RJ moved into the studio space across the way from us a year and a half ago and life has not been the same since! She is wildly funny, stylish, and a caring mama with lots of advice to dispense. She transformed her studio into a ceramics haven, with hot kilns and clay everywhere, and now I'm lucky enough to own a few pieces of her amazing jewelry holders. RJ also introduced me to Brazilian cheese bread and for that move alone, she wins.
Name: Re Jin Lee
Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Where do you currently reside?: Brooklyn, NY
When did you first start wearing perfume? What fragrance was it?: Oh man, that's hard. The furthest I can go back in memory lane is the time I was crazy about Colors by Benetton.
If you were a plant, what would you be?: A rose
What's in your refrigerator right now?: Lots of Coca Cola and baby yogurt
Three words that describe you: Simple, intense, gullible
So...LA was amazing. One of the highlights was a twilight hike at Runyon Canyon. As the sun set, the tiny buildings and houses and cars began to light up and we could see the city stretch for miles underneath. While I don't see myself leaving NYC any time soon, California does have that Californication appeal.
As we walked the dry brush emitted sweet, herbal smells. I stopped to pick sage leaves, crushing them between my fingers and releasing their scent. There was another bush; I think it was myrtle. I love myrtle, with it's fruity, almost apricot note.
To see more of what we did in LA, check out our instagram.
We chilled: Runyon Canyon, Point Dume, and Korean karaoke.
Thanks to Jennifer for the photos above.
If you're a buyer for a men's shop, please come check us out at Pier 94 starting Sunday. We'll have our entire men's offerings including our Dude No. 1 Beard Oil, All-Natural Cologne and more. There are some amazing brands participating. For a full list of exhibitors, check out the Liberty Fairs site.
Please save the date! We're coming to the land of palm trees for a trunk show alongside fellow Brooklyn designers Odette NY and Samantha Pleet. Sip on champagne while shopping rare treats including the MCMC x MOCIUN perfume oil and all of your favorite MCMC scents.
8425 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles
Thursday, July 24th, 5 - 8pm
Photo: Jennifer Sarkhilahti
Art Direction: Re Jin Lee
A couple of years ago my beautiful friend Jenny Gordy moved to Iowa, making all of us here in Brooklyn who knew her so sad. She's quirky and witty, as well as talented and kind. Today she shares her beauty routine and tips on Cup of Jo and it makes me smile to think of her far away but wearing NOBLE on dates, and borrowing her husband's sweaters for the hint of Dude No.1 Beard Oil.
See her full Beauty Uniform here.