Sections

A real ‘Dahl’

for The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Alison Kelly shot to fame as a contestant on the third season of the reality-fashion series “Project Runway,” but the Williamsburg resident is still thinking locally.

On May 8, Kelly introduced an exclusive collection — under the Dahl label — of 24 women’s tops, dresses and skirts, ranging from $68 camisoles to $148 dresses.

“I wanted the clothes to look like they could be found in a vintage store in Paris, but I wanted them to look modern as well,” Kelly told GO Brooklyn.

She developed the collection — which is available at Alter, a Greenpoint boutique — with what she called, “[an] overlying theme: two birds kissing,” a motif that appears in many of her pieces, including a black dress with hand-crocheted detailing (top) that is one of the most popular items so far.

“Everyone loves her stuff,” said Tommy Cole, Alter’s co-owner. He described the clothing as “feminine, but not girly” and “minimal in the color palette.”

Kelly, who also designs jewelry under the name “Dahl & Dane” — which is sometimes available at Fort Greene’s Brooklyn Flea (Lafayette Avenue, between Clermont and Vanderbilt avenues, on Sundays) and, starting next month, at And Then Some (103 Bond St., between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street, in Boerum Hill) — might not have taken home the grand prize while she was on TV, but her collection will earn her high scores with fashionistas across the borough.

“I don’t try to follow trends or make anything disposable,” said Kelly. “I try to make things you want to keep forever, because you know [they’re] special.”

Alter (109 Franklin St. at Greenpoint Avenue in Greenpoint) accepts MasterCard, American Express and Visa. The store is open Tuesday through Friday, from 1 pm to 9 pm, Saturdays, from noon to 9 pm, and Sundays, from noon to 8 pm. Closed Mondays. For information, call (718) 784-8818, or visit www.alterbrooklyn.blogspot.com.

Updated 4:01 pm, November 10, 2010
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: