NYNow Winter 2015 — Over! I’m crying….

I am crying, CRYING that I wasn’t able to attend the Winter 2015 season of this, my favorite, favorite — did I say FAVORITE — trade show of all time?! And believe me, it wasn’t because of the messy snow storm (was it Juno?! I can’t even remember at this point!) that I couldn’t make it out.

I’ve been busy prepping all week for a super important retail meeting today (fingers crosse, and hope I’ll be able to post about it soon), so even though my heart was at the Javits Center the past couple of days, my body wasn’t able to make the trek.

NYNow Winter 2015Missing my girls Tam Tran from Lost Wax Studio, Teresa Kahres of T. Kahres Jewelry, Akiko et Atsuyo, Polly Wales (who’s producing something quite different this season – her second little one!), Miss Ellie, Coral & Tusk, Tracey Tanner, Swallow, Jen Goff of Takara Design, Julie Nolan, Lauren Wolf and Mujus, to name a few. And I can’t leave out the guys – Dana Glaeser’s handcrafted leather accessories at Slightly Alabama.

Hope you all had a fabulous show! See ya next season, when a NYC snow storm won’t interrupt your flow of business and you’ll be surrounded by warm juju days.



Style Sightings: Capsule Women’s Show SS15

Fashion Week may have jetted off to London last Friday en masse, but there were still style and fashion shows to be seen around the city. Take this past weekend’s Capsule Show down at Basketball City. Love handmade, handcrafted, environmentally-sourced and beautiful things? Check, check, check and CHECK! It was all to be found down off South Street. This season marks the last for Capsule at its Lower East Side location, where it has been based since 2007. Next time, find Capsule on West 22nd Street — Center 548, the former home of the DIA Center — a venue that may be a bit easier to get to during trade show time.

Meanwhile, I’m glad I trekked down this past Saturday in the rain! Take a look at some of the lovely stand-out pieces from the Spring/Summer 2015 clothing collections of Loup Charmant, Milena Silvano, Nancy Stella Soto, Voz and Delphine, as well as sandals and bags from Waltzing Matilda and Proud Mary, jewelry from Kria and Deborah Rice, among others:

Loup Charmant

New details and accessories that includes a collaboration with Artemas Quibble graced Loup Charmant’s ever-growing loveliness

Nancy Stella SotoCut outs, organza and layers were enticing elements at Nancy Stella Soto

Milena Silvano

Handmade, textile-driven, often hand-dyed – all terms crucial to Milena Silvano


The softest cotton’s at Voz, where Jasmine Aarons creates “with love in Chile and New York”


Duo, the East Village boutique founded by sisters Wendy and LaRae Kangas, showed at Capsule for the first time in the Cash & Carry section, meaning you could walk out wearing (and owning!) these beauts

Waltzing Mathilda

Navy is the new hit for handmade slip-ons at Waltzing Matilda, the Philly-based leather collection of recycled bags, clutches, shoes

Waltzing Mathilda

Waltzing Matilda

Proud Mary

Charleston-based Harper Poe, designer of Proud Mary, with Peruvian-sourced fabric clutches, above, and leather backpack, below, that was crafted in Paraguay

Proud Mary

Proud Mary

Ilana Kohn

The comfy-est looking indigo linen romper from Ilana Kohn


Organic and natural-based fish mouth bracelet by Kria designer/founder Jóhanna Methúsalemsdóttir

Jené Despain

Love the ring/bracelet from Jené Despain


Surrealist stylings by Youser


Dream catchers from Torchlight

Mara and Mine

So cute and comfy! Mara and Mine

Deborah Rice

The tiniest baby seed beads create an offering of coloring and perfection at jewelry designer Deborah Rice, whose gorgeousness is handmade in Brooklyn

Get Your International On – Liberty and Man Shows AW14

John Park from London wearing his Natural Selection grey flannel wool quilted layering piece.

John Park from London wearing his Natural Selection grey flannel wool quilted layering piece.

Out of a week of menswear trade shows (Project uptown west at Pier 94, Capsule downtown at Basketball City, Agenda in Soho, Liberty near the river at 22nd Street and the Man NY Show at Industria Superstudios toward the end of the long haul), came some of the coolest sportswear, jewelry, shoes and newest, unexpected accessories. Leather suspenders, anyone?!  Liberty and Man, especially, (can’t make it to Paris this season? Make damn sure you made it to Man.), shined to all those who stomped around in their heavy snow boots, traipsing from venue to venue.

Here, a few I found outstanding: Continue reading