Above, her own words, Rei Kawakubo. We had a chance to catch this show at The Met last week, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. So interesting to have a conversation from our very different perspectives……my background in fiber art in three dimension, my partner’s in fashion design Haute-Couture, with a very different main inspiration from Yves St Laurent; mine western looking east, his eastern looking to the west, in our young and formative years. Working together for all these years, the push and pull arrives at influences from both. This show is a must see if you are in town.
“Dressed for Defiance”, NY Times
I opened Women’s Month at the Brooklyn Museum, to view two exhibitions of female expression. I went for Marilyn Minter, but I came away with Georgia O’Keefe.
Never a huge fan of her paintings, I learned so much about the whole woman, her attention to the details of her life, how meticulous she was about her clothing, beautifully documented by the great photographers in her life.
Never knew, and blown away.
Many garments made with her own hands, many carefully chosen and cherished for construction, simplicity of design, and tactile feel of natural fiber.
Had a lunch break to avoid whiplash between these two powerful shows!
Opening a fresh box of some beautiful skins to make a special order, one of our most intricate designs of multi color lambskins, which float over a black napalan shearling.
First step is inspecting the skins, cleaning up the edges, and sorting……as no two skins are the same, we need to choose weight, the wool “nap”, suppleness, and size to relate to the different pattern pieces to be placed, marked and cut.
Next opportunity to see our work coming soon!
Wonderful weekend Trunk Show in the Philadelphia Neighborhood of Chestnut Hill
Thank you Gravers Lane Gallery!
The fabulous Leeor modeling a coat…..(we were all freezing in the nasty weather!)
Rested so well at the lovely Chestnut Hill Hotel
Custom order for our favorite girl!
Purple! seemed to be the color of the night. Handbags by Jeffrey Levinson….gallery director Bruce Hoffman
Jasemin’s favorite, with a Susan Green necklace
Cake, a great place for brunch on a balmy winter day!
Jasemin rocks it
We ended our stay at Cake, brunch with friends
Jasemin wearing our new purple vest, Leeor in her own vintage piece of ours
Shop Local! They take care of you!
Quilted lambskin vest by Toshiki and Maryszka, Jeffrey Levinson evening bag, Susan Green beaded necklace
Closed for the night
Summer is the time to rejuvenate the body and the mind, and even though it was in the 90’s in Manhattan yesterday I slogged uptown to el museo for some inspiration, and was thrilled I did not put this trip off……
The Museum is gorgeous and very cool, and spending a few hours with this incredible artist’s work pushed all my creative buttons and was a nostalgia trip as well.
You have until Nov 26
For more views check out the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas blog post,
they were at the opening!
We had such a great time being part of this show last month in Saratoga Springs NY, which featured designers that work in New York State. Take a few minutes to enjoy!
Much thanks to Corey Aldrich of Electric City Couture, the crew, and everyone at
Universal Preservation Hall
City Couture Runway</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/joshrask”>Josh
Rask Films</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>