’s creations at TenOverSix; we’ve collaborated with him on a new line of paisley bandana-printed silk scarves! In celebration of our latest, favest collab, and of course because of our long-standing fangirl status, we sat down with Robertson to learn a little more about his work.

TENOVERSIX-3cw-mockTenOverSix x Vacation Days Paisley Bandanas

TenOverSix: You went to school in Scotland, immediately moved to New York City, and moved to Los Angeles in 2012. What was the impetus behind giving the West Coast a try? How are you liking it?

Hamish Roberston: I was an editor at Vanity Fair in New York for many years and while there, like many New Yorkers, we were toying with the idea of moving West. My wife got a great opportunity which turned into a book deal that required her to be in California, and we made the leap.  We moved to Los Angeles two years ago and absolutely love it. We’d visited at least once a year for the past decade for work and pleasure, plus I have family here, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to follow a creative pursuit out West, in the great tradition of the state. We were both craving new opportunities, to be around nature, and to be in a state we wanted to continue exploring.

accident_printsTwo images from Roberston’s Multi-Stories “Accident” Print series

TOS: A lot of your work seems to be directly and indirectly influenced by the aesthetics of the Southwest. How else does your present location influence your practice?

HR: I’m definitely influenced by many aspects of the Southwest. I’ve spent a lot of time in the deserts of West Texas, Arizona, and Southern California and find so much beauty in the landscape—it’s wild and unforgiving, bold and spare. I’m equally influenced by the people who inhabit those areas, too. They’re very often populated by people who, while feeling familiar and pride in their area of residence, don’t often speak of the place with a lot of aesthetic adoration for the environment around them, as though it’s bland and taken for granted. I guess it’s because I grew up in the rolling dales and vales of Yorkshire in England—blanketed in green fields, yellow rapeseed, and pink heathers—that the American Southwest really strikes me. I especially love White Sands National Monument in New Mexico—it’s like another planet.

My present location—Los Angeles specifically—is a big influence for similar reasons. It’s a beguiling collection of villages, each at odds with the nature within and around the city. As a child, my family usually drove to Italy for a summer vacation and I loved the colors and textures created by the weather-decayed painted stone buildings. Los Angeles has a similar feel. It’s a city that looks to the future yet seems to have accepted defeat to the weather and nature, inviting it in to the living space. I’m really inspired by the relationship between natural and manmade environments.

white_sands-by-hamish_robertsonWhite Sands by Hamish Roberston

TOS: How do the places you’ve lived continue to influence your work?

HR: Interesting question. In short…
Yorkshire: Keep looking around.
London: Keep moving.
Edinburgh: Everything looks better against gray.
New York: Be both meticulous and efficient.

studio_2349The view from Hamish’s studio

TOS: You seem to be strongly invested in collaboration; this one with TenOverSix is far from the first. How much of this comes from your background in publishing? How do these collaborations generally come about?

HR: I definitely think much of it comes from publishing. My first job in New York was as an editor at a small but influential fashion and design magazine called CITY where we operated on a really lean budget to produce a magazine five times a year. I had the great fortune of working alongside two really inspiring people: the magazine’s co-founder, Fabrice Frere, and then photography director Piera Gelardi (who went on to co-found Refinery29). With an issue budget I later learned was small for a medium-sized magazine’s catering allowance, we produced and published original, captivating editorial photo shoots of the highest standard through collaboration rather than plain assignment. I saw first hand that when you discover great artists and nurture and support their visions rather than dictate or force them, it can create something really special.

While Vacation Days is a brand under which I can realize my designs it’s also a creative studio where I can work with artists and designers I admire. So far I’ve produced wearable multiples with Karen MabonBen JonesLauren Spencer King, and Little Paper Planes, and printed matter with Andy SpadeErika AltosaarAaron SternAndi TeranSaul Germaine, and Lani Trock. So far all of these collaboration have been with people I know. Publishing my own magazine, Afterzine (from 2010–2013) taught me that if you really want to connect with someone for a project, just get out there and ask them. My next project will involve some really exciting and unusual artists working in Japan.

vd_scarvesScarves produced in collaboration with Vacation Days (L to R): Malachite Print Cashmere Scarf by Lauren Spencer King; Pacific Print Silk Scarf by Kelly Lynn Jones; Taco Night Silk Scarf by Karen Mabon.

TOS: Vacation Days produces a lot of printed matter – cards, prints, portfolios, publications. So how did you decide to expand into making scarves? Any plans for other accessories?

HR: I see a scarf as a wearable canvas. It shares the same boundaries but also takes on a new design when worn and invites the wearer to be individual. I’ve seen guys buy my pocket squares and wear them ironed flat in their pockets and then the same pocket square bought by a girl and tied around her hair. I want them all to be multiples that take on their own lives.

As for other accessories, I’m working o a line of t-shirts at the moment using really soft Egyptian cotton and applications of liquid brass paintings I’ve produced over the past couple of months. I’m also the Fall-Winter 2014 artist in residence with AYR in New York, who have produced a few t-shirts and a sweatshirt featuring some of my photography collages.

kristen_bandanasSome inspirational images collected by TOS’ Kristen Lee

TOS: TenOverSix & Vacation Days have collaborated on silk scarf bandanas, which we’re so excited to get in! Tell us a little about this particular collaboration.

HR: It’s been great fun, and a new challenge. I suggested an exclusive for the stores and Kristen had the idea of taking her classic cotton bandana and having me re-make it in a beautiful soft silk twill. I illustrated it all by drawing out 10s and 6s and then tweaking them towards a more traditional paisley. Kristen chose the colorways to compliment TenOverSix’s fall offerings.

studio_2351A glimpse of the Vacation Days process

TOS: Finally, what can we expect to see from Vacation Days in the future?

HR: I’m readying a line of large cotton-silk scarves for the holidays bearing the aforementioned liquid gold paintings. I’ve just designed a custom bow tie and pocket square for Clark’s, a beautiful oyster bar in Austin, TX. I’m also currently working on designing multiples series of accessories for spring with subject matters ranges from classics and cacti to nebulas and dying stars (the space kind, not the Hollywood kind).

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boychildboychild’s butoh-at-da-club performance, part of Moved by the Motion, a collaboration with Wu Tsang’s beautiful, personal poetry and Patrick Belaga’s jarring cello.

MOCA has always been pretty solid at creating programming that inserts non-fine-artists and lesser-known-artists, particularly performers, into a museum setting. (Also, we swear this isn’t the only place we go to look at art!) Step and Repeat, however, takes the cake. This weekly event, every Saturday from September 13 to October 4, combines every aspect of performance – comedy, performance art, music, partying, poetry, fashion – into one adventurous, fun, challenging event.

trisha_lowTrisha Low’s Valley Girl performance of her theoretical, personal, suicide note poetry was sort of everything. Inset: She literally started vomiting fake blood, then apologizing. Literalization of societal violence? Genius.

More than just a coming together of multiple forms of performance, it also put pieces and artists with radically different vibes in conversation with one another. In addition to performances on stage, Peggy Noland’s Wacky Wacko is in residence at the MOCA Store at the Geffen, pointing to the performance of the everyday – of the designer herself, sales associates, and retail customers. This is extended to the dance floor, which both serves as a nice embodied release from the emotional roller coaster that is all of these varied works in one space and puts the audience themselves on view, oftentimes dancing with the artists who had just performed.

kate_berlantKate Berlant’s depressed motivational speaker

We were only able to attend September 20th’s edition, where these photos are from, but the following two nights show no signs of slowing down. This series of events takes something that even those who love art are often hesitant to experience – performance – and puts it in an environment both friendly and confrontational. There are large crowds, but the artists are also in them after they perform. Events are constantly happening, but it’s relaxed enough that one can walk out and do something else should one choose.

oxbow2Oxbow, who hardly ever plays live yet should be on everyone’s bucket list, was just beyond beyond. Eugene Robinson was able to fill the Geffen Contemporary with his voice and no mic, the audience huddled around the band mostly seated band. Then, of course, they got onstage and went (moderately, for them) crazy.

Tickets can be purchased here and are $20, $10 for non-members.

wackywackoSeth Bogart & Peggy Noland of Wacky Wacko

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Interview: Kristen Cole (TENOVERSIX)

by: Amber Hourigan of Nourished Journal

Nourished talks to Kristen Cole, co-founder of one of our favoutite LA Boutiques, TENOVERSIX. She tells us how the store came to be, her must have wardrobe staples and how she stays balanced.

Can you tell me a little bit about TENOVERSIX?

In 2008 we started TENOVERSIX, originally the idea was to do a large selection of independent accessories. We do carry a lot of ready to wear now but in the beginning I wanted to focus more on accessories. I love shoes, bags and jewellery so we did a pretty big offering of shoes, bags, jewellery, hats, and all the little extras. We then also mixed in home design with friends from New York, Future Perfects, so they helped us with that in the beginning.

So it came about as this accessory store but now it’s slowly morphed into more of a fashion and design store. We kept on experimenting by adding clothing, books magazines and other bits and pieces, so we now always have four to six racks of clothing as well as the accessories and other items. But still I would say half our budget goes to shoes and bags and jewellery. Everything we do is always with an editorial point of view.

You also have a store in Dallas. What was the idea or motivation behind opening a store there?

We’ve always been open to more stores, but of course it has to be the right location. We all go back and forth between New York and LA a lot, but NY doesn’t need another store. We were always waiting for the right opportunity, the right smaller market city and this hotel came to us and offered us a partnership there. We loved the people and loved the hotel.

Dallas is the perfect market for us. They love fashion but they didn’t have a significant independent offering. They have a lot of the big labels, they have some really beautiful luxury shopping centres but it’s like Rodeo Drive. They had nothing like this. So it seemed like the perfect place and the more we got to know the girls there, there are a lot of cool girls, a lot of creative girls. We’ve found a great customer and it’s awesome.

What inspires you when you’re doing your buying for the store? Do you generally have a plan or do you just go with your gut?

We start by going to the shows, the fall/winter and spring/summer collections. We take it all in first and then as were going through all these patterns start to emerge, colours, stories, silhouettes. We’re always driven by what we want to be wearing in terms of silhouette. For example “We’re really into big dresses or oversized sweaters.” We definitely follow our gut with what we want to be wearing. I would say it takes shape as we go through the collections and then by the time we get back to LA and sit down it all comes together.

What’s been your favourite or most memorable new label to discover?

I would say there is something memorable every year, for sure. This year it was Alannah Comb for us, we love love love her dresses. Everything is so shapeless and beautiful but very modern and minimal. Last year it was Jasmine Christie and Nomia. Nomia was a big one last year, so I would say it just depends on the year. There’s probably two or three a year, now that I’m really thinking about it

I guess it’s like asking to pick your favourite child or your favourite pair of shoes.

Oh God, I couldn’t. I could tell you my top five maybe ten, but I definitely not one.

What are some of your personal must have pieces?

Go to pieces for me are anything Rachel Comey, I wear a tonne of that. In terms of apparel I would say vintage 501’s, oversized sweaters, large dresses, clogs for sure I wear a lot of clogs, great sunglasses. I mean the list is pretty long. Statement necklaces usually, I have a lot of collars and things like that.

I have read that you describe yourself as a bit of a hoarder?

Yes, it’s true. I do weed out quite often because I have to, my closet is always bursting at the seams! About every six months I try to go through it and weed stuff out. But I love fashion. Every time I’m in Austin or outside the city I shop vintage, it’s terrible!

How would you describe LA style?

A lot of people ask me this and it used to be hard to describe because it felt so fractured and dependent on which neighbourhood, so here you would dress like this, Beverley Hills you would dress like this, Santa Monica…etcetera. I really feel in our community it’s very relaxed & eclectic. It’s so not stuffy. Anything goes here and I really feel like you can get away with anything, which is great. Very relaxed, colourful, eclectic, and weird. I love LA. I used to live in New York, and whenever I go back now I always feel like ‘Oh everyone’s dressed in all black, much more conservative, much more structured’. Here I think there’s a lot more relaxed silhouettes. We were a lot of silks and really soft pieces, a lot of vintage and just something different, different vibe for sure.

What is it about LA that you love?

I love the weather, first and foremost. Just the fact that it’s sunny and seventy every day is a beautiful thing. I take it for granted and then when I leave I realise how amazing it is. And the fact that it’s such a big city and you can really find/do whatever you want, but I can still tuck away into my house is great. I feel like I’ve retired from New York but I haven’t completely gone out to pasture. It’s just a really relaxing city to live in as far as cities go.

People in LA seem to take a more balanced approach to their life in my opinion. No one is embarrassed to be going for hike or going to yoga or doing something like that in the middle of the day. Here I get everything done that I need to do every day but I also go to yoga, I run in the morning, I have time to make a smoothie, you just make time for everything else, which is nice. It’s more similar to European culture, people are more relaxed and will take long lunches etcetera and it’s nice. It’s a different pace.

It’s not seen as self-indulgent to take care of yourself?

No, not at all which is really nice, especially as I’m in my thirties and that’s where I want to be in my life, so it’s good.

Can you tell us a little bit about your health and wellness philosophy?

I was a vegetarian for fifteen years. I’ve just gotten off that train mostly because my son started eating bacon and I decided if he was going down that road I would too. I do however eat mostly macrobiotic, vegetarian with a little bit of fish. I do a lot of cooking. I cook from blogs and cook books. I would say overall, moderation. I definitely drink wine and a fair amount of coffee. I own a coffee shop with my husband in Dallas and he’s really into coffee so we have a fair amount of coffee. Matcha tea, green tea, a lot of green tea. I think living in California we are so fortunate to have a lot of farmers markets and lot of organic produce. I do a green smoothie everything morning so I guess I’m pretty into fruits and vegetables.

I’ve been practicing yoga since I was in college. I do hatha yoga and lot of walking and running. I try to move every day, just taking care of myself. Mostly just for sanity and to feel good and it’s a great stress release. So it’s just balance really.

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Fall/Winter collections tend to center around bold patterns, but this season, there’s something distinctly geometric going on in the prints, accents and details of our favorite pieces. Clockwise, from top left: Loeffler Randall Mini Rider with Studs; RillRill No. 5 Necklace; Shezad Dawood’s Black Sun; Rachel Comey Agenda Skirt; Pamela Love Balance Pendant; Suno Geo Jacket; Hopewell Neap Tide Pillow; Nancy Stella Soto Cutout Button Up Dress; Unearthen Limerans Ring; Fay Andrada Rysty Lo Ring; background taken from Rachel Comey Black Collage print.

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Now that you’ve worked your clothes & accessories into the perfect 90s-referential-without-looking-like-you-came-directly-from-an-Esprit-catalogue outfit, here is the (by no means comprehensive) playlist to lip sync to in your mirror while your perfect your upper lipline.


Click here to open the hot jams!

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Our declaration of love for the 90s via FW14 continues with accessories!


First row (L to R): Appropriately piled-on selections from Aesa, Creatures of Comfort Bucket Bag, Natalie Portman in The Professional, D’Angelo’s Voodoo (technically a 2000 release, but come on, it’s D’Angelo); Second row: Fairuza Balk in The Craft, Arielle de Pinto Bun Cage*, Karen Walker Blue Moon Sunnies, Pamela Love Moonstone Sunset Choker*; Third row: Anndra Neen Empire Choker, Erykah Badu, Parker Posey, Jenni Kayne Lug Slingback**, image from Kim Gordon’s Is It My Body?*; Fourth row: Opening Ceremony Grunge Sneaker, Ilia Lipstick in Femme Fatale (though Ink Pot would definitely work too), Unearthen Single Prism Ring and Pyxis Ring, selections from Odette**, Robert Clergerie Yedilh*.

*available in-store at TenOverSix Dallas
**available in-store at TenOverSix LA

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