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Suno Vera Bradley J Crew 13“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.”
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Blazer – SUNO (similar|| Tank – Ann Taylor Loft (similar|| Jeans – Asos ‘Ridley’ || Clutch – c/o Vera Bradley || Pumps – Stuart Weitzman (similar: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4|| Sunglasses – Le Specs || Jewelry – J Crew || Nails –Deborah Lippmann ‘Amazing Grace’

Have you ever heard of SUNO?

Anna first introduced me to the label in May when she wore this gorgeous pleated dress (and paired it with her drool-worthy Prada bag). Ever since I’ve become obsessed with the incredible patterns and textiles that have made the brand so famous.

A little history…

“Max Osterweis first conceived of SUNO, a New York based womenswear label, in 2008 after witnessing post-election violence in Kenya. Utilizing the vast collection of Kenyan Kangas that he had been collecting for years, Max joined forces with designer Erin Beatty to launch a high-end collection with a conscience.

SUNO utilizes the local talent of Kenya, India, Peru and New York to create a collection of unique prints, textures and embroideries.

SUNO was a 2011 and 2012 finalist in the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund, and a 2012 Nominee and 2013 Winner of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear.”

Pretty amazing right? I love the idea of a collection with a conscience. But I think it’s the true beauty and craftsmanship in this blazer that really has me hooked on the label.

What new labels have you been discovering lately?

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