fashion

Wear It Now and Later

Ok, I'll admit - I actually like doing environmental still-life. Yup. To explore a bit more, I've started shooting for A. Cheng's social media. Here's the latest featuring a cute button-up to wear now and into fall. Pssst...shot with iPhone 5. 

Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt / James Jeans Shorty Shorts / La Botte Gardiane Bali sandals / Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt / James Jeans Shorty Shorts / La Botte Gardiane Bali sandals / Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Pomandere double breasted jacket /  Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt /  Levis Made & Crafted jeans / Dieppa Restrepo Lady Boots /  Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Pomandere double breasted jacket / Birds of Paradise by Trovata Montauk shirt / Levis Made & Crafted jeans / Dieppa Restrepo Lady Boots / Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet

Hand-Dyed Silk Tops for A Cheng

I shot a quick still-life of hand-dyed silk shirts for A Cheng. If you haven't been there, go now. It's a cute and well-curated boutique in Brooklyn's Park Slope. In addition to two house lines (A Cheng and Confetti), they carry lines such as Sessun, Demy Lee, Clare Vivier, Dieppa Restrepo and Monserat De Luca. 

Hand-dyed silk top 

Hand-dyed silk top 

Check out more images here - This Week's Feature: Hand-dyed Silk Tops

Kai D Utility

If there's anything that sums up my consumer life, it's this…

Buy less, but better. Buy less often, keep things longer.
— Kai D Utility's Philosophy

(with the exception of baked goods - buying less that is)

Kai Fan, owner and designer, Kai D Utility.

Kai Fan, owner and designer, Kai D Utility.

In January I met up with Kai Fan, former Creative Director at Nautica, at his new Williamsburg shop Kai D Utility. Walking in you think -- Heritage. Utilitarian. Slow fashion. Durable. Explorer. Modern artisan. Craftsmanship. Stylish manly man.

Fabrics are sourced from generations old mills and all production is in New York City's Garment District, handmade using non-automated machinery. Leftover materials are used to create his ties and notebooks to waste less. It's the antithesis to disposable H&M.

Inspiration wall at Kai D Utility in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Inspiration wall at Kai D Utility in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

I love his shop and you will too! Check out more photos in the new BKNY MADE II section. I'll also be posting a few more images next week but on the blog only.

Rebekah Ryu, Fashion Designer, RYU RYU

We're starting off the new year right with a great portrait!

I first met RYU RYU at a fashion showcase and loved the clothing line's simplicity and elegance. Rebekah Ryu designs while her husband handles the business end. Production is based in the NYC's Garment District.

RYU RYU is also focused on giving; they donate a portion of their profits to helping provide basic necessities to North Korean children in rural areas.