FROM THE FARM: Amanda Brooks is back to blogging on her site, I Love Your Style. She took a break from the blog, beginning in February 2011, after accepting the fashion director job at Barneys New York but, having given up that gig to move to England, she posted two items this week.

One post is all about encouraging more artists and designers to collaborate with each other. “Maybe that will be the next fashion collaboration trend — designers collaborating with each other. It’s been done before in small ways (see below — I have a printed Alaïa T-shirt made by Comme des Garçons), but I’d like to see it in a bigger way. Come on Rick Owens + Lanvin! Proenza + Junya Watanabe! Christopher Kane + Narciso Rodriguez! Get it on!”

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In another post, she referenced the decision to spend a year on the farm in Oxfordshire, England. “I am calling it my ‘creative sabbatical,’” she said, adding she has ambitious writing plans for the next year. Brooks posted a few pictures of her “future dwelling,” promising more news when she arrives, at the end of June.

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