A few weeks ago, I was approached by none other than the young, amazing, talented, 5'2 giant who curates and lives by the fact that "gangta rap made her do it" — Ashley Outrageous. If you haven't heard of her, I'm assuming you've been hiding under a rock since 2008 when AshleyOutrageous.com first dropped. Ashley Outrageous has been your go-to girl when it comes to the latest music and culture news, along with scoring exclusive featured content from interviews, reviews and events. AO! reps MIA but has recently made the big move to the city that never sleep and stays on its grind, NYC.
Anyway, AO! contacted me in regard to a friend's line entitled, Last Resort which is a collection of stylish handmade headwear. Its spring/summer 2014 collection was said to be out for immediate release but first, she needed to get opinion from trusted sources in the fashion, lifestyle, blogging and online publication fields and so, I was honourably chosen as one of those "trusted sources".
Upon viewing Last Resort's S/S 14 collection, I was immediately hooked. I read what they're all about, read the journal section by Akeem Joseph (which I loved— it gave a nice personal touch and took me on a little adventure throughout the read), scoped out the blog and read on their association with a charity called Global LAB. Everything about this brand is positive, uplifting and of course, on point with style. The collection is perfect for Spring/Summer 2014 — The colors couldn't have represented the sun, water and sand more perfectly as it plays on airy, whimsical hues of yellow, sky blue and tan.
The collection consists of an eclectic array of fabrics, putting effort into the uniqueness of each piece with a focus on detail. Each hat is hand-made in the USA with a limited number run in selected styles, which adds in giving each piece a modern relevance while retaining a timeless feel.
Last Resort along with Global LAB believe that international experience is a fundamental component of global education and citizenship in the 21st Century and should be available to all, regardless of financial need. Last Resort will be donating a percentage of its profits towards Global LAB programs that are designed to cultivate in small groups of "global learners" a deep appreciation for the interconnected and inter-dependent nature of our world.