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Sarah Sokol Millinery

ABOUT SARAH

Sarah Sokol received her BFA in Interior Design at Pratt Institute and spent three years designing commercial kitchens for clients like Alex Stupak, the Meatball Shop and Andre Balasz. However, inspired by the creativity of the Burning Man Community, Sarah set out to strike a balance between her lifelong love of fashion with her training in design.

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Sarah Sokol wearing her Derby Day Horsehair Feather Mohawk. Photographed for the New York Times by Fred R. Conrad and featured in the July 12, 2015 issue.

When Sarah went to Burning Man for the first time, she discovered the limitlessness of the imagination and a desire to create quality headpieces which expressed her inner self as well. Having been further inspired by Anya Caliendo’s work, Sarah went to study under the milliner in her Advanced Couture Millinery course. There, she learned detailed techniques of couture millinery; techniques she practices today in her studio. Taking two dimensional materials and creating a sculptural statement to be worn on top of a human head became the most amazing challenge to Sarah — both structurally and creatively.

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“I had this passion flowing through me and wasn’t sure what to do with it.”

“I went to a bookstore to browse and came across a book called Couture Hats. The second I opened the book I knew this is what I was meant to do. I fell in love with the imagination of the best couture milliners in the world. Every page I flipped through made me see clearer and clearer that this is what I need to do.” -Sarah Sokol 

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Sarah Sokol currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, in the neighborhood where she was born and raised, where she owns and operates Sarah Sokol Millinery, Inc. She is a member of The Milliner’s Guild in NYC and was featured in The New York Times along with them. She has also studied millinery abroad in England under Ani Townsend (Milliner’s Guild, Bristol), from whom she learned to make a variety of new hat styles and work in new materials.

Derby Day: White Horse Wave

Materials:

  • Satin ribbon
  • Flat tubular braid
  • Antique carousel horse

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Steampunk Fez

Materials:

  • Leather
  • Steampunk Accessories
  • Silk Satin Lining
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  • Real NYC Market
  • “Fashion Art & Design”
  • 166 Mulberry Street (between Grand and Broome St) Little Italy NYC
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Opening September 10: Killer Heels

Brooklyn Museum has another fabulous show!

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Hot on the heels of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is our upcoming exhibition Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, on view September 10, 2014–February 15, 2015. (Opens to the public at 2 p.m. on September 10.)

Killer Heels explores fashion’s most provocative accessory, looking at the high-heeled shoe’s rich and varied history and its enduring place in our popular imagination. It features more than 160 heels on loan from world-famous designers, the renowned Brooklyn Museum costume collection housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Bata Shoe Museum. There are also six specially commissioned films inspired by high heels. So walk—or run—to see it! 

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“I wanted to make a shoe with an invisible heel. I looked down and there it was: The Eames chair leg from the chair I was sitting on. . . . What if the heel pretended to be not a part of the shoe but be part of the surroundings? This way the heel would be in disguise and in a way disappear. . . . The chair became a part of the shoe by the simple gesture of remix in design.”

—Rem D. Koolhaas, United Nude

killer shoesWalter Steiger. “Unicorn Tayss,” Spring 2013. Courtesy of Walter Steiger. Photo: Jay Zukerkorn

Killer ShoesWinde Rienstra. “Bamboo Heel,” 2012. Bamboo, glue, plastic cable ties. Courtesy of Winde Rienstra. Photo: Jay Zukerkorn

Killer ShoesItalian. Chopine, 1550–1650. Silk, metal. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Herman Delman, 1955. 2009.300.1494a, b. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Mellon Costume Documentation Project, Lea Ingold and Lolly Koon, photographers

Fashionista Tea + Tea Scarves = Connections

Thank you Brenda of Fashionista Tea for your Blog!  Tea Scarf and Fashionista Tea are awesome!   There are so many artists and makers who come to the Real NYC Designer Market and make friends/connections with their next door neighbor!  You never know who you will meet….  Keep your minds and hearts open and the right person will be dropped into your path!  We are inspired – REAL brings so much talent together and so many ideas all under one roof (and sky)!

Link to Blog – FASHIONISTA TEA

“Recently, FashionistaTea was an exhibitor at the Real NYC Designer Market in the Nolita neighborhood of New York City.  The Market features handmade décor, fashion, leather work, jewelry and all kinds of accessories. I had the opportunity to meet, Artist Reed Slater who was exhibiting beautiful scarves made from Tea.

Reed launched Tea Scarf in 2013 with the desire to create sustainably produced, eco-friendly, luxury scarves.  The scarves are printed on sustainably produced bamboo fabric and each pattern is created using teabags (how cool is this??) which have been steeped and printed on paper.  Each design and scarf is unique and the original prints on paper are photographed and the designs transferred to bamboo fiber, becoming wearable art.  Reed works in Brooklyn, New York and they are the stylish accessory to wear on a cool summer evening.  Check out his web site at:  www.teascarf.com  

How could I not love this, fashion that is eco-friendly and the perfect combination of Tea and fashion!

Here are a few of Reed’s scarves that were featured at the Designer Market (www.RealNYCmarket.com)”

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“Tea with Style”

-Fashionista Tea  

 

Joan Huggard of CityBitz… an artist, studio, rooftop and Explore

Joan Huggard of CityBitz Art Studio is located in Dumbo, Brooklyn.  Joan is an established artist with many years experience in many areas including; furniture restoration, photography, resin and is actively a stained glass artist.  She is an all around mixed media artist!  I was lucky enough to be invited to her studio to see her work, talk with her and then we explored the area one on one -What at treat!  Getting there was easy and up I went to Joan’s Art Studio.

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When I arrived Joan had been cutting earrings out of stained glass – using her custom fit glass cutter by Tonny G. from Manhattan Stained Glass.

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Cutting Glass in Action!

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Exploring the Studio….
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Joan has also had a few custom art pieces in her studio – April 2014 431

Filled with Stained Glass…
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Joan also showed me some of her Custom Flasks – creating your own custom flask for your friends, family or co-workers?!  This is an awesome idea!  Here is Project Custom / Prohibition – which took many hours of work and created many design challenges which Joan plans to do many more.  Custom Work is also Available – Tweet Joan for more information @citybitz

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After the Studio Tour, we went to her awesome rooftop…April 2014 398 April 2014 400

taking photos is what we like to do….
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What a great late afternoon to evening with Joan Huggard of Citybitz!  Joan will be our guest at Real NYC Designer Market soon!

Hip flask, NYC Photography Flask, Brooklyn Bridge

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Shop Independent Artists and Designers at Real NYC Market this Saturday, March 22 11-7 pm

Happy Spring!  58 Degrees for Saturday!?!?  Yes please!  

 Shop this weekend at Real NYC Market – 233 Mott Street – we will be using the White Room entrance this weekend…just past the red doors.  
 
Sneak Peek for tomorrow….
 
Mind of Maria – Maria Tsaguriya is an #artist and #hairstlyist located in Brooklyn.  CEO of #MindofMaria and developer of #SwitcharooCards an innovative greeting card that switches from a card into a wall sculpture. #antlers #craft #design #art #greetingcards #homedecor #magic #talent

 

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Ladies, come prepared….  Folk Couture will be with us #dresses #handstiched #handmade #style #fashion  – Grace will be showing an awesome kick off to spring with her latest hand sewn (yes, hand sewn) dresses!  #lovewhatyoudo  PS  We expect dresses flying around like crazy.  

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We have a great line up of artists and designers – looking forward to seeing you all at Real NYC Market tomorrow March 22.  

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