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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.





lucky boutique crawl 2009

Lucky Boutique Crawl 2009! Juicy Couture, one of the participating shops.

Don't you wish you were here? Colorful cupcakes were everywhere.
At Juicy Couture, $50 off with LUCKY BUCK$, Style Spotter photo set, sips, sweets.

Even if you attended the Lucky Magazine Boutique Crawl 2009 in the West Village last night, you simply couldn't be everywhere at once. It was so much fun! Lucky, you have so many great shopping ideas, and this time, I think you topped yourself. Cynthia Rowley was my favorite location, with an elegant festive atmosphere and a great product mix. Olive & Bette was my second-favorite. They went all-out with the fashion festivities and created an exciting atmosphere. Everyone was in fine form last night, and I think I got some fun shots. Hope you enjoy.

Cynthia Rowley. My favorite location.
10% off, Sebastian hair styling station, cocktails, sweets

Cupcakes!!! At Cynthia Rowley.

Cynthia Rowley covered all bases with a mobile shop
outside her (stabile?) shop.

Cynthia Rowley

Yes, this was delcious. Selzer and fresh grapefruit. At Cynthia Rowley.

Accessory mix at Cynthia Rowley. I think I want this necklace.
Still deciding

Intermix! Always great accessories and great clothes. 10% off last night.
New York Area Manager, Salvatore Malleo was extremely charming
and organized this staff photo for me. Thanks Sal!
Pictured [l-r] Renee Santallo, Salvatore Malleo, Rebecca Foss, Carlos Franqui

Salvatore [r] shows beauty expert Ja'Maal Buster [l] where to set up
for the complimentary eyelash application at Intermix.

Lucky Gift Bags at Intermix included the September issue, a Lucky tote,
some lip glosses other other goodies.

Very important stop for me: Ice cream break!!!
at Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck. Yum!! Yum.

Free! And oh-so delicious. Hazelnut! I took the L home, got off at Bedford,
and there they were again. Van Leeuwen is everywhere.

The scene at Olive & Bette's
She mastered the signature Lucky Style Spotter pigeon-toed cute stance.

And continued to mug for the camera.

And she had fans too.

Surprise, it's cheese popcorn! Yum.
I had lots of fun taking pics at Olive & Bette's.

Dark & sexy folky mellow vibe at Tommy Hilfiger
20% off, $20 off with LUCKY BUCK$, very nice.

The folk singer, Rene Lopez, at Tommy, nestled in the dressing room.

Two gals with Olive & Bette cheese popcorn in hand,
plotting their next move.

Dyptique. 15% off & cocktails. Very sultry. Great decor.

Fresh was so packed I couldn't get in.
They offered 25% off, sips & sweets, beauty tips.
I must note here, in contrast, stores who didn't participate were totally empty.
What were they thinking? Or not thinking.
I'll bet they will reconsider for next year.

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Blogger June Shin said...

That looks like it was so much fun! I used to live in the W. Village and I miss it a lot.

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