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Apr 23 16

Kick Pleat Opens a Houston Outpost & I Fan-Girl All Over the Internet.

Pink sleeveless blouse by Acne Studios + white trousers | Kick Pleat

That’s right, design superfans. One of my long-time, all-time favorite fashion outposts has just expanded from Austin to Houston, and I couldn’t be more thrilled for Kick Pleat owner/mega-inspiration Wendi Martin and her band of merry style-makers – or for the good people of Houston, Texas.

For those of you lucky enough to live in Houston, Kick Pleat will be hosting a Grand Opening on Monday, April 25th at their new – and undoubtedly beautiful – location on Kirby Drive.

Can’t be in Houston on Monday? Me neither – which is why I’m bringing the celebration right here to Block Print Social, with a look into the ethereal & utterly inspiring world of Kick Pleat.

Red Ruffle Dress by Isa Arfen | Kick Pleat

In addition to stocking interesting, independent designer duds in its brick + mortar and online stores, Kick Pleat consistently creates beautiful content in the form of its seasonal lookbooks and online journal. If you’ve been reading Block Print Social for a while now, you may remember this post, showcasing Kate LeSueur‘s arresting photography for the Kick Pleat Lookbook V. Well, Kate’s at it again in Lookbook VIII – and I’m no less drawn in by these dreamy images or the covetable, wearable design they portray.

White Jumpsuit by Rachel Comey | Kick Pleat

 

White Jumpsuit by Rachel Comey | Kick Pleat

 

Veneto Pleasse Pant by Studio Nicholson + ruffle shoe by Creatures of Comfort | Kick Pleat

 

Isa Arfen | Kick Pleat

See the rest of the lookbook & shop all the looks here.

But wait! The celebration continues!

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

I’m very much obsessed with these collages, dreamed up by Alyson Fox for Kick Pleat’s Lookbook VII.

Can you blame me?

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

 

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

 

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

 

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

 

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

 

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

 

Kick Pleat Lookbook | Art Direction by Alyson Fox

And then there’s the Journal

I love these photos from Wendi’s seasonal buying trip to Paris;

Kick Pleat owner Wendi Martin in Paris

and this interview with designer Jesse Kamm.

Dress by Jesse Kamm | Kick Pleat

And, of course, that dress.

Still sad you’re going to miss the Grand Opening? Me too. But that’s what online commerce was made for!

Shop all these looks and more here – and don’t pay a dime for shipping.

 

Images: Kate LeSueur for Kick Pleat | Alyson Fox for Kick Pleat | Ashley Garmon for Kick Pleat | Katrina Dickson for Jesse Kamm

Dec 1 15

Eye for Style : Kate LeSueur for Kick Pleat

Model in grey dress. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

Model in grey dress. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

This is the story of Fashion, who on one fateful, sunny day met Architecture and Brilliant Photography, fell headfirst into a passionate polygamous romance and made THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE CHILD EVER – that is, the Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook.

Three of my favorite things – rolled up into one perfect editorial bundle.

I can’t stop ogling these light-filled photographs, snapped by the uber-talented Kate LeSueur at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum, in Austin. The building’s monolithic expanse of travertine & geometric theme (read: squares. Lots of squares.) perfectly juxtapose the easy drape that defines the Kick Pleat-curated look. Beyond a catalogue of covetable fashion (the coats! the shoes! the hats – oh my!), the lookbook is a study of opposites. Light & Shadow. Structure & Flow.

I can’t help but share.

Model in grey dress. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

Model in white trousers and pink coat. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

Model in Pink Coat. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

Model in white trousers and pink coat. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur

Model in grey cocoon coat. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

Cozy winter fashion. Model in sweater and grey cocoon coat. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur

Model in cream sweater and green trousers. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

Green Dress. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

black wrap blouse + grey oversized culottes. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum architecture. Photograph by Kate LeSueur.Honestly, I would hang this on my wall.

Model in black coat and hat by Clyde. Kick Pleat Winter Lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.

black & cream fashion. Kick Pleat Winter lookbook. Photography by Kate LeSueur.Another great looking Clyde hat on the back of my last post? Perhaps the Universe is trying to tell me something…

Model in black coat. Kick Pleat lookbook. Photograph by Kate LeSueur.

Do you love the Lookbook as much as I do? Have any favorite looks? If I could, I would wear them all at once – but I’m a tad excessive like that.

I JUST LOVE IT ALL SO MUCH.

Photography by Kate LeSueur for Kick Pleat.

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