New York designer, Samantha Pleet skips the 'lively model hopping into cab' look book, in favor of a more direct aesthetic. This season, her Fall 08 look book is chalk full of Brooklynites (from bands like The Boggs and Apache Beat) lining up for their mugshot. They say modesty (think high necks, long dresses, thick tights) has been encouraged for the Fall 08 season and if there ever were a girl for the job, it would be Miss Samantha Pleet. The line is perfect for those local fashionistas who wear turtlenecks and long johns, like reading, and prefer the radio to their roommate's Wii games. If there's a stock character to make modesty look sexy, it's a proper New York nerd. To that end, we like Pleet's grown-up vibe, her penchant for librarian-esque costumery, and her signature usage of the ladies neck tie.