Origin Story: After graduating from FIT with a bachelor’s in Women’s Sportswear, Yissel landed an internship abroad with renowned costume designer Edna Mode. Under her tutelage, Yissel learned the all important rules to designing for superheroes: NO CAPES! Later she founded Fashion + Geekery (Now TheDesignerGeek.com) , a love letter to high fashion and the geek worlds that inspire it. It was while working in Milan that she discovered just how far the New York City institution of brunch had spread. There was something to this eggs and booze thing that was bringing people together even across the pond.  But who could she talk to there about Harry Potter…?

Brunch Drink: Mimosas. Bonus if it’s an unexpected twist on one.

Geeky Top Ten: Harry Potter, Fables, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Disney, Studio Ghibli, Portal, Play Station RPGs, Card Captor Sakura, Vogue

Anime Boyfriend: Julian Star