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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
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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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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'
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stylefinds
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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.

 

 

 


1.07.2011

waterproof is key

Basic down puffy coat with hood which I got in my neighborhood a few
years ago. After I realized I got rid of my much nicer longer one. What. ever.

Stretchy gloves (my favorite) purchased for 2 bucks from a guy with a table outside Paragon.



I love this jacket! And I love having a matching jacket & pants.
Mix-matching is fun, but matching in crummy weather makes you feel fancy.



I don't think these are the exact ones I got back in the Fall, but
they're pretty similar. Crops happen to be perfect in the snow, because
your hem won't get water-laden, and you can show off your cute boots.



Yes, I went for the expensive warm socks. They're totally worth it to me
because they're comfortable, breathable (silk and wool wicks!), and keep
my feet toasty warm. Totally worth it. At Sports Authority.



Here are my boots again. We marched ourselves over snow mounds and through
much sloppy intersection slop to Paragon Sports where I was prepared to buy
anything, as long as it was performance-based, waterproof, and had good support
like a sneaker. Thankfully, I found these by Merrell. Now sold out at Paragon.




Sure, warm is a factor when it's snowing outside; but waterproof is key, in my humble opinion. I used to be great at dressing for snow when we lived in Boston; but when we moved south to "tropical NYC" as I like to call it, all of those good instincts disappeared somewhere, along with my snow apparel, which I ceremonially burned or something. Like it was never going to snow in tropical New York. Sure. Take last week, for example. I wore pants that seemed to soak up water like a sponge, leaving my legs stinging. Not pleasant. And then my polka dot rubber boots sprung a leak at the back seam. And then my other warm snow boots started to crumble as I walked. Okay...

For this second mini-storm of the season, I think I have re-perfected a waterproof snow outfit, It's quite suitable for the elements, and most importantly, cute. Cute is the next important thing after waterproof. Warm would come in third. I think crummy weather is a good excuse to go shopping. Don't you?

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