Sunday, October 23, 2011

SKULLS! by Devora Libin Jewels

Roxy II, Blue  $125

Poppy S., Rutilated Quartz & Onyx  $80
Devora Libin Jewels' publicist reached out to me regarding their latest collection.  It's rare to get pitched something this good by a PR person. And I should know, since I have been one for longer than I will admit. 

I am a huge fan of classy punk rock style.  And these pieces are the embodiment of that.  You can slip in and out of conventional society undetected, until someone looks closely, of course. 

The pictures tell the story, but just so you know, this stuff is super high-quality. And I really dig the glittering crystal pave beads and Swarovski crystal detailed skulls.  There are skull necklaces and earrings available online too, although wearing ALL skull jewelry at once might be overkill.  So check out the handcuff and pistol pieces to break up the monotony!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Free Suits & Haircuts to Those in Need


For the second weekend in a row, I ventured downtown to check out the Occupy Wall Street scene at Zuccotti Park in NYC.  This time, I stumbled upon something that hit me, touched me, moved me...One of the groups populating the park had raised money to purchase men's and women's suits that they altered on the spot in the park for anyone in need. They were also giving free haircuts. I didn't know it at first, but when I ran into my friend Chris Hackett, I learned from him that the effort was organized and executed by his group, The Madagascar Institute.  He told me that they had bought the best suits from thrift stores in Brooklyn and Staten Island and were able to alter and give away 100 men's suits before 1 p.m.  Amazing.  The ultimate in Guerilla Shopping. Power!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011



Everything in store is an additional 25% off

Owens wedges go down to $370
The sale will last for 2 weeks
Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Maria Zureta, Margiela, and MORE!!

Change of Season, a boutique outlet
341 East 9th St. NYC

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Oct 4&5: Luca Luca Sample Sale Sneak Peek

Start your engines!  Knits ($75 dollar items, and a selection of XL) in current colors like cobalt; shoes for $40; belts that could inject life into a previous season wardrobe on deep discount at the Luca Luca sample sale starting tomorrow at 9:00 am.  If you weren't at Fashion Week, you missed one of the prettiest collections.  Dress like an A-lister with one-of-a-kind leather and suede samples, or for the ticklish -- or those who like to tickle -- find a feathered piece. 
19 West 36th Street Tuesday and Wednesday.

/nanSEE brenner