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NYC (MANHATTAN): POP GOES THE SHOE STORE

By Nora Zelevansky / January 28th, 2010

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Oh, you lucky NYC ducks. As of February 10, you can quack, quack your way over to LA accessory Mecca (owned by shoe designer Kristin Lee, Joe Cole and Brady Cunningham), TenOverSix, and you don't even need a plane.  For a long while, quirky NYC gift shop The Future Perfect has inhabited a permanent pop up space at TenOverSix on Beverly Blvd and now the relationship will go both ways.

No, not in the kinky "goes both ways" way.  Get your mind out of the gutter, bird brain (get it, duck, bird?)  You know what I'm saying.

Anyway, TenOverSix has a two month long pop up shop inside The Future Perfect's new Manhattan location at 55 Great Jones Street.

The LA shop is really great and this one looks pretty cool too.  You know what they say: If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, then it's probably an awesome accessories store.

xo – N.

LA (BEVERLY BLVD): CRUMPLED TWENTY

By Nora Zelevansky / February 25th, 2009

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I sorta think the above flyer says it all, but just to S-P-E-L-L it out (in honor of my friend Roseanne, who LOVES to spell things out loud): my hood's (and perhaps the city's) best new-ish accessories shop TenOverSix is having a HUGE sale this weekend.

Now, I'm too po' and freelance to buy anything sadly, but those of you with actual jobs would be FOOLS not to take advantage.  Just look at the lines listed above!

Plus, the brick courtyard is super cute and if the weather is anything like today, it might just be nice to peruse.  Peruse away . . . and don't cry for me, Argentina.

xo – N.

P.S. Turns out that Kendo–that great women's limited edition sneaker store–is having a closing sale too.  Starting Thursday, sneakers are less than $40 each.  Sad.  But a great bargain, if you need sneaks.

LA (AND BEYOND): THE BEST TWIST ON CLASSIC STUDS

By Nora Zelevansky / February 3rd, 2009

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Your high school art teacher, in all her woven dashiki and asymmetrical earring-clad glory, taught you the importance of negative space.

Well, LA jewelry designer Adina Reyter turns that negative into a positive with her beautiful outline-only gold studs.  Born and bred in Cali, Adina tends to embrace (and then toy with) simplicity, subtly manipulating basic shapes–sorta like a young Elsa Peretti.  I've been a fan since I wrote her Daily Candy back in the day, after she instigated that whole circle necklace trend that celebs like Jennifer Aniston wholeheartedly adopted.

Now, I know what you're thinking: a stud is no big thang.  But Adina's designs riff on traditional all gold, bezeled gemstone or pearl studs.  Think classic country-club rich bitch with a rebellious streak.  (Uh oh.  Was that too revealing? Mean Girl at heart? Psych 101 anyone?)

Most importantly, they look beautiful on.  I wore a pair of rose-gold hearts religiously (now discontinued, I think) and received endless compliments.  I also covet her new "One Twist" collection, especially in rose gold (see below). But I'm a rose gold fanatic, if you haven't noticed. Check out the "Doves" and "Moons" too because, while she suggests a shape, she doesn't beat you over the head with an obvious interpretation.  And, in these cash po' times, one key accessory can really elevate that tired wardrobe from so boring you're going to scream to lovely.

Up next: a new "Butterfly" line is launching, as well as a murmured about new lower price point collection.  Adina is in boutiques EVERYWHERE.  Just check her site: it will inevitably direct you to some of the country's best accessory shops including must-visit LA spots (and some e-shops) like Fred Segal Santa Monica, Intuition and even chic (gasp!) Valley haunts like Belle Gray and Mimi & Hy.  (Wait–I just went to the Belle Gray site and I'm kind of scared–Is anyone else?  Turn the volume up!)

Also, randomly, Adina is kinda an Amanda Peet doppelganger, no?

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(Adina, Amanda Peet–Am I crazy?)

Anyway, lots of great accessories coming out of LA right now, especially Adina's simple posts.

Tell me about it, Stud.  

xo – N.

P.S. More top LA jewelry designers: C.C. SkyeSydney Evan, Bare (by Jeet Sohal)Jessica ElliotDevon Leigh and the list goes on . . .

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