Last week I was invited to go on a private tour (with champagne!) of the new Lowline exhibit in the Lower East Side. Planning to occupy an old trolley station below the Williamsburg Bridge, the Lowline proposes to be a 60,000 square foot underground park lit by an optic system transmitting light from the street level.
Co-founder Dan Barusch led us through the exhibit, which included a light display of the entire transportation grid in Manhattan, as well as a small version of what the underground park could be. This exhibit contains a variety of mosses, a beautiful Japanese maple tree and even wild mushrooms that have spurted up in the undergrowth. Reflective tubes channeling light from the ceiling (the exhibition was in a warehouse rather than underground) lit the greenery. It smelled so delightful that I forgot I was even indoors. Barusch envisions the Lowline not only as a park, but also a space for art, events and, my favorite, food vendors.
While the Lowline is still years (maybe decades) away from becoming a reality, it was very motivating to see people being so innovative about taking advantage of unused space (a rarity in New York City…) and adding spark to the historic neighborhood in which I live. #beautyinunexpectedplaces
When I first started working in fashion, I had no idea what the term “Market Week” even meant, let alone how much it would dictate my life. Market Week is the time after Fashion Week when buyers meet brands and their designers to make their purchases for the upcoming season. Since we’re a small brand that doesn’t put on a fashion show, all of our work is in preparation for Market Week, which is going on now in New York.
For the past couple of seasons, we’ve been participating in a trade show called Capsule. While several different trade shows take place at the same time, we like the independent feel of Capsule. (It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a 5-minute bike ride from my apartment this season!) And we love the company we keep there; it’s an excellent opportunity to plan my Spring wardrobe.
Here are some photos of Capsule and the Spring 2013 styles that we’re showing to buyers there. For now, we look forward to getting a couple good nights of sleep before we start prepping for Fall 2013…
As we order cafe con leches to procrastinate going back out into the cold of Buenos Aires (55 degrees - we know, we’ve gone soft), we’re wishing we were back in the summer heat of New York. A blanket, a book and our brief clutch are all we need for a lazy afternoon in the park. A boy, a burger and beer would be acceptable add-ons.
Shop WHAT WE WANT: Brief Clutch by Hare+Hart, Dress by Chloe Sevigney for Opening Ceremony, Platforms by Marni, Sunglasses by Warby Parker, Bangles by Kenneth Jay Lane, Necklace by Aesa, Blanket by Pendleton.
genius, by black + blum.
sample board (Taken with Instagram)
ladies who wear hats. (and drink beer.) (Taken with Instagram at Stillwater, mn)
yeah man - for men and “ladys”
(lower east side, ny)
Moving day (Taken with instagram)
hare+hart shot by rock baby radio 6.
hare+hart shot by rock baby radio 5.