I picked up a super sweet hoodie from this Oakland designer at last weekend’s Holiday Indie Mart for a certain person who shall remain nameless until later this week. At the same time, I learned about the fiftyseven-thirtythree Christmas Party and Warehouse Sale going down tomorrow afternoon in the EB.
This is a great designer to check out if you’re looking for something locally-made with a young, surfer-skater-ish edge done with solid depth. And what I mean by depth is that there’s more to the designs than just cool looking stuff on fabric. I’m in love with the whole Anna May Wong revival they have going on, with some items featuring not only the 1920’s film star’s face, but also her birthdate and nickname hand-printed on patches and sewn into the fabric. If you don’t know anything about Anna May Wong, read up on her. She was the first Chinese American siren of the silver screen – and a total fashion badass.