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One of our favorite designers, Stella McCartney recently designed a lingerie collection called STELLA and sold at Journelle. You’re invited to their store in Union Square store this Fashion’s Night Out to see the new Stella basics and pre-order the latest styles while enjoying refreshments and snacks.
And if you’re not in New York or can’t make it? I’m doing a giveaway of a pair of STELLA Tourist knickers courtesy of Journelle! To enter to win all you have to do is comment on this post and/or tweet “Hey @Katya_NYC I want to get into Stella’s knickers @shopjournelle!” Or look for my tweets and retweet!
Winner will be announced on FNO!
- double handle tote with snap closure
- footed bottom
- outside snaps to tuck top flaps for a closed top bag
- interior zip pocket
- strap 9″ drop
- dimensions 10.5″HX13.5″WX5.5″D
The contest starts TODAY and runs for a week. So how do you enter?
Sign up for our new email list here! We’ll be sending exclusive content and discounts out through this list. Additional chance if you follow me on twitter and mention this contest!
Good luck and have a great weekend!
This is what I’m talking about: Cards, $$$ or whatever else you want handy on you can be stored right here! It’s safe and convenient. And I’m giving one away! Just comment below, tweet about it to @Katya_NYC or comment on the StyleDefined NYC FB page for your chance to win!
The holidays are over and the January/February winter doldrums are about to set in. Which is why I decided it’s time to have another giveaway on StyleDefined NYC. This time it’s a croc embossed leather bag by Brahmin. I will admit: I have three Brahmin bags of my own, so clearly I am a fan of this company! Although it’s not as well known as other labels the quality of each bag speaks for itself.
The perfect essential mini bag for anytime. Simple and chic the anytime mini can be worn with shoulder strap for a day out or strap can be worn wristlet style for an evening look. Small enough to tuck into your everyday tote or used for travel.
Congrats to Dina J who won the Brahmin bag. This contest is officially over.
How much do we love the holidays? All the glittery, sparkly things…but when it’s time to take down the decorations don’t you still want a little shine in your life? This week I’m giving away this gorgeous cocktail ring by BesoBeso from the Moss Collection created in California by Jacqueline Brown.
Jacqueline’s first ready to wear design, and a BesoBeso essential. Aphrodite combines ripple effect detailing with sparkling semi-precious brazillian amethyst stones. Imported Mexican Sterling Silver or 18K Italian Plated gold. One size fits most. It’s both bold and elegant and will become an instant favorite.
Giveaway starts now and winner announced on Sunday!
Do it all for more chances…and good luck!
I recently discovered the AK Vintage line designed by Anna Korte, a Portland based jewelry designer. Since 2002, AK Vintage has evolved from limited runs of jewelry made from deconstructed vintage necklaces to full collections made from a mixture of authentic vintage parts, recycled leather and castings made locally from one of a kind vintage findings. Inspired by sustainable solutions, production for all AK Vintage pieces are kept locally, handmade in Portland, OR.
Anna draws inspiration from nature’s geometry, literature and the history and age of the vintage pieces she incorporates into her designs. Every AK Vintage collection is inspired by Anna’s current favorite poet or piece of literature, largely motivating each collection’s design direction and perspective.
This week I’m giving away the Temple Veil body chain shown in the large photo above. It has a great stacked vintage silver bar center-piece on an oxidized brass double-link chain with a hand cast AK tag and snap clasp. The fluidity of the chain contrasts with the strength of the center bars to create a truly unique and beautiful piece.
For your chance to win do any or all of the following!
- Comment on this post
- Tweet to @katya_nyc and include #akvintage
- LIKE the StyleDefined NYC FB page and make a comment on the Giveaway entry on the page.
WINNER ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY!
Hey kids, this is the first of what I hope is an ongoing event: giveaways of items that I truly love and think you will too.
If you remember a few weeks ago I featured the Sans Peur ring by Efva Attling. A piece of jewelry that I now wear daily! Efva is all about Beauty with a thought. The former Vogue model and Swedish pop star knows that a beautiful object infused with meaning is made more special. She hopes that you’ll expand on this idea to create your own narrative when you wear her pieces. I’m giving away this necklace MAKE LOVE NOT WAR TAGS. A unisex design, it’s two stamped silver dog tags that read “Make Love Not War” in braille on ballchain.
Efva’s thought: A message of love written in embossed printing. The contrast of the hard element of military badges with peaceful message. Blind for the seeing. Humour mixed with seriousness.
You can see more of her jewelry online or in NYC at her new store in the meatpacking district. For a chance to win this necklace do any of the following (more than one = more than one entry!):
- Comment on this post
- “Like” the Style Defined FB page and comment on this post on the FB page
- “Like” the Efva Attling FB page and comment on this post on the FB page
- Send a tweet to @Katya_NYC that includes #EfvaAttlingNYC
- Retweet any of my tweets (@Katya_NYC) that include #EfvaAttlingNYC
How easy is that? Good luck! Contest through Saturday and winner announced Sunday!
As someone who is obsessed with style I am often asked how it is defined or who has “it”. I don’t know about you, but to me it’s like the famous saying about porn “you know it when you see it”.
So I was utterly intrigued when I heard that ELLE Magazine Editors Joe Zee & Maggie Bullock were putting out a style book. While they are certainly more than qualified to discuss style I dreaded another book with chapter headings like “10 items every woman must own” listing staples like the little black dress (we know, thanks) and the timeless trench coat (yep –got that memo too!) Because while that’s all well and good that’s hardly where style lives! (read to the end of this post to see how you can score a copy of the book!)
Fortunately ELLEments of Style is not one of those rule books. Instead, Joe and Maggie created a gorgeous book that features 25 well known women in entertainment or fashion and let’s us see not only into their closets but into their homes and what inspires them. The photography is beautiful and I especially enjoyed seeing things like Erin Wasson’s handbags on the wall or the shoe collection of Dita von Teese.
I do have a couple of issues with the book and the first one is the subtitle: 25 Modern Fashion Icons on how to Dress, Shop and Live. Ummm…excuse me? Since when did sitcom stars become Fashion Icons? Is this simply a coastal difference in how we define a fashion icon? There definitely are some in here: Diane von Furstenberg and Charlotte Gainsbourg come to mind. And there is the aforementioned Dita von Teese who definitely has her own style. But can people who hire personal stylists –and even quote them in the book– be considered to be great style icons? I mean, who is making the look –the client or Rachel Zoe?
And I’m not saying that all style icons have to be older but in my mind they have to at least generally dress themselves and be known as having a great look/strong interest in fashion. The Olsen twins would be a great example. As is LA artist Rosson Crow. Which brings me to my second issue: Why are all of the people featured celebrities on some level? (if they weren’t called icons maybe they wouldn’t all have to be celebrities) There are so many girls with amazing style that dress themselves –many even well known bloggers (Tavi? Susie Bubble? hellooo???) Why not show truly audacious personal style instead of canned celebrime style? hmmm….just writing this is getting me slightly more annoyed with the book.
Okay! So not as to go off point here’s how I’d sum it up.
The good: some of the people are truly iconic and much of it is beautiful to look at.
The bad: their ideas of “iconic” are frighteningly mainstream.
The better: if you still think you’d enjoy the book (and really, you would despite my critique) I will be giving away 2 books courtesy of Avery/Gotham of Penguin Group USA. All you have to do is tell me who you think is a great style icon and why! Write a comment below or follow me on twitter and tweet it!