’tis the season for gifting—and gift guides. a few years ago i did shop small holiday featuring small businesses, local and beyond, on and offline, and this year with the economy being what it is, i’m again trying to buy gifts and holiday goods from small businesses. one that i discovered a while back is bonmot (means “good word” or commonly “good one” in french) designed by rebecca rauth. after working in product development for old navy and piperlime for over ten years, rauth started her own company a year ago, focusing on well made sophisticated classics with a bit of wit (like a collection based around shark week). she uses the finest silks (like you’d see from high-end brands) and finishings, and everything is designed and manufactured right in san francisco.
for her first collaboration, she partnered with oakland fine artist heather day, turning day’s paintings into prints that are used on tops, dresses, and notebooks. i immediately gravitated towards this graphic black and white mini dress with a side ruffles and a dropped waist. it can be worn in so many ways—with sandals in the summer, booties or over the knee boots for cooler weather, or a bit more unexpected by pairing it with sleek black jeans and suede pumps.
one // heather day x bonmot dress c/o, j brand jeans, manolo blahnik pumps, super sunglasses, banana republic earrings, céline clutch, hérmés and miansai bracelets
two // heather day x bonmot dress c/o, madewell jacket, stuart weitzman boots (similar at a steal), super sunglasses, chanel bag, accessorize hoops, hérmés and miansai bracelets
photos by lydia hudgens