Category Archives: Jewelry

The New Yorker – Today’s Polyvore

In the spirit New York and your new favorite blog NYCityGurl, I give you my latest Polyvore set ‘The New Yorker’ LOVE!

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EQUIPMENT sheer long sleeve shirt, 210
Maison Martin Margiela vest, $1,525
Rag & Bone corduroy jeans, $175
Alaïa studded boots, $2,220
Givenchy duffle bag, $2,030
Hermès tourmaline jewelry
Lanvin jewelry, $920
Tom Ford acetate sunglasses, 153
Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss, $45

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Kim Meets Alaia – Today’s Polyvore

In the spirit of all the latest gossip surrounding Kim Kardashian’s divorce I thought it fitting to create a polyvore surrounding her & some of my latest obsessions from Mr. Alaia! Hope you like it! Maybe a potential court outfit? (just kidding…) Kim anytime you want to give me a shot as your stylist I’m available!

Kim Meets Alaia

Alaïa sleeved dress, $4,827
Azzedine Alaia black bootie, €1.560
Alaïa tote handbag, $4,770
80s jewelry, $900
Tom Ford retro style sunglasses, €299
Tom Ford Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Decanter 250ml, 270
Tom Ford Beauty Lip Color, Black Orchid, $48
Tom Ford Beauty Nail Lacquer, Bordeaux Lust, $30

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Best Valentines Day Gift Ever! – Gabriel Urist

Fuck flowers… or fuck roses (I’ll take orchids)… but no seriously all I wanted for Valentines day was something from one of my favorite jewelry designers… Gabriel Urist! I’ve been a huge fan for like three years now, and of course when I saw these about a year ago I knew they were made for me… so this V-day I texted/e-mailed my boyfriend for three days straight so that he couldn’t mess this up, and in fact… he delivered! I’m the happiest little gurlie in the world because I’ll be rocking my Wu-tang earrings during fashion week this season… leaving the CC’s at home 😉
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Check out all of his amazing work at his website: Gabriel Urist

Tarina Tarantino – God Bless America!

Who doesn’t love Tarina Tarantino! Fun, colorful, chunky, and loud, an instant conversation starter that’s for sure! Every time I wear my Kid Robot “I love a mustache” necklace I always get comments… and most likely from cute boys 😉 Anyways the purpose of this post is to tell you about my love for her recent line “Liberty Loves Company” came across if about a month ago, just in time for election season. This jewelry is sure to make a statement, while showing your American pride. The collection of course boasts the colors red, white, and blue, and features our faithful president Lincoln, Lady Liberty, and of course everyone’s favorite Uncle …Sam… With the November 4th election quickly approaching I thought this would be perfect for your next purchase!

Happy Voting!

Go America!

Long Uncle Sam Medallion Necklace $220

Uncle Sam Drop Earrings $80

Three Row Liberty Cuff Bracelet $165

Now these are only three of my favs… but I really adore the entire collection…

VIEW THE WHOLE COLLECTION AND SHOP HERE AT TARINATARANTINO.COM

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Hot New Designer Watch: ASLI FILINTA!

Since I’m all about new designers, and hot undiscovered talent here’s a great new designer for you to check out!

Born in Adana, Turkey she moved to Ankara when she was 18 to study Economics at Bikent University. She then moved to Istanbul to work in 2001. She began designing jewelry, which eventually lead to clothing and prints. Upon moving to New York City to live she developed her techniques further by attending classes at the proclaimed Parsons The New School. Now based out of New York she is designing women’s clothing and accessories.

Asli on her collection….”The oriental look of Istanbul allows each design to carry a proprietary exoticness dreaming up in the cross-cultural trends of the time in New York City. Besides the overflowing creativity and experimentation, there is receptiveness to new ideas. Some intangible elements of the time make it unique.”

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“One common belief within the collection is anti-conformity and the major influence for my designs came out of the DIY culture of the arts.”

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Oh my the tanks with the fringe are too die for right!? Where can you get your hands on these fabulous designs!?? That’s exactly what I wanted to know… Check it out!

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869 Washington St. Meat Packing District New York, NY 10014

Pixie Market

100 Straton St. New York, NY 10002

Pixie Market LA

7950 W 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048

Rodeo Wares

379 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Please check out her fabulous website for contact info, because you should probably get this collection in your store asap! You will definitely see me rocking some of this in seasons to come!

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P.S. – Our little secret… Heidi Klum and Lindsey Lohan absolutely loveee Asli Filinta hats!

Fabulous Photo credit. Ebru Yildiz.

Sample Sale-ing

So yesterday was my first official ‘full day’ to get back in the New York groove… wait hold on… “I’m back! back in the New York grooove!…I’m back! back in the New York groove…!” (okay that’s it I promise) So of course what better to do on your first day back but shop til you drop! Me and my friends went Sample Sale-ing (yeah I know thats not a word) and we did a very good job! I swear sample sales are like God’s gift to women!!!… and some men.

First we went to the Intermix Sample Sale. It was the last day of the sale so everything was on mega mark-down and I mean MEGA! The deal was if you have purchased at least 3 items you get an extra 50% off your shoes, 30% off shirts and 40% off dresses off of their already crazy marked down prices. They still had a ton of stuff left. I got an Ella Moss tank that was originally $98 for only $17.40, I got a cute black Tart shirt for going out that was originally for $29.40, and two Young Fabulous and Broke jersey type dresses…originally $110, and $115 for $21.30 each.

Now the best part is the SHOES! My favorite part of every sample sale. I got a pair of gray leather Velcro strap and wood heel Chloe pumps for—wait for it—- $34 dollars! Yeah thats like a $600 dollar shoe for only $34! I was dying! I think the person ringing me up messed up a little I think it was supposed to be 50% off of $150 (which was the final mark-down price for Chloe) so they should have been $75 but, o well!!! 🙂 Then I got this other great pair of denim, like tye up wedges by I’m ashamed to say I don’t know that were originally $198 for only $30! Then I got a $200 necklace for $20 and a $110 bangle for $9. Pics below!

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Here is a similar look off the runway from Chloe Fall 06′ and hell I’ll take an old season Chloe heel for $34 any day! anytime!

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After the Intermix sale we headed to the Barney’s Warehouse Sample Sale. They had a pretty good selection of clothes and some nice shoes as well. There were several things that I wanted but than I decided why not wait till the last day because then everything might be more on sale then normal, and if it’s fate I can get the Louboutin wedges and Marc Jacobs boots I wanted. My male friend made out very well at the sale and it is definitely something I would recommend for the guys to check out, they give you a great selection.

I did pick up one thing for the most adorable 2 year old cousin in the world. It’s a little bitty hoodie by ‘Blair Wearz’ and they are so cute! The closest she’ll get to Bape I guess. It was originally $108 and I got it for $20. It is sooo cute!

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Now imagine that on a 2 year old! Haha. So I made out good so far with the sample sales, and I cant wait for the Showroom Seven one and the last day of the Barney’s one. I will keep you updated! Any one else out there get lucky at a sample sale!?? tell us about it!!

Question — Answer: September Sales?

Question:

I’m going to be visiting New York on Sept 1. Do you think I’m going to get super bottom of the barrel stuff because of the season change ? or do you think there will still be a good deal of stuff to buy up.

Answer:

There will still be stuff on sale for sure but, I think that sales definitely tend to come to an end near the end of August. Unfortunately you may be looking at some bottom of the barrel sale merchendise. I would still assume that stores will have some sale section or rack still going. On the good side, it will probably be on mega sale, the most they plan on marking it down, so you might get better deals. You may however have to do some extra digging to find some good pieces. Definitely go down to SoHo and check the boutiques you may get lucky. I would also highly suggest searching out sample sales. If you head down to SoHo you can almost find a sample sale every time!

Here are some going on during your visit:

The Barneys Warehouse Sale is nearing its end during your visit. 
Some New Yorkers do all there shopping at these sales! Get ready to push for men’s and women’s clothing, footwear, accessories, baby stuff, and housewares at 50-75 percent off.
 It goes from Aug. 16 to Sept. 3. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 10:00a.m.-7:00p.m. It’s located at 255 W. 17th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. (212-450-8700). They replenish the merchandise daily so you could still find some good items.

This is also the time of the year for the Showroom Seven Sample Sale, it takes place from Sept. 4 to Sept. 14th. Weekdays & Saturdays 10:00am to 7:00pm. Cash, Visa, M/C and Amex. (Photo ID required for building access) Here you can get designer sportswear and accessories at wholesale & below. Brands include: A&G Cashmere, Charlotte Solnicki, Charlotte Ronson, Clarendon, Erickson Beamon, Issa, Margret Loves…, Mona & Holly, Orla Kiely, Romeo &Juliet Couture, Sharon Wauchob, Soundgirl, Tara Subkoff for Easy Spirit, Tony Cohen, Vintage Frocks, and tons more. It’s located at 498 Seventh Ave. 24th Floor (b/t. 36th and 37th) Showroom Seven

Check out dailycandy.com for updates on Sample Sales.

Also if you are unfamiliar with shopping in New York City remember that there is no sales tax on clothing and accessories under $110.00. (That’s per item) So it’s great to do tons of shopping at your regular stores like Urban Outfitters or H&M (where all items are under $110) because your not paying tax like you would at home. (You’ll also almost always find great sales at these stores) Also shopping at stores like H&M in the city is most likely different from your home town. Places like NYC and Chicago have much bigger selections! Also not all stores carry the co-designer collections but you’ll definitely find them at the H&Ms in NYC.

p.s. Check Macy’s they are bound to have some great deals!

Hope that helps, have a great time in NYC! Please leave comments on other tips and tricks you may have that might help our friend out!