THE CURATOR / THE PENNY ROSE BLOG

Cameron Marks Founder,
Vanessa Ambrose, writes a monthly column
on a local fashion blog called The Penny Rose...

In this month's 'The Curator', Vanessa chooses five of her favorite things....

1. Chloe Spring/Summer 2014 Collection:
I'm always very partial to everything Chloe. The Chloe Spring/Summer 2014
collection certainly didn’t disappoint. Creative director Claire Waight Keller
has this unbelievable knack for combining a mix of English boyish styling
with refined and elegant French femininity. Beautiful, elegant
and utterly un-forced pieces for real women.
This season is a true testament to that.

2. Fat and The Moon:
Maker and founder Rachel Budde of Fat and The Moon specializes
in handcrafted, herbal body care products concocted from age-old techniques and recipes.
I love that most of the herbs used in Fat and the Moon have been home grown on Budde's
homestead. I'm currently obsessed with the Organic Lip & Cheek Stain.
It's handcrafted from alkanet root and beet root, which results in a lovely rich color,
with just a touch of rose geranium and bees wax for fabulous staying power.
Now available at Cameron Marks.

3. King Krule:
I just discovered an amazing musical talent, King Krule, from the UK.
Front man Archie Marshall, a kid of only 19 years, has an astonishingly raw voice,
a deep gravelly bellow that gets stretched almost to breaking point, drawing
links from jazz, blues, rap, and folk music.
Favorite song: "Easy Easy."

4. Golden Goose Sneakers:
My current obsession: Golden Goose Italian made high top sneakers.
I fell in love with them on a buying trip to L.A. last year and have been stalking them
online ever since. They're the ultimate mix of vintage styling with cool rocking tomboy.
Just one problem—I can’t bring myself to part with $550 for a pair.

5. Top of the Lake:
"Top of the Lake" is a captivating tale of a 12-year-old girl gone missing
in a town full of deep, dark secrets. Set in an outstandingly beautiful New Zealand
mountain township, it’s riveting TV watching. Co-written and directed by Jane Campion.
It's only seven episodes long, but beware, if you start watching, you’ll be in for a long night.
It streams on Netflix.