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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006

KEEPS ’EM IN    STITCHES

As the fashion world’s fascination with the styles of yesteryear continues and Brooklynites remain passionate about knitting and vintage emporiums, the time is ripe for Stitchy McYarnpants’s cautionary tale, "The Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A Gallery of Notorious Knits." Comment

GREAT VIEW, ITALIAN EATS       

If I were a real estate agent, I’d describe Pete’s Downtown as possessing "spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River." I’d mention its spot on a cobblestone street opposite the River Cafe. I’d point out the expansive walls of glass, and its roomy, tin-ceilinged dining room. Comment

FLUSH WITH FALL COLOR       

With the changing colors of autumn leaves, summer clothing is exchanged for fall apparel, but what about your makeup palette? Comment

WE HAVE ’LIFT’ OFF       

If doing what you love is the secret to success, Scott DiMiceli’s apres-snowboarding line of tees, hoodies and bandanas will soon be spotted at resorts all over the northeast. Comment

GETTING CHEEKY

Melanie Schrimpe - an alumna of Baked in Red Hook, and the now-infamous cupcake source, the Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan - has opened her own bakery in Williamsburg. Comment

FASHION MUSTS       

The fall fashion forecast is a bit dark and subdued, with occasional bright spots of color, according to industry experts who spoke at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch last month. Comment

WEARABLE ART?

Alicia P.’s suede breastplate is one of the many remnants of the fall fashion frenzy that transformed New York City this week. Displayed in "Art Refashioned," an intriguing exhibit in the gallery at Harriet’s Alter Ego clothing boutique in Prospect Heights, this beaded, cranberry leather-and-suede top (pictured) is not simply a sexy piece of clothing, but a work of art. Comment

STYLE ICON

Regular folk hoping to inject a little style and excitement into their lives needn’t try sneaking into those Fashion Week tents in Manhattan’s Bryant Park. Comment