I was rifling through my closet yesterday and rediscovered a favorite skirt by Brazilian-born designer Jussara Lee. My cousin Stefanie introduced me to Jussara five or six years ago at the designer’s atelier in the Meatpacking District. Her bespoke clothes are gorgeous—simple, elegant, sophisticated—with exquisite tailoring. She is also environmentally conscious in her designs, which are often fashioned from sustainable or recycled materials. Or pretty, organic knits that are dye-free.
Also, the MoMA Store currently features one of her designs for the girl on the go, the Chita Clutch. It’s made from handwoven chita, a traditional Brazilian fabric, and decorated with tiririca seeds. So pretty!