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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.

 

 

 


7.16.2010

yes, maybe


My comfortable sandal search is on again. These seem like they would be comfortable, but I'm sure they're not. They heel looks comfortable. But it's probably too hard. The straps probably fall off your feet and then you fall off your shoe and twist your ankle. Bah humbug. Can't they make a comfortable shoe?

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Update, 7.26.2010
Thanks for the comments and helpful hints! Much appreciated. I clicked through the link to the above Nicole sandal in black and they were sold out today! Of course, that made me want them all the more, and decide that they must have been comfortable after all. I did find them elsewhere, and for much less! Oh. But not in my size.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Heather Fonseca said...

I am so glad to see some lower heels - so sick of the 5" streetwalker look. Not that it doesn't look great in magazines, it does, it's just that I can't wear them! I like these shoes they look fantastic. I think they might be cozy too.

10:19 AM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

I agree! Plus this heel is much more realistic if you want to walk more than 3 steps.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Sofft makes very comfortable heels (well, as comfortable as heels get, anyway!) and they have some pretty nice styles despite the fact you think they're going to be all old lady shoes. :-)

10:40 AM  

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