Im starting a new series where I introduce you to some of the amazing, talented customers of Gift Shop Brooklyn.
Meet Angela. She was my first next neighbor, my first friend (ever!), and the very first customer of gift shop brooklyn! I’ll never forget the feeling that Saturday morning when I woke up to my first sale. She was so casual about it, she said ‘I’ve been looking for a bag that is neutral but different’ (it was pink tie dye). I love this picture of Angela; we used to make up dances all day long in our sequin costumes. Now making up dances is what she does for a living!
Halo is a mini collection centering around natrual leather items hand painted in a silvery pink with a pearl finish; new gold leather; pretty sequin styles; and a first ever artist edition bracelet (made by Justyna Fijalska).
Photography: Justyna Fijalska
Model: Desiree Dymond
Location: Park Slope, Brooklyn
For this collection I really wanted to go back to basics. Clean, easy to wear, timeless styles.
I revisited many of my past styles, then stripped them of any unnecessary details or extras; down to the basic size, shape, or material that made the piece strong.
When items are made of gorgeous leathers and materials it is really the only detail needed.
I wanted these pieces to be able to dress up or down, but always with effortless, feminine undertones.
shop collection here
‘Ocean Tile’ is a Gift Shop Brooklyn original print made from a very small vintage tile I’ve had for about 15 years. I always loved the color and design, and have been wanting to turn it into a print for quite a few seasons now. I love the way it turned out, fresh and summery.
Get to know the collection! Use code: aprilshowers for 15% off your order!
*Promo ends friday 4/24/15
Credits / Special thanks:
Photography by Justyna Fijalska
Models: Annie Choi & Victoria Zeldin
Majority of the jewelry provided by Everli
Special thank you to Bryan & Suzie Russell for letting us take
over your apartment!! xo
I recently had the privilege of sponsoring a retreat set up for women photographers, by amazing photographer Andria Linquist and make up artist / yogi Gaylinyet. The two talented women sent me these images of a photo shoot they did with some of my items.
Which means you get to see a sneak peek of new items! The entire new collection will be available this coming Tuesday!
To get you in the mood…
View entire board here!
It has been such an interesting year. It was Gift Shop Brooklyn’s most successful year (because you guys are SO awesome!! Thank you!!) but the success lead to burn out, and instead of hiring help or figuring out how to fix it, I closed my shop for the majority of the summer. It was almost definitely a mistake; but a mistake I have learned from. Even though I feel like I am still recovering from burnout, I am planning new things for 2015! Taking steps to avoid making the same mistakes, and to keep Gift Shop Brooklyn exciting for you and me! Thank you so much for being along for the ride, and for your constant support of American Made!! Here’s to a fantastic 2015! (and please feel free to let me know if there’s any items you would like to see offered this year!). xo
Here is a really great article on burnout I came across, Im sure I’m not the only one who can relate.
Ok guys, its the last day to place an order for US Christmas delivery! Pick out something lovely for your friend, sister, mother, (or yourself!) in our ready to ship section. All these items plus more are ready to go!
Katie Petite Clutch in Golden
Grace Fold Clutch in Blush
Essential Mini Makeup Pouch
White Out Bleached Denim Tote
Leather & Brass Key Fob
Katie Petite Clutch in Arizona Dyed Canvas
Carolina Zip Tote in Black
Leather & Horn Key Fob
Mae Wallet in Foil Silver
Coziest Scarf in Black/ Cream
*Fyi – You can order on Friday & Saturday also, but please make sure to choose Priority shipping for faster delivery.
Use code gsbfriends for 10% off your purchase
So basically if I had a disposable income… (all of these would already be mine)
*Click on title of each image for link
Follow my Wish List pinterest board for new additions to the list!