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Fast Five with Rachel Godwin Becker

Rachel Godwin Becker’s, Founder & CEO of Laundrea, designs caught my eye when I went to a fashion show at Immaculata University. Becker’s dresses are machine washable and claim to rid the need of dry cleaning.. SAY WHAT?! Since it is a womenswear line, I’ll have to buy a dress for my mom to make sure it really is wrinkle-free after washing/drying!

What’s happening now: Becker is busy finalizing her holiday collection and starting S/S 14. Her pieces are making rounds on various news stations, but you can see what else she is up to HERE.

Laundrea

FAST FIVE

Ian Michael Crumm: What did you have for breakfast?
Rachel Godwin Becker: Croissant and fresh fruit.

IMC: Whose shoes are you wearing?
RGB: Currently flip flops! While working in my studio I usually stay pretty comfortable!

IMC: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
RGB: Reality TV and lots of it….sadly!

IMC: Where were you last night?
RGB: Last night I was working from home on some new sketches for Laundrea’s S/S 14 Collection!

IMC: What do you wear to bed?
RGB: No comment!

Laundrea

-IMC

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Fast Five with CHRISHABANA

Chris Habana, owner of his eponymous jewelry brand CHRISHABANA, designs jewelry not intended for your mother (unless she likes wearing spikes and body parts). Remember that ring I instagrammed during NYFW? Well now it’s spring, which means you can get it in stores or another piece on his web store.

What’s happening now: Habana is busy having his jewelry featured in publications like V MAgazine, i-D, ELLE, Dazed and Confused, Nylon, and The New York Times to name just a few. Fashion Week is approaching so a new collection must be in the works. I like keeping up with new designs on his Instagram. Maybe you will, too.

Chris Habana

FAST FIVE

Ian Michael Crumm: What did you have for breakfast?
Chris Habana: I don’t usually eat breakfast.

IMC: Whose shoes are you wearing?
CH: I wear the same shoes till they die. Seriously. I’ve been wearing these boots I got at a vintage store in East Village.

IMC: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
CH: Not guilty about it at all.. RU PAUL’S DRAG RACE!

IMC: Where were you last night?
CH: I met friends for burgers at a nearby bar.

IMC: What do you wear to bed?
CH: T-shirt and boxers usually.

@IanMCrumm

From the S/S13 collection. LOVE. THIS. RING.

Sick necklace

More images blogged HERE

-IMC

Fast Five with Denise Fike

Denise Fike, artist turned fashion illustrator extraordinaire, likes to station herself at social gatherings to sketch style setters and socialites. In a trip to her studio (SEE MORE IMAGES HERE), I learned about this caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Not wanting to disclosure too much information.. I mark down her Fast Five answers.

What’s going on now: Fike has spent a lot of time drawing larger than life fashion illustrations. Wanting to try something new, Fike has started designing jewelry! Thankfully I tried on her new rings and she snapped a picture (see below). Fike plans on developing her jewelry skills. Only DF knows what her next project entails; can’t wait to see!

Denise Fike by HugeE Dillon

FAST FIVE

Ian Michael Crumm: What did you have for breakfast?

Denise Fike: Four teeny-tiny scrumptious doughnuts that were left over from my studio party. Actually, it was seven doughnuts.

IMC: Whose shoes are you wearing?

DF: My husband’s

IMC: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

DF: Fresh popped, hot buttered popcorn, lots of salt, and Bookers Bourbon

IMC: Where were you last night?

DF: Sketching the ladies and gentleman of The Men’s Gardening Clubs Victory Dinner.

IMC: What do you wear to bed?

DF: Absolutely nothing!

Denise Fike's rings

Denise Fike Sketch

LINK TO MORE OF HER WORK

-IMC

Fast Five with Kristen Athena

Kristen Athena is who I like to call the “Karlie Kloss of Philadelphia.” This woman is in most of the fashion social media campaigns to come out of Philly. When not dominating the PA model scene, Athena can be found at photo shoots in NYC, hair shows in Miami, and other cities owning her image.

What’s happening now: Athena just finished shooting look books for a handful of designers including Marina Makaron Moscow and Tough Luv Clothing. She’s looking forward to shoots in warm weather and her magazine features in Gothic Beauty, Meuse, and Ellements magazines.

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FAST FIVE

Ian Michael Crumm: What did you eat for breakfast?

Kristen Athena: Yogurt with berries and an apple-cinnamon and oats compote

IMC: Whose shoes are you wearing?

KA: Charles Jourdan, vintage white leather slingback with a black wool cap toe

IMC: What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

KA: Buying shoes that are expensive and impractical!

IMC: Where were you last night?

KA: Tippling Place, having craft cocktails with one of my menswear aficionados

IMC: What do you wear to bed?

KA: Diamond earrings and Obsession by Calvin Klein

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She was also at the photo shoot I styled a few weeks ago! HERE ARE THE IMAGES

-IMC

Fast Five with..

I love sharing my fashion inspiration with you all and I want to give you insights into some of the people that compliment my fashionable world.  Every so often, be on the lookout for the Fast Five feature – where I’ll be featuring insiders that you need to know.

Fast Five (n): A series of five interview questions – intended to pull witty remarks from fashion insiders – created by Ian Michael Crumm.