Style: Staff Affections

February 25, 2009

Every Wednesday, The FADER Style team asks employees and employers at our favorite shops around the world what their most cherished in-store item is at that exact moment. This week, we talked with smart staffers at New York City's Opening Ceremony and Bblessing.

Lindsey Caldwell, Opening Ceremony, NYC

I can't get enough of Peter Pilotto's Spring/Summer '09 collection! I love the fact that he uses so many vivid colors, the magnified butterfly wings and mineral deposits prints make each piece all the more interesting and his partner Christopher De Vos's intricate draping makes each piece something that gets pulled off of the racks for a closer look. (More on that zipper necklace later!).

Jonas Pelli, Bblessing, NYC

My current favorite items (as we wait for the Spring/Summer collections to roll in) are the works of the Marquis De Sade, in two forms. First, a compilation of his actual writings, Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom & Other writings, edited by Austryn Wainhouse and Richard Seaver. The second is the 1975 film Salò by Pier Paolo Pasolini, which is an adaptation of De Sade's 120 Days of Sodom. The book is an excellent introduction to De Sade's twisted, yet delightfully relevant bibliography. Criterion released the film– previously internationally banned– in a re-mastered, multi-disc format that includes extra insight into Pasolini's bizarre life and death. Interested in the literary origins of sadomasochism? Enjoy clever jabs at Totalitarianism? Check out both works.

From The Collection:

Staff Affections
Style: Staff Affections