Jenn Rogien

jen rogien costume designer

GUIDE TO BROOKLYN

With the wrap up of HBO’s show Girls Sunday night (the ending of which left some of us scratching our heads) we realized so much of the story arc may just be attributed to the details. The show’s Brooklyn setting clashed with certain details this season, such as Charlie’s sudden outfit change when he went from a ratty musician to an Internet entrepreneur or Adam uncharacteristically donning polo shirts and khakis in the wake of a more orthodox girlfriend. All these elements (whether we notice it or not) take the story further, which is why we chatted with the show’s costume designer Jenn Rogien. Who better to get a guide to Brooklyn from? Rogien lets us in on fun details like her favorite vintage stores, unlikely food spots, and where we’d most likely find the different characters eating and shopping…

What would be your ideal Brooklyn food day?

A trip to the Brooklyn Flea – the Vanderbilt Ave location – with lots of cash and a friend to share the ordering and eating.

The place for Sunday brunch…

Le Gamin in Prospect Heights, Olea in Fort Greene or Putnam’s in Clinton Hill

The best spot for people watching…

Beacon’s Closet

The place to go when you’re in the mood for a scene…

Reynards at the Wythe Hotel or any of the rooftop pools in Williamsburg

The place for drinks after a long day on set…

Radegast Hall and Biergarten

Favorite area in Brooklyn for food…

All of it.

The spots that transport you to a different time period…

The Hideout in Fort Greene and Weather Up in Prospect Heights for cocktails. Coney Island, Grand Army Plaza and the Williamsburg Bank building for general feelings of another era.

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