Going Long – For my final photo on the variety of little black [summer] dresses overtaking New York City, I spotted Ilana at the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg, sporting a Monki maxi. She’s also wearing an Urban Outfitters straw hat and Topshop shoes and was visiting from France. It’s a perfect look for a summer Sunday.
Next week, Model Monday is back for real – plus Sydney, an expert in ASOS who taught me a thing or two about shopping.
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Time to PLAY – It might be simple, but you know how I like my Comme des Garçons, hearts aplenty. I noticed their striped shirts and cardigans were back on the shelves at J. Crew. I spotted the gentleman above and junior below both at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Flea a few minutes apart. Who’s going this holiday weekend?
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Hint Hint – Happy Mother’s Day, Marina! I spotted super stylist Marina Muñoz with photographer Sebastian Kim and friends at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Flea a few weekends ago – and it’s been so incredibly hard to save this post until today. I would’ve never known had she not pointed it out, but she was excited to say she was expecting a baby.
[ She points out her itty bitty baby bump. ]
Given the great news, digging for outfit details became an afterthought, but I did catch that her bag [seen after the jump] was her friends’ line called Earyslee and that she’s carrying the Park Tote in Antique Tan. I was loving her fuschia [ CLICK for the full story ]
All You Need is Love – Filippa Berg is a special bird and someone Papermag once deemed a fashion icon. This Swedish writer + stylist is a voice featured on Rodeo.net and blogs here. I first spotted Filippa a few months ago when I was shooting Erickson Beamon’s presentation and party during New York Fashion Week. She slipped into the room quietly, but something about her was arresting.
I ran into her again at the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg and she flashed me a couple times when she lifted her sweater to give me her outfit details. (I told her she should put her boob away and she shrugged it off with a laugh.) She also showed me a sweater with a gaping hole in the armpit she found in her place after a party the night before. She’s a blast and was kind enough to indulge a few of my curiosities in a short Q & A below, continued after the jump. I have to say her answers surprised me and even shifted my perspective a bit. Please meet Filippa Berg.
Q: As a writer, what are your favorite types of stories to explore?
I love doing interviews. It’s like painting a portrait.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: I’m so curious to know how tall you are – and how your height affects your fashion choices?
I’m very tall, I think [6'2"]. It’s great because I can wear Click for more Filippa >>>
Locking Horns - I spotted model Luci Taffs close to closing time at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Flea, hauling a vintage chair and some antlers. I asked what she was going to do with antlers and she shrugged, “Probably paint them.” I wondered how that’d look, so I poked around and found some fun DIY options, listed below.
Fish & Chips – I should’ve gone to the Brooklyn Flea hungry because there was so much incredible food, unlike LA’s flea market. I spotted Phil picking up his order from Handsome Hank’s Fish Hut. (No, he’s not a model, but he does work in Fashion.) All that fish and stellar fries for $10. I cannot wait to finally try Smorgasburg (thanks, M) in this same location on Saturdays, stacked with food vendors and related wares. I won’t lie. I’m kind of wallowing in my new surroundings, but I’ve barely made a dent.
I used to cover a lot more Food + Bev when I was in LA and look for more fun NYC features soon – and specials guests.
The River’s Edge – As expected, I spotted some very fun people and the perfect one-stop-shop for jewelry, clothing, leather, home decor and addictive food at last Sunday’s Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg. (I should also mention that Saturday’s Brooklyn Flea takes place in Fort Greene). As an added bonus, Williamsburg’s is on the East River waterfront facing Manhattan, replete with ferries and a breathtaking view of Manhattan that you’ll witness after the jump.
As you can imagine, there’s jewelry galore, but this center table (above) was a hub of activity. It’s shared by designer Siri Wilson of Sirius + Sirius Lux (shop online at Treehouse Brooklyn) and also Erica Bradbury’s *Species by the Thousands (brick and mortar info for both designers at the bottom). I spotted Andie (the one with the neon Cambridge bag) who had just made a purchase at about the same time I first noticed the skyline and had to take a moment, in better detail below.
I spotted Frank and Rhianna having a convo on this corner, with her shop in the background. Rhianna is a jewelry designer who runs Reclaimed Trading and has an incredible eye for hidden treasures.
You can find anything your little heart desires… even things you didn’t even know you desired until they appeared.
Anna & Anda are in line for food, one of the biggest draws at the Brooklyn Flea. I ask how they like to dress for flea markets and they say vintage is their collective uniform. CLICK for more pix ->
Cool Dude Denim - I freaking love this denim I spotted at the Brooklyn Flea! It looks like Prohibit is a downtown New York City based brand drawing influences from the streets of Tokyo. SHOP these blue Army Pants here.
I know it’s for guys, but – I have to have a pair of these tailored to fit my round rump pronto! I can’t find much info, but I think they were limited edition, #*^$. (I didn’t think to ask the guy because I wasn’t up to confessing I’d taken multiple shots of his butt.) More coming from the Brooklyn Flea all weekend, people. [click to continue…]