NYC Designer Models Garage Finds In Her Cool Chinatown Apartment

During Thanksgiving, shoe designer Ce Ce Chin came to stay at the seaside garage. Our mutual friend was getting married down the street and she needed a place to crash. I told her I've give her the master bedroom with a jacuzzi, but she probably didn't anticipate stepping into a giant house full of vintage everything.  

After the wedding Ce Ce shopped the garage walked away with a few finds, such as this white beaded top (above). She told me she calls it her Tai Tai top, which means "wife" or "lady of the house" in Chinese. What a great name for such a top!

The super cool Ce Ce is the creator of 80%20, her cult shoe line. OMG I am drooling over the geometric desert boots this season! Check out the profile of Ce Ce's small but way chic NYC Chinatown apartment on Refinery 29.

I love the way she's integrated the past with the present. What's most fascinating about her place is that it's the same apartment her grandparents raised her dad. It's been in the family for over 50 years -- you can imagine how rad the rent must be -- and still houses remnants of their family past. There's the pencil sharpener that her dad used as a kid, a build-in Acme safe in the wall, and antique Chinese medicine which she suspects belonged to her grandmother.


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