Wednesday, February 25, 2009 welcomes J Wears Accessories!!

Keeping true to the underground fashion movement, the D.I.Y. movement introduces Julie Sanon designer of
J Wears Accessories

Julie is not only a photographer but a handbag designer. Not just a handbag designer but a handmade handbag designer.

Now how hot is that!?


I asked her a few question about what keeps her inspired and about her design process in hopes of inspiring you to design, create and support the underground fashion movement!

It's the way.

So here's Julie Sanon telling you how it goes down J Wears style.

How long have you been designing J Wears Accessories?

The idea has brewing since 2005 but I officially became a registered business in July 2008.

When did you decide to become a handbag designer?

I graduated from NYU as a photography major and worked in the business. I have always loved fashion and accessories especially handbags. Since I could never afford a $1500 bag. I took a handbag class at FIT and loved it and decided to keep making what I loved.

What are some of the materials you use in your designs?

I mostly use textured and pony hair leathers with eye catching linings.

Where do you get your inspiration?

I get most of my inspiration from architecture; I design what I like to wear and see on other women.

How much time do you dedicate to your craft?

As much time as possible when I'm not working at my part time job. I try to sketch my ideas and swatch fabrics whenever I can.

What can we expect in the future of J Wears Accessories?

This winter I had a blast making mini pouches trimmed in mink which hung across the body on a "dookie rope chain".

Fall 2009, I see larger bags, butter soft leathers depicting edgy femininity.
Be on the lookout.

What trend do you see in the future for underground fashion?

Trends remind me of trendy/mass market. I think underground fashion is about individuality, the complete opposite of trend. Items with a convertibility aspect which you can wear several ways. YOU decide how you want to rock it.

How would you define underground fashion?

The person who gravitates towards underground fashion is not about rules but is about "the style of no style". How you feel any given day speaks to how you express "you" in clothes and accessories.

Who wants to be a carbon copy? I can wake up one morning put on a $2 wife beater ( does not condone any type of spousal abuse), pair of levi, my dad's old Gazelles and one of my wallets as my pocketbook.

Underground fashion is about feeling comfortable in your own skin and showing it on the outside.

Any advice for the future designers?

Focus, explore and be true to yourself and your vision. No one knows what sells until it actually sells.

What do you think is the must have item on

Of course J Wears "Concrete Jungle" paired with the "Clearly" YakBlak vintage sunnies.

Monday, February 23, 2009



Friday, February 13, 2009

Oh Fashion I love thee

Let me count the ways......9,343,3435,465,223,356

It's the most wonderful time of the yeeeaaaaarrrr!

OK, so here's how I'll spend the next few days.

I'll be me on the center cushion of my couch, TV tuned to the Metro Channel all day, everyday watching Full Frontal Fashion. My door will have a Do Not Disturb sign, phone goes straight to voicemail, emails go unanswered, I go completely silent with eyes glazed over.

From time to time I dramatically squeal, gasp, yell, grown, cry and pray, pray, pray for the day that I can sit in the front row as a mogul, editor, executive, socialite, celebrity and if all fails stylist and or buyer. No offense to stylists but I'm saying.....that would mean that while writing down my "must haves" I'd be shopping for someone else. Uh huh.....Nuh Uh!

Sooooooooo, enough about me!!!!!
Here's to Fashion Week!!!

Whoooooo Hoooooooo!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Out of Service

To be honest I wasn't sure if I would post this pic, simply because I wasn't "seen" in this outfit and I find it a bit weird wearing something out that's already been featured on the blog cus....I'm a fashion snob.

I set out to BK on Friday night even though I wasn't feeling so great. My body was trying to get sick on me and my train wasn't running all the way up to my stop which meant on my way back home I'd have to transfer to a shuttle bus. Grrrrr!!!

Since I'm a woman of my word, my name was on the flyer and because I had already made plans with my girl Ndada I sucked it up got dressed and set out.

This outfit like many of my outfits is just a basic bottom and a dramatic top. Didn't take much thought except I tried on a different necklace and a pair of slouchy grey boots but opted for the black cus they're comfy and the restaurant I was going to is a bit of a walk from the train.

I get to Ndada's house to find that she's not dressed AND has to drop off her daughter off at her granny's....are you serious!?!?!?

You know I was mad right?!

For the next hour I'm debating if I should just call it a night and head home cus I'm moody, tired, not feeling so great and it's FA reeeezing name is on the flyer and my word is bond.

So I wait and wait and wait....

Thankfully Ndada's daughter Alafia is insanely funny and entertaining.....I teach her a top secret handshake, how to tell her moms "she's fired", so she shows me her "portfolio", I paint her nails, do her makeup, play with her dolls, have a mini photoshoot and harass Ndada about being slow.

Finally!!!! Ndada sets out to drop off Alafia and I head out to the restaurant cus I'm already late and since it's a's just not cool.

I get to the restaurant an hour and a half later, 40 minutes after the proposed "dinner" time and....there's 15 people at the spot, none of which I know. The waitress informs me that it's not a dinner party instead the restaurant is offering dinner specials.

OH.....umm hmmm.

I quickly make my exit because I'm confused, in a bad mood and over the whole night.

I text Ndada and let her know I'm making my way to the train...she texts back that she's on her way, which is a lie cus it takes her another half hour to get to me.

We end up at a Thai restaurant with poor service and "ok" Pad Thai.


By the way, although this hairstyle has not been featured on the blog I've been wearing my hair like this (in various lengths for over 10 years). It's back by popular demand for a limited time only.

I know I look bored don't I?!

It's written all over your don't have to say a word.

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