Sunday, June 26, 2011

Future:Standard Trunk Show (Summer 2011)

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great weekend. This past Thursday, I attended the Future:Standard trunk show, where I was hard pressed to stick to my shopping ban. There were so many fantastic things there - dresses and blouses and sweaters and other things I really really wish were in my closet. Just to refresh your memories (for those of you who've been reading for a while), Future:Standard is a fairly new, local (online) business, that focuses on ethical clothing and accessories (sustainable, eco-friendly, fair trade, locally made, etc). My d a c e Iris Blouse is from Future:Standard's spring trunk show, which I love and have worn quite a bit over the past few months. I have several new items on my wishlist, that I'll be diligently stalking over the next few months (if I can hold off for that long).

The trunk show was hosted at the Blokhaus building in San Diego, which is a fantastic space. Here are some photos from the event:

 Getting my picture taken at the photobooth. (Is it still called a photobooth, if there's no actual booth?)

White-board wall, welcoming everyone to the Future:Standard trunk show, and the photobooth backdrop.

Inner atrium, where most of the clothes were displayed. The table at the far end had yummy refreshments that included wine, hummus and pita chips, and Metromint water - in the mint-chocolate flavor! I'd never had mint-chocolate flavored water before. It was pretty fun - and both Rowan and Kate loved it (they polished off the bottle I brought home to share). 

These two racks held most of my favorite items, but the rack to the right is the one I wanted to quietly wheel out and take home in my car.

More fantastic items, including a rack of things that had been reduced, on sale. And yes, even these, I resisted. Barely.

Table displaying shorts, jeans, pants, and tees. From front to back: Tencil Twill Cuffed ShortsTwo Bunch Palm Shorts, Frayed Bottom Shorts; left of Frayed Bottom Shorts: Lapel Shorts

Chester CardiganMalik Tank, and Two Bunch Palm Shorts. I really loved this outfit - so cute!

Short Sleeve Silk Blouse and Chesil Shorts. I love the elegance and sophistication of this otherwise casual outfit. That blouse is high on my wishlist.

Lotus Blazer, Gilberthe Tank, and unknown jeans

I tried on a few things, so I'll be doing a fitting room review post soon on those. Meanwhile, check out Future:Standard's online store, and let me know if there's anything that's catching your eye. I did notice that a few of the things I tried on at the trunk show that I absolutely fell in love with aren't up on the F:S website yet...hopefully they'll show up soon, so I can share all the cuteness with you!

Thanks for reading!


  1. how fun!!!!     thnx for posting!!!

  2. Wow.  Everything looks so soft.  I know that sounds weird, but it does!  It makes me want to wear it all!!!!  You posted some great pics.  I don't know how you made it out w/o buying anything.  You have great willpower, my friend!

  3. i really love their clothes!! will have to add to my online clothes stalking repetoire :)

  4. how fun!! You look cute in the skirt!! I bought it too! :)

  5. oh, that grey Lyle top is beautiful- I love the soft pattern in the weave!  And with the silky coral blazer and a pair or shorts!!  I sure hope you ran away with the whole rack in some fevered dream state...

  6. :( I cant believe we didn't go!!!!! This looks amazing! I would have loved too have gone with you Carol but I guess the happy birthday singing from the restaurant was enough entertainment for one night! :) I am glad you had fun!

  7. looks like you had fun! i love the skirt you are wearing!

  8. that's my cousins bum in the background of the 6th picture (she is FS's photographer). I love them though- great stuff and I always hate buying a piece of clothing that is amazing beautiful only to read 'made in china' (among others) and then feel a bit guilty. You can buy this stuff and feel good about it and many of the pieces are priced very well....good sales too.
    love the pics, thanks!Anna of

  9. TbrightsideotmoonJuly 4, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Cute outfil Carol...=) xxx Mary