Sometimes you meet the most amazing people in the most unexpected of places. A few years ago, Amy and I were walking around The Brimfield Antique Fair and found ourselves in an incredible vintage and antique eye wear booth. While I considered a pair of bamboo glasses, I found myself next to one of the most stylish people I’d ever seen. Thankfully he was also one of the friendliest. A few handshakes and a delighted realization that we lived in the same borough later, we had a new friend: Ouigi Theodore of Brooklyn Circus.
Ouigi was already an incredibly successful store owner at the time, but since Brimfield meeting, Ouigi has gone on to become not only one of the most influential people in Brooklyn fashion, but in fashion on an international scale. His unique style, a mix of old and new design with an appreciation for heritage brands, has created a devoted following of people across the globe. With shops in Brooklyn, Chicago and San Francisco, The Brooklyn Circus (or BKc) is now a place where Ouigi and his team work to, “foster creative relationships, providing a social sanctuary for open-minded forward-thinkers”. No matter where you live and what your style is, the community Ouigi is building and fostering through BKc is one that I’m so fortunate exists and is now a part of not just the Brooklyn creative scene, but the global creative scene. Today I’m thrilled to share his favorite things here on the site, from antique chairs and rings to books and perfectly worn in boots. Thanks so much to Ouigi and Christianna for sharing this with us! xo, grace
Click through for Ouigi’s 10 Favorite Things after the jump!
1. Favorite book or magazine: Freedom by Manning Marable