I – along with everyone else – have gone a little crazy for prints right now and these hand-drawn prints by Israeli Yosef Perez are simply stunning. It’s in total contradiction to a conversation I had with a friend of mine recently that I boldly stated that I think I actually prefer to wear mainstream fashion….Just when I think I can happily live a life of Breton Stripes, Blue Jeans and Blazers I see a collection like this and throw all my conservative fashion ideals out the window and wonder how I can work a fish eye dress into my existing wardrobe…Thanks Very Glossy for finding these beauties.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
The fashionable week that was via STREETFSN , kind of bummed my work schedule didn’t allow me to see anymore than I did. Hope to see more of you next February NYFW!
I’ve long been playing with the idea of a new logo for my brand, having been satisfied thus far with a simple arial lower case font it’s time to change it up a bit – influenced from my internship at Derek Lam whose label is simple, clean and easy to remember. So I put out an “A.P.B” on Facebook and my cousin Evan reminded me he was a graphic designer – hah! the things FB teaches us…
That was the simple part…it was like choosing my label name all over again. How I agonized over it! and got opinions and then had to ignore what most people said and just go with my instincts. I read an interesting article that gave five very simple points to abide by when deciding on your logo look:
- Effective without colour
- Scalable i.e. work when just an inch in size
- Relevant to the industry in question
I’m really just writing this post to procrastinate making a final decision on the design…Evan gave me many choices that were good on their own and a couple that I’d like to continue to play with. These were some of my inspirations:
Well, wish me luck…
For me, as I’ve mentioned before, I really enjoy seeing behind the scenes of events and shows and seeing how they are pulled together. Yesterday I was working the catering end of things at the Duckie Brown show. Yep – Never Not Working. And eerily enough, after just beginning to follow Isaac Likes through Katherine is Awesome the man himself appears in front of me asking me for a lemonade before heading into the show. Obviously appreciating an invitation and arriving on time – aka early – he took his seat and made this video while waiting for the show to start.
For me what is funny is these boys all looked so poised, professional and posed during the show, but beforehand were taking advantage of the sandwiches and afterward giggling and drinking the champagne.
As for Duckie Brown the clothes were beautiful, kind of sporty elegant. Gorgeous rose prints that I’m coveting for myself.
I ride over the Williamsburg Bridge 3-4 days a week sometimes more, depending on my work schedule and someone recently (well actually not all that recently…) put up all these coloured discs on the descent side into Manhattan, and I’ve always wondered who did this beautiful addition to the bridge.
I rode up around sunset last week to take some pictures and took the one below and coincidentally the artist behind it all - Baji Lives – posted this video to Brooklyn Magazine’s FB page and explained the mystery.
Super excited to make my first foray into a PRINT EDITORIAL! Brooklyn Magazine is one of my favourites, not just for including me in their latest stylish edition but because the contents are all BK based. Helping you and me to discover new future favourites. The latest edition I rushed out to get and then proceeded to read from cover to cover – as you should do…Link to the online editorial HERE and go visit places like Bird for your free copy.