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DIY, Featured Stories, Inspiration: DIY: Autumn Light

What is it about the arrival of autumn that makes us instantly crave the warmth of cozy layers, pumpkin-spiced everything and our favorite broken-in leather boots (from Børn, of course)?

Maybe it’s the excitement of the possibilities of the new harvest season or the craving for comfort as summer makes its bittersweet exit.

Whatever the reason may be, that first bite of crisp chill in the morning air awakens our need for a fall refresh, not only for our wardrobes but for our home décor as well. We thought up a simple little craft, that won’t break the bank and adds a touch of rustic charm and warmth to the home as the cooler weather sets in.

You can craft this rustic votive holder with materials already on hand and accents foraged from your own back yard.

You will need:

-          A small glass container, at least 2 inches in diameter

-          Tea lights or votive size candles

-          Glue gun/glue sticks

-          A handful of twigs snapped to roughly match the size of the glass. Gather these outside – and grab more than you think you’ll need!

*A store-bought candle jar or tumbler also works, just be sure to peel off any labels before you begin to glue.

Steps:

1.  Begin by gluing each twig to the glass individually. Press on and move on to the next twig.

2.  Go around the perimeter of the glass until it is covered with twigs. You might want to go over any gaps when you’re done.

3.  Voila! You now have a votive candle holder that brings the outdoors in, minus the chill!

Watch our tutorial video here:

We hope your autumn is filled with warmth, comfort and light!

Don’t forget to check out all Børn has to offer to complete your fall wardrobe. Discover FALL 2014.

 

 

Comfort Technology: Comfort by Design…The Art of Opanka

From its inception, Børn footwear has been synonymous with comfort. But what makes Børn so unique?

From its inception, Børn footwear has been synonymous with comfort. But what makes Børn so unique? The Opanka construction technique is an Old World shoe-making technique that sews the outsole, insole, sock lining and upper components of the shoe in one stitch, eliminating the need for excess cements, which cause the shoe to stiffen. Without these cements, Børn shoes rebound with each step, cradling the foot with a trampoline-like effect. The value of Opanka is intrinsic to the pain-staking process in which our shoes our manufactured. Check out this video for an inside look at the process.

Some added features of our comfort driven construction include generous toe boxes that allow the toes to lay flat and move freely, padded foam insoles, naturally moisture-wicking sock linings and shock absorbing outsoles.  The allure of Børn rests in the seamless combination of innovative comfort technology and tastefully inspired style.

Every time you purchase a pair of Børn, you are making an investment in your comfort and style!

Featured Stories: Autumn’s Breath

We are enveloped in the warming embrace of nature's textures and patterns, embodying the spirit of Autumn's Breath…

As we created “Autumn’s Breath” on the rolling hills of Oregon’s Hood River region, we felt as though we were on an adventure in the Scottish highlands.  The lush, mossy greens of the hills were offset by the auburn and wheat shades of the sprawling meadows and sharpened by the steely grey of the rocky outcroppings of the cliffs.

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Our Fall 2014 collections reflect this awe-inspiring beauty — intricate textures, natural color, and organically-inspired designs that naturally wrap your feet in unparalleled comfort.

You will love our new collections of beautifully finished high-shaft boots and trend-worthy short booties.  As always, each pair of Børn is a work of art, hand-crafted using our signature Opanka construction technique.

Welcome to “Autumn’s Breath,” and immerse yourself into the layered textures, natural color, and incredible comfort and fashion of Børn Fall 2014.

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Fashion, Featured Stories: NYFW: Crown X Katie Gallagher Fall 2014

Crown is honored to be the official footwear sponsor of the Katie Gallagher Fall 2014 runway show during New York Fashion Week.  Custom versions of the KRISSA bootie were featured on the runway with the womenswear designer’s latest collection. Gallagher artfully distressed and stained a selection of the footwear in oxblood to suit her “Wonderworld” theme that explores abandoned amusement parks. The unique footwear complimented each look in the collection.

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Fashion: Take Me Away – Resort Style

With the vast majority of the country locked in the icy grip of the rogue polar vortex (it’s a real thing, we swear), one can’t help but yearn for sunny shores and balmy breezes.  Let’s face it, we’re up to our ankles in slush and our skin is so pale we could be extras on the next season of True Blood.  So let’s close our eyes and visualize warm breezes, swaying palms and a place where salt is only on the rim of our cocktails and in the crystal blue water….

Børn offers several comfortably chic options for Resort 2014, whether you’re headed to a warmer climate for a winter get-away or just day-dreaming about spring.  Here are a few of our favorites, paired with our dream pieces and sunny destinations.

Eleanor-Resort 14To tour the Italian Amalfi Coast, we would pair these charming Børn Eleanor Mary Janes with these floral shorts by Giambattista Valli. (photo courtesy of www.capri.net)

Emmy - Resort 14Cabo San Lucas calls for tranquil hues of blue and green.  Børn Emmy wedge sandals and silk maxi dress by Matthew Williamson.  (photo courtesy of www.wikipedia.org)

Kamie - Resort 14A night out in Sydney needs some metallic and citrus accents.  We’d pair these pewter Børn Kamie sandals with this Derek Lam blouse.  (photo courtesy of www.wikipedia.org)

Stay warm, friends!

 

 

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