Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: Interview with Anisha Bhasin Mukherjee

This month, Law by Design interviews Anisha Bhasin Mukherjee, Co-Founder and COO of DRESS FOR THE DAY.                             First, the Law by Design survey: Favorite Designers:  I love mixing and matching pieces in all price points; some of my favorites come from: Chanel, Joe Fresh, J. Crew, Saint Laurent, Club Monaco, Parker, Black Halo, Zara, H&M and of course, the Gap!  My fashion motto is “you don’t necessarily have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks.” Favorite Weekend Activity:  Making brunch with my husband and going…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: Fashion Month in Review

This month, Law by Design takes a look back at the most fashionable month on the calendar.  With its back-to-back fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan, and Paris), September is officially Fashion Month.  Here’s a look back at some of the highlights: The Fashion Law Institute’s 3rd Annual Fashion Show.  On September 5, Fordham’s Fashion Law Institute held its third annual fashion show under the tents at Lincoln Center.  The show featured original pieces from independent designers (all of whom had received pro bono legal services from the Fashion Law Institute’s pop-up clinics), including Eden Miller (Cabiria), Katrin Zimmerman (Ex…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: Interview with Mariessa Terrell

This month, Law by Design interviews Mariessa Terrell, founding partner at SBC Law Group.First, the Law by Design survey:Favorite Designers:  Tracy Reese, Rachel Zoe, Balmain, Prada, Chanel, The Blonds Favorite Weekend Activities: Visiting retailers for my fashion column, retail therapy and writing for my blog, Yoohoo Darling. And now, for the interview!  L by D:  Thanks for taking the time to share your story!  Can you tell us about your law practice? I am founding partner of SBC Law Group, an intellectual property firm that specializes in trademark, copyright, and contracts for a variety of clients.  In 2003, I created…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: Interview with Ashlee Froese

 (Photo: JR Bernstein)                                                       This month, Law by Design interviews Ashlee Froese, a branding and fashion lawyer at Gilbert's LLP.  First, the Law by Design survey:   Favorite Designer(s): Michael Kors, Jason Wu, Aqua di Lara and an honorable mention to Zara (I can’t help myself). Favorite Weekend Activity: Give me a dance floor with some old school hip hop and I’m all smiles.  And now, for the interview! L by D:  Thanks for taking…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: The Summer Agenda

With summer just around the corner, Law by Design shifts gears this month to present The Summer Agenda --  a guide to what to read, see, and do to stay fashionably connected this summer. READ - Copyright for Artists: Quick and Easy Copyright Protection, an ebook written by Law by Design’s April interviewee, Sarah Feingold.- The Design Patent Lookbook, curated by Law by Design’s February interviewee, Sarah Burstein.- The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors – Law by Design’s March interviewee, Nicole Lanteri, is a fan.- Design: The New Frontier of Intellectual Property, an opinion piece written by David Kappos, former Director of the U.S.…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: Interview with Sarah Feingold

This month, Law by Design interviews Sarah Feingold, Counsel at Etsy, Inc.First, the Law by Design survey: Favorite Designer(s):  Etsy designers, of course!  I really like Xsilk, a shop that sells gorgeous silk tops and ombre tights.  I own a top from Xsilk, and I receive many compliments when I wear it!  I also have my eyes on a couple of pieces from The Knit Kid, a shop that sells some really cool, bright knit dresses.  And I’m a fan of my own jewelry designs, which I sell in my Etsy shop, Feingold Jewelry.  (L by D note:  Sarah’s jewelry…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: Interview with Nicole Lanteri

This month, Law by Design interviews Nicole Lanteri, Interior Decorator at and Owner of On My Agenda LLC.First, the Law by Design survey:Favorite Designer(s):  Muriel Brandolini, Genevieve Gorder, Miles Redd, Abigail Ahern Favorite Weekend Activity?  On Saturdays, I usually have a few client meetings so I savor every minute of my Sundays.  I love waking up really early.  I’ll either go for a long walk through Washington, DC with friends or walk to the Georgetown Flea Market with my husband.  Spending the rest of the day working through the Sunday papers and hanging out in our apartment makes for a perfect…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design: Interview with Professor Sarah Burstein

This month, Law by Design interviews Sarah Burstein, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma. First, the Law by Design survey: Favorite Designer(s)?  Right now, I’m really into Eugeni Quitllet—his designs are just so inventive and beautiful. And the Masters chair he designed a few years ago (with Philippe Starck) is one of my all-time favorites.Favorite Weekend Activity?  I just moved to Oklahoma last July, so when I have time on the weekends, I try to spend it exploring my new home. It’s an exciting time to be in the Oklahoma City area—there’s lots of new development, especially…

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Heather Celeste Mitchell

Law by Design

It's an exciting time to be an attorney with an interest in design. From academia to the courtroom, design has been at the center of several recent high-profile legal developments.  Consider: Fashion Law School.  Leading the way is Fordham Law’s Fashion Law Institute.  Launched in September 2010, the Institute offers cutting-edge fashion law programming, including continuing education courses, clinics and symposia.  And the enthusiasm for fashion law on campus continues to grow.  In 2012, NYU Law began offering a course in fashion law, and Loyola Law in Los Angeles is also launching a fashion law curriculum. Fashion Law Resources.  For…

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