I've been a fan of Libby VanderPloeg's work for quite some time. I first fell in love with her illustrations for Design Sponge, and after meeting her at a Greenpointers market her humor and humility did me in. I knew I had to work with her. I saw that she was doing illustrations for Greenpoint Open Studios and assumed she would have her own thing going on for the event. But when you want something, you have to just go for it and ask. Lo and behold - she had no plans! I told her about the capsule collection Dusty Rose was hosting and then she offered to do style icon illustrations. I was over the moon. We brainstormed a bit and the suddenly these amazing pieces started popping up in my inbox, a new one every day! This gal has such beautiful and singular talent, and I'm so honored to be the host to debut this work. We'll have an order form at the warehouse so come by and pick your favorites. (I know, that part is hard).
In a world crammed with fast fashion it's easy to forget that self presentation can be a true form of art. Luckily Afroista is around to remind us all. She came to the Dusty Rose warehouse to flex her artistic muscles and dug up some gems. We'll be launching her capsule collection for Greenpoint Open Studios. She'll be here with us Friday, 10/3 for the launch of the collection. We'll also have illustrations of style icons done by Greenpoint's own Libby VanderPloeg. But those are so good that they'll get their own post.
Here are some outfits she styled with pieces that will be available. If you could see how quickly she pulled these together out of a warehouse packed with thousands of pounds of clothes, you'd be as impressed as I am. She's been permanently added to my list of style gurus.
Which one is your favorite?
Emily Rose Theobald has been capturing the hearts the indie fashion world for years now. She's posed and styled for so many brands and photographers you undoubtedly already love - think Samantha Pleet, Wray Collection, Amber Bryne Mahoney, Courtney Hall of Light Witch, Amanda Jasnowski of Hokaytokay and so many more.
She also had a blog, It Girl Rag Doll, and has worked with tons of vintage purveyors. All of her experiences have lead her to her current position as Fashion Director for Golly Magazine. They have a kickstarter to fund Issue Two and are SO CLOSE. There are just a few days left so go help them out now!
The following photos were all shot by Arden Wray in pieces from the Capsule collection Emily pulled directly from the Dusty Rose warehouse.
Come down Thursday, 9/18 to shop the collection!