I have this dress that I'm obsessed with - it's kind of tiny, with a bright floral print on the slightly tulip-ed skirt, and a cream bustier-ish top that's tight enough to let you get away without a bra. It has detachable suspender-like straps, and huge hidden pockets at the hips. Clearly, it's way too special for words, especially since the most typical reaction I get is "Oohh I love that!" followed by "Where's it from?" So here it is - One of the best small designers I've ever come across is Mollika Ruangkritya, the mastermind designer in Thailand behind what is possibly the most charming label ever, Kloset. For now, her only stores are in Bangkok, and US stores have only just started carrying her designs. But I highly suggest keeping the name in the back of your head for the next time you need something whimsical, funny, incredibly detailed, and utterly different from what everyone around you is wearing. A few choice looks after the jump - (couldn't you see that musical notes dress on Blair? Paging Eric Daman...)
NYC stores: Dr. Jay's (34th St), TG-170 (Ludlow St), Blush (Bleecker), Coclico (Mott St), Amalia (Prince St), Institut (Spring St) and Helianthus (LaGuardia Place).