Category: Fashion

Mission Statement – High Performance Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement, Hilary Swank’s new line of clothing, is genius. I won’t use the term “Athleisure,” as I think MS is on to something a little different. Yes, you can wear pieces to yoga, work out, the VC meeting, or when you grab that cup of matcha to discuss all of the above. Here’s the thing: you will look chic and feel comfortable. Really. Here’s Swank in her own words, “As part of my design process, I wanted to create elegant clothes that embody and nurture that higher purpose: clothes that allow you to find that perfect balance of movement while working out, in the office, resting or playing.” Need I say more? Oh, they are great for travel! Stand out pieces for me are:

All pieces of the CLOUD line are made from fine gauge jersey with a hint of cashmere. These shirts are perfect layering pieces!

The VA VA VOOM Pants. Napa leather leggings with cut line below the knee for easy movement. Hand washable. Can these be part of my uniform? Love.

The MICRO LIGHT JACKET is wind- and water-resistant with a matte finish and slim cut. Great to wear on the plane or roll it up and throw in your carry-on.

The collection is well-thought out and SO SO SO wearable. I love the energy that Swank and her creative team are putting out there. More please!

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Perfect Travel Pouch by Comme des Garcons

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I’ve been looking for a bag to fit my passport and boarding pass. On my last trip, I used a manila file folder to hold everything. I know. Sad. I love function, but desperately needed some form (and a great zipper!) to go with it. Then I remembered one of my all time favorite brands — Comme des Garçons. Have you ever loved a brand that you don’t necessarily wear often, but you revere everything about it? That is CDG for me. Rei Kawabubo is in that pantheon of “design  greats” in my world. And, the leather goods this company puts out are always functional AND beautiful. Take this little pouch. Beautiful leather, great size (8-1/2″ x 6-1/2″), and fantastic zipper. Affordable. All boxes checked! The discreet gold lettering adds that little touch of elegance without veering into over-branding mode.

My travel documents have found a new home!

NB: I love black, however, you can find these in other colors — even neon pink! So great.

Here’s where you can find them:

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