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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.

 

 

 


7.25.2007

lola y maria host the ultimate fanny pack party



A fanny pack party you ask? Why yes. Lola y Maria and YANA Handbags Host the Ultimate Fanny Pack Party tomorrow evening. I got the invitation, and I saw no harm in passing it along to you! Here are all the particulars:


You're Invited! Thursday, July 26th 2007

Lola y Maria and YANA handbags would like to invite you their ultimate fanny pack party Thursday July 26, 2007; 6pm - 10pm. All partygoers are asked to wear their favorite fanny packs to the event and fantasy 80's and 90's style attire is strongly encouraged. Specialty Cocktails like the Funky Cold Medina and Overweight Lover will be served all evening. DJ White Dove will spin glam 80's, electro booty bass and nu-rave. All guests will also enjoy a 15% discount on all limited edition YANA fanny packs sold that evening.

About YANA: YANA is owned and designed by Ayana Evans. Evans designs for the intelligent shopper, who enjoys touches of whimsy in his/her wardrobe. All YANA handbags have fun titles and hidden meanings. Popular fanny pack titles include "Sexy At All Times Fanny", "Forgive and Forget for Me" and "Keepin It Real". They are designed to be both artistic and highly functional. Special care is taken to ensure that each bag is beautiful while still being lightweight and ergonomically correct. Prices range from $60 for a lamb skin fanny pack with suede lining to $650 for a large travel bag made of Italian leather and 18k plated hardware.

Custom orders, private purse parties, and handbag consultations are available upon request. For further information regarding the YANA label visit www.yanahandbags.com. Custom orders will be accepted the night of the fanny pack celebration. And yes!-that 15% discount will be honored on these purchases as well. To place your order in advance or learn more about the event contact Lola y Maria at 646.602.9556 or email pr@lolaymaria.com And please come camera ready, because we will party like it's 1999!

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