Dream Collective Studio
Dream Collective is one the lines we are so excited to have at the shop this year.
After a brief hiatus, Dream Collective is back with incredible gold, silver, brass, and enamel pieces that are at once ephemeral and deeply rooted in a sophisticated boho sensibility.
Handmade with so much love and spirit in Los Angeles, California.
These pieces are available now at the shop and will be available for online purchase soon!
We’ve been missing-in-action on the blog scene since last August (almost a year now). This year has been a whirlwind with so many *good* changes and we are so excited for the year ahead.
Here are some highlights…
This year we published our very first peper & parlor lookbook – it was so much fun! Be sure to keep your eye out for our next big project.
Late last summer we went on our first ever “team-building” retreat to Puerto Rico! We had such an amazing time at the Caribe Hilton, strolling down the streets of Old San Juan, and checking out the local scene at Piñones beach. Anne a.k.a. “big sexy” even got a free surf lesson, haaa! We also had a chance to meet some of Yomaira’s family in the mountains of Caguas, P.R. We can’t wait for the next trip.
We’ve also welcomed some really awesome new lines by independent designers. You’ll see dedicated blog posts to those in the future. One of the sneaky best-selling line is Upper Metal Class – handmade minimalist jewelry on the west coast by artist T. We also have a new staff member in the ranks! The peper and parlor newbie is Ashley. After a few post-grad years on the island of St. John she’s back on the continental U.S. and honing her retail and event planning skills. You’ll see her at the shop on weekends and some weekdays.
Our e-commerce site peperandparlor.com is chock-full of the best pieces in the shop. Our former staffer-turned-photo editor at Conde Nast, Brenda continues to blow us away with her photography and endless creativity.
Check out our site and tell us what you think!
There is lots more happening and we can’t wait to tell you about it!
Hey there dear friends! We hope your summer is going well and we hope you’ve plenty of time in the surf & sand!
Over here in Hoboken, we’ve been gearing up for fall in a serious way. Deliveries from Coclico, Chie Mihara, P.Monjo, Velvet, Burning Torch, Mother Denim, Mason by Michelle Mason, and others have been pouring in.
Below is one of our favorite pre-fall “looks”:
Mother Denim Corduroys
Mason Leather Front Tunic (available online soon)
Burning Torch Recycled Cashmere Sweater
Chie Mihara Bebeto Bootie
*thanks to our dear friend Beth H. for modeling this look for us*
Adriana (AKA: “Sid”) has been busting a grandpa fashion move at least weekly for the whole 5 months she’s been back working at Peper. This gorgeous dark-haired beauty has curves galore and knows how to dress them but at least once a week she unapologetically rocks a look she calls her “grandpa style”.
Pictured above: NSF boyfriend jeans, Clue layered-look cardigan, Clare Vivier bag, Tylho white blouse (in store only).
We caught up with her today to find out a little more about what inner voice she’s listening to when she buttons that shirt all the way up to her pretty little neck:
Girls: “Adriana, who is your grandpa and why do you want to dress like him?”
Adriana: “I’m deeply influenced by Archie Bunker”
Girls: “But that doesn’t answer the question.”
Adriana: “It doesn’t matter because my real Grandpa was a farmer in Puerto Rico”
Girls: “What is one grandpa piece that is crucial for the Grandpa chic look?”
Adriana: “Uh! Relaxed boyfriend denim”
Girls: “Does your boyfriend, John, ever want to dress like a Grandma?”
Adriana: “He probably dresses like his Grandma (Baci) in plaids and flannels.”
Well, not sure that answers a lot but thanks anyway, Sid!!!
I don’t feel wintery buy I don’t feel Springy. This is my idea of a great transitional outfit!!
Keeping it springy with: Tucker animal print top, NSF boyfriend jeans, Calleen Cordero booties, and favorite Mikal Winn necklace.
Mikal Winn necklace
Calleen Cordero booties
We’ve been busy buying fall clothes & shoes for the past few weeks. We’ve attended all the shows, visited all of our favorite showrooms, and labored for hours over what we’d like to show you next fall. It was all smooth sailing until Anne saw: THESE BAGS…
Adriana and I were lucky to witness Anne’s instant attraction to the bags in their natural fashion habitat. The photos document the encounter and the subsequent struggle. Needless to say, the bags won and Anne is still obsessively planning a counter-attack.
The dusty aftermath…(kind of adorable right?)
Worth a major mention is La Luncheonette in Chelsea. This French bistro has been around forever and has absolutely stood the test of time! After 3 trade shows this week and looking at countless cashmere sweaters, skinny jeans, leather bombers, and fancy sweatpants (yes, on EVERYONE’S fall line) we decided to treat ourselves to a fabulous meal on the west side of Manhattan.
Our lovely hostess!!
Melva, owner and wife of co-owner chef, was our hostess with the most-est! She clearly loves what she does and her customers (something I can relate to!!).
Our table had cassoulet, rack of lamb, frisee salad, steak au poivre, and a mushroom pate. Plus two bottles of cote de rhone and a fabulous chocolate dessert.
Where there’s smoke there’s fire!
Here is where we brainstorm on cocktail napkins all our genius store plans and schemes.
From our table is where we were able to bribe Yomaira’s hubby, Tacuma, to come drive us home in exchange for a delicious take-out meal of roasted chicken.
On this kind of fun and productive night we know why we have all come to find ourselves working side-by side at Peper.
Come for the ambience, stay for the butter…
We even got a tour of the butter-chamber where they have stored the biggest block of what we were told was the fattiest butter available in the US.
Thanks La Luncheonette!! 130 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10011
at 18th St.