You’ll remember the Katie clutch from last season. Well, I gave her a little make-over and took off the buckle and added instead a double zipper front pocket. Yeah, Katie is one bad-ass! I’m actually waiting on a zipper shipment from my L.E.S. supplier, so these won’t go up until next week in a whole slew of additional shades.
Monthly Archives: April 2011
I saw this on Fashion Copious – as a waitress I would love that this would save the “no, I didn’t order this” scenario. Though I’m doubtful their claim of higher tip averages is correct along with one of the developers claims that even though he is a Harvard Phd student it took him and a group of friends an hour to incorrectly divide the cheque at the end of a meal….
Round-up from scene/seen/saw:
I’m not sure if I properly described this blog when I first wrote about it, but basically I joined the rest of the population and got a smart phone the Christmas before last and realized my Blackberry takes fairly decent photographs. Unable to resist a good sign, sticker, postcard, tag, block of colour or piece of graffiti – so began the blog scene/seen/saw - I have a thing for aliteration…
I like that you can’t (well this phone can’t…) photoshop or perfect these before posting. They are just observational photos taken whenever I’m out and about, encouraging me to take different routes to my daily routine destinations.
I kind of love making these clutches, they are so simple but in using colourful materials give an everyday outfit just the pop it needs – and let me just say I’m crazy for polka dots right now. That and stripes…
This material I found in Melbourne Australia about 3 years ago and somehow it made it’s way all the way back here to NY. I’ve been cleaning out my materials wardrobe (one day I’d like to claim it back for my clothes…) and I found this. I smiled at the recollection of my time in Australia – flat whites in laneways, oysters on the beach front and clever cocktails in dark bars and then immediately cut it out and pronounced it Etsy-tastic.
I think I have one small square of it left, not enough to do anything with. So get one HERE before they disappear!
The right perfume or cologne can be intoxicating, the wrong – just makes you gag. Christopher Brosius worked as a NYC cab driver dying just a little every Friday/Saturday night when his car would reek of cheap perfume. So life began as a perfumer as described HERE in this great write up at NYMag.
For anyone that has been to his store in Williamsburg it is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Shelves stocked up with small bottles of incredible scents – much like my two babies above. The assistants encourage you to stick your nose into as many bottles as you want and ask for help if you want to test it on your skin. I worked my way around the entire room, amazed at how incredibly accurate he is. Some of my favourite ones were everyday smells – soap, earth, rain, lemon, leather, books. But he goes so far as to have mastered Grass, Talc, Snow, Roast Beef, Vanilla, Winter – the last one you’re probably thinking how in the hell do you make a perfume smell like a season, but you put your nose in the bottle and you’re like man! that is just what Winter smells of.
After reading his manifesto I really wanted to ‘be’ something difficult and dark, the first one I chose was on the right – Orchid To Yo Ran, which upon reflection reminded me of a brand of lemony washing up liquid we must of had growing up. The second, Fire From Heaven reminds me of a cross between burning leaves and Brooklyn on a hot summery day.
My only question after reading the article was for a man that hates perfume, what is his favourite scent?
Racked NY asked my opinion on hidden shopping gems. This relatively unknown spot in my neighbourhood Atlantis Attic is phenomenal for great finds. You have to search a little, but it’s well worth it. Letterman jackets, suede booties, fur hats, silk scarves, you get the picture. For the whole article read it HERE
KYUR8 scouts diverse and visually inspired guest editors from all over the world, who if they choose to, contribute 25 of their own images and/or choose 25/50 images from an archived folder of images collected from the world wide web. Juxtaposing their own snaps next to a image more well known, creating and encouraging inspiration.
This is my friend Rudj’s new project and they have some killer collabs coming up with amazing directors. Check it HERE