OAK STAFF DIARY: MEGAN & SOBOTKA #2

In case you missed our first installment of Staff Diaries, we’re currently following OAK Bond staffer/fashion designer Megan Dodge as she gears up for unveiling her latest collection during fashion week. Megan’s label, Sobotka — a cosmic and whimsical collection fit for urban warriors and priestesses — has already gotten press from the likes of Bullett and The New York Times. This week Megan shows us around her “studio”, takes us to the jewelry district, and introduces us to the wild and wonderful world of ducklings.

1. This may look like a just a corner, but I like to call it my studio. As in, “Would you like to come over for a studio visit?”

2.This new lamp my roommate scored from her ex-boyfriend –I’m really digging it, and lukewarm Diet Coke, at two am. Blasting Katy Perry with my headphones on. And I do mean the “You think I’m pretty without any makeup on” and “Every February you’ll be my valentine” and “Got a motel and built a fort out of sheets” kind of Katy Perry blasting. Needless to say, I’m wearing skin tight jeans to work today and I’m going to pretend this isn’t embarrassing to admit.

3. Some girls have alarm clocks, and some girls have ducklings. This is how it works: they wake you up by screaming, “Why the fuck are you still in bed?!” then they slam your door so hard that you have no choice but to join them in the kitchen for chai tea, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and the smell of bacon. At seven thirty in the morning. This is how I get things done before work.

4. And late at night, when the going gets tough and you’re stuck and tired and frustrated and stressed, the ducklings will wake up from a nap and take you out for passion fruit italian ices. (Some girls are just lucky I guess)

5. Meetings with casters about molds up on 47th, getting dragged around by my best friend. She is a jewelry designer, and she loves the jewelry district-a lot. This is one of the many reasons why.

6. Friday afternoon traffic on the way to Oak from the jewelry district. I told her we should have taken the train. She never listens.

OAK STAFF DIARY: MEGAN & SOBOTKA #3