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Feltraiger and the heartbreaker hat

Last year while I was working at Artists & Fleas one of my favorite parts of the job was meeting young, up and coming designers at the market. One of my favorite new brands that sold last spring is the Brooklyn based, American made brand Feltraiger. When they were stationed at Artists & Fleas I was lucky enough to pick up one of the last mens bright blue bee print shirt (pictured in the NYTimes style section this weekend). Founded by brothers Daniel and Jon Feldman, Feltraiger designs with fashion and durability in mind with menswear that can easily be worn by women. I get questions about the bee shirt all the time and I’ve recently updated my collection with this heartbreaker very Hart Beat appropriate hat.

Shop online for the Feltraiger brand or stop by their flagship store on Grand Street in Williamsburg. Happy shopping, Hart Beat.

P.S. G-Eazy get your act together and work with these guys.

The bee shirt.
All photos from the Feltraiger website. Bottom photos from the SS13 collection.

A Fall Bag by Fuoco Aria Acqua

Hi Hart Beat. Since I only have two days left in Chelsea Market and one in Williamsburg before I start my new job on Monday, I made a little purchase today. And so tonight on the blog, I wanted to introduce you into bag design company Fuoco Aria Acqua.

The Fuoco Aria Acqua bag that I took home today is an Italian brand that hand-makes its leather bags in Rome. They’re having a trunk sale in the Chelsea Market this week and I snatched up this beautiful side bag as soon as I saw it. I’ve been dreaming of bags for a while now (big surprise) and I’m so lucky that I found this one on mega sale right where I work. 
For an interesting read on Italian fashion with a shout-out to Fuoco Aria Acqua read this NYTimes article here. For those of you who are now craving a beautiful bag but can’t make it to Rome (I feel you there Hart Beat), stop by the market this week to get your tote on. Fuoco Aria Acqua, no regrets.  
P.S. The clever brand name, Fuoco Aria Acqua, translates in english to Fire Air Water. C’est super cool.
P.P.S. Bag inspiration that I was collecting for you Hart Beaters out there. Happy bag hunting!
The Black Forest Woodsman Tote via Etsy
The Molly Crossbody via Uncovet
The Nelly Bag via Sandra Cadavid

A Fall Bag by Fuoco Aria Acqua

Hi Hart Beat. Since I only have two days left in Chelsea Market and one in Williamsburg before I start my new job on Monday, I made a little purchase today. And so tonight on the blog, I wanted to introduce you into bag design company Fuoco Aria Acqua.

The Fuoco Aria Acqua bag that I took home today is an Italian brand that hand-makes its leather bags in Rome. They’re having a trunk sale in the Chelsea Market this week and I snatched up this beautiful side bag as soon as I saw it. I’ve been dreaming of bags for a while now (big surprise) and I’m so lucky that I found this one on mega sale right where I work. 
For an interesting read on Italian fashion with a shout-out to Fuoco Aria Acqua read this NYTimes article here. For those of you who are now craving a beautiful bag but can’t make it to Rome (I feel you there Hart Beat), stop by the market this week to get your tote on. Fuoco Aria Acqua, no regrets.  
P.S. The clever brand name, Fuoco Aria Acqua, translates in english to Fire Air Water. C’est super cool.
P.P.S. Bag inspiration that I was collecting for you Hart Beaters out there. Happy bag hunting!
The Black Forest Woodsman Tote via Etsy
The Molly Crossbody via Uncovet
The Nelly Bag via Sandra Cadavid

Marina Pecoraro rings

Hi Hart Beat! I am so excited to write to you this Friday about one of my favorite artists in New York City. For the past year I’ve been working at Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn and Manhattan. While working at these young designer markets I have come to know many talented designers and artists, but none of them hold a candle to Marina Pecoraro.

As those of you who know me personally, I am not a jewelry person. Other than my Olivia Burton watch, I rarely where much at all. When I met Marina, all of this changed. I’ve been wearing her rings for over a year now. I literally never take them off. I wear them sleeping, running, swimming, biking, seriously everywhere. 
I get compliments all the time on my rings and I just had to share Marina’s talent with all you out there. Oh, and in addition to making beautiful delicate rings, Marina designs and hand makes beautiful necklaces and bracelets. For every single one of my friends and family’s birthdays this year I got them a piece from Marina. They all wear them everyday.
So if you’re around Brooklyn some weekend or in the mood for some online shopping, I couldn’t recommend these rings more!

Marina Pecoraro rings

Hi Hart Beat! I am so excited to write to you this Friday about one of my favorite artists in New York City. For the past year I’ve been working at Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn and Manhattan. While working at these young designer markets I have come to know many talented designers and artists, but none of them hold a candle to Marina Pecoraro.

As those of you who know me personally, I am not a jewelry person. Other than my Olivia Burton watch, I rarely where much at all. When I met Marina, all of this changed. I’ve been wearing her rings for over a year now. I literally never take them off. I wear them sleeping, running, swimming, biking, seriously everywhere. 
I get compliments all the time on my rings and I just had to share Marina’s talent with all you out there. Oh, and in addition to making beautiful delicate rings, Marina designs and hand makes beautiful necklaces and bracelets. For every single one of my friends and family’s birthdays this year I got them a piece from Marina. They all wear them everyday.
So if you’re around Brooklyn some weekend or in the mood for some online shopping, I couldn’t recommend these rings more!

Uye Surana

One of the best parts about my job is I get to meet new, young designers making their way in New York. Between the original Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn and the new “temporary permanent pop-up shop” in Chelsea Market there have been so many new designers that I want to write about. I’m long over-due on a couple so I thought I would spend this week catching up a bit on the indie designer scoop of the city.
I have loved Monica’s designs, under the name of Uye Surana, since the first time I saw the silk piece pictured below. For those of you who know me please attest that this shirt is in fact me in clothing form. 
…. even the name of this shirt kills me. 
This week Uye Surana has been cropping up on my Instagram feed and I wanted to share some of the lovely images caught during this years Lingerie Fashion Week. The delicate, feminine pieces are everything that I wish my wardrobe was and everything I aspire it to be. What do you think, Hart Beat? Aren’t these to die for?
The pictures here come from a mix of Uye Surana’s Instagram’s feed and website.
PS. If you’re in a lingerie mood, check it

Hair crown from Artists & Fleas

Hola Hart Beat, how was your weekend? You do anything crazy exciting? I was at work today and got the amazing hair piece thingy that I know is typical me and I want to share with you.

The pieces are all hand made and designed by Victoria for Gotham City Style based out of New York. Isn’t this the greatest thing? It combines my two loves, hair flower crowns and the 20s. Come visit New York Hart Beat and I’ll get you one.

Sup Audrey.