A MINIMALIST’S GUIDE to LIVING a MINDFUL LIFE
  • 01/27


    Minimalist fashion has long been a polarizing topic, with some embracing its simplicity and elegance, while others find it too restrictive and lacking in personality. Some people are drawn to the idea of building a capsule wardrobe and the simplicity that comes with it, while others fear that their personalities will be washed away by the "basicness" of minimalist fashion. However, there is a growing movement of designers who are pushing the boundaries of minimalism and infusing their designs with unique elements and personality.

    One such designer is Sara Bergman. Her eponymous brand is focused on not-so-basic basics–with each piece carefully crafted by hand in a small workshop in Portland, Oregon. Her designs focus on intriguing cut outs, flattering lines, durability, and freedom of movement.



    Sara's pieces are perfect for those seeking a sleek, modern, and one-of-a-kind look. Her new Bergie Jeans, available in black, cream, and cobalt blue, feature a flattering high waist and wide leg, crafted in a durable denim with just enough stretch to feel as comfortable as leggings. They can easily be paired with a variety of outfits, making them a great addition to any fashion-forward wardrobe. Additionally, the Bergie Jacket, designed to pair with the jeans or work on its own, features clean lines and deep pockets—think of it as a minimalist chore coat.

    Sara's brand has received rave reviews from customers and holds a perfect seller score on Etsy. Her commitment to quality and excellent customer service is evident in everything she does and creates. Not only is Sara one of the few designers making and selling American-made jeans, but she also takes the time to understand her customers' needs and preferences, and goes above and beyond to ensure that each customer is satisfied with their purchase.




    If you're looking for something fresh and unique in the world of minimalist fashion, look no further than Sara Bergman's designs. Her clothing is perfect for anyone who wants to inject some personality into their wardrobe while still maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. Whether you're looking for a statement piece or a versatile wardrobe staple, Sara's designs are sure to become a go-to in your closet, and so I enthusiastically recommend checking out her designs if you're looking for something fresh, unique, and interesting in the world of minimalist fashion.

    Some items you might love:

    Bergie Jeans
    Railroad Circle Dress
    Bergie Jacket
    Daisy Pants
    Hazel Pocket Dress
    Paid partnership © images by Ruh and Sara Bergman
  • 10/25




























    Feather Drum caught my ever-curious mother's eye as soon as I saw a sample of their products. The shop is a perfectly crafted curation of what they rightfully call "future classics". The philosophy centers on high-quality natural fabrics, modern, timeless shapes and exquisitely-made pieces that merit their place in your wardrobe season after season.

    Founder, Kelly-Lee Wright, is a fast-emerging designer, originally from the UK. Her vision on sustainability and ethics are top priority for her – and that’s how she’s creating long-term investment pieces that lessen the environmental impact associated with fast fashion.

    As a mother of one 10-year-old girl who rates her interest in clothes by a scale of "comfort" (like I do), I was pleasantly surprised to find a shop that provides that for girls and women alike. How many times have you seen a 5-year-old girl wearing something and wondered if it came in your size? Wonder no more. While the pieces are an exact copy for women and girls, they surely have been creating under the same principles. Girls need to be girls after all.

    Their latest Spring/Summer 19 "Aureus" collection was recently launched. "Aureus", derived from the latin word "golden", epitomizes this season both in texture, colour and the state of mind it evokes. Every item is perfect for beach days, golden sands, sun-kissed skins and deep blue oceans.

    If you, like us, are part of the world's population that enjoys tropical Christmases, this is a must-peruse shop before the celebrations.

    Ph. Maya Vidulich
  • 11/29






    Apiece Apart

    Mamie Gummer is an actress known for movies like The Guard, Side Effects and television shows like Emily Owens M.D–which is how I first found out about her. Mamie also happens to be Meryl Streep and Don Gummer’s daughter. She is a true New Yorker and very talented at what she does.





    Mamie was recently interviewed by Leigh Patterson for Apiece Apart Woman–An online store planned and nurtured by Laura Crammer and Starr Host. The team has turned the shop into an inspirational haven.

    Apiece Apart has–in recent years–brought a network of talented, clever and self-starting women through their series, revealing the versatility of women and their creative selves. We’re talking about beautiful and empowered women, like Mamie herself, Kim Gordon, Emily L’Ami, Eugénie Frerichs and more.

    Read their interviews or buy their stunning products via Apiece Apart.



  • 10/17

















    Last year around this time I wrote a post entitled "How To Cure A Minimalist Wardrobe". There I talk about purging a closet and the mindful exercise of learning to make sensible choices when it comes to fashion.

    What I didn’t talk about there was the minimalistic qualities of couture and why I think it makes a difference in how people perceive fashion. I know, I know… to each their own but hear me out for a bit. Minimalism has slipped its way into every realm of the fashion world because it just makes sense.




    Like everything that is created using minimalism and mindfulness as stepping stones, minimalist fashion focuses on functionality, quality and pays attention to the details. It’s honest and it’s developed from sketch to the end piece with the utmost of respect for the materials, the craft and the person who will wear it.

    That is the same approach that Australian power duo, Sara Donaldson and Georgia Martin took when creating The Undone—A unique online shopping destination, distinctly concerned with quality and aesthetics. The focus is on wardrobe essentials. In pieces that are not mere "basic" but which also engage women with a sophisticated, functional and unique fashion experience.

    They have a high standard for service and offer a small yet stunning selection of designers.

    From their website, their carefully curated images, down to their beautiful packaging, The Undone is a safe place for minimalists to invest. Below are 6 of my favorite.
  • 10/10









    I’m trying to find a subtle way to express my love for the minimal greatness that are the outfits above. Where do I start? It’s not only that they are absolutely effortless and highly appropriate for this ever-sunny weather but it’s also that they have this innate attitude in them. Think about it. If these outfits were a person they'd be, let’s say, Katherine Hepburn: feisty and beautiful.

    I’ve always admired people who look like they’re at peace with their clothes and that’s always what I aim to feel like myself. It’s clear when we’re not ourselves in them, even the tiniest fidgeting gives us away.

    That’s why I find it quite refreshing how we become simpler and more appreciative of “less is more” as we grow older—or at least that is the case for me. I don’t think I ever painted my face with makeup or overdid my hair since I got to my 20’s. If anything, I’ve become more appreciative of things which before I saw as unfashionable or uncool… Can you tell?

    I do not know and do not understand why do we do that to ourselves—why we relentlessly put makeup on to “look” more beautiful, why do we overdo it with clothes to look more “put together”—Shouldn’t we instead "be" beautiful and shouldn’t we wear clothes that make us feel comfortable with ourselves and not look like someone else? Well, that’s my two cents.

    What I’m trying to say here is, man! How I wish I had these in my closet. I could wear those open-front blouses and high-waisted trousers religiously... and I have the feeling that many of you would too. As if we needed one more reason to want them, the ones above are made out of 100% raw silk.

    So is this vintage-inspired trend a yes or a no for you?
  • 10/02










    COS and H&M Home

    The occasional appearance of deep wine colors in the Autumn/Winter is nothing unusual — but the past few years we have been playing with a much more neutral palette (especially in the minimalism world), a lot of nudes, ‘greyges’, taupes and the sporadic deep brown.

    This year on the other hand, we are seeing colors in all their splendor. Making a statement more than an appearance. From vibrant blues, coral oranges, musky greens, deep reds all the way to my favorite color of the season, these almost moody shades of burgundy.

    I’ve always loved the power of color. It's classic yet chameleonic. It's pure elegance when it’s treated with honest simplicity.

    What is your favorite color of the season? Do tell.


  • 09/21















    Adidas' newest collaboration is making every minimalist's heart throb. In the company of Tokyo-based brand Hender Scheme, Adidas pays homage to iconic sneaker silhouettes and makes history by collaborating with another footwear brand for the first time.

    The shoes show a lot of the intrinsic personality of Hender Scheme and the origins of Adidas. Not to mention the shoes are manually produced in tanned leather with the absolute mastery of Ryo Kashiwazaki—an innate designer and founding father of the brand.

    The luxurious re-inventions of the classic MicroPacer, NMD R1 and Superstar are wearable works of art.

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