Yosef Perez :: Twenty Panky

so as we know, we have recently fallen in love Yosef Perez

fact: they are an unbelievably moving clothing label based out of Tel Aviv featuring incredible prints, textures and gorgeous silhouettes

fact:  believe it or not you can find them on etsy (altho who knows for how long)

fact:  adam got me a a pair of their leggings for my birthday

fact:  i really want them to get here.

anywho, as we also know, Adam was amazing and started a conversation with Yosef Perez which crescendoed in a really incredible letter wishing me and my line all of the best.  phenom.

now i’ve been chatting with them, and they’ve sent me a bunch of info n images about their latest collection and i absolutely love it all!  it is much darker, somewhat goth-y, but still with a playful sensibility and a ton of opulence.

“Intrigues of the 1920s “Twenty Panky

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“The inspiration for the “Twenty Panky” collection originated from the 1929 silent surrealist short film “Un Chien Andalou” by the Spanish director Luis Bunuel and artist Salvador Dali. The films deal with phobias as it conveys sensations of fear, ugliness and madness alongside those of calm, beauty and esthetics.” Yosef Perez

Yosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless

Yosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless

Yosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless

Yosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless

Yosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless


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Yosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless

Yosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You NonethelessYosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless

“The collection tries to immortalize the glory of the “roaring 20’s” with a “rock and roll” look.” Yosef PerezYosef Perez Twenty Panky I Love You Nonetheless


A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams

Saturday night Adam took me out on my birthday date.

it started at The McKittrick Hotel for

Sleep No More

an underground and interactive play that takes place on 5 floors of an abandoned luxury hotel.  all guests of the hotel are required to wear masks and are not allowed to speak as you wander through smokey rooms hung with dried flowers and animal pelts, a maze of branches lit dimly in blue light or hospital rooms filled with rows of bathtubs to name a just a few of the scenes.  actors whirled in and out, in a blearily seductive dance with each other, never noticing all of us voyers watching their every move…

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

a quick beverage before dinner

hidden mixology bar employees only is tucked behind a fortune-teller

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

ok maybe another drink while we wait for our table to be ready at

Hudson Clearwater

a restaurant with no sign and blocked out windows, so unless you know what you’re looking at you wont even know what you’re missing.

i recommend the crispy duck breast

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

finishing the evening at the tucked away

Little Branch

where i sipped a rolls royce A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

Adam wears his wedding suit by Martin Greenfield paired with a purple gingham shirt.   my uneven hem sheer button down is Pinkyotto worn with Moves giant wooden crystal ring, black stockings and stompers, and dusty coral leather soft clutch.

more on the soft clutch shortly, but first

prezzies!

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

my in-laws gave me an incredible book on Art Nouveau jewelry along with a fantastic card by artist Beryl Cook and Adam…. well Adam gave me the most phenomenal gift ever.

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

Apparently since my post on Yosef Perez, Adam has been corresponding with them.  Not only did he get me a pair of their AMAZE-BALLS leggings* he showed them my line, and they love it!  For me, this is quite possibly the most meaningful thing anyone could ever do for me.  Having a line is such an intense and difficult venture, and so often, as is the case in most creative professions, there is doubt and fear.  To have 2 letters from Yosef Perez wishing me not only a happy birthday but also the best for I Still Love You NYC is the most amazing gift i’ve ever gotten.

*leggings to arrive shortly due to the understandable delay of Tel-Aviv Fashion Week — photos of the Yosef Perez show to come soon!

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mmm! now i’m hungry.

birthday brunch!

alexii makes the best scrambled eggs.  ever.  served with chicken sausage, mixed green salad, mini bagel, homefries and orange slices

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

hot mama and ‘dorable son in “Sweater Season!”

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

mimosas and brunch, yeah i’d say i’m ready for some sunday couch time..

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonethelessoh right!  and i told you i’d tell you about my new

SOFT CLUTCH

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im so freaking obsessed its redic.  doesn’t it look rad with the wooded crystal ring too?  mm.mmm.mm.

soft clutch – American Apparel // wooden crystal ring – Moves // vintage silk button down // I Still Love You NYC harness // Bass boots

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

question: what’s the best way to end this day?

answer: birthday pie

A Night of Secrets and a Day of Dreams I Love You Nonetheless

Welcome to 2011…aaand GO!

To Do List 2011

TO DO LIST 2011

– Make I Still Love You a viable business through shrewd (and next level dance) moves, amazing designs and mind blowing collaborations with fellow artists

Get Married

– Send out all the Save the Date cards (that have been sitting in a box waiting to get addresses put on FOR MONTHS)

– Move — oh, did i tell you we’re moving to Williamsburg next month? we are. ( i still love you bushwick — me n you forever! but not really cause here i come Graham Stop!)

– Get Interns — hells yeah!  we be higherin once i got my new studio!

– Make not one, but 2 wedding dresses (thanks to my friend Katherine who helped convince me that if it is impossible to sit in my confection of a wedding dress, that i may as well have an ensemble change for the reception)

– Get down to a size 4 — or 6 — but really 4 (with help from my friends over at Weight Watchers, the gift certificate i got for an eight week boot camp session — ah, thanks Adam?! and my favorite 20 minute pilates workout video and 2 lb weights. yeah you heard it right. i can do like 3 rounds of 20 with those bad boys ha)

– Design wedding invitations, flower arrangements and oh, i dont know, an S ton MORE things that go along with a freaking wedding.

– I Still Love You
– I Still Love You
– I Still Love You………….. ∞ ∞ ∞

– Get Married? Oooh shoot — i hope our home made beer is done, the flowers are grown and the sea is full of lobsters!

is that it?  DOUBTFUL!  i did also quit smoking this year — that’s pretty exciting!  24 days now and counting.. The funny thing about that is, after smoking for over half my life, it was incredibly easy to do.  Thanks to Allen Carr for that.

so, apparently this is my most name brand post ever. but i do still mean it.  however, i am required at this time to tell you:  As part of my participation in this conversation around Weight Watchers and New Year’s resolutions, Weight Watchers gave me a free three-month subscription to Weight Watchers.