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Sometimes space is too tight to take full length shots but thought these details were worth sharing. In general facial hair or bold lips seemed to be de rigeur for the ODD crowd.
Judson Harmon in blue (lipstick) with video artist Jason Akira Somma sporting a mustache on it’s way to being Dali-esque.
Tired of looking like everyone else below 14th Street in basic black? Then you might want to pop by the newly opened ODD boutique at 164 Ludlow street and check out this look by Geoffrey Mac. And if you can’t give up on your black the store is stocked with the same excellent designers that are on their site including Heather Lawton and jewelry designer Chris Habana. More pix from the opening coming soon!
Artwork pictured by Colton Brown, Ryan Wallace, Elizabeth Tomesetti and Jeremy Wagner. Dress is Bianca Dress – Annabelle.
Where: 105 Stanton St, NY, NY
When: 12 pm – 8 pm daily
Walking into Annabelle’s is like entering the personal domain of your very cool best friend. Owned by designer Anna McCraney the vibe is warm and inviting and the walls are hung with an eclectic mix of art created by artists Anna knows and admires. The boutique carries Anna’s own label, Annabelle, which is filled with beautiful basics like silk crepe tank tops and “put it on and your set” dresses like the Bianca Dress, along with other original designer labels such as Gar-De and Spring & Clifton. In addition to the clothing Annabelle carries jewelry by K/LLER COLLECTION. And the great artwork on the wall? That’s for sale too!
Annabelle was *recommended by Cator Sparks.
Cator Sparks is the editor in chief of www.lookbooks.com and met Anna at a rave 16 years ago!
* Every other week we’re going to show you a new NYC “find” recommended by personal friends and trusted tastemakers. Thanks Cator, for introducing us to both Anna and Annabelle!
When: 12 pm – 9 pm daily
Assembly New York would be a great place to to get stuck if Hurricane Irene ever decided she missed the city and wanted to return. Along with an impeccably curated collection of vintage and designer duds, the narrow dim lit space is cluttered with eclectic treasures picked by Greg Armas’ keen eye. In a short three years of business, Assembly has gained a cult following from the fashion flock and fashion creators, leading to collaborations with designers including Mary Meyers, Makr Carry Goods, and Neji Commu. For 2009 New Years, Assembly asked NY design group Confetti Systems to interpret the changing of time with referential Mexican piñata forms and Mylar. That pretty much sums up the essence of the store.
Kara + Catherine on the L.E.S. The little black dress has timeless appeal. The other girl is rocking a slightly boho/slightly “I randomly threw on what was clean in my closet and it works” look –a technique that every twenty-something girl must be familiar with.
Where: 149 Orchard St, LES NY
Sunday- Wednesday 12pm -7pm, Thursday -Saturday 12pm -8pm
Any Old Iron
From across the pond and to Lower Manhattan, a music inspired menswear shop ‘Any Old Iron’ can be found in one of my favorite ‘hoods – The Lower East Side! Any Old Iron specializes in selling rare and UK-specific menswear . The majority of the collections featured are exclusive to Any Old Iron and include labels like; Sir Tom Baker’s rock and roll suiting, Bolongaro Trevor’s moody-mod inspired menswear and Child of the Jago from collaborative designers Barnzley, and Joe Corre (Son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren). The shop also sells exciting and edgy contemporary labels as Fred Perry, Fred Perry Raf Simons, Electronic Poet, B-Store, Unconditional, London Undercover, S***R shoes, and Red Mutha.
Any Old Iron is the brainchild of designer/stylist, Andrew Clancey and arts-entrepreneur, Christopher Melton. The shop’s name is rooted in the olden cry of a scrap man collecting metal with his horse and cart, and also hearkens to Clancey’s family scrap metal business which was founded in 1872. “Any Old Iron,” is also an Old English music hall song which references a young man’s sartorial dandyism – a quality that is distinctly English, and, ever-present in the shop’s design and the legion of British designers featured. In addition to exclusive collections, rare and sought-after antiques are also be for sale.