Friday, July 4, 2008

Indie Designer Spotlight - Lemonstory

"Thanks for this - it is a great item and I cant wait to wear it!!! Will keep looking for more cool stuff..."

"The dress is beautifully made. Thank you !"

"i LOVE this shirt! i am so impressed with the style and the professional look...thanks!"

"Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I cannot say anything bad about this dress. I love it."

These are just a few of the many positive responses fashion designer Anna Kim has received since starting her Brooklyn-based label Lemonstory in May 2008, just two months ago.




She came up with the name 'Lemonstory' because she thinks of the color lemon as bright and warm, so whoever wears their own Lemonstory item will feel happy and warm as well.

Anna attended Parsons The New School for Design where she received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in fashion design. Since then, in addition to
creating Lemonstory, she has worked for a fashion design company and also does freelance work for several companies at the moment.




Lemonstory offers quality clothing and accessories, all handmade by Anna, which are infused with style and abundant with exceptional details. All the designs are trendy, feminine and wearable so they would easily fit into the daily wardrobe of any fashionable lady.

According to Anna:

"A little piece of clothing is art that is going to be the closest thing from the body. It is going to change the look, the character, and the mind of a person wearing."




"I have always dreamed of creating something unique, beautiful, and one of kinds. Then I found Etsy, handmade market, which made me so happy to open my store with other amazing artists.

All items are from sketching, swatching, draping, pattern making...step by step. I spend many hours to find right designs. For Spring/Summer 2008 my inspiration is adolescence. I wanted to create something very pure, young, pretty also mature, unique. I am always inspired by art, colors, music, stories...so many things around me."




Each Lemonstory item is uniquely priced and current merchandise ranges from US$54 to US$110, with the exception of a brooch for US$18 (shown below).




To browse more of these lovely designs or to purchase your own, click
here to go to the Lemonstory Etsy store.

58 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Hi danz!! I love the grey/black dress-so totally stylish and creative!! Have a lovely weekend!

Shay said...

the sleeve details are so pretty.

Ida said...

Nice post. You are writing so professionally and objectively. Are you studying journalism, Danz? Been wondering for a while:)

Fashion Addict said...

I have never heard of Lemonstry before; maybe that's because it's just 2 months after the launch. But the pieces look really great and I must take a look at her Etsy store. Thanks for posting about her!

Imelda Matt said...

Interesting shapes but it's the brooch that's really got me interested.

**Queen B** said...

really cute clothes!! Brooklyn designers are definitly rising...

Farren said...

everything is lovely, but i really like that brooch. and for 18 dollars you can't go wrong. =)

One Eighteen said...

barbados stand up!!

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nv said...

that grey dress is gorgeous! <3<3<3

coco said...

That grey dress is so stunning. It looks like it is cut to perfection, and I love the detailing.

Siljesfashion said...

Thanks for sharing!

MadameDior said...

that black dress is amazing! i'd be delighted to swap links! I've added you to my blogroll

Sugar Pop said...

I love the frills and the simple beauty to the shirts. the way they look so light? yum.

i also like the red shirt at the side of your blog...it's delicious

i like how i use terms like "yum" and "delicious" to describe clothes...:)

said...

Aw, your comment was so sweet. Thank you. I hope your 4th was great yesterday. Have a wonderful weekend, dear!! xx

Sam said...

i love this stuff!
the ruffles are great.

autumn said...

like the second pic. simply amazing. ^^

The Seeker said...

Thank you my dear danz for sharing all this information.
Never have heard about Lemonstry.

I'll check it ;)

Hope you'll have a great weekend.
xoxo

fashion herald said...

love the first shirt and the brooch is charming. Go Brooklyn!

J e s s i c a said...

cool thanks for sharing.
I love the gray dress.

Winnie said...

I love the grey dress, the shape is lovely.

Anjeanette said...

Really interesting pieces. Looks really comfortable and stylish. Never heard of this company. Great tip! I added you to my blog roll, so now you can add me to yours! Great blog!

Anjeanette said...

Really interesting pieces. Looks really comfortable and stylish. Never heard of this company. Great tip! I added you to my blog roll, so now you can add me to yours! Great blog!

**Queen B** said...

by the way hun i taged you!

Diana said...

Hi Danz

She is amazing. Thanks for sharing indie designers with us. I hope one day I'll do the same, then you can write about me too : )

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

I like how in depth you got, but I am not super excited about the clothes or brooch. OK, maybe the blouse. A little bit.

thetinylittlegirl said...

wow!! so beautiful. love her work, i'm off to check out her etsy store right now!

Miby said...

Lovely post, Lemonstory is such a great name, I like the idea of being warm and bright as well! The grey dress is just lovely, beautiful cut, specially the back! :)

Ps. Adding you as well! :)

Vain and Vapid said...

Wow, her stuff is so lovely. Going to heart her shop right now. Thanks for the heads up!

enc said...

Those are cute things. I especially like that dusty teal top you showed first.

jayne said...

wow those clothes are simply chic, great lines and effective tonality, love it! and sweet story behind the name itself :)

CoutureCarrie said...

Handmade clothing is so hard to find in boutiques these days . . . seems like she is really great with fold and draping. Those blousy shirts look both comfortable and pretty! Btw D, someday you and I should start our own IRL magazine!!!

STYLE AND THE CITY - PARIS said...

talented as alway

Hi from Paris stylish Danz

I try to find time to alert stylish blogs and colleagues like yours that the Paris fashion week is over : alléluia ! and that i just posted a best of fashion week shoes that could inspire you.
Please don't collapse ! lol
i hope you'll like

i've been proposed to create a fashion magazine in Paris as i wrote it in my blog (lots of volunteers ! lol). Let's keep in touch and exchange links !

I wish you a wonderful day

Kamel
STYLE AND THE CITY - PARIS

Sammie said...

You have a great blog. The Lemonstory items are lovely!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

i like the white...they are really simple but still very stylish

jess said...

all of her stuff looks very nice

hiking in stilettos said...

looove that grey dress!

Nay'Chelle said...

I really like her clean desings. Great designer highlight!

Eleh said...

wow. lovely detailing on the blouses.

Lil Midget said...

The blue shirt is gorgeous! I love the ruffles :)

Laurel said...

Gorgeous girl! How the heck are you? I missed you like crazy! Thank you for the sweet comment, I had such a lovely time. It was tough to come back, but I'm glad to be home safe!

I really did buy way too much, put a lovely dent in the Visa and need to stay away from shopping for a good while. For your last post, I picked up a pair of super awesome white jeans in SF, I can't wait to wear them! EE!

Thanks for recommending Lemonstory, she has such a great eye for detailing, don't you think!? I love the tailoring to that black dress!

I hope you're doing well, how are things? Update me! Miss you bella,
xoxoxo

angelgrotton said...

Never heard about this as well. Amazing ))) Love the 1st and the 2nd models.

Hugs from Angel.

Honeymoon said...

U r a fashion addict ! If u want, I invite u to come to see some of the most beautiful heels, dresses and bags of the Paris fashion week !

See u !

Mer said...

Interesting shapes!!

elle said...

wow, these pieces look so well cut! great find!
also, i've added you to my blogroll

WendyB said...

Cute stuff!

Pamcasso said...

great post, great shop. Love the dark dress with all the details on the shoulders.

AsianCajuns said...

Thanks for the heads-up- those pieces are beautiful!

Always In Style said...

Oh my that last white blouse is simply scrumptious...did I just say scrumptious? Heck yeah!

thatgirl! said...

their pieces look pretty nice. lets exchange links dahling!

thesil said...

Love this style. It is very minimalist

Times of Glory said...

Dear, it is such a great review and introduces me to this sweet brand! Anna has the magic touch to make pick-me-up items! Her structured garments have this cute character!

I love the grey dress a lot! It gives smoke dress some new injections! Danz, you are so great to explain everything!

lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

cupcakes and cashmere said...

ooh the pleating on that black dress is superb. i love the general shape.

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hi, Baby. Hope you had a wonderful 4th weekend.

You know, it's funny, every time I read one of your designer showcases, or your fashion history posts, I always feel like I've walked away with a wealth of information. Your style of writing is very professional and concise.

I love this particular spotlight. The pieces are light, and beautifully constructed. Kudos to you for this fabulous find.

Have a great day, sweetie.

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Thank you for the info! Interesting post!

:Fashion Frenzy: said...

The black dress is super cute.

Terren said...

that black dress is lovely

CULTURE CREATORS said...

That black dress is gorgeous...






xCC

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

the second dress and the brooch are so nice!