Brooklyn-based and totally besotted by her NYC borough, Pamela Love designs bold, metallic, statement accessories for girls who have perfected the art of portraying a fashionably, non-conformist edge.
A CFDA nominee and winner of the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, Pamela Love is an accomplished, Tisch School of the Arts graduate. Born into the world’s fastest moving city, it’s fair to say she’s a pretty well acquainted New Yorker. Drawing inspiration from the city’s 24/7, non-stop activity, she’s forever exploring and foraging for the latest and greatest exhibition, artist, happening or event. i-D online dropped by Pamela’s studio for a sip of something spicy and a tour of the local area, from dawn till dusk…
“As a Brooklyn native, I’ve spent my fair share of time exploring the neighborhood’s varied offerings. Here’s a list of some of my favorite haunts to help you plan the perfect day around town. I usually start off my day with brunch at Enid’s and some good coffee or a spicy Bloody Mary. They have a great menu that includes vegan options for a lot of the dishes, plus they’re right on Manhattan Avenue so it’s convenient to stop by en route to other events.
After brunch, I swing by one of BK’s flea markets before the crowd picks over all the goods. I usually go for the Fort Greene one, but whatever is closest is always worth it. If I’m in the shopping mood, I’ll hit up Fox and Fawn for an impeccable assortment of vintage finds. Those ladies have really good taste and always offer a unique selection, as do the people at Fluke vintage. I also find great stuff at Malin Landaeus. I’ve been changing around my home décor lately and always find really cool stuff at Moon River Chattel on Grand Street. Their collection of vintage house goods are the kind of thing you won’t find elsewhere.
I like to take the Brooklyn Ferry to Dumbo for dinner, it’s a great experience and a nice way to enjoy the end of the day when the weather’s nice. When I’m in a sit-down mood, I like Vinegar Hill House. The menu is seasonal and fresh, and they always offer vegetarian options that rival their featured dishes. For post-dinner fun that’s still low-key, I check out what’s playing at NightHawk Cinema. They have a good range of art films and more mainstream flicks, the café has great food, and they offer table-side service in the theaters. If I’m in the mood for a livelier evening, I’ll check out the venues around Williamsburg and Greenpoint to catch some live music. I like to check who’s playing at St. Vitus, they have at least one good loud band playing on the bill most nights. I saw The Men play there a few weeks ago. The stage is in a separate back room, so you can still have a drink by the bar and listen if you don’t want to see the show.”
Introduction: Milly McMahon
Text: Pamela Love
Photography: Jody Rogac