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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.





where do all my pins go?

I ask you. These are all the pins I have left. Not even enough to pin up a blind hem on an A-Line Skirt. It is the mystery of sewing...

Oh well, off to the store.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Which brings me to ask you something I've been curious about, do you sew all your garments yourself? Or do you outsource some of the work the work and do the finishing?

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Dear Anonymous,
Sheesh it sounds so ominous, doesn't it? Yes I do know how to sew, and love it. I fascinated with all sculptural and geometry-based puzzles associated with garment construction. As such I am in charge of all the designing, patternwork and sample-making. And have help on the sewing front too. Next time reveal yourself, we want to meet you.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Don't you hate when you have a typo in your comment? I do.

correction: I am fascinated with all sculptural and geometry-based puzzles associated with garment construction.

just another note from elaine...

4:50 PM  
Blogger Ms.T said...

Actually I did try to meet you while you were still living in Boston, but we couldn't get it together. You may remember that I too took a class with Joel Upton. I really enjoy the blog btw.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

So nice of you to write again! I must admit, the anonymous weirds me out... Glad to put a face with the writing. Joel Upton! One of my absolute favorite professors. I still think about all of his concepts to this day. We must chat more, apart from this blog.

10:27 AM  

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