Ruqayyah Alzona

RUQAYYAH ALZONA

She stood in the corner of the room in pensive solitude wearing a charcoal suit. I was at the Liberty Fair and as I gazed over I couldn’t keep my eyes off this intriguing subject – maybe it was the suit, her mysterious demeanor, or perhaps it was her hair – something she would describe as a “black sea of …

Reece Solomon

REECE SOLOMON

Beautiful, smart, and talented – these are some ways I would describe Reece Solomon, the founder and designer behind Reece Hudson. In 2012, shortly after the brand was founded, Reece Hudson was selected by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to participate in the Fashion Incubator program, a business development program designed to support the next generation of …

Max Poglia

MAX POGLIA

Designer Max Poglia has a unique vision for creating fine products. We met while I visited Alessandro Squarzi’s showroom in Milan and instantly took an interest in his beautiful handcraft knives, leather bags, and blankets. It wasn’t until I discovered that he’s NYC-based that we decided to meet over coffee and take a peek at his letter-print process. Not only …

ASHLEY OWENS

Living spaces and interior décor has been always been part of my interests and what’s better than featuring people outside the streets and into their homes to get a much more intimate perspective. Ashley Owens of Grandpa Style was kind enough to help me kick off this – hopefully, one of many – “Spotlight” feature. With her keen taste in …