Crunchy Jewels LOVES Samantha Pleet!

My friend Samantha Pleet asked me to be a part of her Fall 2008 Look Book shot by Tim Zaragoza and inspired by late 1960s/early 1970s mugshots such as Jane Fonda's trip to the slammer.

Each of us had to think of a crime that our characters would have committed. I was a volunteer librarian by day and by night....a drug smuggling (via my huge bouffant)prostitute! Jay took an iPhone photo of my mugshot as it was displayed in the gallery.... right next to my sister Lauren!

Below is the invite and a little blurb on Samantha's collection. I am a huge fan of her dresses and bought 4 pieces from her last collection. She sells her clothing at Stuart & Wright as well.

Samantha Pleet's Fall'08 collection, "Rapscallion,"reflects a madcap array of inspirations from Dickensian \urchins to Venetian aristocrats to vintage black-and-white police mugshots to sharp-dressed sixties rock bands—and marks the introduction of a small menswear line Patrick Pleet.

Pleet's unique fashion week event at Openhouse Gallery—produced in collaboration with film and photography collective Avant16—will blur the line between fashion show, gallery show,performance art, and party. Images from the fall "mugshot" look book will be on view over cocktails before and after the runway show. The "mugshots" are portraits of creative young New Yorkers—artists, musicians, stylists and editors—bringing the collection to life. An open-to-all backstage area will be part of the festivities, exposing the entire creative process.


Basso Berlin

My new friend Gerry Bibby is in town for a few weeks from Germany. He is a part of an art collective called Basso Berlin and they have come to New York City to set up shop, make art, meet people, and throw parties for a week. Here are some photos of the the night I was out with Sean and Randa.

here is some more info about this art collective:

basso is a semi-public studio space in kreuzberg, a district of berlin.

it quietly contributes to the cultural life of the neighbourhood in which it is situated. many musicians played in basso including new york's baby dee and scott matthew, the wednesday film screenings are very popular since they started three years ago, some fabulous people have celebrated their birthdays there. the events always have a private character and are free of charge. apart from being a creative hangout, basso also publishes basso magazin and just started a series of editions.

the idea behind basso broadway is to spend some time with the basso crew in new york city and share time and ideas with people in this different context. the headquarters studio at downtown broadway is a perfect frame for the basso team to construct a space of their own for a week, in and through which they can communicate, create and celebrate.

basso broadway will run from january 29 to february 3, open daily from 2pm to late. during the afternoons, we work and prepare the evenings, while our doors stay open for the ones who want to drop by and hang out with us. in the evenings, we present different events, which you can see on our program.

basso broadway is at
385 broadway #2f (between walker and white streets)
new york, ny 10013.


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