So many lights going through my mind now. Neon like glowing lights. Feeling charged creatively yet I struggle not knowing how exactly I should express it. It is opening up a bar buying the corner lot on Washington? Should I start a little line tomorrow? Start the master cleansing today? That would at least re-start my own system. Why all of sudden these neon green looks hot to me? Even the $0.99 garden green and pink neon cups catch my eyes in the dirty sink. Gael is even drawing so called ” Cactus” on his drawing pad. And It looks darn good. Keeping a scrap book is always a good way to get it going. I may have like 15 of them over the years. Analog way of blogging I guess.
Feeling so itch to express it. Yet it feels like bunch of swarming neon lights at my heart and I can’t exactly catch one out yet…
I just shake my head and shrug my shoulders. For now…
Marc Jacobs necklace, Karl Lagerfeld Tee, Gael’s Cactus drawing, Emi’s duct tape collage.
Right next block to the busy Empire state building in Manhattan, there is this great Men’s hat shop , JJ Hat Center. But what really attracted me was really the sign of ” Borsalino”, the high end Italian Hat House above the boutique’s sign. Since 1875, Borsalino hats have been loved by many Italian men and celebrities as well we by many others around the world till today. There are about 10 boutiques in Italy through out the country and one in Paris but also many tongue in chick Men’s shops would be carrying Borsalino worldwide. www.borsalino.com
Since 1911, JJ Hat center has been carrying Borsalino’s exquisite hats and other names like Kangol and Stetson, and the boutique still keeps the old fixtures and carries traditional charms. And I love it!!!!!!
Walking in. Tall ceiling and chandeliers do enough of first impression to me. Very nice!
It feels like almost a library. It’s a nice feeling. I feel the beautiful manly vibe in here. Properly dressed Sales Staffs, old posters and hat station for steaming and brushing, 3 way mirrors along the solid Oak shelving. Very cool.
Emi trying one on. What do you think? This one costs about $275.00 Borsalino.
From left: The steamer, Hat molder, brushes…
Feeling all dressed up? Now go eat at 21Club NYC.
What a great day we had today! A good day spent in Manhattan from vintage Vinyl shopping at Academy Record ( www.Academy-records.com 212-242-3000) right near my office to ending up buying Stanton Turn tables ( yeah I know it’s not Technics. Not yet), a mixer and 2 kick ass Mackie speakers at the Guitar Center! We got totally kick out of looking through old vinyls. I mean all the awesome flare they had then!
They start from $0.50 to $ 5.00 maybe the $8.00. Then Academy also carries vinyls that are rare and important would cost you up to couple hundred bucks. A great store! We got about 20 + vinyls today and what’s after? Headed out to the Guitar Center. We were buying the turn tables and speakers. Woo- Hoo!!
A couple pics of boys on a way to the Guitar store. Today there was a soccer game, 2010 Champions League Final - Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich. We only peeked through a window of a random Irish bar. haha. Dunno yet who won.
Now at the Guitar shop!!! You know what? We rocked our soul out at the Guitar Center. Who knew the Guitar shop was all that fun? I mean forget about Chukee Cheese. Life is way Way better at the Guitar Center!
Hahahahahaha, Are you jealous that I’m rocking the triple deck key boards here? You know I do play piano quite awesomely, so this is not just all act. But, the Miu Miu sunglasses? Yes. I thought it would help! Whatever, I had fun with it!
I didn’t realize Gael’s Tee shirt had record graphic on till now! What a cool kid…! Honestly we couldn’t get enough out of all the key boards and instrumental toys from the Guitar shop. We were cruising, playing and jamming(? haha) with even other professionals at the shop. It was a hell out of time there we had!
What’s next… Hmmm We are ITCH to plan a dance party now under” Lacasapark” with one of the hottest DJs in Italy, GiGi. A dear friend of ours and brother of Beppe, who is coming to NY in June for Beppe’s concert. Will see. Brewing an idea!!!!!!!! Find me jamming on the triple deck keyboards with GiGi if that happens!
2 minutes out of our 20+ good old new Vinyls.
Jaehee wearing Alexander Campaz Burn out tank with shot of sueded woven stripe applique cut on bias and Alexander, the designer in his next to come proto: Black and White stripe and checkerboard block jersey top.
Not long ago, I stumbled into Cooper Hewitt Fine Art graduate turn into a fashion designer, Alexander Campaz at Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A fresh line focused on geometry and color blocking for men’s and women’s. Especially knits. Great colors. Black and white to daring pop colors and I really dig them. Each and all of pieces do instant twist and cool.
I bought this baby. Loooove it!!!
My first Sweat Shirt from Campaz. Ohhhh, Don’t mind my silly face, Focus on his awesome Sweat!
All of them are Unisex. Alexander offers full size run on every pieces. Like a magazine shop, like a candy shop. Go find him and support a rising hidden gem!
You can find his line at Artists & Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Check out artistsandfleas.com
And also check out his awesome look book and more at alexandercampaz.com
It was very windy when we were setting it up this morning but it got calm down bit and sun came out and Emi got quite a sun on his face. Ha ha! It was quite a day for us and thank you everyone who came by to say hi and also hang a bit and all the new friends we met. Thank you and Thank you!
We sold many fresh items and met so many great peeps! And you all stylish people! I guess this is the beauty of the flea. Blue sky, great people, fun coversation and providing what you want!
Sure we will do it again soon!!! Thank you again for great business today!
Go Brooklyn Flea!!
Meet the Hot Bird. Corner of Atlantic and Clinton, Brooklyn, Literally 2 blocks from my home! I Loved it!
Go check it out, It’s Awesome!
Lacasapark will be attending Brooklyn Flea on this Saturday the May 15th!
We will be carrying Designer vintage to cheerful summer dresses, accessories, shoes and Vintage and Antique Barn objects, lamps and awesome period crates! So come hang and shop with us!
Where: One of the ” Fence” booths at Brooklyn FLea on 176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
How to ge there: C to Lafayette Ave Station. G to Clinton Washington Station. B/D/Q, M/N/R, 2/3, 4/5, to Atlantic Ave.-Pacific St (www.brooklynflea.com/map/index.html)
Flea Hour: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
See you all at the Flea!!!
p/s there are ton of delicious gourmet food vendors at Flea from Red Hook Taco stand to brick oven pizza to Organic Ice creams!!
Question?: contact Jaehee 917-373-1548, Jaehee@lacasapark.com