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StyleBistro STUFF: Odette Double Arrowhead Ring

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Odette)We are longtime fans of artist Jennifer Sarkilahti's Brooklyn-based jewelry line Odette, which takes inspiration from natural forms and artifacts for dainty, utterly unique results. For her arrowhead ring, which feels like a wearable lucky charm if ever there was one, Sarkilahti carved a form out of wax before casting it in recycled brass, allowing the hand-crafted, textured blueprint to shine through in the final result. We love the idea of ordering this one a few sizes...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Liberty x Nike Air Max

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Nike)We're major fans of both Nike and UK department store Liberty, so everytime these two get together for their design collaboration series it usually results in that must-have feeling. These snappy kicks are no exception. We're loving the black leather detail (which has a no-nonsense "I'm here to sweat" aesthetic message) contrasted against the British brand's trademark paisley: because every workout could use a bit of dandy eccentricity to spice things up.Nike Air Max 1 Liberty...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Rosewood & Brass Bangle

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(Photo Barneys New York Warehouse)Something about this bracelet by upstate New York-based designer Karen London makes us feel like we should be buying a resort wardrobe while listening to Seu Jorge and prepping for a trip to Rio—which is not a bad idea at all, aside from the fact that our budget only stretches to the Seu Jorge record and the bracelet, thanks to the fact that we already own the former and the latter is on sale. Still, on these increasingly cold days, a little bit of luxury...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Andrea Garland Lip Balm Ring

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(Photos: ASOS)If the words "lip balm ring" take you back to a time when your first stop at the mall was the Hello Kitty store, you are not alone. But British designer Andrea Garland's take on the two-in-one bauble-meets-beauty tradition is a decidedly more sophisticated offering than the Sanrio variety. Her Hartley Hare design (pictured above) has a vintage Alice in Wonderland vibe we're seriously mad (hatter) about, and comes complete with an all-natural shea butter and sweet almond oil...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Oh Yeah! Made in Africa Clutch

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(Photos: Sass & Bide)Now that Austrialian brand Sass & Bide has officially staked its claim in the US by opening a store in New York's tony Soho neighborhood, we're thrilled to take advantage of the label's domestic shipping. Our debut purchase just might be the Oh Yeah! seed bead-embroidered clutch, part of the retailer's Africa With Love Collection. Hand-crafted in Kenya, the intricate bag is truly something special—and not just because it's created by skilled tribal women as part of the...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: SWANS Coffee Table Book

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(Photo: Assouline)We realize there is no shortage of droolworthy coffee table books on the market; however, we're finding British historian (and GQ luxury editor) Nicholas Foulkes' new book about bon vivants and their decadent, far-flung, post-WWII exploits particularly tempting. Maybe it's the saturated images of masked balls, Slim Aarons types sunning in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, and socialites posing on balconies in floor-length Pepto-Bismol pink gowns. We're planning to use it for...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Rag & Bone Rib Quilt Glove

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(Photo: The Dreslyn)Even if it's not officially glove weather where you are, this sophisticated pair of winter gloves by Rag & Bone will have you jonesin' for a cold spell. We love the quilted leather pattern—so Chanel—and the ribbed knit cuffs have a Cutting Edge ice-skating vibe we can never refuse. (What do you mean you haven't seen it? Remedy that immediately. Go on—we'll wait.)Rag & Bone Rib Quilt Glove, $275 at The DreslynRead Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: K/ller Plated Mirrored Rings

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(Photos: Courtesy of K/ller) Like some jewelry-centric Michelangelo chipped away at a block of brass to reveal tiny dimensional masterpieces, K/ller's hand-cast mirrored rings have a true one-of-a-kind-ness about them. We're picturing these stacked with a set of simple mixed-metal bands and above-the-knuckle rings for a layered, shamanistic look. Unintentional benefit: they will definitely act as a deterrent in a barfight. Brass and Rose Gold-Plated Mirrored Rings, $138 and $143 at K/llerRead Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Hansel From Basel Socks

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(Photos: Hansel From Basel)Sock season has been in full swing for awhile now, and we've already maxed out at least three tired pairs of gray trouser socks. So when we came across these cheery life-affirming styles from independent LA brand Hansel from Basel, we nearly lost our ankle boots. Our highlights include the label's made-in-Korea cobalt blue anklet socks, complete with puffy cloud-like dots (above left), and their Where's-Waldo-goes-animé stripey style (above right).  Puff CB Anklet...Read Full Story

StyleBistro STUFF: Saturdays Surf NYC Sweatshirts

By Melissa Goldstein on
(Photos: Saturdays Surf NYC)Like a fine wine, Ryan Gosling, or an episode of Arrested Development, a good sweatshirt only gets better with age. The above offerings from menswear lable Saturdays Surf NYC start off with vintage feeling designs: the NYNY style has a Run DMC-in-its-heyday feeling, while the USA option seems like something the guys on the rowing team at the Dead Poets Society school might wear. All of which means that they are pretty much guaranteed to triple in sartorial value...Read Full Story