Behind the Blog: 39th and Broadway

Monday, June 8, 2009

39th and Broadway blog homepage @ Dream Sequins
above: homepage of 39th and Broadway
all images courtesy of 39th and Broadway

If you want to read a fashion blog written from the perspective of a different sort of fashion insider, a working fashion designer who can dish the dirt from the trenches of New York's garment district, look no further than 39th and Broadway. The writer behind 39th and Broadway not only shares insider perspectives on the fashion industry, but entertains readers with glimpses of "only in New York" moments, snapshots of events and observations on life in the buzzing area around the intersection referenced in the blog's name. Written in a very informal, conversational style, reading 39th and Broadway feels like you're sharing a coffee break with a colleague, catching up on the latest industry gossip. Check out this Behind the Blog interview with the blogger to learn more...

Five Questions for My Favorite Bloggers

Who are you?

I am fashion designer, which sounds way more fabulous than it really is. I’ve been working for about 10 years in the industry and have designed for several brands, big and small. I absolutely love what I do but at times am exhausted from the intensity of it all. Still, getting paid to be creative, travel abroad, and shop has its perks!

Where are you?

I live in the best city in the world, NYC and am happy to be working in New York’s Garment Center.

Lunchtime in the garment district from 39th and Broadway blog @ Dream Sequins
above: from a recent post about lunchtime in the neighborhood

What is the concept behind your blog?

It started because of the desire to share stories, advice, and thoughts on what it’s really like working in the fashion industry. While there are a lot of fashion blogs there wasn’t much in regards to the behind the scenes life of people working in the industry. Especially for the thousands who work on clothing found at your local department store or mall not just the couture side of the business. Also, I have a passion for promoting domestic production and keeping the historic Garment Center the heart of New York fashion. So the blog is a combination fashion blog, industry blog, and neighborhood blog!

When you are not blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?

I’m pretty much a workaholic. Fashion is my life, at work, while blogging, and while shopping in my spare time. I’ve finally accepted that my “passion for fashion” is a bit obsessive and I really need to get a hobby. I’ve tried yoga but I just kept thinking of all the work I could be doing instead of focusing on my postures!

Anna Sui for Target collage from 39th and Broadway @ Dream Sequins
above: from a recent post about Anna Sui for Target

More importantly. what are you wearing? :)

Ok, here’s a laugh for everyone, this is what I was wearing [the other night]. La Perla mesh panties (luxurious under-things really make a girl feel good), an old Rock & Republic T-shirt, and my husband’s Hockey Jersey (because his team was losing and thought this would break the jinx)! Now, as if this is not goofy enough, I had to break in my new yet too narrow, Tory Burch shoes. So, I was walking around half dressed in a hockey jersey and designer heels with wool socks! You’re welcome for the laugh at my expense.

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Elizabeth Marie said...

She seems so fabulous yet so down to earth. I love the promotion of the garment district, and I totally relate to trying to do yoga or pilates and just thinking about fashion/work-one and the same for me too!

Checking the blog out now. Another amazing post doll!XOXO

Indie.Tea said...

She sounds like an interesting person, and her blog must be amazing. I love the idea of promoting smaller, more independent designers.

Allure said...

I didn't know about 39th and Broadway but I'll definitely check it out. It looks so good!!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Cute Q&A. I found this blog via IFB a while ago and have really enjoyed this perspective of the fashion industry. Thanks for sharing!

fashion herald said...

I love 39th and Broadway, fantastic blog. And I feel like she's my blog neighbor, as she's situated right between 34th St. & Bryant Park. And the hockey jersey w/Tory Burch, perfect!

Susan said...

definitely gonna check out her blog. sounds very interesting. thanks!

wreckedstellar said...

I love her what is she wearing answer! And the meeting went great!! His parents were wonderful! Phew, glad that's over though :) Have a wonderful week!!

Hanako66 said...

love this feature....she is awesome!

can't wait to check out her blog!

Tiffany said...

love the interviews, great to find out about new bloggers!

WendyB said...

I love her blog. It's nice to read something that's not so awestruck about the industry. The only thing that would make this interview better is a picture of that outfit!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thanks Honey!<3


Helen Cox said...

Fabulous post! It's so interesting learning about other bloggers. I will definitely be keeping up with 39th and Broadway.

AsianCajuns said...

I love it! Thanks for another great intro to a blog!

39th and Broadway said...

Thanks so much for such sweet comments from everyone! It's an honor to be featured on Dream Sequins and in such good company as well. Please do check out the site if you haven't yet.

Eyeliah SS said...

Oh I love 39th and Broadway, great post!

stylewithbenefits said...

Fantastic interview D! Her blog is really amazing.

xo, Becs

Dream Sequins said...

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments, everyone. A special shoutout to 39thandBroadway for providing such insightful and quirky answers!

Liz: Definitely check out her blog. Re: yoga; LOL you are a workaholic!

Indie.Tea: Her blog is more about the industry and the people who work in it, and not necessarily smaller indie designers!

Allure: Happy to introduce you to a new blog!

Haute-Shopper: Glad you enjoyed it.

fashion herald: Yes it's definitely in your hood!

Susan: Great. THanks for your comment.

wreckedstellar: I thought that was so offbeat and quirky!

Hanako66: I've been loving this whole "getting to know you" piece!

Tiffany: Thanks so much for your comment!

WendyB: LOL. I know. I would love to see what she's wearing as well!

fashion chalet: You're welcome :D

Helen: Glad you approve!

AsianCajuns: Yay!

Eyeliah: Hurray!

stylewithbenefits: Glad you enjoyed it.

Mint Harvest said...

loved the interview, and the blog:))

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