Fashion Designer/Writer/Ballerina Fairy/Theater Buff
-Uptown girl or downtown girl?
I don't think I can choose! I live downtown but love uptown too and that's where my family is. I'm an all-town girl!-What is the best thing about downtown,and the best thing about uptown?
Too many great things in both. I'd say Central Park has gotta rank pretty high for uptown and maybe the entire West Village is the best part of downtown. But that's a huge oversimplification!-Favorite place to Brunch?
Clinton street baking co or Luluc in Cobble Hill.-Favorite place for cocktails?
I love "Brooklyn Social" Club and "Hotel Delmano". The carlyle is the best place on earth but a bit pricey.-Tell us your favorite decadent pass time!
Definitely Monday night at the Carlyle. It feels so glamorous and old New York.-Favorite press mention so far?
I'm so grateful to anyone who has mentioned the line but if I had to pick, getting photographed with my family, boyfriend and best friend for "Time Out NY" was pretty fun.-So tell us about this road trip you took this summer that Refinery 29 raved about. Was it like a Rachel Antonoff pop up shop on the road in every state?
Haha no but that would be awesome. My boyfriend and brother's bands played a party at Space15Twenty that I was a part of so we went to Phoenix first, road-tripped to la from there and went to all of our favorite places in between! It was awesome.-What has been the worst thing about the recession for you as a designer and the best thing?
I think the worst thing is that some of the boutiques I was in have had to shut down. It's such a shame. Otherwise, its been ok for me. On the other end, I think people who were buying $600 dress are now more inclined to buy a $200 dress.
-You are a multi fashionista juggling everything from designing to writing for "Lula" and "Nylon",tell us how your multi-dimensional career happened and what it is like?Thank you! You make it sound so nice : ) well, I was a writer first. I have been freelance writing for a while and the designing began as a side project and just ended up becoming more. Its hard to multi-task, I really don't write very much anymore, pretty much just for "Lula".
-I love your writing it captures such a dreamy quality,the same dreamy feeling I got from your recent show. What are your inspirations currently and who are your muses?
Thank you Kristen! What a wonderful compliment. I have always been inspired by theater and dance in general. Specifically, Alia Shawkat (who was in the show) has been my muse since the beginning. I'm always always inspired by theatrical people like Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand and Cole Porter.-Who was your first customer since you started your solo line?
I think Alia.
-How did you fine the lovely "Parlor Showroom" who did such a divine job for you fashion week?I cannot express enough how joyous this presentation was. Everyone was so excited and in heaven with the eye candy!!!We love and admire you and all your endeavors!!! Tell us what we have to look forward to in the future with your line and so on.Who would you like to thank?Thank you Kristen! Parlor has been beyond a godsend. I was hooked up with the amazing and brilliant Taylor Thomas (founder and owner) through a mutual acquaintance and it has truly been one of the best things to happen to the business! The concept for the show has been something I wanted to do for a long time and I put it on with the help of Roanne Adams and set designers Sam and Dino of Aux Armes.
As for the future, I'm so excited to keep doing this! I am doing a small collaboration with Target (one holiday piece) and I'm super excited about that. And I'm on way to LA right now to do our spring video!