Layers

Inspiration

In 2015 this column was about Process.  This year my goal is to inspire.  I hope to do that with styling topics that are meant to get you thinking about  how you style yourself.  To kick that off I am starting the #steelponychallenge. Every month I will give you an inspiration to wear.  It will be posted on Facebook and …

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Spotlight…Thinking Yoga

We spent much of last year exploring Crystals and the power they have.  This year I wanted to explore the idea of a workout that helps your mind as well as your body…YOGA.  Every month I plan to highlight a pose to work on. Let’s start  with Tree Pose.  Rather than talk about how challenging the pose  is, I thought …

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Holiday Thanks and Wishes

I think  of December as a month of reflection.  We reflect about the year…what we want for the future. This was a year of transition for us.  We moved into a new space, changing our concept a bit to become a Studio/Artisan Boutique.  Taking leaps of faith that it will work out. In the midst of it, my mother passed …

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A Conversation with Debra Wilken

A woman came into my store and asked “Is it really Steel Pony”?  The brand I bought years Ago.  I needed to find out more about this woman… Me:  How long have you been wearing Steel Pony and where did you discover the line? Debra:  I began wearing Steel Pony in the 90’s after finding a unique clothing/jewelry  neighborhood shop …

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Process…Developing Color

At Steel Pony we like to develop our own colors.  We do that because we have our own viewpoint on hue or value. I get inspired from nature and I am always snipping things I like, planning on future colors to develop. Getting to the exact color I want is another thing entirely…I feel like a mad scientist at times.  …

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A conversation with Helen Shonbrun

I first met Helen during our Studio Show where I was contributing to a fashion show to benefit Lawyers for the Arts. This beautiful woman came into my studio and started trying things on that looked amazing on her. She however thought she looked Fat..We have all been there. I took it as a challenge and found some things that …

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Getting Back to Basics

I decided to design SP Essentials because I felt that there was a need to have interesting basics that you could wear mixed with all my special Steel Pony pieces. I find there are key pieces I have in my wardrobe and pull out as layering. Sometimes I just layer the basics and put together a great outfit. There are …