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Bullet by La Roux


Town Asia




1 and 1/2 sticks lemongrass, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 
Juice of 2 limes 
1 and 1/2 teaspoons simple syrup, or to taste (recipe below)
1 paper-thin slice of peeled fresh ginger 
2 ounces Tanqueray No. Ten gin 
2 ounces club soda

Mixing Instructions:
Place lemongrass, lime juice, simple syrup, and ginger in a food processor, and purée. Allow to rest for 30 minutes. Pass purée through a fine strainer. Pour the juice into a shaker filled with ice, and add the gin. Shake well. Strain into a glass filled with ice, dilute with club soda, and stir to incorporate.

To make simple syrup: 
Combine 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil for a few seconds. Set aside to cool.


Jennifer Gold Mine gloves by 2BD


I recently acquired a disturbingly fabulous Alice & Olivia dress ridden with larger-then-life shoulder pads and a strikingly sexy open back. Just when I couldn’t have been more pleased with my find, Serena van der Woodsen just had to make me wish I had purchased it in green, when she dazzled in it on this weeks episode.

To make the dress my own again, I have been on a hunt for fingerless driving gloves to add a rocker edge to this 80s style dress. Instead, I happened upon a scandalous array of studs on everything from sunglasses to shoulder pads at  the online boutique 2BD. However, it was not until I saw their array of gloves, especially these Jennifer Gold Mine’ Gloves and the Chain Reaction’ Gloves that I was absolutely smitten.


Combat Boots by Rag and Bone

Consider Styling with:

Those who know me could safely say I am definitely not a ‘combat boot person’, but this irrefutable clash reverence and femininity, makes these boots a pair that I would love to hate.  After styling your new utterly wicked alter ego, with the help of a bag and dress by Alexander Wang and a disastrous necklace of chains by Fallon, you will love the you, you no longer recognize. 


Sample Sale ing

Let’s be honest…. who doesn’t love a good sample sale? And this weekend there are plenty to choose from:

What: Lela Rose
Why: Seventy-five percent off fancy outfits with a Southern sensibility.
When: Nov. 18-20. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 224 W. 30th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 13th flr. (212-947-9204).

What: Christain Lacoix
Why: Coats, jackets, pants, tops, and dresses from past seasons are 75 percent off.
When: Nov. 18-21. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: 260 Fifth Ave., at 29th St., grd. flr

What: Rebecca Minkoff
Why: Our girl with the mean bag-making habit unleashes her latest (which includes ready -to-wear).
When: Nov. 18-22. Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 17 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Ave

What: Inhabit
Why: Classic cashmere items are $80 (reg. $278-$328). Cotton basics are $50 (reg. $158-$198). 
When: Nov. 18 & 19. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1441 Broadway, b/t 40th & 41st Sts., 24th flr

What: Steven Alan
Why: Blowout featuring labels you love (The Lake & Stars, Sophmore). House-label shirts for dudes are $65; Demylee cashmere cardigans for gals are $90. 
When: Nov. 19-22. Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 87 Franklin St., b/t Broadway & Church St. (212-219-3305). 

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The Daily Bite


Pamela Love Fall 2009

Doing away with their bow clad attire, the prim young ladies of seasons past have instead favored a wicked discord of leather studded boots, tousled groupie hair and bleached vintage rocker tees. This darkly intoxicating It Girl, has allowed her modesty to take a back seat, instead transforming last season’s muse into her ultra rebellious younger sister. This thirst for a rougher facade has become increasingly dependant on cultivating a stash of go-to accessories, mandating an assortment of studded cuffs, rocker boots, heavily tangled oxidized chains and harshly buckled platforms be found in every Fall wardrobe.


Love in Her Own Designs









I was first introduced to jewelry designer and Rock guru Pamela Love while working on the Frank Tell Spring show during New York Fashion Week. For Tell’s collection an assortment of raven’s claws were sparsely styled against a backdrop of space-age sophistication. Copper clawed brooches and bracelets were paired with each look. Some modernized 80s references crept in, such as a barrage of one-shoulder dresses, which were styled with dark, yet deeply sexy bracelets by Love on opposing wrists. Stylist Natasha Royt, pushed the collection away from convention by harnessing the collection’s strong shouldered ensembles and adding a significant edge. Raven’s claws were placed just- so; each talon curling under, barley grazing the surface of the shoulder. These accessories channeled an allure and an ambience only reminiscent of Poe prose. 




“I think fashion is definitely going through a very tough phase. The popularity of Alexander Wang and Rodarte really show that there’s a more gothic or rock and roll, more morbid sort of curiosity in fashion right now. I think that translates into jewelry as well.”

             -Pamela Love 


Since Love’s recent exposure in both W and Vogue, she has become a commercial success. This downtown designer has quickly become the go-to girl for industry shows, contributing her creations to the shows of Zac Posen, Frank Tell and Yigal Azrouël

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