Fashion Fall Preview at Brooklyn Indie Market

New York Independent Designers Have Got You Covered Under The Other Tent
September 18th, 11am-7pm At Brooklyn Indie Market Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn-Didn’t receive your invitation to Fall Fashion week? Never fear, Brooklyn Indie Market, on the corner of Smith and Union Street gets you on the “A list” with an unveiling of this seasons fall collections, keeping you current with ...a 2pm “Fashion A La Mode” fashion show, featuring just out-of-the-gate designers. and The {NewNew} present you shopping within reach all day long at Brooklyn Indie Market. Take the F/G train to Carroll Street Station, admission FREE.

2 pm Fashion Show Under The Red and White Striped Tent presented by the ladies of the Gotham Girls Roller Derby, who will also be holding a silent auction. Proceeds will go toward supporting the training and travel for their athletes who represent New York City on the national stage, and assist in the development of community outreach programs.

Sponsored by the {NewNew} and Better Than Jam Design Coop, 20 designers will showcase the latest in fall fashion from the independent design scene, offering you the opportunity to add the latest fashions to your wardrobe, at affordable prices. Preview the collections of up-and-coming designers under the red and white striped tent; from tunic dresses by BShorr (, to flirty bags by LolafalkDesigns ( “Fashion A La Mode” Fall collections preview puts you in sync with the forefront in design bringing you limited edition styles.

Some of the new collections unveiled include:
Better Than Jam ‘s (, screen printed designs with a bright color palette full of tunic dresses in soft bamboo cotton or more wintry styles with over sized collars and hoods. Stunning gold jewelry from Lingua Nigra ( in bold or
ganic shapes and textures - first time at the Market. Kimmchi’s ( designs now in the muted tones of fall, with some new designs in the mix.

Additional participating vendors will include:
Adornments NYC, Allene La Spina, Groundsel, KnitKnit, Melianna,Nemesis Jewelry, Sans Map

Birthday Wishes

Today is my best friend's birthday!  Like me, she is a Geminii and we both love a wide variety of pretty, shiny objects.  In her honor here are some beautiful, shiny, unique, awesome and dazzling items, brought to you by the fabulously talented {NewNew} team!

Let her eat cake and lots of it.  Make it the pineapple upside-down kind please. 
Caketime print, $8, available at MyZoetrope.

She's always on the go and constantly losing things.  
This bag is perfect because it can be attached to her wrist.  Ha!
The Super Pleated clutch, $68, available at bungaloe.

In our own minds.
FOX pillow, $79, available at alexandraferguson

I won't mention the time we went to a local bakery and she bought a dozen red velvets.  She then proceeded to eat 6 of them at one sitting.  That's just between you, me and the blog.
Lampwork Sprinkle cupcake, $32, available at astudiobythesea.

What I didn't mention is that she's a runner.  So she's allowed to eat 6 cupcakes 
because it will all fall off her after her 6th mile.  Me on the other hand....
Ipod armband, $20, available at JiJis.

This might be the one thing that could make her stop and stare for more than 3 seconds.
Crystal Vitrail Necklace, $45 available at AdornmentsNYC.

I'd buy her this card so I could write something sappy in it.
Then she would read it aloud dramatically and we'd giggle until we felt sick from all the cupcakes.
Koi Bubbles notecard, $5 available at Fubabee.

Happy birthday Madness!  xoxoxo!


Better Than Jam Opening Party

The NEW Better Than Jam Handmade Co-Op opens its doors on February 1, 2010. Located at 1095 Flushing Ave, the Co-Op is soon to be neighbors with 20 other diverse businesses that will inhabit the "Markets at the Loom," providing a varied destination for local shoppers to shop and browse.

Opening: February 1
Grand opening reception: Friday February 5th 7-10pm

Come mingle with the designers and receive complimentary drinks , 10% off selected designers, and a free tote bag with purchase, compliments of The {NewNew} Etsy street team.

Some featured designers are:

The Hand of Fatima
Wabisabi Brooklyn
Better Than Jam
Danielle Maveal
Caja Jewelry
Lingua Nigra
Knit Knit