Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wandering With....Tara Michie

We're kicking off our Wandering With... series with Tara Michie, an adventurous young woman on the North Shore of Hawai'i, who generates stunning photography behind and in front of the camera (see her surf blog Lady Slider and drift off into a beachy state of mind).  She's a friend of Loomstate because she takes every available moment to travel and experience something new, capturing the subtle and beautiful moments along the way. Whether she's crossing the US in a vibrant green truck, single fin in tow, or searching for a new break with friends, she's always got her camera near.  On a recent visit to New York, Tara ventured upstate with good pal Hannah. They shared some snaps with us from their trip...


Style reflects a lifestyle. What do your clothes say about your style of life? 
Easy and simple with some spontaneity. Stylish without trying too hard.

What did you make sure to pack for a weekend upstate? 
The trip was pretty spontaneous and didn't really have a choice what I packed. But I always make sure I have my camera.

Favorite spot for a warm cup of coffee (or tea) in urban NY? 
Coffee with breakfast: Jack's Wife Frida. On the go: La Colombe. When I wanna hang for a bit: Toby's.

A few words that describe the feeling when you reach a vista after a long hike. 
Accomplishment, relief and hopefully awe [from a breathtaking view or landscape.]

What's a leaf peeper? 
I'm no expert but I think it's a cooler way to say "people going to look at the leaves changing in the fall."

Recommendations for places to visit upstate? 
Phoenicia and Woodstock.

What happened?!
I went on a wild ATV ride at the Oregon sand dunes. Did an unintentional air and front flip over the handle bars. Thank goodness it was just a broken arm!

Where are you off to next?
Staying put in Hawai'i for the winter but planning a trip to Asia for the beginning of next year!

Follow these gals on their next adventure! @ladyslider @hannahkealia

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Upstate Photo Shoot

Lured by the turning leaves, expansive vistas and a day out of the city we ventured up to Lake Minnewaska for our fall photo shoot. As luck would have it, we chose the one rainy day of the week. This knot in the grain of the day turned into a beautiful blessing. With friends Heidi and Brian as our models, a creative cast behind the scenes, a focused photographer, and a lulled foggy atmosphere our photos came out even more authentically beautiful than we had hoped. And we had some fun. Here are some behind the scenes shots #nofilter. Keep an eye out for our finished lookbook and shop the fall collection here.

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lake minnewaska new york
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lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
 lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york
lake minnewaska upstate new york

Monday, October 6, 2014

Amp, Amp It Up

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Join us for a casual conversation about sustainable business practices, cocktails, and easy access to shop Able Made's collaborative products, including a brand new Loomstate x Able Made hoodie!

Audubon, More Like Auducool

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When you think Audubon Society, a sweet older environmental couple might comes to mind. They have matching zip-off hiking trousers, bucket caps, and binoculars around the neck.  Well, this is what we expected when we joined NYC Audubon for a hawk walk in Fort Tilden, NY. But when we met the other bird watchers we realized Audubon is achangin'. Others rolled in from Brooklyn, one on motorcycle, a creative couple from Williamsburg, a tee-pee maker, all young and dressed real cool....on a bird watch.

We followed group leader Tara on a meandering path that lead us atop a secret fortress where we got the best view in New York (a little different than the view from the Empire State Building). We spotted a few birds darting by, but the best part was chatting with the fellow bird watchers. The conversation migrated from birds to water quality to offshore pipelines and NY fracking, which made sense since the health of our bird community is linked to the health of every other aspect of the environment....after all, it's all connected. We look forward to spending more time with this hip and environmentally-aware group.

Upcoming New York City Audubon events.
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audubon society ny
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audubon society ny

Monday, September 29, 2014

TMRW TGTHR // Nordstrom Popin


Nordstrom Paramus Garden State Popin
Products by Loomstate and a handful of other responsible clothing and accessories brands were brought together by Nordstrom's Creative Projects Director, Olivia Kim, and presented in TMRW TGTHR PopIn shops at select locations. We visited the Nordstrom in Paramus, NJ for a look.  The white floors, life-size shark and thoughtful things will transport you to a beachy place, yes even in the middle of a NJ mall!  We're psyched to be a part of this project and hope you can pop in to one near you - locations.

Nordstrom Paramus Garden State Popin

Nordstrom Paramus Garden State Popin

Nordstrom Paramus Garden State Popin

Nordstrom Paramus Garden State Popin
Nordstrom Paramus Garden State Popin

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

People's Climate March

310,000 people took to the streets of New York City to call for climate action - the largest climate march in history! Events took place in 156 countries and we were so energized by being a part of the NY march. Do you think we got the point across? Keep the message going and pick up one of our new "It's Not Warming It's Dying" tees designed by Milton Glaser.
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peoples climate march
peoples climate march
peoples climate march
peoples climate march
peoples climate march
peoples climate march
peoples climate march
peoples climate march
Photos by Loomstate's Director of Services Ramon Lopez!