NEUE: I am an italian fashion design graduate and have been interested in fashion since I was a child.
I strongly believe in comfortable fashions that do not try to be banal and keep to their integrity.
My style is influenced by deconstructed japanese fashion,classic tailoring and a dash of naivety.
I use only natural fabrics such as as cotton, silk and wool.
Troy Mattison Hicks and Stephano Diaz are the founders of Necklush. They have lived in NYC for about 15 years and love it in spite of the long winters. They are surrogate parents to George Michael, a kitty that picked them up on the street. Stephano is the Amazing Creative Powerhouse of the business and Troy is the Genius Computer Megabrain. They make a great team.
Stephano and Troy love coffee and interacting with their customers while working 15 hour days. Their favorite quote? If it’s going to be, it’s up to me. The Etsy Necklush site is here. They describe the Necklush as many multiple, seamless loops combined to create a scarf, cowl or necklace.
I hurt my back this morning washing our new dog (Stella! *) so while I lie around doing nothing exciting, I’m teaching myself how to knit. (I love these videos, by the way.)
My youngest, Charlie (5), watched me for a while and then wanted to give it a try. I thought needles would be tricky for him, but then I remembered learning finger weaving as a kid. I found a couple of helpful pictures to jump-start my feeble memory, and in less than 5 minutes he was hooked!
(Click through from your feed reader to see the short movie.)
* Here is Stella on the right next to our other dog Molly on the way to take the kids to school. They make quite an adorable pair, and they’ve been inseparable since we got her at the shelter last Saturday :) (If you’re in the Bay Area, California, I really recommend ARF in Walnut Creek as a fantastic place to get a dog, cat, rabbit… We also got Molly there last year, and both times the staff was wonderful.)
Stella’s making herself right at home by sleeping on both dog beds, and only leaving a tiny square for Molly to put her butt on.
Ah, dogs ;)
Hope you’re all having a great weekend!