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Monday, May 19, 2008

Real Style: Pieces Boutique

So this weekend, my fashion plate was literally brimming over with yummy events! It seems like everyone I knew was having something to celebrate summer, style, and design.
My first stop was at my favorite store, Pieces, for the launch of their children's and mens' store...
I arrived at Pieces at 6pm on the dot, and the store quickly filled with Brooklyn's fashionable set:
...of course I had to snap a few pictures of the lovely people who came out to shop, sip, and strut:
Young lady on the right stopped me in my tracks with her pretty bright coral patterned tunic worn with skinny jeans and flat metallic sandals. Her pop of lipstick brought it all together. Diva on the left looked fly in a form fitting black dress and sky high stilettos.
Shannon from Parlour Magazine ( was in the house with a plum clutch worn with skinny jeans, a blue frilly top, and an army green jacket. If you haven't heard of Parlour, check it out! It's a webzine focused on global news, culture, and music.
Of course some guys swung by for the celebration of the men's store! These young men represented the online mag YRB ( and came thru sporting a Pieces collection hoodie on the right, and a vest, jacket and jeans accessorized with a hat and glasses on the left.
Look at this fly couple! Homegirl's Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy and large earrings stood against a backdrop of wide legged dark jeans, a simple tee, and leather jacket. On top of being super chic, she's also a jewelry designer (e-mail her here) and a Fashion Bomb fan! Y'all are so cute! Her boyfriend stood out in a green jacket, plaid scarf and straight legged jeans.
I loved the guy on the right's Guccisima murse, which went well with his scarf and hat. His boo looked summer ready in a white top and flats.
The creator of the children's clothing line Brycewear ( came with her son Bryce, and represented for fashionable mothers in high waisted jodhpur capris, gold wedges, and a cropped jean jacket.
And lastly, Gwyneth, designer of Gwyneth Shoes ( looked sweetly sophisticated in a red patterned jacket with a ribbon tie, wide legged jeans, and amazing jewelry.
Even on my way out I caught some style from Daoud from the company Coup D'Etat Brooklyn (

Seems scarves are a must have accessory for men in Brooklyn! Daoud matched his patterned, fringed choice to his brown shoes, hat, and sunglasses for a retro cool summer look.
So what do you think. Doesn't Brooklyn have great style?
Fashion, News, and What Nots
*Look out for more in depth posts about some of the designers, artists, and lines mentioned above. There were so many talented people in that room!!
*Stop into Pieces at 671 Vandberlit Avenue at Park Place in Brooklyn for your fashion fix. Not in NYC? Visit their site, and shop online!
*Check out Essence Magazine's gorgeous Collector's Edition June Issue...
...with three covers featuring songstresses Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, and Mary J. [ Essence]
*Have y'all heard of this girl, Arlenis?
...apparently she's the new girl in town. Hmmm. I'll keep an eye out. [Fashionista]
*The urban line Parish Nation brought it's clothes and a fashion show to a troubled high school in Camden New Jersey...
..."[Parish Nation] said their main goal was to provide an unusual, creative outlet and build self-esteem for young people with few such opportunities." Great story. Read it here. [NYTimes]
*And this spread in the New York Times Magazine was positively stunning. [NYTimes]
*In random fashion news, this guy won some sort of world record with 23 popped collars...
...I went to a preppy school, but this is the first time I've seen this. Thanks Kelly!
*Deal of the Day:
Farrah Black Romper, $40, Enter 'thefashionbomb' for an extra 15% off!
*Just for Monday Fun, this viddy melds fashion, music, and politics:

We hood, we votin, and throwin it up!


Yetunde said...

The boutique looks great.