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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
elaineperlov.com

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'
Awards

Daily Buss Feature

Luckymag.com Feature

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

more press...

inspiration
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.

 

 

 


2.15.2006

my new snow look

I was on the subway last night going to meet my Valentine at the Clock at Grand Central, when it hit me. New York women are never frumpy despite the slushy mucky muck. I looked down at my Boston-issue practical snow boots (not pictured), and then across at their stiletto boots with pristine black flowy pants hems and back at my frumpy boots and back at their sexy shoes, and thought about it.

Oh Lord, I am LL Bean practical!! My worst fashion fear ever! So today I happened to remedy that situation. While not sexy and sultry, because quite frankly I would fall on my bum and cry, these boots are quite cute and flirtatious, and optical print to boot! Hah! And twelve dollars. Hee! I took this photo with the flash so you could envision me in my evening ensemble, my black pants cuffed just below the knee and my black wool coat hem swooshing coquettishly just above! Color me excited and ready to cross at the corners!

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2 Comments:

Blogger rena said...

ok those are great, where do you get 12 dollar boots! i need me some!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous E said...

This one was a Cinderella story. They were the last pair, and they fit me perfectly. I got them at GEE & GEE in my neighborhood. I love their name, for obvious reasons. (see header of this blog if it is not obvious :-)) There was a cool yellow pair. Do you like yellow? Let me know! I'll give you the info.

11:13 AM  

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