last night, doyle & doyle's elizabeth doyle and irene pamela doyle revealed the second exhibit of an in-store series. this one, “sentimental rings: from birth to death and in-between,” highlighted antique and vintage rings spanning multiple time periods to show how the jewelry was able to convey feelings of celebration, love, longing, commitment, loyalty, honor, and loss. dividing into five categories —  birth & childhood, memento, love token, courting & marriage, and death & mourning — many of the pieces came from the personal collections of doyle & doyle and gemgossip's danielle miele. 

the exhibit is now open to the public.

  • dates: october 9 through november 9 
  • location: doyle & doyle, 412 west 13th Street
  • hours: 12-7 daily and 12-8 thursdays
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last week at a “happy hour” hosted by dolce vita and tumblr, i fell in love. i cannot find these flatform-like sneakers anywhere online but have officially peeled my eyes.

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allow me to interrupt my regularly-scheduled updates to focus on fried dessert: mm.la fleur has parnered with carpe donut nyc to provide fresh apple-cider donuts and coffee this week. the tie-in is clever —  from the press release: this partnership blends the best of both worlds: carpe donut nyc uses the highest-quality organic and locally-sourced ingredients and is made in nyc, and mm.lafleur uses only the finest fabrics from italy and japan and makes its products in the heart of the garment district. whoever said “fashion and donuts don’t mix” clearly never accessorized a gorgeous dress with an autumnal donut” — and i never complain about free food, so see all details below. 

  • follow @mmlafleur on twitter and instagram to find them each morning
  • until friday, september 12th
  • 8am - 11am (or until all the donuts and coffee are gone!)
  • the first 400 people to show up will be rewarded with free treats

official schedule (subject to change):

  • 9/11: broadway btwn 50th and 51st streets
  • 9/12: broadway btwn bleecker & houston streets
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pics from last night (with closetcollage).

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last night, nars cosmetics (the company that pays my bills) celebrated 20 years of audacious beauty with an event that required me to don my best ‘pr girl black’ in order to assist an eclectic crowd of models, socialites, designers, and various people cooler than myself. the gallery space in which the party was held was speckled with iconic images lensed by mr. françois nars himself, the brand’s founder and creative director.

my feet still hurt but beauty is pain, you guys.

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nars’ 20th anniversary party with barneys was fun. too much fun, i think.

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i told you i would — last night, shinola revealed its pop-up with scout la, a curated collection of vintage american classics so full of texture, i had to literally be dragged away from the racks (i’m not made of money, you know). sincerely, if you happen to be near the shinola flagship on franklin street, stop by and experience these clothes in-person because they are truly a sight to behold.

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in preparation for fashion week, i thought i’d post this exciting opportunity, which is open to the public and definitely one you should check out if you’re in the new york city area next week. scout la curated a special vintage collection featuring pieces designed by such american designers as bill blass, geoffrey beene, and teal traina in addition to shooting a gorgous lookbook for it. in celebration of this launch, my friend erin will be hosting an event where you’ll get the chance to check out the clothes in-person.

  • when: 9/3, 7:30-9pm
  • where: shinola new york, 177 franklin street
  • rsvp to rsvp_nyc@shinola.com
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why not start off the week with a preview, shall we? i recently attended the reveal of brahmin's fall 2014 collection, a compilation of wearable (and affordable!) styles that are slowly revealing themselves on the brand's website and i see no reason why you shouldn't ready yourself for the autumnal season by scooping these up right now.

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just as the heat of the season set in last week, i attended my very first capwell & co. event. if you aren’t familiar with the costume jewelry brand, get to gettin’ — i have no doubt it will quickly become one of your go-to affordable jewelry go-tos.

click here to get a peek at its upcoming fall 2014 collection.

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