PHOTOGRAPHY: Joshua Scott Last week Wednesday, Scotch and Soda joined DUMBO’s burgeoning retail scene, with the opening of their second Brooklyn store at 76 Front Street. We joined forces with the Amsterdam-based brand to celebrate the new location. The night was filled with outfit try-ons (and purchases!), yummy bites, drinks by Sexton Irish Whiskey, and music by DJ May Kwok. Scotch & Soda’s new digs are some of their coolest yet. The store is bright and spacious,...
Sara Schpani, 21 Occupation: Student Where are you headed? Chinatown Tell us about your outfit: I’m going for 70s with a twist (patch pants) Favorite item of clothing? These pants One piece you covet more than any other? Blue fur collar Store where most of your clothes are from? Beacons Style icon? Spice Girls What other decade and city’s style do you most wish you were around for in its original iteration? 70s
“The word ‘dokonoko’ is a Japanese saying without a direct English translation. It’s a simple expression of curiosity that raises a profound set of questions about identity and origin.” This is the idea behind new Brooklyn-based label Dokonoko—launching in February during fashion week—with its duo of female founders looking to bring a sense of bold, graphic Tokyo fashions to girls across the borough. The concept is courtesy of graphic designer Reina Sugiyama, 31, born in Tokyo...
In New York City, wearing color is a bold move; wearing color and pattern is nearly iconoclastic. And, when pulled-off, making a career out of designing garments covered in bright hues and prints is to ascend to the status of hero. “Life can also look like this,” these clothes say to hordes of professionals swathed in black and navy. Namely, it can look a lot more fun. Ellen Van Dusen, the woman behind the fashion...
As we start to regroup after the political shock of a lifetime, making an effort to focus on what is still beautiful and fun in life is more important than ever. This Sunday in Williamsburg—with a mix of denim, ceramics, Ikebana, music, and wine—that is exactly what you can do. In a pop-up event called Silhouettes, Greenpoint-based denim designer Merica Lee, Ridgewood based ceramic artist Erin Louise Clancy, and Ikebana powerhouse Alicia McDole of Huntress Botanica, will combine their...
Brooks Cardigan in Smoked Pearl from Pas Mal You know how every wardrobe has a silver bullet, the thing that makes every look work? This classic cardigan is it. pasmalnyc.com, $399 Carleen Bummer T-shirt white Need we say more? We're feeling this feeling, and this T-shirt from Brooklyn's fantastic label Carleen, hard. carleen.us, $58 Bis Joux Gold Bag Not every bag needs to look like, you know, a bag. Have fun carrying around your night-out objects with this case...