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Inspiration: Patrick Dougherty

One man’s sticks are another’s sculpture. Or at least they are for the creative mind of Patrick Dougherty, the sculptor behind fascinating art pieces made out of nothing more than tree saplings. Read More


Featured Stories: Burnished Tides

Come with us on a journey to Burnished Tides. A journey filled with the artful spirit and carefree flourish of a world called Tropicalia.

As we created “Burnished Tides,” we almost felt like we were in the Amazon. The dense landscapes and the intensity of tropical color bursting all around us — we felt like real swashbucklers as we surrounded ourselves in every shade of green and brown you can imagine. With hints of bright tropical color popping up in the most unexpected places.

stylesOur Spring 2014 collections mirror these essential notes — intricate textures, hand-burnished natural color, and more fundamental, organically-inspired designs that naturally wrap your feet like a second skin.

You will adore our new collection of earthy flats, and our updated higher wedge looks are more enchanting than ever. Designs you can walk in for miles, and cherish forever.

We welcome summer with an intense appreciation for artisan, hand-crafted design and detail that truly lets you express your own sense of style, creativity, art and individualism.

Never has our love for Mother Earth been so evident. Welcome to “Burnished Tides,” and immerse yourself into the storied textures, deep color, and incredible comfort and fashion of Børn Spring 2014. Viva la Tropicalia!

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Fashion: Feeling Festive: Sparkle and Comfort

With only a few days left ’til Christmas, we’re pining over a few last minute touches to complete our holiday look.  There’s a layer of snow on the ground here at HQ, the festive tunes are streaming and our social calendars are packed with everything from cocktails to cozy downtime in front of the fireplace (or Netflix).  We love the Børn CLAIRE bootie in black suede for its chic versatility for all things holiday.  Pair with your favorite broken-in skinnies and a chunky oversize sweater for casual family gatherings or opaque tights and a figure flattering sheath for the holiday office soiree.

Holiday Edit

A few of our picks to add some sparkle and comfort to your holiday look:

1.  A great scented candle to transform your environment.  This one smells like a campfire! – Pictured:  Unionmade/Baxter “KML” Soy Wax Scented Candle.

2.  A chunky cuff with pave stones for a touch of glam. – Pictured:  Banana Republic Braided Pave Stretch Bracelet.

3. A faux-fur collar for dashing through the snow to your next party. – Pictured:  Anthropologie Fuzzy Ascot.

4.  Cute convertible mittens (perfect for texting and holiday selfie snapping). – Pictured:  Bop Basics Cashmere Pop Top Mittens.

5.  An embellished envelope clutch. – Pictured:  Club Monaco Abby Clutch.

6.  Sparkly snowflake inspired earrings. – Pictured:  DANNIJO Charlotte earrings.

7.  A unique, but equally cozy sweater. – Pictured:  Anthropologie Sleeping on Snow Virga Zip-Up.

Cheers and Happy Holidays from Børn!

 

Fashion: Independence Day: 3 Looks for Wherever You’re Headed

We can hardly believe the summer is nearly half over but we are so ready for this weekend’s patriotic festivities!  Whether you’re headed to an urban rooftop barbeque, an ocean-side retreat or countryside enclave, Børn has got your footwear needs covered with versatile styles that will keep you wrapped in comfort as you toast the Land of the Free.  Check out these three easy looks we’ve styled to breeze through the holiday…

For a Daytime Barbeque followed by Fireworks

PicnicGo Shopping:  River Island top, Vintage Shorts via Etsy.com, Frye backpack, Karen Walker sunglasses, Organic Bug Spray via abesmarket.com

Styled with:  Børn APRYL

For a Day at the Beach

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Go Shopping:  J.Crew bikini, Topshop cover-up, DSW straw tote, Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray

Styled with:  Børn JOYA

For a Countryside Picnic

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Go Shopping:  Aeropostale dress, Charlotte Russe hat, Cambridge Satchel Co. bag, Essie nail polish

Styled with:  Børn CAICOS

 

Fashion: SPRING TRANSITIONS: TUXEDO CHIC

It’s officially Spring, but here on the East Coast it doesn’t quite feel warm and sunny yet. The transition into Spring is one of the most difficult times for styling. You still want to gravitate towards warm layers, but you try to avoid giving off a bundled up winter vibe. Here we’ve taken a staple Fall/Winter outfit – a silk top and a pair of black and white tuxedo-inspired pants – and reworked it for warm weather by pairing the look with three stand out Børn styles from our Spring 2013 collection. We’ve covered a look for every occasion here by pairing this versatile outfit with a polished sandal, a cork heel and lightweight, breathable loafer.

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 Go Shopping: Equipment signature blouse, Zara shopper, DKNY Tuxedo Skinny Trouser.

Styled with: Børn LANDIS

Yemena GTL

Styled with: Børn YEMENA in Scott Veg.

Born Naura GTL

Styled with: Børn NAURA in Marino.

Børn Spring 2013 Featured Artist: Royal Canoe

Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. Their songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music.

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From Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada, these musicians spend their days writing hooks, singing through effects pedals, scrawling lyrics on scraps of paper, and constructing heavy beats in odd time signatures. They create samples by running conventional sounds through unconventional pieces of gear, drumming on bathtubs and garbage cans, listening to Big Bio and manipulating bits of old records.

The Børn Spring 2013 Native Bloom video features the song: “Show Me Your Eyes,” from their album Purple and Gold, available on iTunes® and Amazon.® Singer Bucky Driedger describes the track: “This song is the soundtrack to a weird dance party. Built on top of a bunch of mismatched samples and inspired by a summer of biking around Winnepeg and partying in lofts, parks, studios and galleries.”

To learn more about Royal Canoe and their music, visit them at www.royalcanoe.com or become friends with them at https://www.facebook.com/RoyalCanoe.

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