let’s pretend for a moment that the heavy clouds this week were raining money, rather than men. (for fellow straight women, this might be a let-down, but like i said, we are pretending.) i would take that money and spend it on ari dein. who — or what — in the world is that? this label of fine lingerie is the brainchild of designer arielle shapiro, a super cool chick that i had the pleasure of chatting up months ago when i visited the cfda incubator on “market day.” her pieces are the perfect blend of comfortable and sexy with a subtle nod to the glamorous innerwear of retro pin-up models.
unfortunately, money does not rain from the sky, but a girl can dream, right?
continuing my recent tour of the cfda incubator’s new class, i popped into the studio of jewelry artist emanuela duca. duca has successfully blended her italian roots with a minimalist new york sensibility to design an extensive collection of pieces that are a result of technique born through years of experimentation. her cuffs? beyond gorg.
a continuation of yesterday’s post, i recently had the opportunity to explore the showrooms within the cfda incubator. reece hudson was one such room and i was thrilled to experience these pieces up close. founded in 2009 by design duo reece solomon and max stein right after graduation from parsons, all products are made in italy with “the highest quality materials and craftsmanship.” with that in mind (and, as you can see from the beautiful accessories above), it comes as no surprise that the brand was invited to be a part of the incubator’s second class despite its youth.
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last week, i attended the cfda incubator’s “market day,” a full day devoted to opening its doors to editors and buyers, allowing them to explore the space and a new crop of designers. the first showroom i popped my head into was that of whit; having just seen whitney pozgay’s fall 2013 presentation, i was psyched to see a marianne faithfull-filled inspiration board in the corner along with some racks of bright, new clothing.