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- Designer Jill Aiko Yee with one of her signature gradient gowns.
- Jill shared a booth with accessory designer Claudia Zhao of Cloud Cloud.
- Hester Street Fair co-founder (and mommy-to-be!) SuChin Pak greeted guests.
- Cali summer essentials, courtesy of Standard Goods.
- Baja, Santa Fe and "Neon Indian" bustiers by LA's Rojas.
- Tons of food trucks were in the house, including Mandoline Grill, Cool Haus and the day's crowd-pleaser, Cousins Maine Lobster (lobster rolls, anyone?)
- The Reisco Beer Garden served up craft beers, specialty cocktails and refreshing "Hester Hollywood party punch"
- Handmade jewels by Arsha Rafiqi Atelier.
- Prints-a-plenty at Bleu Vintage's booth.
- A jumbo slide and face painting station for the kiddies.
- Wooden wonders by Fleet Originals.
- Minimalist (and wallet-friendly) jewelry by Nikki Montoya.
- These $10 pendant scarves by Bling in Box were an unexpected hit.
- JD Luxe's mobile boutique -- is this the next big thing?
- Shoppers perusing JD's fashion truck.
- Repurposed vintage by Raggedy Threads.
- Charming, chemical-free bouquets by Tara Koller of Silver Lake Farms.
- Boho-happy vintage by Fair Season.
- Cute handmade leather bags by Arc of LA.
- Patrons lined up to receive custom $1 poems created by comedian Andy Dick (really).
- It was a perfect day to show off your pint-sized pup. We counted at least six Pomeranians.
This weekend marked the West Coast debut of the Hester Street Fair, also known as New York's most celebrated outdoor fashion and food fest. The first of four free weekend events was the Bite Size Food and Craft Festival, which called to a slew of local indie fashion supporters and foodies. We stopped by to scope the scene, zero-in on HSF co-founder SuChin Pak's favorite vendors and uncover the fest's unique features, including an Andy Dick poem reading.
On the fashion front, highlights included colorful gradient dresses by Jill Aiko Yee, expertly curated summer essentials by Standard Goods, bold bustiers by Rojas Clothing, vibrant pre-loved wears by Bleu Vintage, geometric gold jewels by Nikki Montoya, block-printed leathers goods by Arc of LA and JD Luxe's mobile boutique, founded by former FIDM student Jordana Fortaleza and international poker player Tyler Kenney.
In between shopping, guests enjoyed bites from one of the many food trucks on-hand and stayed hydrated in the beer garden. Patrons were also treated to a booth hosted by the aforementioned Mr. Dick, where the notoriously kooky comedian created custom poems for $1 a pop. The line was way too long for us to grab one ourselves, but we did manage to find an example via Instagram.
For a taste of curiosities like this and more, be sure to catch the next HSF event on July 7. Check out the complete schedule here.
· Hester Street Fair [Official Site]
· SuChin Pak's Fave Fashion Vendors at Hester Street Fair LA [Racked]