My Favorite Finds at New York City Craft Fairs

Buttercup Cluster Ring, rose gold with diamondsThese last few weekends have included a few trips out to Brooklyn, where just about every designer seems to be hosting a studio /sample sale with homemade cookies and wine. Claudia and I visited the Brooklyn Flea's Holiday Fair, Gifted, where I discovered the most beautiful jewelry line, by a lovely woman named Katie Diamond. Anyone hoping for something sparkly this holiday season should direct their loved ones her way, this stuff is seriously gorgeous. Katie's things are a bargain considering, but still pretty costly, so its worth noting that her prices at the Gifted Fair, which ends this coming Saturday, are considerably discounted.

Layla Tunic, from their fall collection

Another major find was Layla, who I have been looking for ever since I spotted Lotta Jansdotter wearing one of their tunics and couldn't stop obsessing. I still feel guilty about asking her more questions about where she got it that about the brand new baby she was holding. Sorry Lotta. This has to be one of the most wearable clothing brands out there right now.

by Davina Zagury

I also got to see more work by a photographer who completely haunts me: Davina Zagury. Davina will photograph your child, your pet, or you. She is one of those rare photographers whose work captures a place and moment in time perfectly. I love the way her subjects appear so unguarded and genuine. She is also bound for major fame, so spending $400 right now for a private sitting (she sells gift certificates!) seems like an incredible investment to me. 

Nine Cakes mini cupcakes in display

Yesterdays Bust Magazine Craft Fair was full fo the usual suspects, plus a few more that were new to me, including Nine Cakes, an adorable little bakery in Brooklyn that makes sets of tiny cupcakes and specialty cakes to order. Seriously adorable, check out her Flickr photostream for some serious inspiration and her website for ordering details.

Squid Fire Lunch Bag

Also present was one of my absolute favorites, Squidfire. This stuff speaks for itself. Seriously hysterical.