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Puerto Rico Rocks

 @ El Local En Santurce

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Now People, Casualties, El copy copy

Now People, Rockers, El Lo copy

Alexis, Carly @ La taberna copy copy

Old San Juan, Dead Tourist copy

Now People 2, El Local, Sa copy

Now People 3, El Local, Sa copy

Now People, Head Banger, E copy

Age, El Locale, Santurce,  copy

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Now People 4, El Local, Sa copy

Bartender, El Local, Santu copy

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Carly, Hanging Tough, El L copy copy

Disaster, Bathroom, El Loc copy

Soundtrack: Acid Baby Jesus

Band Photographed: Now People

Skeleton Art: Uziel E. Orlandi Alegria

  Spring Creepin’

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Ellena, Fuckem @ DesNuda, Mar13

Brendan, Bite, Fruit, Apr13

Elizabeth, Gold Boot, Pink Balloon, Mar13

Crushed Out, Toilet @ Shea Stadium

Kristina, Paisley Dress and Sofa @ The Paper Box, Mar13

Nets @ PaperBox, Mar13

Crazy and The Brains, Jacket @ Shea Stadium

Photograph Your Girlfriend, Gawanas, Dec12

Kristina, Hip  Hop Night @ The Paper Box, Mar13

Crushed Out, Carly Sioux @ Shea Stadium

Shilpa, Dapper, Alibi, Oct12

Kristina, Never Pay Full Price, Jan13

Danny, Black Fur, Bushwick, Dec12

Beans, Street, Gross, March13

Felix, Kaitlin, Les, Chains, Mar13

Film is Dying, Greenpoint, Dec12

Matt & Freaky, Kissing is a Crime @ The Church, Feb13

song courtesy of Ray_Alto


Mary Savel, a Brooklyn based fashion designer, is smart, sexy and understated– just like her dresses. She’s a bona fide bohemian whose approach to DIY fashion should be an inspiration to all. Every garment is handmade from her Williamsburg studio with fabrics discovered from the Amish Country. Mary manages her own schedule of sewing dresses, cutting hair and keeping Brooklyn girls hip one chic at a time.

What makes Savel’s dresses so smart? Versatility, clientele and price. Smart girls like smart dresses and a clever dress is one that can transition from season to season and not tire from day to night. By adding tights, leggings, boots, sweaters and scarves, any one of these dresses could refresh your old fall wardrobe or lead you from luncheons to cocktail hour.


Mary’s ideal clientele are sexy sophisticated women who know how to put it together and to take it all off. Professionals who value simplicity but refuse to veil their bold decisions. Although Savel’s designs emphasize line and shape, her  silhouettes are complimented by feminine and playful patterns that give each dress a touch of personality.

Often we hear “Handmade,” “Local,” or  “Made in Brooklyn” and instantly consider putting in some overtime to rationalize the splurge we are about to regret. No buyer’s remorse here, Savel’s prices are competitive and fair. Almost unfair for the time and artistry she puts into each garment. Remember – it’s the subtle details that distinguish a  great dress from a dress.

By this point you are probably wondering where you can buy one of Mary’s dresses. Etsy! It seems to be a poplar choice among up and coming designers and although internet shopping is still on the rise, Mary’s long term goal to find her way into more hip neighborhood boutiques.So far Mary has struck gold with Thistle &  Clover, Brooklyn Kingdom, Gumbo and Otte and with her stylish sensibilities and the confidence she exudes in her craft, it won’t be long before more of you will be owning her style. Remember the hat makes the man, but the woman makes the dress. I hope you wear it better.

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Photo Carly Sioux

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