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  • More Than Artisans: Black Arrow

    Posted on March 23, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    Ever wished that you can coordinate your bedroom, living room, or kitchen to match the aesthetics of a Pinterest-worthy room?  How do those rooms become so visually pleasing? Undoubtedly, the stunning rooms are designed and curated by skilled interior stylists, like the Black Arrow team.

    Black Arrow focuses on interior styling, event styling, and property consulting. The brand is run by two hardworking and stylish businesswomen, for whom we had the pleasure of interviewing for our More Than Artisans initiative. Our initiative strives to support local artists and entrepreneurs by sharing their stories. This week, we focus on Sarah and Jessi, the women behind the interior styling brand Black Arrow.

    Story Leather  What influenced you to start this business? / What is the story behind the establishment of Black Arrow?

    Sarah: Similar story to many…without sounding cliché, I got sick of working in a corporate job I didn’t love anymore. I was also never a very good ‘employee’ as I was always trying to lead and change the way things were done, which, when it’s not your business you can’t always do that. I knew very early on in my working life that I’d have my own business one day, so I set about earning the stripes to get there.

    Jessi: I was in the Fashion industry for most of my working life, which was fun in my early 20s but I realised I did not have as every 20 something fashion intern would say “a passion for fashion”. It was when I moved out of home and got to style my first apartment that I realised I wanted to pursue a career in interior styling. Like Sarah, I knew I wanted to work for myself very early on. I am a very hard worker and don’t rest until the job is done but wanted to create a life where that is on my own terms. If I want to take the dog for a walk at 11am, I can. If I want to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (don’t judge me) whilst eating lunch, I can. It may mean I am still working at 9pm that night, but that’s my choice - I am in control of my own schedule.

    Sarah and I met whilst working in Property Styling (also known as Home Staging) but were also running our own interior styling businesses as Sole Traders. We found ourselves collaborating and sharing ideas for our own individual projects that we thought, hey why don’t we just join forces and make this a thing!

    Story Leather How would you describe Black Arrow/ What does the Black Arrow brand mean to you?

     

    Black Arrow Bohemian, Organic, Quirky. Very true to our own personal aesthetic. Not trying to follow the trends too much. We are more about creating spaces that will create an emotional response from our clients and stand the test of time despite ever changing trends.

     

    Story Leather What makes Black Arrow unique?

     

    Black Arrow Same as above but also our brand personality. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. Whilst we take our work and our clients very seriously we like to have a laugh and quite openly poke fun at ourselves in the process. We like to share the reality of our industry - everything from the incredibly creative and inspiring people we meet along the way right through to the lack lustre reality of the sweat (and chafe) that goes along with installing a job or the general challenges involved with running your own business. We feel this honest and casual approach showcases our down to earth attitudes and removes the intimidation and stigma often associated with the design industry.

    Story Leather Where do you derive your design/ style inspiration from?

    Black Arrow We both have fairly distinct personal styles that are very complimentary. This is a huge part of the reason our partnership works. Our creative style direction is very much mutually understood and appreciated. We gather inspiration from various places. Everything from the nature awaiting us outside our front doors to fashion brands like Spell Designs and Zulu & Zephyr, our amazing suppliers like St Barts, Bisque Interiors and Cultiver and of course our fellow industry sisters and misters inspire us daily! Inspiration is everywhere!

    Story Leather Describe or outline how you spend a typical day at your business.

     

    Black Arrow At this early stage, we are still working out of our homes so we alternate whose house we will meet at each day. The day always starts with a cup of T2 Green Garden tea, a debrief on how we slept, what we did since we last saw each other approximately 6 hours earlier and what happened on last nights episode of 'Married At First Sight’. THEN once those important topics are covered we might think about doing some work. We generally put together an agenda before each meeting to ensure we stay focussed and achieve everything we need to that day. Each day is different and could involve anything from client consultations, supplier visits, order placement / management, mood board creation, photoshoots, branding / marketing meetings, site visits and general admin.

    Story Leather What motivates you to continue building this business?

     

    Black Arrow The fact that we are doing what we love each day makes the motivation factor pretty much a non-issue. We also have bigger goals we are constantly aspiring towards so that definitely helps keep us moving!

     

    Story Leather How would you describe your customers?

     

    Black Arrow Our customers are generally warm and open. They often have a good idea of what they like and dislike, but just need help pulling the overall look together and need some assistance making decisions they are not feeling confident about. Most of our clients quickly become more like friends. We are in their space, learning about the lifestyle that unfolds behind closed doors, we are in their bedrooms, their bathrooms, we are meeting around their dining table and learning about every family member and how they like to live in the home. It can be a pretty intimate thing when you break it down.

    Story Leather Where do you see yourself and your business is 10 years? 20years?

    Black Arrow We would love for Black Arrow to be a joint family business with our partners involved to some extent and ideally not be so involved in the day-to-day allowing ourselves to work more on the big picture. We have lots of big plans and exciting things we're working towards but we're not ones to kiss and tell, so you'll have to watch and see!


    This post was posted in Showcase, Style Stories, Personal Style, The Weekly Story and was tagged with leather, styling, leather style, leather cases. custom cases, interiors styling, business women, entrepreneur, womens fashion, female entrepreneurs

  • More Than Artisans: Qind Design

    Posted on March 16, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    How do you achieve a sophisticated style without sacrificing character? You take inspiration from Qind Design creative director and founder Victor Nartey. As a hardworking entrepreneur, we were thrilled to welcome him to be part of our More Than Artisans initiative. The Story Leather team interviewed Mr. Nartey to learn more about his brand, products, style, and story in hopes of inspiring other artists and entrepreneurs to find what is unique about themselves and to follow their dreams.

    Qind Design (pronounced “Kind Design”) is a curated collection of polished apparel and accessories with a touch of traditional African design patterns. Reaching this unique style, “was the result of an evolutionary process,” Nartey described about the establishment of his brand; adding that after starting off as Qind Online- a lifestyle magazine- he and his team, “decided to launch an art merchandising brand which included scarves and accessories… in order to generate supplementary revenue.” After launching the online store, the Qind design team found that the best selling items were those that included African print, thus, motivating the team to focus more on integrating those patterns into the brand’s style.

    However, Qind Design is about more than just about selling clothing and popular items. Nartey expressed that the word kind “has always been at the heart of the brand’s ethos, being kind to yourself and the world around you. Through Qind Design we offer our clients opportunities to be kind to themselves through elegant beautifully crafted apparel and accessories.” This is also a part of what makes Qind Design so unique. Nartey explained how sophisticated menswear often comprises of dull and boring colors such as blue, black, and grey. However, Nartey contended that “Qind Design is all about breaking that mould, that men can indeed wear colour and carry it off well.”

    It takes a creative eye to fabricate designs that differ from the norm. That is why Nartey constantly observes those around him to keep a, “look out for trends running through the mainstream and those who stand out and are different.” Taking inspiration from the world around him, Nartey typically spends most of his days either working on designs himself, or with his design team. This is the reason why Qind Design has such a wide variety of apparel, shoes, and accessories ranging from scarves to sunglasses.

    Nartey and his team are busy creating fresh, inspiring designs every day, aiming to one day build Qind Design into an iconic menswear brand known for its elegance, timelessness, and vibrancy.

    “I love what I do and it fits with my strengths. I am thoroughly creative, constantly bombarded by ideas that I want to bring to life. I love people and making them feel good about themselves. These two elements come together in my business.”

    - Victor Nartey, founder of Qind Design

     


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Personal Style, The Weekly Story and was tagged with leather, mens fashion and style, leather phone cases, custom leather cases, leather cases, leather goods, mens style, mens fashion, lux style, unique style, mens fashion inspiration, fashion inspo, mens style inspo, qind design

  • More Than Artisans: Eleet Fashion

    Posted on March 9, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    With the abundance of social media sites, magazines, blogs, and influencers, it’s easy to find style inspiration from all over. However, what happens when you just don’t connect with anything out there? You take it upon yourself to create your own style, that’s what! And, that is exactly what one stylish young man had to courage and creativity to do.

    Our More Than Artisans initiative strives to support local artists and entrepreneurs by sharing their stories. This week, we focus on Lucas, the founder of the men’s fashion and style brand, Eleet Fashion.

    We interviewed Lucas to learn more about the origins of Eleet Fashion, as well as his inspirations, journey, and goals.

    Story Leather: What influenced you to start your brand? / What is the story behind the establishment of Eleet Fashion?

    Lucas: When I started our page, I was sitting in my anatomy class during senior year in High School, bored, and not sure what I wanted to do with my life. I remember trying to get into the "street style" world and trying to learn about it, but I always struggled to find a page that could help me with that, and whenever I found something, they would be posting things so unaffordable, that it wasn't even worth following. And so I started Eleet Fashion, I wanted to help real people to better themselves, while staying realistic in what most people are able to afford. I always wanted to have my own brand and as time went on I realized, I was already building a brand with Eleet Fashion, but I was building it the other way around, and we are still on the way.

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    Story Leather: Where do you derive your style inspiration from?

    Lucas: My mom always tells me that since I was a kid, I would always prefer receiving clothes and shoes as gifts rather than toys. Of course, all of us are influenced by our experiences in life, and the cultures we grow up around and the people we grow up listening to, and me being a drummer, always involved with music, made me open to all kinds of arts. But, like everyone else during the time we started the page, I was mainly inspired by Kanye West, Pharrell Williams. Those guys that were around making awesome sneakers at the time. Shoes were always a big passion of mine, ever since I was a kid. Some of the Air Yeezys are still my grails (sneakerhead term), and with the sneakers, came the clothes and the details put together on every outfit.

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    Story Leather: What makes Eleet Fashion unique?

    Lucas: I believe the attention to details, and just how serious we take every photo we post, the content we produce for brands, and that attention to detail and professionalism goes into every single aspect of our work, be it our captions, photos, giveaways, anything we do. And my unique ideas, as far as clothes go, are very different, I'm very into the futuristic and unique clothes and shoes, the laceless, zippered, glow in the dark, strapped sneakers, the strangely cut, with unique fabrics and textures clothing, that kind of stuff. I try to slowly implement that into our page, I say slowly because people need to get used to that kind of thing, and be able to wrap their minds around the idea, step by step. My goal is to become a brand that does unique things for unique people.

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    Story Leather: What are your short term and/or long term goals for Eleet Fashion?

    Lucas: Short term, I'd say keep bringing things that our followers enjoy, continue producing the content for brands that we enjoy doing so much, and eventually in a not-so-long term, I want to keep producing content for brands, but in a larger scale and I want to make Eleet Clothing line and sneakers, things people will be able enjoy, and afford.

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    Story Leather: What motivates you to continue building this brand?

    Lucas: We've come a long way since we started with our 0 followers, but we are not where we want to be yet. We started the other way around of what brands typically do, we are building the brand, and its following,  before we have our physical products available for everyone to buy. Also, the fact that many brands are loving the content we produce for them, motivates me a lot to keep going. Small achievements like, one of the photos we produced for Coca Cola during their Christmas campaign last year, being labeled brand favorite, one of the photos we took for Amazon Video being used by them on a future campaign, True Religion using our photo on their social media, those kinds of achievements rekindle the flame and keeps us going.

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    Story Leather: What does a typical work day look like for you at Eleet Fashion?

    Lucas: What we are doing the most now is producing content for brands. We are always connecting with brands and doing collaborations with our page, and because of all that attention to detail, and the creative eye I developed with time, after seeing so many photos and videos, and reading articles, brands have been enjoying our work, and really appreciating the photos we take with their products, it makes me very happy. In our daily work, we are typically connecting and closing content deals with brands, taking and editing the photos for the brands, curating the best outfits we see and reposting some of the best to instagram, we are always engaging with our followers on our snapchat too, giving them a behind the scenes look, and exclusive information and photos. My mom is my major daily help with the page, she helps on everything we do.

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    Story Leather: Where do you see yourself and your business/ brand is 10 years? 20years?

    Lucas:  I see ourselves producing content for brands on a larger scale, something I have found to enjoy doing very much, and I see our Eleet Clothing as a well established clothing brand, that has its solid fan base, and that people enjoy owning and wearing very much. And the money, as Roman Atwood says, "Money is a byproduct of what you love". If you'd like to join us on that journey, and be part of it, add us on snapchat and follow us on instagram, both @eleetfashion.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Showcase, Promotion, Style Stories, Style Watch, Personal Style, The Weekly Story and was tagged with leather, custom leather cases, leather cases, Custom Leather, leather fashion, mens style, mens fashion, custom cases, street style, mens street style, lux style, mens fashion page, leather style, mens fashion blog

  • More Than Artisans: ifonista

    Posted on February 16, 2017 by Krystal Contreras

    “Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”

    This saying could not have resonated more with stylish phone case designer, Lucia, founder of ifonista. As a young girl growing up in Colombia, she was surrounded by fashion. With her mother being the one in charge of the Colombian beauty pageant every year, Lucia learned about runways, catwalks, and style diversity in the fashion industry. However, Lucia did not pursue fashion when she moved Boston. After spending the rest of her childhood in the US, she went to college,studied finance, and began a career in the finance industry after graduating. After six years in the finance industry, numerous travels, and one extraordinary engagement, Lucia realized that her life was changing. She took a step back and “... thought, well, I’m engaged, I’m going to start a family, I want to be happy... I was miserable working in finance,” so she took a leap back into the world she had all but left behind, fashion.

    After discovering the horrendous prices of high-end designer phone cases, Lucia decided to design her own- with fabric, a bag of affordable bejeweling gems and some glue. Inspired by the various cultures and craftspeople she observed on her travels, she produced stylish results. Finding that her designs were a hit with her friends and others who caught a glimpse of her phone cases, she was driven to build her own website; thus, creating ifonista.

    Using her inherent eye for fashion, and her passion for cultural expression, Lucia has curated nearly a dozen unique designs. Every product is handmade and designed by Lucia, who makes each case with the intent of telling a story, or representing a personality. Although it may have been a risk to invest so much time and money into this business endeavor, ifonista is on the rise. As Lucia’s business grows, her materials improve. She had started off with cheap plastic casings, gems, and fabrics, and is now stepping up the ifonista brand with Swarovski crystals, intricate imported fabrics, and genuine leather casings from StoryLeather.

    So what’s next for ifonista?  The artisan assures there will definitely more designs and products, as well as mix of high-end and affordable accessories for people of all backgrounds.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Style Watch, Personal Style and was tagged with phone cases, iPhone cases, leather phone cases, quality phone cases, custom cases, ifonista, benamee, unique phone cases, custom iPhone cases, iPhone 7 cases, fashion phone cases, fashionable phone cases, high fashion phone cases, more than artisans

  • Style check: Millennials Daring to Sport Leather

    Posted on September 20, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    Are you brave enough to sport leather despite of it being a major fashion ensemble nowadays? Leather is not only supposed to be modish, but allows heads to turn when you adorn an embellished brown leather jacket on the streets, thus contributing to street fashion and wardrobe hacks. Mentioned below are some of the ways by which you could relieve the urge of helping yourself to leather clothing all year round, other than just flaunting that chic leather phone case you just got or that brand new leather tote bag at the gym or on an over-night trip.

    Leather Vests Have All That Jazz

    For starters, nobody is telling you to hunt for leather recipes that cater to full-sleeved jackets. People would not even care to call you a nut case, but would think that you have been struck with malaria or any kind of fever that has been playing havoc with your season’s consciousness. Anyway, who cares what people would say as long as you are comfortable, and bite your tongue, fashion can be or cannot be classified as pure comfort. However, leather vests are a plus point, and if collared, bright or light colored with a few embellishments will help you to get all that attraction and attention you’ve been waiting for, or perhaps not. Top off your leather vest on a little knee-length dress and a pair of open-toed sandals, and hit the road.

    Let’s Bring Mini-Skirts Back

    Have you ever thought how faux mini-skirts would look on your clean, waxed legs? This might get you double takes and you might make the newspapers for bringing the concept of adorning a crop top or a tank top with a leather skirt into town. Leather mini-skirts have all the rage nowadays. Since summer and fashion tend to be faithful at times, it is the time you too, did justice to your nearest approach.

    Shells, Panels, And Mere Leather Trimmings

    It is not always necessary to wear any type of clothing material wholly. You can mix two types of materials together in order to pursue different designs. Ever since Avril Lavigne introduced Leather tank tops, it has been very easy to sway your bodies within a miniature piece of shirt and thus, look chic and appear comfortable at the same time. In this case, you could go for a backless tank top, sporting leather in the front.

    Since little black dresses become the talk of the night regardless of having hideous puffy sleeves and bows caressing necks or plunging necklines that do add to the beauty of long legs, adding a mere leather layer to your dress would thus, make it the highlight of fashion as well. In order to let bloggers engulf your chic style of fashion nowadays, trimming the patches of your sleeves and replacing it with leather panels, or wearing shirts and blouses that sport a leather shell or a one-sided panel in front – despite being backless or woven with threads on the back – on a little pencil skirt will never go wrong.

    Putting in a nutshell, the millennial surely know how to put in this exotic fabric into their personalized style and they are definitely nailing the 2016 style in the perfect manner. Let us know your favorite pick for leathers.

    Image Sources:

    • 1. https://thefashiontag.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/oversized-leather-vest-street-style.jpg
    • 2. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/200691727121883084/
    • 3. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/190347521721555931/
    • 4. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/184084703497166213/
    • 5. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/459859811931498830/

     


    This post was posted in Style Stories, Style Watch

  • 3 Must Have Leather Accessories for Today’s Trendy Man

    Posted on August 24, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    As far as we are concerned with leather goods and accessories, our wardrobe would never stop getting restocked with leather jackets and boots every season. However, pertaining to this quest, everyone now knows that today’s trendy man needs much more than just a Goldilockssporting his arm and waiting for him to pay their dinner bills. So, what does www.storyleather.com have for you now? We are always stuck what to gift the man who has everything, mainly because of fewer choices. Always going Dutch on simple wallets or bracelets tends to get boring every year, but there are always chances for being innovative, don’t you think?

    Image Source: http://www.fashionbeans.com/2014/complete-guide-mens-belts

    Mentioned below are 3 must have leather accessories for today’s trendy man – keeping it simple yet classy, and also pertaining to ‘the sad old tradition’ of gifting men the same, let us tell you why these choices will always remain ideal to grab your man’s attention. Rest assured, you have to be a little innovative to make him realize that you just did not walk into a store and pick the wallet that was being shown on the glass window.

    LEATHER JOURNALS

    Image Source: https://www.pinterest.com/antonisgoed/mens-clutch/

    Have you ever fallen in love with the way a leather diary or a journal tends to appear right before your very eyes? Leather journals have officially taken over the stationery enterprise by replacing registers with their sleek leather covers made of skin hide, and being firm and soft as usual. Diaries and journals are for keepsakes in almost every other person’s life. Get a journal engraved with your man’s name and pop in a pocket calculator in the diary’s front pocket. Not only will he use it to note down some of his important stuff, he would always be remember you whenever he opens it or grabs it for work. Leather diaries and journals are also given as souvenirs or as a new year’s gift almost every other year. We all need diaries to hold our emotions in, or in this, minute work details.

    LEATHER KEY FOBS

    Image Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/479774166524375902/

    Get your pick from www.storyleather.com, and replace your rusty old keychain with an engraved leather key fob. Leather key fobs are very useful as they make forgetfulness regarding mismanagement of keys a lot less. Have a shiny blue leather key fob sport your house and car keys, and place it on your mantle so that you remember where you put them last as you get ready for work the following day.

    LEATHER BELTS

    Image Source: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/278589926922219586/

    No man stays without a belt, perhaps. Take our preferred picks from Story Leather and revamp your wardrobe with leather skin hide belts that come in several different colors. Not only can you wear them at work, but you can also wear blue or skin colored leather belts on white trousers while you are on a date or casually hanging out. There is not a single day when you would not need a belt to support your trousers, so while you are having the catch of the day by being a businessman at work, we think it is also necessary to look and behave the part with leather and its accessories – but most importantly the belt. Of course, this small layer over your dress can add class and style to your appearance, right?


    Image Sources:
    http://www.fashionbeans.com/2014/complete-guide-mens-belts
    https://www.pinterest.com/antonisgoed/mens-clutch/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/479774166524375902/
    https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/278589926922219586/


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Personal Style

  • Summer Look Book: Leather Bags and Totes That Will Leave Everyone in Awe

    Posted on August 19, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    This summer, we saw a lot of celebrities adorn black and sportsleather tote bags other than mere clutches and wallets while hanging out. The fashion world is evolving for sure – leather tote bags are fashionably in and are usually sported before going to the gym for a refreshing workout, as travel saviors since you can dump your most important business cards, cash and your phone in catch-all bags, and serve as better companions for typical hang-outs or many of us today, including the modern man, have decided to revamp and restyle our wardrobe, which does not stop at our clothing endeavors. Tote bags and leather briefcases for our laptops, pocket books, novels, and planners are definitely a must. So, what did you get this summer from Story Leather? Mentioned below are some of the bestselling totes from www.storyleather.com that any summer catalogue would love to have.
     
    THE CRAWFORD WOVEN BRIEFCASE
     
    Ever since Story Leather introduced the Crawford Woven Briefcase as one of its bags on the luxurious hit list and must haves for men, people have been going crazy and have helped it gain its bestseller credibility. Briefcases are definitely a must have for businessmen –you wouldn’t want your man carrying his laptop and planner in a backpack while sporting an Armani suit, right?
     

     
    The Crawford Woven Briefcase is to die for as it shrieks of luxury, style and resilience long before you have tried it out. If you don’t have this bag on your bucket list of must-haves, what do you have? You can also take this leather woven briefcase even while you are casually going out and would need your essentials every now and then. Take Crawford’s most promising accessory out on a meeting and work to your heart’s content as you sip coffee alongside a roadside café.
     
    WHEN TOTES GET TOO PERSONAL FOR YOUR INTEREST
     
    Do your tote bags have separate pockets for your mobile phones? Sadly, no! The Maxfield Woven Totebag has reclaimed the authority over all tote bags by providing you the best lambskin a bag has ever been made of. With a big zipper compartment, and another one where you can place your phones, this woven tote bag is definitely the one in which you can easily dump your belongings and spare the hurdle for your mobile phone. The Cierra and Geneva woven totebags from Story Leather have been our second best choices when speaking in terms of width and not length. The shoulder handles also make carrying the totes easier.
     

     
    Keeping Everything Handy in the Messenger Bags
     
    Other than personalized tote bags, Story Leather has also offered customization options for messenger bags and catch-all pouches which come in different sizes. All of Story Leather’s customized totes and woven leather bags are stocked with three pockets and a distinctive appearance consisting of no other material other than premium and well-defined lambskin. Other than tote bags, messenger bags gave also redefined class and cast a never-ending impression with its lambskin and quality.
     

     
    Messenger bags have not only made workmanship easier, but they have also assured that they are as handy as they appear to be. For women, messenger bags are a must have if they are lurking around for business or other terms which require packing of necessities. Not only would you be able to make a grand fashion statement, but you would be able to sport your belongings wherever you go. Work has never been ideal like this before. So, what’s your story? Does it have enough leather in it?


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Personal Style

  • Summer 2016 Style check: Millennials Daring to Sport Leather this Summer

    Posted on August 17, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    Are you brave enough to sport leather in summer despite of it being a major fashion ensemble nowadays? Summer would not be as intimidating as considering the fact that you would have to wear all winter in order to adorn leather jackets or trousers? Leather is not only supposed to be modish, but allows heads to turn when you adorn an embellished brown leather jacket on the streets, thus contributing to street fashion and wardrobe hacks. Mentioned below are some of the ways by which you could relieve the urge of helping yourself to leather clothing all summer, other than just flaunting that chic leather phone case you just got or that brand new leather tote bag at the gym or on an over-night trip.

    Leather Vests Have All That Jazz

    Image Source - https://thefashiontag.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/oversized-leather-vest-street-style.jpg

    For starters, nobody is telling you to hunt for leather recipes that cater to full-sleeved jackets in summer. People would not even care to call you a nut case, but would think that you have been struck with malaria or any kind of fever that has been playing havoc with your season’s consciousness. Anyway, who cares what people would say as long as you are comfortable, and bite your tongue, fashion can be or cannot be classified as pure comfort.

    However, leather vests are a plus point, and if collared, bright or light colored with a few embellishments will help you to get all that attraction and attention you’ve been waiting for, or perhaps not. Top off your leather vest on a little knee-length dress and a pair of open-toed sandals, and hit the road.

    Let’s Bring Mini-Skirts Back

    Image Source - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/200691727121883084/

    Have you ever thought how faux mini-skirts would look on your clean, waxed legs? This might get you double takes and you might make the newspapers for bringing the concept of adorning a crop top or a tank top with a leather skirt into town. Leather mini-skirts have all the rage nowadays. Since summer and fashion tend to be faithful at times, it is the time you too, did justice to your nearest approach.

    Shells, Panels,And Mere Leather Trimmings

    Image Sources - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/190347521721555931/
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/184084703497166213/

    It is not always necessary to wear any type of clothing material wholly. You can mix two types of materials together in order to pursue different designs. Ever since Avril Lavigne introduced Leather tank tops, it has been very easy to sway your bodies within a miniature piece of shirt and thus, look chic and appear comfortable at the same time. In this case, you could go for a backless tank top, sporting leather in the front.

    Image Source - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/459859811931498830/

    Since little black dresses become the talk of the night regardless of having hideous puffy sleeves and bows caressing necks or plunging necklines that do add to the beauty of long legs, adding a mere leather layer to your dress would thus, make it the highlight of fashion as well. In order to let bloggers engulf your chic style of fashion nowadays, trimming the patches of your sleeves and replacing it with leather panels, or wearing shirts and blouses that sport a leather shell or a one-sided panel in front – despite being backless or woven with threads on the back – on a little pencil skirt will never go wrong.

    Putting in a nutshell, the millennial surely know how to put in this exotic fabric into their personalized style and they are definitely nailing the 2016 summer style in the perfect manner. Let us know your summer pick for leathers.


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Style Watch, Personal Style and was tagged with leather, Millennials, style check, vest

  • Time to Catch Up With the 4 Hollywood Celebrities in Rocking Leather Pants

    Posted on August 9, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    There was a time when you would see thick black leather pants moving around on the stage while occupying the legs of your favorite personalities as they continued to cause mayhem with their music and ear-shattering melodies. However, since the turn of 2015, our social calendars have been designed with the urge of wearing leather pants almost every other day. Today, we would consider discussing why leather pants have been on the rise and in fact, still persist despite weather changes.

    Who makes those highly important fashion decisions for us? Designers, of course, and we are not talking about itty bitty ones. The pioneers of the fashion industry either stroll around in one of their creations, or have their most trusted models adorn some of them, in order to make them a fad, and that too overnight. There have been quite a lot of celebrities who were seen sporting leather pants, mainly because they look chic and the appearance of the latex gives way to paparazzi and pointless features in magazines. Many women such as Kate Moss were seen celebrating their birthdays in an entirely black ensemble topped off with black leather pants and a warm fur coat thrown above her shoulders.

    Following are the names of a few celebrities who typically vouch for fashion and have totally made leather pants a must-have, even for casual wardrobes.

    The Delavigne Touch

    Ever since the Storm Model Management made modeling a feast for the eyes due to the presence of Cara Delavigne, it has been no hidden truth that this also led us to the discovery of her sisters, who definitely know how to vow fashion, even while walking down the street wrapped in a casual denim shirt around their waists. You might have guessed quite well. We are talking about none other than Poppy Delevingne whose blond locks, time-stopping smile, and exquisite fashion sense are sure to catch your eye if not for anything else.

    Poppy Delevingne recently sported an entire black look by walking down the street with a pair of uber cool sunglasses in her black chic leather pants. Since the leather hugged her legs quite beautifully, Poppy Delevingne may be a reason why many of us have stocked up leather pants on our most recent bucket list as a deliberate must-have.

    Reese Witherspoon Goes Legally Blonde With Leather Skinnies

    Remember the chicklit movie which cast Reese Witherspoon as a messed up lawyer with a much brighter fashion sense than mere understanding of the law? Reese Witherspoon may also rock the look, even in reality. What better look could be other than wearing a red shirt with a pair of black leather pants equipped by boots? There hasn’t been a more debonair regal touch to fashion as the one created by Reese Witherspoon’s casual yet chic fashion credibility.

    Going Graphic with Jessica Alba’s Leather Leggings

    It is no big deal that this actress has been on top of the charts ever since her girl-next-door image popped up on our television screens. Jessica Alba had been seen sporting leather leggings with a graphically printed monochrome blazer with a matching black leather bag to curb up her do.

    Cuteness Overload with Leather tights –and a Celebrity Bump

    Having done with three of our most favorite celebrities who still continue to wear leather leggings with huggable leather blazers or jackets while out for a cup of coffee or a refreshing drink, one must not forget to mention Blake Lively, who marched out on the streets with a magnificent baby bump in leather leggings and heels that would definitely cause you to think of the obvious – if Lively can look so lively with heels and leather leggings in her pregnancy, then why can’t we?

    Image Credit
    Cara: http://www.celebzz.com/cara-delevingne-leather-pants-new-york/http://www.gotceleb.com/cara-delevingne-out-in-new-york-city-2014-09-09.htmlhttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/179792210094167395/
    Reese: http://thestir.cafemom.com/beauty_style/180281/trendy_leather_leggings_style_tutorialhttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/4362930865035822/
    Jessica: http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/g4303/celebrity-leather-pants/?slide=9http://www.whowhatwear.co.uk/fall-outfit-ideas-celebrity-2014/slide1
    Blake: http://projectnursery.com/2015/01/best-bump-blake-lively-maternity-style/


    This post was posted in Fashion, Style Stories, Style Watch and was tagged with leather pants, Delavigne, Reese Witherspoon, leather leggings, Jessica Alba, Blake Lively

  • Reasons To Visit London

    Posted on August 8, 2016 by Andrea Romero

    Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to travel? Not much inspiration is needed to want to be able to vacation and see new places, but at the top of The Story Leather list is London! It is one of the world’ most best cities and always has an abundance of visitors. We’re always inspired by the love of quality over quantity. Here are some reason to get inspired to make a trip to London.
    #1: London Is One Of The Fashionable Cities In The World

    London will always will always be one of the most fashionable cities in the world. Fashionistas lust for the kind of passion for fashion. We hear that even on casual days, the men and women are dresses to the nines. That kind of presentation makes for a better quality of life and speaking of quality, we hear that London also knows about all the finer things in life which means that a lovely leather item from Story Leather would pair perfectly with your visit.

    #2: It’s a Good Time To Visit

    The news about Brexit was shocking to say the least. We will see how things turn out, but in the meantime, the prices for a visit are pretty low and one should always see opportunities right? When you book your trip, check the prices out to travel to places like Ibiza while you’re there, they are pretty great steal! The more places one gets to be inspired by, the better.

    #3: Check It Off Of Your Bucket-list

    London is a place that we all hear about and you need to create your impressions and your own thoughts. It’s always best to know exactly what somebody else is talking about. Maybe you will feel the same way or maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll love London and join the fad or maybe you’ll hate it but you’re never going to know if you don’t book a trip.

    Have fun exploring and tell us about your stories when you travel. Make sure to take a piece of Story Leather with you when you’re traveling. Enjoy some rest and relaxation and make a vision board of all the things that you want to do. Before you decide to go to London keep a close eye on travel deals. You would be surprised how often they come around! We wish you a great time.

    Image Credit:
    The photo of London is courtesy of TripAdvisor

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    This post was posted in Style Stories and was tagged with UK, travel, fashionistas, london, brexit

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