Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sally Tseng

Wandering through the Hell's Kitchen flea market today, my eyes spotted a tiny little boutique with a sign stating two of my favorite words: Sample Sale.

Inside was the wonderfully well made designs of Sally Tseng. Since I am 6 days away from having to spend my entire bank account on a security deposit for our new apartment, regretfully, I bought nothing. But I will in the near future. Check it out:

sally_and_amelia.jpegThe tailoring and construction of clothes have stirred the imagination of Sally Tseng since childhood, and continues to influence her work to this day. This Boston-raised designer injects youthful ideas into her collection while delivering innovative yet simple styles for modern women.

Sally Tseng's creative vision would eventually lead her to New York City. While studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Tseng worked with distinguished designer Robert Danes, where she developed her skills. Through working at various high-end fashion companies, Sally Tseng would meet partner Amelia Chou, whose business know-how complemented Tseng's keen sense of women's fashion. The two formed CT Studio with the desire to fuse distinctive designs with high-quality construction.

Sally Tseng’s eponymous line balances the gamine with the feminine, while echoing a sleek and sexy voice. For her Spring 09 collection, Tseng reached back to her childhood memories of the quintessential 80’s films, music, and pop culture, and infuses them with her signature tailoring.

“The Spring collection reflects my love for the bold and whimsical atmosphere of the 80s,” said Sally Tseng. “It allowed me to play with the exaggerated details of the decade, such as sharp silhouettes and shapes.”

Sally Tseng's collection can be found at numerous retailers such as Barneys New York. Celebrities who admire Tseng’s designs include Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, and Nicole Richie. With each season, she continues to build a loyal following. As Tseng simply puts it, "The woman I design for is someone who knows herself, confident in her life, and allows clothes to further express her creative side—not to cover up her insecurities."

And don't worry MN friends, Sally sells to nonNYers, she sells at BlueBird in Edina. Sweet.

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