The meeting of minds.
Every time I have an event to attend or simply find myself spending all day in the city, I just feel at home. This time next year, it will be my home. So its needless to say how much I friggin' love enjoying fab days in the hussle bussle of my favorite city -I suppose it is simply the allure of a glimpse at my potential future life.
In New York, we are all trying to make it. Make it at something, catch the big break, work and commute so many hours, just to get a chance at a potential opportunity. The Young Designer's Collective is (obviously) a New York based company trying to make, making it a little less nerve-racking by adding a sweet support system. YDC is helping young fellow emerging designers develop their personal manifesto to polish their craft and vision, to ultimately attract the right recognition in the industry. The Young Designer's Collective's mission is to focus the innovation of their pieces and put art back into industry, while focusing on pristine quality with sustainable practices and locally sourced materials. Check out their website here, also be on the look out for their shoe line next spring.
So a few weeks ago, I got to meet two of the three fabulous ladies that made this unprecedented company all possible. YDC was a part of the Toast Art Walk where they hosted an open studio reception and showed pieces from their line "Notions", as well as a preview of their bridal line. This whimsical collection is super cool because it reflects a designer's very first introduction to sewing, while being seen through the eyes of children, it is envisioned as creations in a very fanciful doll-like vision. I met the lovely Shilpa and her cool business partner Harmony, unfortunately I did not get to meet Hanh, because she was home sick- I blame this awful allergy season. The ladies were great -humble, sweet, talented, and attentive. They were inspiring to anyone who strives to make it in the industry because they were real girls, simply driven and making their dreams happen.
(below: Harmony, Shilpa, and myself.)
I met so many great people, besides the designers (Harmony and Shilpa), of course.
I met Max Klausner one of the Co-Founders of Brand Backer
as well as a talented new Beauty Blogger, Ms. Maura of Led By the Moonlight (not pictured).
Shilpa with Monica, an up and coming designer of Uye Surana.
I was also delighted to meet other fellow bloggers, Rhea of Sew Stylish Rhea and
Francesca from As Told by Cesca.
Check out Brandbacker:
And Uye Surana too:
Okay, and these bloggers too!
Maura - Led by the Moonlight
Rhea - Sew Stylish by Rhea
Francesca - As told by Cesca
& What I Wore to the Event :
| C WONDER Sandals |