Of a Kind

Can we go back to 1995? If only so that it’s age-appropriate to buy platform Delia*s sandals to wear with this Ilana Kohn dress? —erica 

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

90 notes

In Character: Angela Chase

image

image

image

image

What were Angela Chase’s calling cards? The hair. Some combat boots. A pimple that was the subject of an entire My So-Called Life episode. And, it turns out, a wardrobe of dresses that would make any Doc Martined nineties girl swoon. Their 2014 doppelgängers below… —erica

image

A velvet With Hearts In My Eyes sitch to wear to a school dance with Brian…in hopes that you-know-who will show up.

image

A Mary Meyer dress that Rayanne would totally want to borrow for partying with Tino.

image

An Ilana Kohn number that works under a flannel for exchanging, like, seven words with Jordan Catalano on a field trip.

More of this “In Character” madness right here!

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

10 notes

Fave Look: Ilana Kohn

What else do we sweat from the Fall 2014 collections? Follow along here.

image

Ilana Kohn.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

7 notes

Gift List: 17 Designers Share the Presents That Have Meant the Most to Them

Is this a gift guide? Not really. A trip down memory lane? Sorta. But it’s mostly just a chance for us to survey a whole bunch of designers who we’ve worked with—who happen to have standout taste. And if you get warm-fuzzies or come up with a present idea as a result, WELL, amen to that. —erica

image

Allison Sires of Thomas Sires“The best gift I ever got was a blue, plastic teepee from my dad. He had been traveling for work and picked up the teepee along the way. When my brother and I got home from school the day my dad was back, the teepee was set up in the living room, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We played with that teepee until it was made up of more duct tape from all the repair jobs than of the original plastic. Although not blue or plastic, we sell a teepee in our store—partly because of nostalgia, but also because teepees ARE the coolest thing in the world.”

Hillary Taymour of Collina Strada: “My artist friend Gail Stoicheff painted a portrait of my dog Pow Wow. She’s an amazing painter. It’s one of my favorite things.”

Melissa Coker of Wren: “My mom gave me a Chanel bag for my 30th birthday. I love it for the obvious reasons—but also because it is so classic, and I’ll use it forever and think of her.”

image

Lauren Wood of Wax + Cruz: “A white Gretsch Electromatic guitar from my lovely fiancé. It is so retro and stylish, and it fills our home with echo-y tunes.”

Lina Rennell: “Last Christmas, I got a Vitamix blender from my two daughters. I can make so much more with it than my old blender—like thick peanut butter-banana smoothies.”

Isabel Halley: “The best gift I ever received was a pink lace Betsy Johnson slip dress from my mom on my 16th birthday.”

Kathleen Whitaker: “My grandmother’s charm bracelet. We shared the same birthday and name, so with a big Libra charm and monogrammed pieces, I was the fortunate and logical recipient. She gave it to me on my 16th birthday with the idea that she wanted to see me enjoy it. It is spectacular.”

Christine Marcelino of Materials + Process: “A Mexican Peso for Christmas with a note on it to pack my passport!”

Maryanne Mathias of Osei-Duro: “When I was about seven and was obsessed with the Laura and Mary Ingalls books, my mom made me a hoop skirt for Christmas. She used white chiffon and three tiers of boning. I wore it to every birthday party and hoedown I could get to for several years.”

image

Jaclyn Mayer of Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer: “Most recently, my husband gave me a Peter Doig print for our first wedding anniversary. I love it! And it’s fitting because you are supposed to give paper for your first anniversary.”

Larry Paul of GREI.: “Years ago, I moved to the city to pursue a photo career, and collecting books is my way of staying close to photography. About 10 years back, I was given a book documenting one of my favorite photographer’s careers—Karl Heinz Weinberger: Photos 1954-1995.”

Lia Cinquegrano of Thomas IV: “My close friend is really into experiential gifts, and as a birthday surprise, she took me to Spa Castle for a day of bathing followed by dim sum! Mmmm!”

image

Kathryn Fortunato of Lizzie Fortunato: “I love the Electric Love dreamcatcher my boyfriend bought me for my birthday a few years ago. It hangs in my room and is the perfect combo of Western inspiration, art, beautiful craftwork, and, of course, functional dreamcatcher. Also, our mom just got Lizzie and me an Illy Espresso Machine since we always spent so much money on lattes. It is amazing.”

Nikki Chasin: “When I moved to NYC for college, my dad let me have his watch that I’d had my eye on. It’s cool because he recently got his father’s watch fixed up, so there’s a little tradition started.”

Collette Ishiyama“My boyfriend made a painting for me of James Brown and of Sean Young from Blade Runner (two of my favorites). He gave it to me for my birthday before we were dating, and now that we live together, it’s hanging in our bedroom.”  

image

Ilana Kohn: “The best gift I’ve ever gotten is also the most recent: I strong-armed the BF into getting me a pretty, blingy new Wwake ring from her new collection that I am in LOVE with. My first piece of serious big-girl jewelry.”

Nicole Sutton of Workhorse Jewelry: “One of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten was an amazing perfume from my BFF, Zoe. As part of a super-fun girls’ day of festivities, she brought me to the Scent Bar in L.A. as she knew I was on the hunt for my signature fragrance. After trying what seemed like hundreds of scents, I fell in love with Peau de Peche by Keiko Mecheri. When I spray it every morning, I think of her lovely gift and how very special that day was!”

On a serious gift hunt? We’ve got some Pinterest boards for the girls and boys on your list.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

7 notes

Of a Kind

No, this Ilana Kohn get-up would not be flattering on me. Yes, I’m dying to crawl into it anyway. —erica

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

33 notes

Fave Look: Ilana Kohn

The very best of the Spring 2014 collections! Well, in our opinion. Follow all the picks here.

image

Ilana Kohn.

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

9 notes

Next Level: Marbled Goodness

image

Move over, dip-, tie-, and shibori-dyeing, even. Right now, we’re feeling marbling. Here are four ways to try it on for size. —erica

LEVEL I: An Ann-Ya clutch that can go from dance-partying on Saturday night to carb-loading on Sunday morning.

LEVEL II: Hot damn. Ilana Kohn sure knows how to work some color-palette magic.

LEVEL III: Less femme than florals, the motif on these Rich & Skinny jeans will hide any picnic-induced grass stains.

LEVEL IV: Ah, the white dress that’s not really a white dress, delivered by Dagmar.

Lots more “Next Level” is coming right atcha…

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

10 notes

Of a Kind

The cut of this Ilana Kohn top is so cool and weird…and wearable. Total cross-over hit. —erica

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

17 notes

Of a Kind

Considering the effects of one apple a day, what do you think this Ilana Kohn combo would deliver? —erica

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

4 notes

Come Sale Away: Ilana Kohn, Dusen Dusen, Fay Andrada, Cold Picnic, Thomas IV, and Fischer Wanna Make Your Holidays Happy

Whatcha doing tomorrow night? Oh, sitting on your couch watching Homeland? WELL! If you’re in NYC, get your rear over to the Textile Arts Center to shop/drink Brooklyn Lager with some of our all-star local designers: Cold Picnic! Dusen Dusen! Thomas IV! Fischer! Ilana Kohn! Fay Andrada! RSVP right over here. —erica

comments, reblogs & likes

Notes

0 notes