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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.





elaineperlov.com on etsy

Some new one-of-a-kind goodies on my Etsy Shop!

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satin karate belts for you and yours

The Satin Karate Belts are back online! I need to break these out into a few separate listings. Else, how do you buy two or three? Etsy has a few funny quirks. But I still love it.

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elaineperlov.com on etsy

Lots of new updates to my Etsy Shop! (these and more)

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two options

When you go to elaineperlov.com these days, you will see two clickable options. My Ebay Store which has lots of fashion finds (by-products of shopping too much) and my Etsy Store (at last!), which features my designs. On Etsy right now, there are lots of deals and steals from the archives, and new treasures added weekly, so keep checking back. Spread the word!

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from the archives

Yes! So pleased I found this shot. The Geisha Hairstyle Denim Pocket Bag looks awesome.

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geisha hairstyle denim pocket bag

From our archives! Only a few left in dark denim. This Geisha Hairstyle Denim Pocket Bag (available on Etsy) is one of our signature pieces. The bag can be worn around your waist, as a shoulder bag or across the body. The straps are adjustable. Super-cool statement piece. People will ask you one or more of these questions. "What is that?" "Is it sushi?" "Is it a shrimp?" And you can say, "No! It's a geisha hairstyle!" And they will be your friend.

Ah, the good ole Boston days. Even my label says Boston. I remember this dude named Gary who rode a skateboard and a single speed bike silk screened them for me.

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How cool is this? I feel good. Thanks Etsy, for making it so easy to relaunch. :-)

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