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are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
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find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
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there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
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plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
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chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
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have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
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every design, fashion and art magazine I read lately features some important directional artist making big contributions to their genre. and where do they live? brooklyn!
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who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
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this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
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my clothing & accessories design
east-meets-west minimalism

my site

the look
dressy utilitarian

my concept
useful, economical, modular pieces that can be mix-matched in numerous ways (because why can't fashion be useful and lasting? I think it can!) So I say Maximize your Minimalism!

Satin Karate Belt featured in Dec 06 Real Simple

Voted Best Designer 2006 Style Bakery
'On the Rise'

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

in the blog press
midtown lunch
the girl who ate everything
queens eats
(into) the fray
funky finds
style document
gowanus lounge
far too cute
ethereal bliss
couture in the city
independent luxe
decor 8
funky finds
urban socialite
lady licorice
high fashion girl

more press...

furniture (especially chairs from the 50s and 60s), uniforms, repeating patterns, menswear, Oscar Niemeyer, traditional Japanese architecture, the Rimpa School and Ogata Korin's 8-Point Bridge, Matisse, bromeliads, succulents and other waxy flora

particular loves
bamboo, coral, moss, woodgrain, silhouettes & other cut-outs, plastic, low-resolution images, the photo copier, off-registration prints, Max Ernst's Lunar Asparagus, NYC fire call boxes that look like Kannon, Fauvist color sense, the Noguchi Museum, pretty much all of Abstract Expressionism

magazines of current interest
Domino, Elle Decor (British), ARTnews, Art in America, Wallpaper

favorite heel style
the wedge, but a sleek modern interpretation

second favorite
the stiletto

current shoe obsession
alas, the sneaker. (because I live in nyc and walk a ton!) but not too sneakery of a sneaker. more of a sneaker disguised as a shoe, like a mary jane style or a high-tech looking black one with a metallic accent. how about Royal Elastics? I must go try some on. I really like the non-sneakeryness of their styles.





fabric shopping

I love New York so much! The fabric and trim possibilities here are endless! And the stores here can always do quantity. I love the promise of quantity. Right now, I am in my sampling stages, speculating on small yardage. But if a piece breaks big, gets some press, or sells well on the site and in stores, I have to be ready to produce, in quantity. I found some really nice things that are rich in pattern and color. The past few years, I have been making a transitional collection that debuts in early January, so you can get a few new things to wear right away, and save few special pieces for Valentine's Day. So as such, the fabrics are a little silky, a little sexy, and always with some red. Here are some sneak peeks. The red silk is so great up close. That will be a new color for the Winter Obi. Sumptuous on a black dress. I would say definite Valentine's Day material. The ochre silk will be a straight skirt with an asymmetric deep pleat in the front. I am working on a brown mesh top with a brown knit skinny band to go with the skirt. And the top will have some cool lingerie elastic that will transform the shape in some sculptural way. I have a stash of lingerie elastic that I got from a great source online. And I was thrilled to find that I have 2 colors that perfectly complement the silk! So anyway, stay tuned. I will too. I am eager to see how these things turn out.



Anonymous Kathy Malone said...

I am always wanting silk ribbons-silk ribbons! Any advice? Kathy Malone

6:18 PM  

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