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the nomad truck

Hiya and happy Friday. Last weekend while judging the fashion contest at LIC Flea in honor of New York Fashion Week, I met some wonderful emerging designers, creators and vendors. I loved participating in an event that supports individuals pursuing their dreams. I felt a kinship with them since I’m doing the same. Super inspired by these men and women, I felt connected. Naturally, I got caught up with Deepti, who imports jewelry and accessories from India and scooped up an AMAZING handmade hammered metal choker which I’m wearing in an upcoming style post. I had to stop myself from buying every bangle she had for sale. I adored meeting Jessie Goldenberg, owner of The Nomad Truck, who began her mobile boutique (also e-commerce) in April of 2013. She carries boho inspired apparel items plus locally sourced and handmade jewelry. The experience inside was exactly like she described as, “a little bit gypsy, a little bit rock ‘n roll”. Jessica Aspen Niamath from Aspen Tree Vintage had an awesome assortment of vintage clothes which she sells at the LIC Flea and Etsy, as does Paradox Thrift Shop, which included a curated collection of the best vintage earrings around. And then there were the women behind El Dordo Gift Shop which sold imported textiles and items sourced from Columbia. I especially loved the handwoven drawstring bucket bag which is not only on trend, but handmade by artisans from the Central American region.

I can’t wait to head back to do some more shopping (and to support my fellow dreamers and makers). LIC Flea is just a quick train ride on the 7, E, M or G trains and has epic food trucks to check out while perusing the market. For all you beer enthusiasts, starting this weekend, a beer garden will open featuring artisan brews from Queens. Word on the street is they will be serving $2 beers from 4:30PM to 5PM this weekend. Check it. 

Happy weekend!

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fashion weekend!

lic flea

Hello and happy Friday! In honor of New York Fashion Week which kicked off yesterday, I’ve been invited to judge a fashion contest at the LIC Flea Fashion Weekend event. I’ve always been a mega fan of flea markets, and growing up used to make weekly visits with my Mom and/or friends to check out the goods. I remember in middle school picking out my first pair of bell bottoms at Bonnie’s Jeans which was the popular denim booth. Think cut off denim shorts with printed tights and a floor length open cardigan atop. I was also obsessed with the guy that sold Grateful Dead patches of which I sewed onto my backpack. Yup, that was me.

Flea markets have certainly evolved since then and LIC Flea is full of emerging and local designers, who this weekend will be highlighting vintage, curated, and hand-crafted clothes and accessories. It’ll be up to me to choose my top three favorite vendors in three categories: apparel, jewelry and accessories. There will also be a fashion show! Super excited to be a part of an event that supports new, local and emerging designers. Join me on on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm in celebrating NYFW and LIC Flea Fashion Weekend!  

LIC Flea is located in Astoria at 5-24 46th Avenue at the corner of 46th Avenue and 5th Street, and just a short walk from the 7, E, M or G train.  

See you there! x jenny