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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.





have you seen these shoes?

Okay, so I had to do a post about shoes, just to be fair. I do still love shoes. It's just that I find them impractical for tromping around New York. I have told this to other girls, and they did not agree. But they were younger. What do they know. If I were to acquire some new shoes, it would be anything by JC (Jeffrey Campbell; made in Spain, by the way. Funny, I would have thought England). I love this brand. Have you seen the new things they are doing this season? The heel shapes are excellent. And most heels aren't too high, making it seemingly possible to tromp around. The styles are decidedly on-trend (i.e., 1970s); but when you live near Williamsburg, that look starts to grow on you, believe it or not. No it is not growing on my in the clothing department. Just the shoes. Just these shoes, to be exact. Here are some from Summer and Fall (photos found online; I have seen some even better ones on 14th Street):

JC, open toe, kitten heel, grey is my fave in these

JC, Tea Sandal, a bit ubiquitous, but what the heck,
they are still nice. I like this one in the green.
You know the one, I'm sure.

Again, take a walk on 14th Street and stop in every store. JC is in every store. Also at Shoegasm on 8th Ave just below 14th Street. Happy shoe shopping!

Something About Shopping is a regular column for the blog. gee

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Blogger High Fashion Girl said...

I feel like I've found a lost love. I used to adore JC shoes, but I lost track of what he was doing with them over the years. Thanks for reminding me about this brand!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Hey great, I am glad I could reunite you! ~Elaine

12:36 PM  

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