Fashion Week Style Wars



House of Diehl turns Glasslands into a Fashion Week battle ground on Wednesday. Designers gather to show off their talent and ingenuity, forming high fashion looks out of random objects in a MC battle format. The designers have 5 minutes to create their best look. When the models walk, the audience decides who brings home the glory.

Battlers include: Nathalie Kraynina, Samantha Nania Jason Pescado, Vakabon Noir and two wild card spots [Read more…]

Fanaberie’s 4th Birthday Party is this Saturday. Win a $100 gift card.



Party with us, March 8th 10am – 8pm, for Fanaberie’s 4th birthday party at 102A Nassau Ave in Greenpoint.

Voted by Time Out as one of the best boutiques in Brooklyn, Fanaberie is ringing in it’s 4th Birthday with music, sales, and giveaways. Have a glass of wine and a snack while enjoying 20% off the entire store. And in case that’s not enough, Fanaberie’s own store manager, DJ ESTE, who’s performed at venues like Pacha, will be on the turn tables. Don’t forget to enter your name in the drawing for one of the three $100 gift cards being given out through the event.

Fanaberie still adheres to the owner’s, Ella Sikorski, ideals – quirky fashion that makes you look amazing for an equally amazing price. Through the last fours years, she has expanded to two stores, and online site, and to the boutique platform, Shoptiques. She’s brought in brands from the US, Poland, the UK, and even local NY artists. Grateful for the neighborhood’s enthusiastic support, Fanaberie wants to toast to continued success with the Williamsburg and Greenpoint community. So swing by the Greenpoint location and share in a glass of celebration!”

Hipster bros getting beard transplants


And we thought beards were out. From DNA:

Dr. Yael Halaas, another plastic surgeon who specializes in facial hair transplants, said an increasing number of “hip” and “fashionable” young professionals in their 20s and 30s are seeking the procedure.

“I get a lot of detail-oriented people — artists, architects,” the doctor said, noting that beard-centric neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Bushwick and Park Slope have each delivered four to five clients to her practice in the past year… [Read more…]

Holiday Shopping Brooklyn Style: First Ever #EATANDFLEA Brunch Bazaar

Alkhemi9 at Tutu's, photo courtesy of @vlaforever

Alkhemi9 at Tutu’s, via @vlaforever

‘Tis the season… for holiday markets to popup all over the city. People line the streets hoping to score local handmade goodies and artisanal wares. Sure these markets are great places to hit with your Xmas checklist, but now, for the fist time ever, Press Vintage brings the flea to you. Introducing the First Annual #EATANDFLEA Brunch Bazaar, a holiday pop-up taking place at Tutu’s and combining all of your favorite weekend activities in one. Eat. Drink. Shop. Be Merry.

Frustrated with the commotion of other holiday fairs, Emma Bracy and Ben Martel, founders of Press Vintage, partnered with Tutu’s to create the first ever #EATANDFLEA Brunch Bazaar: brunch in the front, bazaar-ing in the back, with some special added touches (like sexy live jazz and free Perrier) that will take you out of holiday hell while you get your necessary shopping on.

This one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience highlights local vendors with fly gifts for all. Between Press Vintage‘s men’s–women’s–unisex offerings and Various Love Affairs‘ handmade designer digs you’ll have your clothing needs covered. Friends think they fancy, huh? Check out the jewelry selection, including Alkhemi9‘s metal masterpieces and the special sneak-peak of jewelry line KRI.MARINO (formerly of Downtown Diaries fame).

#EATANDFLEA taking place at Tutu’s, 25 Bogart Street, noon to 6pm on Saturdays (12/14) and  (12/21).

via @pressmatters

via @pressmatters


The NY Times made a video about L train fashion

The NY Times went to Bedford Ave to talk to people on the street about their fashion choices and L train inspirations. The participants answers sound a bit forced, as if someone had just put the camera on them and said “NOW MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE L TRAIN IN YOUR ANSWER.” Watch [Read more…]

Watch WSJ’s behind the scenes of Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

The Wall Street Journal’s Bryan Quinn visited Williamsburg Fashion Weekend and spoke to the participants. As you will see WFW is a lot different than Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Founder Arthur Arbit says “there’s a whole food industry that’s local, we want a fashion industry that’s local.” Oh also it’s [Read more…]

Williamsburg’s Bedford Ave Gets Its Own Kinda Creepy Webcam: Styleblaster

From the Styleblaster website:

Since the early 2000s, Williamsburg has been a neighborhood popular with a new cultural elite, the heirs of the artists and hipsters who in years past were attracted by its location, one subway stop from Manhattan.

Now in 2012, the neighborhood is poised on the cusp of a new change as the repercussions of recent zoning changes, combined with inland condo construction, have literally paved the way for a new breed of stylish and sassy individuals. A place for the fashionable to be seen, Williamsburg’s stretch of Bedford Avenue is often described as a modern Haight-Ashbury, a cultural mecca for the Millenial generation.

To answer the changing times, we introduce Styleblaster, a realtime account of what people in Williamsburg are wearing. Unlike a typical streetstyle blog, Styleblaster documents all — the visiting fashion plates, the hipsters and have-nots, the native Polish and Italian proud who have for years called this neighborhood home. And above all — the dapper salarymen and businesswomen who stand to inherit the area.

Situated a block from the hellmouth of the Bedford “L” subway train, our camera aims down the street, capturing Williamsburg on the hoof. Moments after a person enters into the frame, the camera snaps, sending its image onto our blog. For the online fashion browser, a boon: the blog updates in realtime, showcasing each new image as quick as it can be appraised. Online viewers can watch a live feed, peruse a recent history of images, or compare shots over the days and weeks as FW-2012 blossoms into SS-2013.

We’re not sure what’s going on here.

Fadmashion Giveaway!


Fadmashion, the New York style collective and boutique celebrating the diverse styles of NYC neighborhoods, is offering an EXCLUSIVE giveaway to YOU, lovely FREEwilliamsburgers! (OK, so this giveaway may be a bit biased…they are a Williamsburg-based start-up so they’ve got a ‘lotta love for us in their heart.)

The coveted giveaway is the (super cute) Fadmashion Nyla Noor El Borne Hipster Clutch (value $300!):

To enter to win this fab clutch:

1. Sign up to Fadmashion between Sept 20 and Nov 1, 2012
2. LIKE the Fadmashion Homepage

The winner will be awarded November 10, 2012. This fetch clutch can be yours for FREE – but only if you enter to win! So enter away, fashionistas, and good luck!

For more stylish pieces and to see what Fadmashion is all about, check out their site. There are 24/7 sales and new arrivals all the time, plus $10 instant credits, and up to $50 credits when your friends join! Happy shopping!