I spotted Laurel St. Romaine and Christopher Garbushian on 7th avenue in the Slope and knew I had to talk to them. In addition to rocking a unique personal style, they have their own line of hats, which they create in nearby Windsor Terrace. Check out their website: Ilovefactorybk.com
Where did you get what you are wearing today?
Oversized shirt, worn as a dress - Goodwill in Austin, Texas
Necklace - made by a friend
Arm Band - old glove, modified by cutting
Boots - she forgets, but thinks she either got them at Payless, or a thrift store.
Bag - Laurel made this herself, out of a belt and a muumuu
Pants: Shipley and Halmos
Shirt and Belt: Both Diesel
Are there any particular items you are looking for right now?
Laurel says the number one thing she is looking for now is a pair of pointy black shoes with a kitten heel. She also mentions vintage lace, caftans and tunics for their versatility, platform shoes, and cute tights for fall.
Christopher says he is always looking for eyeglass frames, sunglasses, and hats.
What are your favorite places to shop?
Not surprisingly, they say they get most of their clothes at thrift or vintage stores, especially Housing Works. They also mention Olives Vintage, Monk, and Meshimar.
Can you describe your personal style?
Laurel on Christopher: "Steampunk Dandy"
Christopher on Laurel: "Vintage Warrior Princess"
For more info on Laurel, Christopher and their work, check out their blog: firstname.lastname@example.org