Lauren Moffatt Fall 2013

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Lauren Moffatt is a New-York based designer but her roots lie in Philly! She was trained in the Fine Arts, but in 2000 she left her job as graphic designer to launch her first ready-to-wear collection.
Her unique sensibility for color, texture, and detail have established her as, “one of the most coveted independent women’s designers”. She has a unique ability to mix-and-match in an aesthetically pleasing way can definitely be attributed to her Fine Arts background.
 Take a look at Lauren Moffatt’s 2013 fall collection. It consists of a beautiful combination of textures, and patterns culminating in what I can only describe as a whimsical librarian. I mean that in the most complementary way as possible! Her ability to mix-and-match in an aesthetically pleasing way can definitely be attributed to her Fine Arts background.
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Sammy Brodsky

Welcome To The Online Jungle H&M

Chiffon Blouse
 According to Refinery29,  the Wall Street Journal of the fashion world, H&M finally launched their online shop! As an online shopping junkie I am thrilled! That said, I admire the fact that H&M was more interested in expanding their physical presences as opposed to venturing into cyberspace. H&M spokeswoman, Marybeth Schmitt, said “Our goal was not to be first or the fastest. We always want to grow in a controlled way. Our focus over the past 13 years has been on expansion, with the opening of close to 300 stores across the country.” In fact, there are two H&M’s within walking distance from my apartment. Now, H&M is only a click away for anyone anywhere! To increase online traffic Schmitt said, “We will offer exclusive online pre-shopping of its Paris Show Collection. Presented first on the runway during Paris Fashion Week, this collection will debut globally in approximately 200 stores and online September 5th. However, U.S. customers will have the opportunity to be the first in the world to shop the collection by visiting hm.com on August 22nd.” Well, thats all the news that’s fit to print, so if you’ll excuse me I have some online shopping to do…
Sammy Brodsky

Fox & Fluevog

Baroques Caravaggio
Once upon a time, John Fluevog and Peter Fox stumbled across an old warehouse. It was full of turn-of-the-century footwear available to buy at an extremely low price. The two looked at each other, and before you could say Manolo Blahnik they were out the door and opened up their own shop called Fox & Fluevog. John and Peter filled the shelves with the fifty-year-old mint condition shoes from the magical warehouse. Men & Women of all creeds immediately flocked to the store, and Fox & Fluevog became an instant success, and has continued to thrive. Around 1980 Peter Fox moved to New York to create his own store specializing solely on women’s shoes (which happen to beextremely elegant.) John then took over the business and turned it into a multinational corporation, and formed a reputation for being “the worlds most distintive shoes”.  Now it’s my turn to walk a mile in their shoes… but I can’t which ones?! I love them all!

 

Gateway Sather
Memories Hi Treasury

Sammy Brodsky

Concrete Polish

Quartz Ring in Silver/Gold
As a merchandizer for Chloe + Isabel jewelry I tend to stray away from posts about other jewelry lines. However, Concrete Polish is definitely an exception. Designer Angela Monaco’s artistic routes stem from years of studying arts from printmaking to glassblowing. She found her calling in metalsmithing classes at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Then in 2009 Ms. Monaco launched her line, Concrete Polish, and guess what… she is located in my home town Philadelphia on historic Jewelers’ Row. She turned her love of crystals into wearable art.  I have never seen jewelry quite like it. Her collection literally depicts raw and rugged beauty. Each piece transcends time, and will never go out of style.  Be sure to attend the Artstar Craft Bazaar (booth #98) this weekend to support Concrete Polish! The first 150 visitors will receive free tote bags! They will be there come rain or come shine, so don’t miss out! RSVP to the event here!
Rose Gold Quartz Necklace
Double Bar Ring with Sapphire
Sammy Brodsky

Day Tripper

  
Dear Creatures is a labor of love for designers Bianca Benitez and Rob Sinclair. The two share a passion for decades past which culminates in a classic foundation for their collections. They infuse traditional elements with a modern sensibility which sets Dear Creatures apart from the pack. Benitez and Sinclair have stayed true to their aesthetic over the years, and continue to produce fresh new looks time and time again. This season is no exception! The best part is the collection is available for purchase here. I can’t wait to rock that granny-chic head scarf!
Logan Dress 
Sweet Caroline Dress
Sammy Brodsky

Bettie Page Clothing

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Philadelphia is home to the first Bettie Page clothing store in the East Coast! Yes the iconic “Queen of Pinup” has her own store, so to speak. It is full of 1950’s inspired clothing, shoes, and accessories. Needless to say, I welcomed the store with open arms. The garments are absolutely stunning. The clothing is a little pricey, but the quality is impeccable. I especially like that the dresses have an authentic 1950’s silhouette. It makes it fun to throw in a modern twist. Bettie Page Clothing is backed by Tatyana Designs, Inc. a Las Vegas company that has gone global selling in 57 countries nationwide. So as you can imagine it is very exciting that they chose to put the store in Philly. While you won’t get to experience the lovely atmosphere you can access the shop online at  www.BettiePageClothing.com. For more information about the lovely and talented designer Tatyana Khomyakova check out her bio here.
Nancy
Tie Me Up Anchors
Alika Circle Pink Dot
Sammy Brodsky

Chloe + Isabel

As you know I am a jewelry merchandiser for Chloe + Isabel, and I am so excited to show you their lastest collection The Duchess! This collection is inspired by parlor opulence. Ornate filigree, delicate seed pearls, and sophisticated shimmer define this Duchess worthy collection. Pastels and neutral tone crystals collide for a fresh color mash up, while opalescent accents and rosary linked pearls dress up your daily routine.  Check out my online boutique and see for yourself!
 
Sammy Brodsky