Busy – rollerskating the day away!


Remember skating all day? — Busy, gliding your cares away?

hi! we’re ban.do.

we’re a lifestyle brand based in sunny los angeles that designs clothes, accessories, gifts, stationery, and more. next up: little hats for monkeys? yeah, maybe. our stuff can be found in department stores, specialty stores, and boutiques, as well as online at bando.com (where you are right now). we’re inspired by the power of friendship, the good old days, and all things fun. we’re also really into supporting our community of customers, fellow artists, and like-minded brands. we think there’s room at the top for all of us.

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Then you Adult…
how sad~

Would you spend $$$ on shorts?

dievca saw a pair of shorts she fell in love with (gallery at the bottom).
Yes, they were on the runway – but they are a serious investment.
dievca bought her last pair of shorts three years ago…

Here’s some of her “go to” shorts and what they cost…
…should she make the investment?

Alice & Olivia Suede Shorts, dievca paid $60.00 Loehman’s

Organic by John Patrick Shorts, dievca paid $40.00 Barney’s Warehouse Sale

Current Elliott Button Front Jean Shorts, dievca paid $150 ShopBop

Free People Camo Cargo Shorts, dievca paid $35.00 MyHabit.com

Marissa Webb “Marie” lace-up shorts in olive $398, at IfChic

Looking forward to Summer…

The Call to wear White

Memorial Day.
Wearing bright white between Memorial Day and Labor Day isn’t a hard and fast rule…but people still follow the dictate, albeit – casually.  The Summer months in the northern parts of the World tend to run from the end of May to the beginning of September.  With the sun and heat, white cloth reflects light and cotton is lighter and easier to wear during the Summer months.  Sun and heat = less messy weather = less mud = lighter weight fabrics like linen, etc.

Now, if you are living in the southern United States, you might be more interested in wearing a white suit, maybe year-round or on tropical Holidays. A statement made by Mark Twain, FDR, Truman, Hemingway, etc.

Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, is quoted all over the web saying, “in the late 19th century and the 1950s, more people were entering the middle classes. These nouveau-riche folks were often unaware of the standards of high society, so they were given specific codified rules to follow in order to fit in.”  One of these rules was the wearing white between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

So, what is white in your closet?  Are you pulling those pieces out for Summer?
dievca is!


jeseň (elfje)

Mermaid's Kiss

the Mermaid
cusp of dreams
last kiss of Summertide


see what i see

NYC Greenway Bike PathsMost days, dievca rides her bike to work. Battling traffic until she can get to the Hudson River Greenway. Then she is home free unless there are Weekend Warriors feeling their oats and wearing their Tour de France lycra. Or the runners deciding to use the whole bike path instead of running where they are supposed to~

But it is beautiful to see the water, plus this special flower greets dievca’s bike and wandering mind:

 Red and Pink Hardy Hibiscus  (they are HUGE!):

Photos: dievca - Hudson River Greenway Summer 2015

Show the Flag

Ronald Van Der Kemp  Leather-trimmed appliqued mesh topEXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. Ronald van der Kemp uses demi-couture techniques to create his collections – this top is appliquéd with vintage American flags hand-torn and individually stitched onto mesh. It has a silk-lined leather neckline and a sheer finish that looks especially cool from the back. Mimic the brand’s styling and team yours with these wide-leg pants.

Ronald Van Der Kemp  Leather-trimmed appliqued mesh top full bodyShown here with: Gianvito Rossi Sandals, Maison Margiela Ring.


  • – Black mesh and leather, blue and red cotton-canvas
  • – Slips on
  • – Fabric 1: 100% polyester; fabric 2: 100% cotton; trim: 100% leather (Lamb); neck lining: 100% silk
  • – Dry clean

Or how about these pants from the same designer?

Ronald Van Der Kemp  J.M Guys patchwork low-rise boyfriend jeans $1380