I have listed many of my vintage denim jackets on the site. I love spending time going through my vintage collection as I work on the site because I get so excited again by all of the beautiful vintage details and the handcrafted feeling of these items. I thought I would share some of the details that you might find interesting as well.
After many trips to the wonderful country of India, I finally made the trip to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. This region of India was experiencing a spring heat wave with mind-numbing temperatures topping 112 Fahrenheit. So we left Delhi very early before it would get too hot. We met our guide there and spent about an hour wandering the grounds. I have heard that it may be worth coming back at a different time of the day to get another light and sense of the place. Here are some images I took of this amazing marble wonder.
During the summer of 2016 I traveled back to Europe to pick up our son Hamilton in Paris after his 5th grade French exchange program. We then took a trip to the south as a family and rented a home in the small town of Grimaud just outside Saint Tropez. It was great to see the kids using their French language skills and enjoying the beautiful beaches. We spent the days exploring all of the small towns and visiting St. Tropez where I love to visit my favorite sandal store, Rondini. I have worn these sandals every day that is warm enough for the last 25 years. I think people get tired of seeing my strangely long toes, but these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. There is amazing shopping and places to visit here in this region. Here is my map: France Vintage
During the height of summer in 2016, I made a design and vintage research trip to Marrakech, Morocco. This was my second trip here and first for business reasons. This is one of the most beautiful and inspirational cities in the world. It's not a wonder that it has attracted bohemian- minded designers and creatives for centuries. We stayed at Ryad Dyor which is a gorgeous, privately-held boutique residence in the heart of the walled city. It was a bit tough to find at times with high walls and rabbit warren-like pathways that pass as streets. This city is meant to be walked and explored. The souk in the medina has a mix of great products and not so great. The purchase and negotiation process requires a bit of patience for those of you that are not used to bargaining. I hope to return to this beautiful city many times and hopefully next time with Beth and the kids as they speak French which would be helpful. Here is the link to my city map: Marrakech Map
During one of my many trips to LA I did a little shopping and inspiration research. My good friend Maureen had turned me on to RTH Shop on La Cienega BLVD and is now one of my favorite stores in the world. They blend a beautiful vintage vibe with a heavy dose of fantasy. I could spend all day in this shop. But it being very tiny they may call the squad to come an haul me away for being a design stalker. So I will share some of my other favorite spots and my map for the city here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jDiV0n-8EhIQfy2rV3Ww-5KS8o8&usp=sharing
Tim Kehoe, associate product design director, Brand Management & Trend
What makes your job so you?
"As the leader of our Home Trend & Brand Development team, I’m able to do all of the things I have loved doing since I was 12 years old. Even as a kid, I shopped vintage, subscribed to fashion and home magazines, and knew all the latest trends. Even though I am an avid collector of all things vintage and antique, my passion lies in helping people discover how style will evolve in the future."
What's your favorite office tradition?
"Most of my team sits together in a room at one long table laughing while getting tons of stuff done. It’s that daily tradition of talking around the table that really is my favorite. We share what is trending on social media or talk about who had the coolest runway-show video. By sharing a space, we get to know each member of the team like a family member."
Quick — what's the best perk about working at Target?
"I have worked for many design companies in my long career, but Target is truly committed to ensuring you develop your whole self, not just design great products. Through mentoring and creating a culture of trust, the company develops great products and great people."
Describe your go-to work outfit.
"I am a true old-school prep at heart, so my outfits usually involve two parts tweed, one part plaid, a pair of well-polished shoes, and no socks — never socks."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC celebrated the art and theater of Rei Kawakubo's designs for her brand Comme des Garcons. It was a retro-spective of her best ideas across her thirty years at the design helm and was titled Art Of The In-Between. The show while not large was broad in the span of her creativity. What I love about her designs is the attention to details and that her work transcends the world of history all the way through a post-appocalytical modernism. I attended with my wife Beth and our kids while in New York this summer. While the whole family loved the show, I could tell the kids thought is was a bit strange. The kids all wanted to reach out and touch the dresses because they were so strongly beautiful and robustly textured. My 12 year old son violated the rules and set off the alarm by touching one of the coats. My wife said "he didn't even touch it" and he whispered to me "I did touch it... I couldn't help myself". Post exhibit in the highly packed elevator to the roof terrace we were standing next to the designer Francisco Costa. He asked the kids if they enjoyed the Kawakubo show. They said "it was a bit strange" and he replied "yes, but strangely beautiful". It was a true New York moment. I hope you enjoy the images.