started her punk designing career in 1977 at a clothing store
called “REVENGE” it was in the East Village off St.
Marks Pl. in New York City. This was the beginning of the birth
of punk. When you walked into “REVENGE” you were greeted
by the blaring music of The Dead Boys, the Ramones, Elvis Costello,
the Sex Pistols and others.
would come in just to hang out, listen to music and find out where
everyone was going that night.
“REVENGE GIRLS” as they were called, were kind of
a gang of girls, we were about seven punk girls that ran the store
and were out on the scene every night. Either at Max’s Kansas
City, or CBGB’s. They knew everyone that was anyone.
was the in house designer and would make clothing out of zippers,
spandex, leather and vinyl. She was inspired by comic book heroines
especially Vamperella, you can see the influence in her vampsuits.
The spandex pants became the staple for girls and guys for the
next 10 to 15 years and started a major trend in stretch clothing.
media started to catch on and everyone wanted to photograph them.
Everyone in the punk scene was bombarded by press. All of the
unsigned bands that played CBGB’s were getting signed. This
was a great time in Natasha’s life.
then moved to her own self-named store on St. Marks Pl. with the
financial help of then boyfriend George. The store was an instant
success, with Dave Street, The comic from the gutter, behind the
got a lot of media attention on T.V in newspaper and magazines.
( you can view all the press on our news page) She did the first
punk fashion shows at The Mudd Club, Dancateria, The Limelight,
and Hurrahs. Now all legendary clubs. Club people, local and famous
musicians wore her clothes she made Joey Ramones leather jacket,
Debbie Harry of “Blondie” wore her dresses. The green
leather suit that she made for Frank Infante of “Blondie”
is now hanging in The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Famous celebrity’s
came in her store and her clothing would end up in videos on MTV
and in the press.
signature was unmistakable. Anyone who saw someone wearing her
clothing knew it was a “Natasha”.
and musicians would come in and hang out at her store; Dee Dee
Ramone posed and took some photos wearing some of her men’s
clothing. “The Misfits” then a new band would come
in and hang out; we were the first to carry their Tee shirts.
They became good friends, “Natasha” headquartered
their first” Fiend club” at her loft on 27th St.
store stayed open until the late 80’s. Punk was changing
it was time to move on……………………………..
TO THE RESURRECTION……
Has resurrected Her trend setting Punk Clothing that inspired
a generation of sexy, bold, and fiercely anti-fashion young
rebels who conquered the music scene in the in the late 70’s
and early80’s. Inspired by the new Punks and Goth Of the
new millennia, and creating the same on the edge looks that
made her an icon in the Punk scene. Her new anti-fashion reflects
the underground of today’s music and artistic rebels.
Today as then you’ll be unmistakable when you wear her
looks out to a club clothing or a concert or anywhere. You’ll
make a statement, every time that you put them on.………….
that reflect your rebellious side.