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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.

 

 

 


8.25.2011

40s style wrap dress score!!!

One day this week, my usual fruit shake guy had a line 10 people long. Figuring the line moves at a rate of 3 minutes per person (fruit shakes are all made by hand), I moved on to scour 6th Avenue for another fruit shake guy. Just 2 blocks away, I found my new favorite, a fruit shake girl. She is so friendly, and makes my papaya-watermelon-honeydew small shake for the same 3 bucks. Ahh, total happiness.

But this is all prelude to my shopping score. Wait, should I even be telling you what store I went to? Or should I keep that secret... I'll keep writing and decide when I get there. So on my way to my new fruit shake cart, I passed another location of a store I frequent near Grand Central. It hasn't been good for 5 years, but I keep trying, because I found a great tissue t with a deep V and puffy half sleeves by BCBG Girls for only $12. And wore it out for a fun evening with my husband at Grand Central (drinks at that bar that overlooks the concourse, now closed, what was it called? Charlie Palmer's Metrazur). We took a lot of pictures and had lots of fun. That's my reason for liking the store so much.

So I step in to this other location, and it is nothing like the one at Grand Central. It is all totally organized, the sales help is super-friendly (shock), and the merhandise is completely different. I was giddy. I got 2 dresses and a top. And should I tell you what I paid, or would that cheapen it?

The dress is so super duper. Wrap dress, with ruffle sleeves, neckline, hem. It looks like a Marc Jacobs. And it has a Japanese shippo print (one of my favorite prints of all time) in black, white and pink. Score! Happy!!

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