September 30, 2010

Partners and Spade, FNO continued

Described as on outsider fashion event, the design team Partners and Spade on Great Jones St. in Noho said, "We will be hosting one of a kind wearable items, hand made by people not in the fashion industry".

Then for a little culture shock, took the 6 train to a Friends of Fashion cocktail party at The Four Seasons to get into the uptown mood.

stop back saturday for Chanel,Louis Vuitton and more uptown!

September 29, 2010

The Black Carnival

The Black Carnival on Bond Street was very low key, and very, very, cool.
This guy on stilts was fabulous, so quietly creeping around the neighborhood.

Got just a small clip of him........greeting passers by

The other event we liked there was photo booth. We did a couple of them. Wish I could find the print.........


"Fashion Outsiders Fashions Night Out"

September 28, 2010

Fashion's Night Out, 2010

I have been going nonstop since early september, and haven't had a chance to
post much, so I am promising to catch up with things I don't want to forget.

The 2nd to be annual event, Fashion's Night Out happened on September 10th,
worldwide, but I was lucky enough to be in New York City.
The shops outdid themselves and it was a blast, again.

Today's post is about starting out the night at the Ace Hotel in Chelsea,
The line wasn't too bad at 5:30 when my friend and I started out.

There were about a dozen quirky booths, and the ambience was a buzz.

If you bought a wool beret from a roving vendor, you got a free stick on mustache.
I saw them all over town as the night wore on!

Stripe Tee's I guess are very French and the item to have

To be worn with Keds, I guess!

My friend Biba was considering some shoes.

Tomorrow's post: Bond St. Black Carnival

September 11, 2010

The Twin Towers

In the early '80's we had a once a month gallery called "Initial Exposure", out of our loft on Elizabeth St. Essentially they were "openings" only, as we had to live and work out of the same space. Toshiki's photographer friend, Kyoshiro Yoda, had stayed with us for a month while he took pictures around the city, so at the January show that year we showed his work. He left us the prints when he went back to Japan.

This one has always been especially dear to me. Back when the Twin Towers were first built, on a beach created from digging the foundation, before it was all built up and landscaped.
There was also something called "Art on the Beach", with installations you could wander around. It was a pretty great time for us.
We were young, creative, inventing the Toshiki and Maryszka label,
and drinking up the city and all it had to offer.

So on this 9/11, a remembrance to all.

September 7, 2010

Fashions Night Out, NYC

My friend, jewelry designer Biba Schutz and I are gearing up for the second annual Fashion's Night Out in NYC. There are hundreds of things to do, cocktails and treats everywhere, shopping........the whole city became a party last year, as you can see in my blog post.

This year we will start at Opening Ceremony, head down to Great Jones Street for a fashion outsider party at Partners and Spade, then uptown.

First stop there will be at my friend Kathleen Beckett's Friends of Fashion party at the Four Seasons Hotel. She alway's showcases some great designer's, and welcomes us to spread the word about this one!


Invites you to join her as






Friday, September 10, 6-10 pm

The Garden at the Four Seasons Hotel New York, 57 E. 57th Street

The Four Seasons Hotel hosts Friends of Fashion on the night that is close to our heart: Fashions’ Night Out. Come enjoy complimentary wine, Champagne and hors d’ouevres. Meet three of our favorite fashion finds:

  • Llorraine Neithardt and her fabulous one-of-a-kind shoes (like the shoe art she created for Hilary Swank in PS:I Love You)
  • Evan Ross and Frock, his outstanding vintage collection that’s the go-to resource for red carpet dressing for Julia Roberts, SJP, Maggie Gyllenhaal, etc.
  • Jane Pincus and the cool hats she helps create with Molly Yestadt for Yestadt Millinery, the hand-made hat-makers for Rihanna, Daphne Guinness, and the runways of Thom Browne and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

As always at Friends of Fashion parties,

10% of purchases goes to help the fashion industry,

while 90% goes directly to the designers.

Check back for more plans to come!

September 4, 2010

Special Orders

One thing we can offer our customers that large companies can't, is individual sizing, and most take advantage of it. A little longer, shorter, add a shoulder pad and such, makes a garment the customer feels flatters her the most.

Below is a customer getting fitted by Toshiki for a shearling coat at the American Craft Exposition in Evanston, Il., last week. I think she will look very handsome in this coat, once the sandals are off and winter is here, and she will have a functional piece as well for Chicago winters.

Click here to see our show line up and place your special order.