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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.





ylli: best new brooklyn boutique

DJ June D spins among the denim at the YLLI party last night

One of the pieces I tried on, by Castle Starr, $495.
(The sleeves and neckline were fabulous.)

This season's volumetric looks can be a challenge to wear.
The way I would wear this piece would be belted, and layered
over slim fit pants.
Heels are a must. Anything to lengthen the line.

Shopping was in full swing last night at the YLLI party to celebrate their being named "Best New Brooklyn Boutique" by New York Magazine (see the March 2007 issue). I was pleased 'to have written about them when..' and so I took a stroll over last night with my camera to wish them well.

I wanted to be the first to show you the inside of the beautiful 8000 square foot loft boutique devoted to exciting, luxurious and directional fashion collections. The vast selling space is choreographed with floating racks and suspended shelves which lead you through the selections from over 70 designers in womenswear, menswear, denim, childrenswear, and accessories including shoes, bags, belts and jewelry. I got a chance to talk with the owner Fetije, born and raised in Williamsburg by the way, to learn more about her background in fashion and how she developed her eye. I will bring you more on that story; but for now, I will give you time to look at the photos and start planning your trip to YLLI.

482 Driggs Avenue (at N 10th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
L train to Bedford

Store Hours
Mon-Sat 11:30-8:30
Sun 12-7

A glimpse of the Williamsburg crowd at the YLLI party

All of the merchandise floats at YLLI. I love the effect of the suspended
racks and display shelves in the cavernous space.

The dress on the mannequin caught my attention.
Also by Castle Starr, silk with lining, not yet on yllibklyn.com.
You'll just have to visit in person.

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Anonymous Jessica said...

The inside really is beautiful.. The last time I was there I was impressed by the range of designers they had and how many people they actually had working there. - pretty good service.

I love Castle Starr so I am going to have to go again to see what they have!

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