Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
The necklaces, available in the clear plastic color are made exclusively by me and come in four styles (from left to right): the Geo, stacked geometric, sculptural pieces, the Salome-stacked loops, the Lyre- made of small loops as well as the Flora-with flower shapes.
The cut plastic is shaped into various forms by cutting and punching holes and then strung together on leather cording and silver chain and accentuated with clear glass crystal beads.
Handmade in the East Village, New York they are lasting jewelry made with durable and recycled materials.
Let me know if you have a favorite style.
Friday, April 8, 2011
April 2011 | By Dana Schafer
I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of people say they missed their calling. Well Astrid Brucker clearly didn’t miss hers. This amazing New York based fashion stylist and designer has styled and stitched her way to the top.
Since Astrid was little, she has always had an eye for color and silhouette. If she wasn’t drawing, which came natural to her, she was busy collecting images in collage-like inspiration books.
Astrid traded in New York University to attend Parsons and obtain her BFA in Fashion Design. She began designing clothes at the school for other people. She started her own line when she needed a dress to wear to her movie premiere for “Joshua” (the 2007 thriller starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga). Astrid was also interested in styling, and assisted other stylists working on commercials and magazine editorials.
Astrid is the costume designer for numerous films and TV shows, and her work has been featured in various international ad campaigns. She has styled and adorned many influential celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Lauren Hutton, Eva Mendes, Faye Dunaway, Tim Curry and others, with her brilliant designs.
After making her mark in the industry, Astrid launched her own collection ASTRIDLAND, which includes dresses, accessories and jewelry.
Astrid gets much of her inspiration from NYC, ballet, movies, nature, traveling the world, the ocean waves, and going to see gallery shows.
The beauty of inspiration is that it comes in many forms; you just have to keep your eyes open to discover it. Astrid’s latest work that you see in this article was inspired by Lady Gaga. Of course I can’t leave you without giving you a few words from the stylist about the concept of the shoot.
“More is more – the idea was to go beyond the ordinary and layer clothing and jewelry. For example, I used necklaces to look like bangs and voluminous shapes to create a gaga world.”
Photos courtesy of Astrid Brucker
Stylist: Astrid Brucker
Hair: Charley Fish
Make-up and nails: Aya Fukuda
Models: Irina and Andy
Photographer: Ella Manor
To learn more about Astrid and view her collection visit: