A Royal Flush

How killer are these playing card clutches, made by Urania Giourmetaki for her label Urania Gazelli? Working out of her family’s plexiglass factory in Greece, it takes up to 12 hours for Urania to hand craft each clutch and even longer for custom pieces. We can’t wait to what other tricks the Greek designer has up her sleeve!

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Jack Wills Fall 2013

We were disappointed when Ralph Lauren’s Rugby retired last year – I mean, where else were we to find preppy and layer friendly fall staples? Enter Jack Wills, a moderately priced British clothing brand aimed at university students and which made it’s US debut just a few years ago in a handful of East Coast collegiate towns. Those years may be far behind us but that sure won’t stop us from indulging in a few crewneck sweaters and a couple of tailored tweed blazers.

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Audrey Kawasaki

Influenced by Japanese manga comics and Art Nouveau, Los Angeles based artist Audrey Kawasaki is known for her precise technical style. Her mysterious ladies, each painted onto wood panels with oil paint and graphite, captivate with their seductive eyes, flowing hair, and ghost like features.

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DIY Star Sandals

Star light, star bright . . . I wish I may, I wish I might. The moment I spotted Giuseppe Zanotti‘s suede caged sandals with gold stars, I had to have them. Then I saw the price tag and well, perhaps DIYing them was a more reasonable option. The biggest hurdle was tracking down large enough stars – which actually proved pretty difficult to find. So now that I’ve done all the hard work for you, I hope you give this one a try!

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East Village Renovation

What was once a hospital in the 1920s now is the home of writer Brad Goldfarb and Ralph Lauren’s chief retail creative officer Alfredo Paredes. This 2,500 square foot East Village duplex was transformed with the addition of large-scale french doors, a timber ceilings, industrial lighting, vintage furniture and of course, Ralph Lauren fabrics. Masculine charm at its finest!

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