A steady stream of light reaches into Hannah Jewett's home studio—it makes the silver chains suspended on the wall, the geometric shapes stacked in clear bins, and the panels of lucite in various compositions, gleam. It's a minimal space, but all of the objects within it are striking and confident. Jewett describes herself as an accessories, clothing, and lifestyle designer that just left her full time job to keep up with the jewelry orders that have been...
“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...
Hook Earrings, 14k gold Get your statement on, with these stippled-crested earrings from Rackk and Ruin, rackkandruin.com, $132   Lilu Tassel Earrings Because, especially now, we need some brightness in our lives; leifshop.com, $65   Thunder Shock Pikachu Pendant Not enough to just play Pokémon Go? Now you can wear it. Coated in Gold. Soul Bound Jewellery, soulboundnyc.com, $68   Prism Pebble Tassel Wrap Bracelet Don't be too New York City; add some pebble and tassel to your wardrobe. leifshop.com, $34   Mociun Jewelry Single Triangle Stud Earring Williamsburg's Mociun...