Earth Day 2018

In honor of Earth Day 2018, here’s a collection of the most beautiful natural sights and textures we captured over the past 12 months.  Enjoy.          

Fit Guide: Undies, Bras, + Lingerie

The exhaustive and nearly-complete guide to Brook There underwear, bras, and lingerie fit.  Buying for someone else? This might help- but please do try to get your giftee’s measurements. We’ll aim to explain the details of all our styles, cuts, and a size guide. Plus, you might learn somethings about lingerie in general. First Things…

The Pixy Bra: Process Shots & Model Call

We just launched a new production run of the Pixy Bra– a style that we have been out of stock on for quite some time (sorry all!) and are very happy to have back in! Also of note, looking for models in Portland, Maine- details at bottom of post. The Pixy Bra was the second…

Spring Clothing Capsule

Our spring 2018 clothing capsule is here. Enjoy. Shown: Organic Cotton Tank Top in Midnight, Fog, & White Jersey Slip in Buff, Meteorite, & Macaron Organic Legging in Black & Slate Jersey Short in Goldenrod & Stone

Design Process: Colorways

Traditionally, the fashion and apparel industry ran on a calendar of Spring and Fall collections. These were shown on runways in major fashion centers, available to wholesale customers. The products were eventually released to retail customers six months later or more. Now, of course, with the internet and global production cycles, fast-fashion and consumerism, the…

Creativity Generates Creativity

And energy generates energy. While it might seem to run contrary to the physics law of conservation of energy, we can use this as an emotional and inspirational truism. Everyone knows the feeling of being sluggish, tired, and having no energy. Then, you go to the gym or for a long hike- and the next…

Spring Stock Up

It’s that moment in late February where the daylight starts to open up and you start to think about spring cleaning, or spring arranging, or spring stocking. Add some houseplants. Rearrange furniture. Do the annual closet purge. Start designing your spring and summer wardrobe. Get a fresh notebook or two for some new thoughts. One…

Simple Winter Underlayers

I love to choose dark, rich, shades in the winter.  Think nutmeg or chocolate.  Basic black is always a nice option as well.  The deeper shades complement winter clothing choices- layers of cottons, silks or wools, in my case.  Nothing like a cocoa brown bralette under a steely silk camisole paired with a woven shirt…

The Two Types of Self Care

Often when we imagine self-care, we think of spa days spent blissfully half-awake, of pampering and mud-masks, of massages and hot stones. Or we think of long hours indulging our emotions, really feeling our feelings. That is one half of the equation, one type of self care.  But there’s another type of self-care that’s just as…

Creative Rituals While On The Road

There is this age-old truism that travel is inspirational. Travel shakes up the stale thought patterns and brain grooves, jumbles them together and allows something fresh to emerge. This is true. But there are the practical realities of traveling as well, apart from the theoretical creative benefits. Bad food, depressing hotel rooms, too much time…

Making Things: Jackets

I made my first tailored jacket when I was sixteen. It wasn’t very good, but I remember staying up all night, hand-stitching every seam, because that was how couturiers did it, right?  Early on I developed an obsession with Chanel suits and jackets, of the 1960s and 70s era.  I had never owned one, had…

Life Outside

There are authors who connect with different phases of one’s life.  When I first started working in technology, I liked to read William Gibson and Neal Stephenson. When I was in art school, it was Alan Watts and Kant. Now it’s Edward Abbey, the outsider, the peaceful anarchist, the visionary of the southwest. His books…