Introducing SlashCode: The Brand That Geekdom Needs

On my never-ending quest to find examples of designers bridging the gap between the geek and the chic, imagine my delight when the mountain came to Muhammad. That mountain is SlashCode a new premium brand after my own heart.

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COACH X PEANUTS

It’s the great designer collaboration Charlie Brown!
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When an iconic luxury leather company  teams up with a renowned artist, the result is just as charming and saught after as you would imagine.
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Undercover: A Twisted Fairytale

Bosch meets Black Swan in this balletic inspired coming of age fantasy

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I remember one design project in which we had to pick two seemingly disparate objects, ideas, concepts to be inspired by and cohesively and cleverly bring the two of them together to create a couture collection. I chose chemistry and fantasy (geek) and told the story of faeries emanating from chemical compounds, dragons, fabrics woven from the vapors of fuming beakers…. Continue reading

Moschino X Barbie

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Jeremy Scott: Fashion industry rebel bad boy? Yes. Bat shit cray Genius? Possibly.

Scott’s great contribution to fashion is his ability to poke fun at fashion, with a skilled hand, an eye for proportion, a knack for accessories, an understanding of marketing and merchandising… it’s this combination of talent and vision that excites us, appalls us and makes us want to buy things while questioning his intentions (are you in fact making fun of us, the consumer? ) and our own sense of humor (maybe we need to stop criticizing his work and lighten up and just enjoy?)

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LEDetailing at CuteCircuit

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Quick, how many ways can you think of to embellish garments? Rhinestones, beading, sequins, lace appliqués, tweets, embroidery… Wait a sec… tweets?! We’ll get to that shortly. And what about lights?

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McQ Alexander McQueen X Manga

Forward to Fall

Fall is just around the corner, you guys. We’ve yet to hit a 100 degree day in NYC, but while we’re out and about getting a golden glow, the fall collections are starting to arrive in stores.  Here’s the first of a few favorites in this mini series to get you excited for the approaching season. 

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Not since Paradise Kiss have I witnessed a fusion of luxury fashion and manga that sent my heart soaring, and indulged my every fashion obsessed geek girl’s dream. The only other book to ever do that was Sina Grace’s Not My Bag. Which was in fact largely a comic book ode  to Alexander McQueen (so obviously a favorite of mine) and, note to self: It’s high time I review that for you here!  In the meantime… Continue reading

Snow White in Brooklyn

I found some time in between the show and the event of my previous post to visit my favorite Brookyln shop, SlapBack (it was a full day). It’s a pin up, rockabilly, retro girlie’s dream in there and the shop owner Renee is just fabulous.

As it turns out the latest among her beautiful frocks is the Steph Buscema Snow White print dress from Pin Up Girl Clothing. Let’s cut to the chase. The fit is perfect . And fit is king (queen? Princess?) in my world.  The colors are bright and fun. We’re talkin’ super saturated here. At first I didn’t think it was a “me” dress, as I honestly tend to prefer more subtle/simpler displays of my geek love. That being said, I was turned on by the fact that Buscema’s print is based off of the original story. The print smartly depicts comb and corset motifs, as the apple of Disney’s version was but one of three attempts on Snow’s life. This is smart designing, people.

Furthermore, I have a great appreciation for people who can design prints. 8+ years of design school and I still struggle with conceptualizing a repeating pattern. Unless it’s a stripe or plaid. I can design gorgeous plaids for days, but things like florals and novelty prints such as this… does not compute.

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A Day of Food and Fashion

An Epic Photo Diary of My Epic Monday

 

Hey all! Miss me? I was starting to seriously feel the bloggers guilt recently as I knew I owed you guys a post. Apologies for making you wait. I was thinking about what was keeping me so busy and realized that I’ve been juggling 5 jobs. Yes, I count this blog as one and today, I’m going to take you behind the scenes of another. One of my gigs is as the social media manager for Kiwiana. A popular Park Slope eatery run by former Top Chef contestant Mark Simmons. (Note: I’m currently sitting in the restaurant as I type this, because… other job.) Hailing from New Zealand, the chef likes to remix popular American comfort food dishes with an upscale twist and kiwi flare. Needless to say, the food is incredible and I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been a part of the growth of this establishment, and the many opportunities it’s led to. Case in point: Monday.

 

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On the set of Good Day New York at the Fox 5 Studios. (Left to Right: Chef Katie Fauchs of The Thirsty Koala, hosts Greg and Rosanna, Chef Mark Simmons, me and Sous chef –and fellow fashion blogger–Sosthene)

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If My Blog Was an Outfit

At long last I have jumped aboard this chic geek girl blogger bandwagon, joining my friends: The Nerdy Girlie, Girl Gone Geek, and Leslie IRL; the originators of this link up party: A Dose of Paige, and Hairspray and High Heels;  and several other awesome geek girl blogs (scroll down The Nerdy Girlie’s post for a list!)

If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome! You’re about to get me and point in a nutshell. Here’s hoping you’ll be enticed to read on..

 

The Outfit:

 

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Intrigued? Excellent!

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Interview with Black Milk’s Cameron Parker: “We Are Truly Sorry”

Moving Forward with Policy Changes, Lessons Learned, and Sincerest Apologies from Captain Cam Himself

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You’ve heard the story.  Brand posts meme.  Fans object to meme.  Fans feelings are dismissed and worse in an epic social media/ customer service fail. Google it. You’ll find a number of sites reporting on it. We’re not dwelling on it here. You see, even after Black Milk issued their latest apology, the social media team was still being harassed. Much of the community was still hurt and angry. And some customers just weren’t satisfied. Which brings us to this post. Being a part of such a large geek girl community, I’ve witnessed how the incident affected my friends. And while many have been talking about Black Milk, (and in the case of FaceBook, talking at Black Milk) No one was actually talking to Black Milk. So in an effort to appease the community– and in the interest of, you know, actual journalism– I reached out to Black Milk directly. The result: honest answers to some tough questions from the head of sales and marketing. The ones that needed to be asked so we can all move passed this.
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