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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.





ma jun

At last the Krampf Gallery has relocated. And the current show, Ma Jun: Pop Dynasty, is one I have been waiting for quite a long time to see. Unfortunately, the night of the opening was like 10 degrees, and the location was in NYC's Far East where the cold winds off the East River are rather gripping. I am going to try to see this show this weekend, when it is warm. I totally recommend it!

Ma Jun: Pop Dynasty at the Krampf Gallery, February 19-March 15, 407 E 75th Street, 646.649.4593, www.krapmfgallery.com

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to purchase or not to purchase, that is the question

Leather Fringe Necklace by Martin Margiela

Leather Fringe Necklace by Annie Costello Brown

I found a rather bold necklace at Express today that simulated the above three, and was moved to purchase, for reasons that had nothing to do with me. Let me explain. Working in fashion, and working around other women, you see a lot of merchandise bandied about. Sometimes, you might be inspired to purchase something that has nothing to do with your own personal style. Sometimes you might purchase because you identified a key trend, and want to own it for yourself. Sometimes you might purchase because you found an even cooler version of an item for an even better price (case in point: the Express Necklace which by the way replaced the leather strips with chains of all shapes and sizes).

Well you get the idea. I did not purchase the Express necklace because the proportions were all wrong on me. As an object, I liked it. On me, not so much. I'll have to tell the friend who bought the Leather Fringe Necklace about it. The quality isn't there, but the shape is cute.

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Look at these Valentino shoes! I found these on Polyvore today. Being a Pisces with a birthday coming up... (hint, hint) Suffice it to say, I wouldn't mind receiving these as a birthday gift.

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don't just stand there, accessorize!

I find this hat made entirely of pom-poms most appealing for some reason. Hat by Diane Von Furstenberg, Autumn/Winter 2009.

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speaking of old navy accessories

I don't often speak of Old Navy at all, but for some reason, I found myself on their site for the first time ever today. Look at these shoes. What do you think of them? Not bad really, for $29.50. I would wear them with black pants. Food for thought.

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stop the presses

Check out this cute tote from OldNavy! Only $16.99. I like the black or the yellow. Remember this tote?

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another great design by ronan & erwan bouroullec

Panier by Kartell, designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

I would consider owning this coffee table. I do have a penchant for plastic, after all. Although it is becoming increasingly uncool to like plastics. What to do??

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orla kiely at target

Hey, Orla Kiely is at Target! Mostly melamine, with some stoneware. I do like the mugs. And the trays. And the square serving bowls. I would like to see some textiles on the Website, however. The ad shows a cute apron, oven mits, and the like.

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i am a fashion designer. gee on twitter!

Yes, I am on Twitter. As of yesterday. After much tinkering, I am satisfied with my page. Take a look! I am still tinkering with my left margin --> over yonder. There is a lot of custom set-up involved.

Well anyway, stay tuned for more Fashion Tweets to come from me. Follow me on Twitter! This should be interesting. I have to say, it is fun to follow Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, MoMA, Shepard Fairey, and of course, Midtown Lunch (who is very clever in that he has readers Twitter on his behalf). Hmm. Food for thought.

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