Anne-Marie’s wearathon was so much fun, we invited some other ladies from the Black Rock City Department of Public Works (DPW) to join in.
DPW ladies are a rare breed: we can swing hammers and sew our own clothes and set things on fire and make art. We’re proud of our badassery, but (most of us) still like dressing up now and then.
After Anne-Marie and I had both left the desert, I still wanted to show off DPW ladies’ unique fashion. I asked KT to wrangle a few girls, and they all got together on their day off to do this photo shoot. For a group of tough chicks who’ve been living in the desert and doing manual labor for two months, you gotta admit, they make it look good. Read more>>
When the Burning Man wearathon first began, it was meant to feature Miranda, aka Rugburn. She works for Burning Man’s Department of Public Works. Rugburn’s schedule was crazy and we only had the time for a few photo shoots before Anne-Marie stepped in to helm the wearathon–but Rugburn is beautiful and so are the photos, so I’d like to post them here as her own mini wearathon.
Summer Rayne is an anomaly in the best sense possible. She’s a model with numerous ads and editorials under her belt, but get this: she’s also a Cornell graduate with degrees in Environmental Science and Entomology (she’s a big fan of bugs). Think those two life tracks are mutually exclusive? Think again… Read More>>
The judges were all over the place, they couldn’t agree on all of our Honors. It was really hard to choose, but there was a clear winner for the Most Original, and the voters chose not one favorite but two in a tie between our Challengers for the Favorite Style Award. Check out the winners!
We’ve been fantasizing about seeing some of our favorite Bright Young Things of New York City do their take on our Little Black Dress, and we’ve finally come up with an excuse for the ladies to Bring It! We’re throwing a style challenge party for the fashion darlings and bloggers of NYC, giving them a chance to win some major Bright Young Things Honors, and a little black dress for each of the first place Awards, Most Original and Favorite Style! Using a mix of the items they walk in with and vintage pieces found at the Cobblestones vintage shop in the East Village each Style Challenger can present up to two different looks that express their style and taste. We your votes for your favorite original stylist, and just for voting, our viewers will be entered for a chance to win one of our little black dresses…
Emma Grady is an environmental journalist, interviewer, and commentator who focuses on ethical fashion and sustainable beauty. When I first met her, my first thought at meeting her was “this is a young lady of distinguished and sophisticated tastes”…
Leah Chernikoff is the associate editor of Fashionista, where she reports, writes and edits fashion industry news, the talk about town, and analysis. What we love about Leah, is her innate ability to take haute fashion and make it accessible. She also has a pretty good sense of humor about it and herself in general… Read More>>
When we met Yuka at Cobblestones for her dress up session for the style challenge, we had no idea what we were in for. This girl takes play to the next level. She had us cracking up the entire time. “This is my gothic girl look… I feel like I need a butcher’s knife!” She would exclaim in the middle of her dress up session. She had all of us running about the shop looking for the most comically threatening items we could find. This stuffed glove, she decided, would suffice… Read More>>
Just another pretty face, hardly. Just because she’s a model doesn’t mean she doesn’t have an extremely sharp mind behind the facade. When she went into the modeling industry, she knew what she was about… Read More>>
When Johanna comes in, she brings fresh air along with her. I guess that’s what a Goodlifer is, but she has a certain je ne sais quoi about her that is light, fresh, and radiant. She put the little black dress together in a way that reminded me of french new wave films of the beauty of teenage adolescence and childhood innocence. And yet there was a certain Brigitte Bardot-ness about her as well… Read More>>
Boy, talk about a sunny disposition, Pamela Castillo is one bright young thing! Pamela is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Market Publique the only marketplace online dedicated to vintage fashion. The website presents fashion-forward, wearable vintage with a curated marketplace in which sellers go through an application process, ensuring products and listings of the highest quality… Read More>>
Sweet, sweet, sweet! is all we can say about Felicia Walker Benson. From her beaming, sunny smile, to her glowing complexion, she is a pure delight to be in the presence of. With her skills as a beauty expert, we could not help but ask for some beauty tips right off the bat, and she had them ready and waiting… Read More>>
Roberta Correia’s blog title, Its Only Fashion, says it all. Her attitude towards fashion is way laid back. She offers the perfect reminder that we’re reminder not to take it too seriously and to have fun with it, all philosophies that we can agree with… Read More>>
When Tiffany enters a room, necks turn. Her commanding sense of personal style, color, and texture sets her apart in any scene. She waltzed in wearing a hot pink Comme des Garçons skirt-harim-pant-dress-whatchamacallit which had the whole store ogling for about an hour… Read More>>
Eleanor Friedberger of the Brooklyn-based brother-sister duo The Fiery Furnaces never abides by musical commonplace, and her style is equally uninhibited. Time Out named her among New York’s most fashionable, which for some could mean a laboriously premeditated morning effort, yet Eleanor’s approach to getting dressed is anything but, and refreshingly so. This week, Eleanor talked to us about thrifting in middle America, being in a band with her brother, and her approach to dressing for gigs… Read More>>
Who has the charm and grace of Billie Burke, the school boy looks but far better manners than Prince Harry, can make a Sunday picnic out of what most people would call work (cocktails and lemonade included), has the interior decor par with Oliver Smith, and can make a fur stole worthy of Johnny Weir out of Ikea carpeting? Well, it’s my friend Chris Benz of course!
Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, the two talented stars behind the line, Vena Cava, are serving as members on the Bright Young Thing’s Style Council. They believe that original style comes from the person wearing the clothes rather than the designer label behind the clothes. These two women are savvy, sophisticated, smart, stylish, and very funny, all things that define a bright young thing… Learn More About Them>>
If I had a walk in closet, it would be Cobblestones, where they have the best collection of vintage accessories and clothes I’ve ever seen in one room. It’s a vintage lover’s dream come true. Owner, Delanne Koppersmith is a rare breed who doesn’t own a computer or a cell phone, nor has she ever used an ATM. Walking into her store is like walking into time…
Elettra Wiedemann was born and raised in New York City. Her mother is international model and actress, Isabella Rossellini. Elettra’s father, John Wiedemann, who once modeled as well, now works for Microsoft…