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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.





the best cuts and fabrics for your shape

I think you can never have too much shopping help. Or enough self-diagnostics. MyShape.com has broken it down, and with pleasing visuals, to help you pursue the best fit, cuts, and flattering fabrics for your shape. Are you "broad-shouldered with proportionally narrow hips and a less defined waistline?" Then click Shape Y. Or do you have "curvy front and side profiles as well as softened shoulderlines, with waist measurements are at least 10 inches smaller than their balanced bust and hip measurements?" Then you are Shape S. Are you M, Y, S, H, A, P or E? Yes there is a bit of MYSHAPE marketing in the letter assignments, but it is still good information. I like this site very much.

This site is a great companion to an online Sizing Guide, such as the one we provide. You can never have too much information when shopping for clothing that will flatter your figure and mesh with your personality. When it comes to shopping on elaineperlov.com, remember to request swatches, and call us whenever you have a question. I love to talk "fit" with clients.

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Anonymous ambika said...

Wow, thanks for adding me to your links list. I have to say that I really love the necklace the boyfriend got for me from your site. It's ten times lovelier in person and really does make a fun noise when you move. Your blog and shop are just great.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Oh wow! That was you? That is neat to find out who received the necklace!! I am so glad you like it. Yay. Thanks so much for the write-up. Very glad to know you are the proud owner of the Double-Quatrefoil.

11:46 AM  
Blogger azian_chinai said...

hi. i find ur blog interesting. i am a new fashion designer.i have no background or whatsoever.but, my employer hired me because i think i am artistic.anywys,can u recommend any fashion book to me?what is the title and author?thanks.

8:44 PM  
Blogger sulu-design said...

I just found you through Sodafine's blog and I'm LOVING your entries. I'm heading over to My Shape to find out what shape I am, and then I'm digging into your archives. Fun!

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

For 'azian_chinai': I would recommend the bookstore at F.I.T. They have an amazingly long list of great titles. From construction to drafting and everything in between.


Feel free to email me with any questions. I've been in the biz a long time. Happy to help.

6:34 PM  

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