Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Look What I Did Yesterday:
Window Design at Juniper Galaxy

I was totally honored last week when my friend Sine Hjort emailed me and asked me to come to her super chic brooklyn boutique Juniper Galaxy and design the window for her. It's not something I've ever done before though anyone know knows me knows that I enjoy fashion and definitely know how to have fun with clothes, because I went to art school and so I have that art school background and the kooky confidence to wear (and do) just about whatever I want. Who has a sense of entitlement? I do, I do!

I could put whatever I wanted on the mannequin, who goes by "Kristen" and I have to admit, it was pretty fun. It was like a grown up game of Barbie dolls. I also brought some paper to cut and use and I loaned the window my flying V ukulele, as well. And here's the finished product, drumroll, please:

I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of my work. It took me about 3 hours to dress Kristen and put the window together. I have never dressed a mannequin before so I was pretty mortified the first time her arm fell off in my hand. I drew lips on the mannequin and a temporary tattoo on her breast. I also splatter painted the front of the window in glitter paint, black and green. Kristen's outfit is goth-y and punk but with a touch of cute, like me.

If you happen to find yourself at or near 82 Bond Street btw. Atlantic Ave. and State St., around the Boerum Hill / Fulton Street / Fort Greene area in Brooklyn, be sure to drop by, visit Juniper Galaxy, say hi to Sine and see the window. This place is a great secret -- Sine is where I get some of my really best, finest clothes and accessories.

For example, check out these awesome headphones I scored at Juniper Galaxy, by Spitfire!

They are only $35 and are so cool. Mine are in white.

The prices are also really affordable. Sine is the coolest - a gorgeous renaissance woman and independent business owner, and she's done it all. She was in a touring band that traveled the world and has all kinds of amazing and hilarious stories. She's a really neat person and I'm very honored to have been a part of this project which incorporates artists and performers designing her store window.

Store Info:
Juniper Galaxy
Sine Hjort, owner
82 Bond St. (btw Atlantic Ave. and State St.)
Brooklyn, NY (Boerum Hill)
A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St.


open Tue - Sun 12-7


JuniperGalaxy said...

Hey Jessica - it was really great meeting you, the window and Kirsten look great! Check out Juniper Galaxy's blog at - can't wait to see the video!

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

It's perfect.