Rebecca Minkoff S/S 2011

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Last September, Rebecca Minkoff’s spring 2011 presentation at Lincoln Center’s “Box” showcased a collection exactly like most of us have come to expect: A mix of girly and sweet, chains and studs, mixed in with ladylike handbags and dresses. Only this season, there were shoes too!

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Sneak Peak: Rebecca Minkoff
One of my personal favorites.

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The collection was influenced by “a woman yearning for glamour, transfixed by reconstructed vintage and ’70s-inspired frocks.”

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Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast

Rebecca’s collections never disappoint. With the addition of more variety of styles, there is literally a bag for everyone in her Spring 2011 line.

See the full photo set here.

®2010 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Made Her Think S/S 2011

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Smashed Talon Chokers

For Spring 2011, designer Meredith Kahn’s Made Her Think collection was inspired by Gypsies and fortune tellers. Pieces even come with “spells” for good fortune!

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Not surprisingly, I’d wear pretty much every piece in this collection. I love that MHT jewelry staples like armor rings and stack-able bracelets are updated and made fresh again each season.

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Baguette Spine Bangles.

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Hampshire Coin Necklace.

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Some of the most unique rings I’ve ever seen!

Made Her Think continues set the bar for metal based jewelry. Other designers may garner inspiration, but there really isn’t anything like Meredith’s creations!

The Best of What’s Going on This Week: Last Minute Gift Shopping and Events

Tonight:
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More info here. RSVP to nycevents[at]madewell1937.com

Thursday:

Hear photographer Sante D’Orazio discuss his work with Derek Blasberg:
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Inven.tory hosts a party to launch Quail’s Holiday collection:
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Friday:

American Apparel’s Friends and Family Sale at the Houston St. Store:
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You MUST print the flyer to get the discount!

Shop, Dance, and Drink Free Guinness:

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Refinery 29 has a HUGE list of this week’s ongoing sample sales. Here are some of my best bets:

Made Her Think Sample Sale
What: Made Her Think’s pretty gems and baubles will be deeply discounted at this 2-day sample sale. Pick up the perfect ring or necklace for you and your friends, including the Siren ring (now 50% off) or a selection of past season styles like the Candy Skull ring (now 75% off).
When: Friday, December 18, from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, December 19, from 11 to 6 p.m.
Where: Made Her Think Sample Sale, 195 Chrystie Street, Suite 301-7, (between Stanton and Rivington streets); 212-228-2144.

Assembly New York Holiday Sale and Party
What: Be sure to swing by Assembly’s exclusive holiday party and sale where all designer collections will be 50% off. Scoop up sale merch from Endovanera, Chronicles of Never, Raquel Allegra, Slow & Steady Wins the Race, and many more. Plus, later on in the evening, enjoy drinks and music from the Storms!
When: Sale runs Thursday, December 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.; party runs from 8 to 10 p.m.
Where: Assembly New York, 174 Ludlow Street, (between Houston and Stanton streets); 212-253-5393.

Acne Studio Sale
What: Acne kicks off their end-of-season sale this week. Stop by their Greene Street boutique for up to 50% off their autumn/winter goods, including men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, denim, and accessories.
When: Sale starts Thursday, December 17
Where: Acne Studio Sale, 10 Greene Street, (between Canal and Grand streets); 212-625-2828.

Betsey Johnson Sample Sale
What: Take advantage of deep discounts on Betsey Johnson’s colorful frocks. Find sales of up to 75% off a Colorblock Charmeuse Strapless dress (now $50), a Ginger Snap Wool jumper (now $35), or a Polka Dot Printed Canvas tote (now $40).
When: Now through Thursday, December 17, from 10 to 8 p.m.
Where: Betsey Johnson Sample Sale at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, 6th floor, (between Broadway and 6th Avenue); 212-993-9251.

View the rest here.

Ongoing:
One of my favorite photographers, Ellen von Unwerth’s new book Fräulein was just released. Catch a retrospective of much of the same work at the Staley-Wise gallery. 560 Broadway, NYC. Through January 30th. Cost: Free! Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am-5pm.

Audrey Kawasaki: Hajimari—a prelude
Solo Exhibition. Gallery I
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th floor. NYC
212-243-3822
December 12, 2009 through January 9, 2010
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Made Her Think

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Just in case you missed the big sale last month at Save Fashion, jewelry brand Made Her Think, famous for their mix of edgy and beautiful is having a 60% off sale starting tomorrow at their studio on Chrystie street. I know I regret not picking up any of their amazing studded rings and necklaces, so this sale is not to be missed!

July 16th and 17th.
1pm—8pm.
195 Chrystie St (between Stanton and Rivington Streets) suite 307-1
(212-228-2144)

The Talon ring, which Rihanna has been spotted wearing:
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(She’s also sporting a Made her Think studded bracelet here!)

Studded Earrings:
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