Monday, June 29, 2009

IOTW: chevron bracelet

having a sudden energy burst today. I've been working since I woke up this a.m. and I'm not even tired! so here's this week's item of the week a little early. I really love this bracelet, and I hope you will too. thanks to everyone who's making this weekly feature a success. it's a tricky time for retail for sure, so if I can keep offering special deals on my work it will make all of us happy. you: get the benefit of a lower price. me: I keep selling things. yay.

btw, take a look at the website while you're at it. while I was updating, I cleaned up some of the photos and brought down the prices on many of the bracelets.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

what's a trunk show?

that's a question I was asked by a very nice couple strolling the neighborhood in greenpoint yesterday who spotted the sandwich board out front. they came in as a gentleman was deciding on a necklace from my new collection, a birthday gift for his wife. he said that she liked this shop, as well as those along franklin street. one that sounded like Horn and Hardart. I thought about what he said for a minute as the conversation moved to other topics. then it came to me- "Hayden-Harnett?" I asked him. "Yes, that's right," he said. then the neighborhood visitor chimed in- "you two look too young to remember Horn and Hardart." I explained that I didn't remember the home of the automat myself, but that my dad, who grew up in philly, often reminisced about it. the customer said that he moved to new york in 1984, and they were still in existence then. we all talked about how much manhattan has changed and he admitted that he rarely goes there any more, adding "I was down on st. marks a while ago, and I didn't like it." tiffany chimed in that she too is quite attached to brooklyn, and hardly knows manhattan at all. me- I like them both- but I love living in our fair borough.

so are some pics from yesterday's trunk show at the fabulous old hollywood- that's shop owner tiffany porter in the vintage red skirt! it was so much fun spending the afternoon there in greenpoint. thanks to everyone who stopped by and those who went home with a few treats. through the day I'll be updating the website with new inventory. I have an idea for a little site tweak that involves new shop sections. stay tuned.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

trunk show lineup

old hollywood has just announced its trunk show schedule for the summer. I'm so excited to be kicking things off this saturday.

Monday, June 22, 2009

sneak peek

some of the necklaces I'll be premiering at old hollywood this weekend.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

yippee: upcoming trunk show

I've been working hard on a new summer '09 collection- full of color and made to compliment the rash of African-inspired clothing design out there. It's a lot of fun to work on and I'm happy with the way the pieces are coming out. Just in time, I'm pairing up with Greenpoint, Brooklyn boutique Old Hollywood to present the collection and offer those who want to get a sneak peek a little discount. And as an added bonus, most of my other work will be sold at 50% off! so come on by if there's something you've had your eye on. I know a lot of you nyc customers are always asking me to see the work in person- so here's your chance! Old Hollywood is the cutest, most carefully curated little boutique of vintage and re-worked clothing and accessories. It's located at 110 Meserole Ave., right near the corner of Manhattan Ave. Take the G train to Nassau Ave. and walk two blocks north.

Monday, June 15, 2009

IOTW: tri tone bracelet

summer is the time for swingy sun dresses and arm-baring tank tops. dress up your summer arms with a single bold bracelet, hand made from vintage chains.

this edition of the Item of the Week is the tri-tone bracelet, featured for $54.50.

that’s 30% off the retail price, only on my supermarket shop.

Monday, June 8, 2009

IOTW: argyle earrings

vintage brass links with an argyle pattern are paired up with swingy strands of sterling silver chain. this week only the argyle earrings are featured for $77 on my supermarket shop. that’s 30% off the retail price!

renegade craft fair

if you live in brooklyn and are part of the diy community, it's hard to pass up the renegade craft fair that takes place every june in williamsburg's mcCarren park. originating in chicago in 2003, renegade has spread to four cities, making its L.A. debut july 11 & 12 at the california mart in the garment district. I attend almost every year, and I'm more than impressed with the variety and quality of vendors, that they keep the event free to visitors, and the show's seemingly flawless execution. Of course I collected info on potential everbrite vendors, visited with some friends, and picked up a few goodies for myself. meow meow tweet sells delicious, natural, brooklyn-made soaps that come in adorable cartooned wrappers. I chose three for $20, and soapmaker Jeff Kurosaki gave me samples of the flavors I didn't try. I was so thrilled to see that Jeff and his partner Tara Pelletier are not only craftspeople, but also crazy artist folk. check out their other site friendly falcons to see what else they're up to.

renegade founder Sue Daly employs the artistry of her husband Mat to create the wonderful graphics for renegade. every year Mat comes up with an original poster for each city's show, always including the owl icon in the design. I've had my eye on the 2004 chicago poster for a while, and I was lucky enough to pick up the last copy yesterday. can't wait to hang it up! these beautiful posters are hand silk-screened and printed on rag paper. truly collector's items. check out mat daly's website to see more of his incredible work. it's no surprise he's been commissioned by notable musicians such as andrew bird to design concert posters!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

IOTW: heart locket necklace

Lockets hearken back to simpler times, when they were the best way to keep a photo or memento of a loved one near. Reference these bygone days by wearing a locket of your own. Sweet, simple heart design done up in brass, hung on a pair of contrasting chains.

30% off, this week only on my supermarket shop.