This week’s fashionplate features our Taylor buffalo check flannel at the garment district’s Rag Trader. Met my sister here for an end of the week catch up on a cold day, so layers were key. I got there first and settled into their tufted green banquettes. I love all the old Vogues on display and various old garment factory items, that’s what I geek out to as a fashion designer. People were just getting there for happy hour so of course I ordered a glass of Cab. Once my sister arrived we decided to split a few things. Our least favorite thing on the menu was the shaved apple salad, it wasn’t bad just a bit too salty for our taste. The fried chicken sliders were good just wish they came with more than 2. We loved the siracha deviled eggs they had a nice quick to them. The star of the meal was the speck pizza, it was so good we forced ourselves to finish it all. Next time I’ll have to save room for dessert-drunken donuts yum. Feel free to dress casual or come in your after work garb. The crowd skews from people who work in the area and tourists. See how I styled this fashion plate below.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
Gold Bing Bang skull earrings
Charcoal Abercrombie & fitch Henley
Black Alo moto leggings
Olive green fur trimmed Montelliana apres ski boots
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On this rainy dreary day, I’m brightening up my day by fabric sourcing some fab new fabrics right here in the garment district for F/W16. It might seem like F/W15 is in stores now and S/S15 shows just happened but in the fashion industry that means we are already sourcing and sampling for F/W16. I love using great luxurious natural fibers like this great eggplant silk, black georgette, winter white raw silk and hand beaded embroidered panel. Stay tuned for what these amazing fabrics will be turned into!
Summer might have just begun but for me in addition to tanning on the beach, lobster rolls, beach bonfires barefoot, sticky nights out in hidden bars it also signifies that fashion week is only 3 months away. So even though I’ve been adding more pieces, there is still a ton of work to do. Spending this week sketching away and fabric sourcing so I’m not scrambling in the depths of August to finish my collection.
Having a start up means having the luxury of doing things on your own terms but on the flipside is if you don’t do something it’s not going to get done so staying on top of things is the most important thing in this game. So I’m staying proactive and getting things done in advance, working 24/7 and having fun while doing it. This is where my anal business degree comes into play to keep my creative side in line. It’s all about balance.
Even though today felt a little bit like winter, I’m still feeling ethereal prints and fabrics that feel super luxe and fem! I’m loving crazy sumptuous beaded and lace fabrics as well as bold and stand out tribal and ikat prints. Loved spending the day fabric sourcing and checking out brand new cool fabrics. I’m totally looking forward to creating some dope new pieces that are not tops so look out for lots of new items that will be available for special order in the next few weeks. Also feel free to let us know what some of your new favorite trends are.