i am a fashion designer. gee
click here to maximize your minimalism!

click here

click here

click here

click here to view my favorites from the archives. gee




are you a fonts enthusiast? a typophile?
read more

find the beauty on your daily walk! take time to notice the details of your landscape.
read more

there is nothing like seeing a great handbag in action.
read more

plastics are our future. how can you resist plastic? it is so shiny and pleasing. I have a penchant for plastics.
read more

chronicling my quest for the one true
Greek Cup
read more

have you ever noticed the similarity between nyc fire call boxes and benevolent Kannon, goddess of mercy?
read more

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!
read more

who says there are no more 'new ideas' in art and design? the newness is in the juxtaposition.
read more

this is how I really get things done. with my little green co-worker/task-master.
read more

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.





jewelry sale starts tomorrow

Here's some news! A special jewelry sale starts tomorrow on elaineperlov.com. There will be other fun things on sale too. For the entire month of December. I just made this piece yesterday. It's a one-of-a-kind glass bubble and Sterling silver 21" necklace. Only one! It will go LIVE on the site tonight.

Update 7:48pm
It's LIVE! Click to view the Glass Bubble Necklace.

Labels: , ,



yes, it's cyber monday

Yes, it's Cyber Monday today. If you have an itchy *add-to-cart* finger, you may as well click it here. That's what I think anyway.

And yes, there's a promo code! Enter SKIRT20T at checkout for 20% off all SKIRTS & T-SHIRTS.

Labels: ,



happy tg!

our TG table

This year I decided to go with a windswept look with golden pine cones and leaves. Here's what we served this year. Be prepared, there is no turkey or pie. I just figured out TG is all about pie and potatoes. Why did I not see this before? We had our dessert first, up the street at Cafe Riviera, a sweet place on Manhattan Avenue. Polish Apple Cake and coffee with steamed milk. Very festive.

First Course

Salmon Ceviche

Black Beans

Cassava Toasts with olive oil & cilantro

. . .

Second Course

Turkish Spinach & Onion Boreka

Roasted Masala Spice Sweet Potato "Fries"
with spicy coriander yogurt dipping sauce

Trio of potatoes (red, white & purple) sliced à la Internet

Roasted Asparagus

. . .

Third Course

Homemade Cranberry Relish & Fresh Apples, Oranges & Cranberries


Pecans & Almonds


Labels: ,


fascinating potatoes

TG potatoes -- they worked! tasty, but blurry
I made red, purple and white. A true experiment.

I wrote about this on the Dollhouse blog last week, but it warrants repeating here. These fasinating potatoes were fun to make, and they totally worked out like Pinterest said they would. Healthy potato chips. I think the purple potatoes turned out the best. [found on Pinterest. Have you ever tried Pinterest? Kinda cool]

Labels: ,



a nice salade niçoise

Salade Niçoise.

I'm not a literalist if that's a word which it probably isn't. This is my variation on a theme. Instead of all the usual ingredients, this one has arugula, artichoke paste, tomato, grilled zucchini, chickpeas, purple potatoes, and of course, tuna! Really really really good tuna! From Spain. Ortiz! In a jar.

Labels: ,



escarole & white bean

The approach of TG gets me in the mood to cook and try new recipes. Not recipes that I'll use for TG exactly, but perhaps ideas I may adapt in some way. This soup was inspired by a similar version we had at Luzzo's the other day, along with a buffala mozzarella pizza with tomato sauce and basil. The pizza was amazing! The soup, well, I thought I could do better in the bean department. And the price department. Seven bucks for soup that contained only about ten beans was not what we were envisioning.

Mine definitely went in a pasta fagioli direction, which is exactly what I was envisioning.




williamsburg bridge!

I took this shot of the Williamsburg Bridge from the East River Ferry back in June.
Now it is my bridge of triumph! And my November Sale icon.
I love this bridge!

I had a major running milestone today! I ran the whole Williamsburg Bridge and back today! Touched down in Manhattan, slapped the sign and ran back! Plus another personal record -- I ran 5 miles!