Tag Archives: New York

SGC N-Y-C Fall 2011

Ooops sorry, I forgot to post this when I first got it, another quick one as I’m off for a much needed drink. Just check out this video from SGC N-Y-C. If you’re eager to work the texture trend, partial to a bit of leather and have a panache for looking a little grungy then you might want to hide your credit card.

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Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore is an Ohio born, New York based designer who has recently caught my eye with her gorgeous SS11 collection. The collection mainly consists of fun, flirty, colour popping dresses, lightweight jackets and swimwear. There are also plenty of subtle details such as ruffles, bows, cutting out, embellishment and cinched waists which really make each piece special. This is the most excited I’ve been about Spring/Summer 2011 for a while!

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Snoozer Loser

If the SS11 shows said anything, it was “Farewell to florals”. Now this was pretty exciting news since floral prints had been boring me for a while. Needless to say quirky and innovative prints are starting to pop up everywhere, and I’m having fun finding them.

Recently I came across Snoozer Loser, a New York based art collective made up of visual artists and musicians. Amongst other things, they make gorgeous garments, with fun but not overdone prints, perfect to add a dash of interesting to your winter wardrobe.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Bijules

It is rare for me to blog about a brand that have products so far out of my price range that I could only dream of owning them right now, but some people just produce such beautiful pieces that I have to say something about them. This is exactly why I’m writing about Bijules, the amazing New York based jewellery brand created by Jules Kim.

Her designs are hauntingly beautiful, with bones and skulls featuring heavily. Skulls are made of solid precious metals, some with precious stones, which glisten so much you almost forget that they are encrusted into eye sockets. Rows of tiny gold bones are also joined together to make dainty pieces such as bracelets, head pieces and earrings, which are absolutely stunning. And that is only one collection.

Jules Kim has “the ability to create objects that mirror the beautiful and chaotic world we inhabit: with all its humor, tragedy, ambivalence, love and hate”, which is evident in her work. So, although I may not be able to own most of her jewellery just yet, I could probably save for a ring within a few months!