Ode to Cali: Groupie Bag

Usually I don't miss s. california, but lately I've been feeling nostalgic and wanting to wear really short skank shorts, stretch out  on the sand and drive along the 5 freeway. If I was in Cali right now this bag would be my best friend. i would rock it with big aviator sunglasses and a burrito! I'd pop in for Shepard Fairey art openings, rub shoulders with celebs  and when they asked about my bag, I'd say, 'oh this thang, I just f'n around in the studio yesterday and made it' that's the difference btwn NY and LA, in NY everyone prides them selves on their 'hussle', in LA the goal is to make your hussle look effortless. Ode to Cali: Groupie Bag
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THIN LINE BTWN LOVE AND HATE

Well, I definitely don't like it but I'm not sure if I love this or if I hate it. Ahhh, If only LRG would put the half the effort put into this jacket into their ladies line. Come on, a 35lb jacket? dudes, it's like walking around being 9 months pregnant and costs about the same price of having a baby delivered...$2000

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URBAN RENEWAL

Usually I'm not giving props to big ol companies who rip off lil companies, but I have to give it up to UrbanOutfitters for their Urban Renewal line. They've been at it for over 20 yrs and it's all manufactured locally w/ the help of 40 employees. That's pretty awesome. Read the interview with the head designer Dayna Haley.

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FRESH TO LIFE

I don't understand why people say 'yo, that was fresh to death', or 'I was looking fresh to death' Dead things are rotting, their's not much fresh about death and I always thought that the saying should be fresh to life! and what's fresher to life than a cute ol' baby? A really close pal of mine is super knocked up and she's gonna have the freshest baby ever (at least until the next baby in the world is born). That's got the wheels cranking in my head. I often get requests to make some of my clothing in baby sizes but I'm really conflicted about imposing social perspectives on babies. Those lil goobers can't even see straight and it's kinda overkill to put an Obama 2008 tee on an infant. At the same time I hate when baby girls have tees with barbies on them too. In due time they will develope tastes and by the time pre school rolls around I'm sure most lil girls will wanna rock pink on their own accord (w/ some help from their super influential environments) and that's cool with me, I just don't wanna assist that.

FRESH TO LIFE TEE available at junkprints.com (jacket coming soon!)

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100 DRESSES

Hiya pals! Last week I decided to start a new project (I know, I'm always starting something). Now that I"m working out of this amazing space in Red Hook, I have room to make more junk! Space is def a commodity in the NY area and I've decided to put it to good use by making 100 Dresses. Each one is based off of the same pattern (that I made, look ma I'm a real dress maker) but will be completely different, different sizes, patterns graphics etc. Usually I debut stuff on etsy but I was so antsy to show off my new dresses that I took 'em to the Artist and Fleas Market on Sunday and the Uptown Emerging Designer market on Saturday and I've sold 2 already (I'm only on #7) Peep some of the pics.

Dress #1

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FLIGHT ATTENDANT FASHIONS

I'm a sucker for kitchy uniforms and flight attendant uniforms are my very favorites. The whole vibe around flight attendants in the 60s just rocks my socks off. The chauvinistic nature of the field is pretty lame but in fantastic idealism that retrospect provides, these ladies are my icons. I love Emilio Pucci, it may just be that I'm a sucker for circles and loud colors, Either way Pucci does it for me.

I just got the new issue of Frank magazine (you must be up on this handy lil mag, in a world of super dumbed down editorial it's a major sigh of relief). They featured a wonderfully odd gentleman by the name of Cliff Muskiet who shares my love of flight attendant uniforms. Check em out
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VOTE!

Hey dudes...I've entered another contest. This dress is my latest creation. I'm only making 2 of them and they will launch on the site in about a week or so! in the mean time I've entered it in a contest so check it out 😉
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Perfect spring

Perfect spring

 

junkprints

junkprints

Outfit Deets

spring dress:

Available soon, $95, junkprints.com, purple

good junck necklace:

junkprints.com, $45, gold,black

The story behind the look: I can't freakin wait for spring! So pretending in my studio 😉
 
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