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Fashion Sundae Episode 13

The seasonal evolution toward baggy layers is upon us, evident in the NYC street-style snaps for the 13th edition of Fashion Sundae, courtesy of @WatchingNewYork. Before you know it summer will be a distant memory and we will all be wrapped like fashionabl00e0 p0otato sacks to make the blustery commute more bearable. Here are some of the looks spotted last week on the Bedford Avenue walkway for your Monday morning style inspiration: Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 12

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On the 12th edition of Fashion Sundae, courtesy of the watchful lens of @WatchingNewYork, the jackets are getting heavier and nonetheless stylish with the fall chill setting in giving way to short days. Check out the looks spotted on the Bedford Avenue walkway last week for some fall inspiration: Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 11

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One day it feels like summer, the next is a textbook brisk fall day; welcome to the start of the chilly weather season when layers get increasingly baggy and nonetheless stylish on the Bedford Avenue walkway. Check out the looks spotted last week by Watching New York in Williamsburg for Fashion Sundae Episode 11: Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 8

It’s that time of the week where we take look at the styles and fashion spotted on the streets of Williamsburg for Fashion Sundae, from the lens of Watching New York. As the weather waffled last week between a pre-fall chill in the air and the remnants of summer heat, warmer layers such as winter hats and topcoats have started coming back into the mix. Check out this edition of Fashion Sundae:  Continue reading

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Fashion Sundae Episode 7

This is the seventh edition of Fashion Sundae highlighting the fashion and styles spotted last week in Williamsburg from the observant lens of Watching New York. The bright colors are apparent in this week’s looks as the final days of summer approach:

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Fashion Sundae Episode 5: Baggy Layers Return

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The pre-fall breeze arrived this past weekend, making it comfortable to sport baggy layers for the first time in weeks. For the fifth installment of Fashion Sundae, Watching New York captured these candid shots on the public runway that is the streets of Greenpoint And Williamsburg in the summer.

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Fashion Sundae Episode #3: Cool Summer

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We’re now in the final stretch of summer with temperate breezes setting in (for now) after a sultry July and the styles that Watching New York spotted last week in the neighborhood reflect the airiness of recent days. Effortless blazers, vests, flowing dresses and classic summer styles were all spotted in Greenpoint and Williamsburg last week; for more follow along at @WatchingNewYork.

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Fashion Sundae Episode Two: Tank Tops on Parade

Welcome to the second edition of Fashion Sundae, a candid look at the styles spotted in the neighborhood last week. To follow along during the week head over to Watching New York.

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Fashion Sundae: Staying Cool During the Sweltering Summer

 

Courtesy of Johhny Cirillo/Watching NY

Introducing Fashion Sundae, a weekly look at the outfits and accessories spotted on the streets around the neighborhood. Greenpoint-based photographer Johnny Cirillo describes Fashion Sundae as an amalgam of trends and styles and people, like the toppings on a sundae. With the summer heat in full force, the styles this week featured shades, hats and inventive ways to show some skin. Scroll through for all of the looks and follow along during the week at Watching New York:

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Lolafalk Finds Color-centric Inspiration in Brooklyn Architecture

Brooklyn Heights Carriage House Inspiration for Lolafalk Leather Goods

One of my studio mates at our co-working space has a guinea pig named “Lunch.” I was reminded that guinea pigs are actually eaten in South America so I joked she should call it “Almuerzo,” which I later googled and found out the word is spanish for lunch. How did I know that? The spanish I took in high school is gone from my memory. I realized I had eaten at Vamos Al Tequila on Franklin St that day and the word on the menu crept into my subconscious and I just blurted it out. (Stay with me.)

My point is, without even knowing it we are affected by our surrounding, whether our moods brighten up on a sunny day or we remember vague spanish words unrelated to small South American rodents.

Some designers draw inspiration from their surroundings in much more deliberate and visually striking ways – whether it’s texture, color or function.

We’ve asked our Valentine’s Market vendors what they love and how it inspires their designs.

Look forward to unusual and charming color combinations from Lolafalk, a Brooklyn-based leather goods designer who draws quite directly from the color and geometric shapes she sees near her studio.

Lolafalk Luella Bag

Take for example the Luella Laptop bag. Designer Lauren “Lola” Falkowski said she “finds much of her color-centric inspiration in the contrasting hues and architecture of buildings in the Brooklyn neighborhoods that surround her studio. The Brooklyn Heights carriage house (above) was the visual trigger for the mix of fuschia, royal blue, and teal” that you see on this adorable bag, which is also roomy enough to carry your guinea pig to your co-working space. (Just trying to go full circle with this.)

Make sure to follow Lolafalk on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram @lolafalk & Twitter @lolafalk.

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