Laia aka Geometric Sleep

Laia Garcia of Geometricsleep stops in to style an outfit from Black + graze and hang out.
I love this girl! Laia has had great success with her blog (http://www NULL.geometricsleep NULL.com/) and now as a writer for Rookie Mag (http://http://rookiemag NULL.com/) the brainchild of Style Rookie’s (http://http://www NULL.thestylerookie NULL.com/) Tavi Gevinson, that is a magical concoction of real girls with punk rock ideologies.
She reminds me of a time when I idolized Kim Gordon, skateboarded in parking lots and knew that Ian Svenonius was in fact the sassiest boy.

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Some Fancy thing I like…Borsalino Hats

There is no denying my penchant for anything custom. Black + graze, the store I share with Caycee Black, carries Made To Order (MTO) items allowing our patrons to chose their silhouette and material which we will produce for them in NYC’s garment district. Although this is an old practice, when we explain this to our customers, the reaction is always the same “What a great idea!”. Companies like Borsalino have been active supporters of this tradition for over 150 years (when it wasn’t such a novelty and more about practicality) with their gorgeous made to order hat line. I have been drooling over these beauties for months.

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Designer Caycee Black collaborates with Nudes and Graze

It’s official. Caycee Black and I have been working together for quite sometime. This last year we moved in separate directions after Caycee wasn’t sure she would continue with the line, but just as we got comfortable with letting go, we were given an opportunity to take over a retail space in Nolita. We wanted to use the space to create our little world. The idea is to combine her gorgeous collection consisting of custom prints in chic and modern silhouettes with Nudes and Graze vintage closet. Thus Black and graze is born! Our new store is now open. We are located at 239 Mulberry Street (Mulberry between Prince and Spring).



239 Mulberry Street

NYC

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Kristen Roller of Narciso Rodriguez, and her famous foot.


Kristen Roller is classic, chic and always put together. It doesn’t hurt that she boasts jobs with Erin Fetherston, Prabal Gurung and now Narciso Rodriguez AND her pretty famous foot is on the cover of Cobra Starship’s new album Night Shades.
Her eclectic wardrobe and utter sea of shoes is filled with everything from Yves Saint Laurent stiletto’s, Rock and Roll t-shirts, a bevy of designer dresses and tiny vintage beaded bags she claims “they have a place for everything [inside].”
One thing she might be missing after 8? Her watch, she quotes Lynn Wyatt (http://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=CC73dWoNdBw),
“A lady should never wear a wristwatch after eight. Why? A gentleman will always give her the time”

She’s just fab and looks every bit of it in Nudes and Graze little vintage sailor dress…

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re {fashion} er


re {fashion} er (http://refashioner NULL.com/) is a new website that fills the gap between Etsy and Ebay. I have been using both sites to sell vintage, designer and what refashioner calls “high street”, clothing from H&M and forever 21 (sometimes they have great pieces!). But Refashioner’s approach is significantly cooler. Their Manifesto (http://refashioner NULL.com/manifesto) is refreshing and creates a community of collectors, admirers and contributors.

Check out my new shop with refashioner Shop Nudes and Graze (http://refashioner NULL.com/closets/nudesandgraze)

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some fancy place I like. MiN New York

MiN NY is one of the most beautiful stores in New York. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but with their well curated selection of international and obscure fragrances its pleasing to the other senses.
It was here that I was introduced to Miller Harris Fragrances.
Lyn Harris’ Fleur de Sel is leathery, chic, musky and with a touch of florals and driftwood. The combination creates an imagined memory of the inside of a Victorian era drawer that might house leather gloves and a sachet filled with dried narcissus.

Check out MiN for Miller Harris and the other Rare and Exclusive fragrances or just wander their beautifully curated apothecary.
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