Here's a new word for you or at least for me; bodkin. It's a dagger, needle or hairpin. Wikepedia calls it a sharp slender instrument for making holes in cloth or a blunt needle with a large eye for drawing tape or ribbon through a loop or hem. I really should have listened when my mom was explaining all the tools in her sewing room. Because I would not have needed this refresher.
Bodkin is also soon to be better known as the Brooklyn based label co-conceived and created by Samantha Pleet and Eviana Hartman. The two paired up last year when they decided to share studio space. It wasn't long after setting up shop they were brainstorming on a new line of clothes.
This industrious little fashion house is about to get their first catwalk. Rumor has it that the fall 09 collection will feature pieces made from organic wool, hand-vegetable-dyed (in Brooklyn) and fabrics made from recycled bottles among other things. And, even better, the stuff doesn't look like it should be covered in patchouli. If you're thinking you recognize the model in their latest lookbook, you are on track. It's non other than Lykke Li, my husband's favorite Swede.