Photography by Blessing Marie
Words by Ryan Michael Commins
Design is essential here. It’s obvious just by looking at the front window display and, once you’re inside Life:Curated, it’s reinforced that this is not just another clothing store in Williamsburg.
The interior is a work of art. Designed by the girls at Domestic Construction, the ceiling is a mesmerizing set of varied ropes set into parallel tracks beckoning you further in a loop around the store. From the layout to the laid back staff, there’s something comforting about this place. Whether it’s a fun, silky top, a set of they-will-be-mine shoes, a distinguished chair right out of an old Polaroid photo or maybe the most interesting desk lamp you’ve ever seen, the items at Life:Curated will grab hold of you.
The home goods set this place apart — and the realization that its not just a part of the shop’s decor. The chairs, the tables, the prints on the walls, the corkscrew bottle poppers. It’s all for sale. Some personal favorites that can’t go unmentioned: the selection of Edison light bulbs, a gorgeous collection of embellished pillows made by Suki Cheema and the conversation-inspiring Elizabeth Knight jewelry collection by Elizabeth Thompson, who uses molds of tiny animal bones to cast her pieces out of silver in outstanding detail.
For men, Life:Curated carries lines such as Buckler, Creep, Wood Wood and Vanguard. A jacket and shoe combo will make you feel like Steve McQueen. A pair of shoes from the Osborn line feels crafted by your own personal cobbler.
For the ladies, they have a large selection of work from international and local designers: ace & jig, Lifetime Collective and Mara Hoffman. The prices range from ‘a steal’ to ‘go ahead and treat yourself.’
Located at 186 Grand Street, it’s just short walk from Bedford Avenue. Life:Curated is the only place outside of Manhattan to get these brands, so save your Metrocard swipe for that trip to the museum you keep promising yourself you’re going to take.
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Styled by Jessica Soga
Hair: Marcel Dagenais
Makeup: Celeste Saccomano
Models: Gabriella Riggon From Q Management and Juan Heredia From RED Model Management
Look 1: Him YMC Navajo tee (outer tee)
Rogan Yank striped tee (undershirt)
YMC Chambray shorts,
All For The Mountain Solar Matrix cuff.
Look 2: Her VPL Opposites Poncho sweater
ace & jig Lemon Pocket Racer tank
Ever Suez Patched shorts
Laura Lombardi Nest bracelet
Dream Collective Snakes Eyes cuff
Low Luv by Erin Wasson Thunderbird cuff
Look 3: Her Wood Wood Heather bodysuit
Dusen Dusen Triangle button up tank
Ever Conrad mini skirt
Erin Considine Laith necklace
Low Luv Crystal earrings
Lady Grey Crystal Crown ring
A Peace Treaty Corrugated Carved ring
Elizabeth Knight Frog body ring.
Look 4: Him St. Augustine Academy Primitive Calculators Red shirt
Won Hundred Lucas sweat tee
YMC Double Face jersey shorts
Symmetry Cardew Pocket Square