i am a fashion designer. gee
click here to maximize your minimalism!

click here

click here

click here

click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee




are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
read more

find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
read more

there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
read more

plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
read more

chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
read more

have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
read more

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!
read more

who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
read more

this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
read more

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.





a great bag

I like misappropriation. It is a good way to have unique things, short of making them yourself. I found this great "clutch bag", or at least that is how I use it, at the Container Store (a place that I must stay away from b/c I will find the good in everything there). And it is perforated! Another one of my favorite textures. And it was under $10. I can't find it on their website, so you will just have to go peruse the store. A dangerous thing, I know.

And while I am at it, let me show you my new business card holder from said store. What is it really used for? I don't know. But it is oversized, made of plastic, see-thru, and red! What could be better? I thought it would be dramatic to open this shiny red plastic case whenever someone asked for a card.

Have you gotten one of my new business cards with the fabric swatch yet? I made them in a flurry of creativity and replication over 2 days. Planning the fold-out on Pagemaker was so much fun. They are die cut!!! I have always wanted to have materials that are die cut, but that requires a large quantity. Here, I can do these in smaller batches because I die cut them by hand, with a giant hole punch (called "The Whale of a Punch" at a great paper store down the street from City Bakery). Anyway, I have been wanting to make these for awhile. I love the fabric swatches. When I made them, I wanted to keep one of each fabric. But I realized that would rather defeat the purpose of getting my name out there... Want one? I'll send you one with your next order! The cards are chock-full of modular dressing information, coordinating with elaineperlov.com to suggest outfit combinations. As the card says, Maximize your Minimalism!

(pictured below: swatches from the Chrysanthemum Skirt, the Silk Mini-Tunic and the Striped Silk Obi Sash. Above, the Fern Silk Obi Sash.)

Labels: , , ,



Blogger Jodi said...

Oh! This entry just answered the comment I made to your other entry about the mesh pouch. Duh! I should've read from the bottom up!

For the record, I am in love with the fabric swatch business card you gave me, but I cannot find it. This makes me way too sad. I must have another. Must. And if I find my other one, then the new one will be its best friend!

It is clearly past my bedtime. :o)

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

You shall have it with your new Zig Zag Jacket!

8:16 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home