Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Dance Dance Dance

Ok friends, I am going to out and dance 'till my skirt twirls!

Photo: Regina Relang

Photo: Hanns Hubmann

Photo: Zoe Leonard

Eyes that burn right through you

Photograph: Regina Relang

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

STELLAAAAAAAH (said in my best Marlon Brando)

If I were to describe this store in one word it would be SEXY..... but since I'm a little mouthy I'll give you a couple more! Open less than a year Stella Filante is stocked with items that will make your man (or potential man eyeing you at the end of the bar) swoon! Sparkles and studs galore (holiday dresses anyone?) it's like candy for the eyes. They have the biggest collection of Antik Batik which is enough of a draw in and of itself. The shop is huge, especially for lower east side standards, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully laid out. It has a subtle modern aesthetic and the perfect amber lighting and use of natural wood in the design give it a really warm and welcoming feel. You could spend the whole afternoon here going in and out of the dressing room while you and your girl friends play runway, rifle through the seemingly endless inventory and lounge out on the plush leather couches. I went here on a Friday night with my only plans to go home, sit on the couch, stuff my face with popcorn and watch a cheezy flick. Yet once my eyes were tantalized by all of Stella Filante's saucy options I was having visions of calling up all my ladies, throwing on that sequined gold backless number (see below) and finding out where the nearest party was.... Stella Filante just seems to have that effect! (Alas I still found myself on the couch that evening covered in popcorn kernels but that's an issue for another post maybe..)

Stella Filante
between Stanton and Rivington
Ludlow street

Even the mannequins are kinda hot

Spotlights to make you feel like a Star

and here are the clothes to seal the deal


I am always a fan of a half off sign...
Stella has a whole room!
Full of some pretty yummy items!

Get yourself ready to wanna slap on a bit of lippy and a pair of heals and get yourself down to Stella Filante. Copy/Drag this PDF below, print and bring with you on your next visit, Tell them Taryn sent you and enjoy 15% discount! on anything in the store!! Thank you to all the lovelies at Stella Filante welcome to the neighborhood and see you soon!

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other markdown sales. For example on black Friday when I hear that everything will be 40% off!!!! What?!!

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Shop NYC: Hallelujah Alya!

Remember my friend Alya? The sexy mastermind behind the custom made leather goods of ABK. I am absolutely tickled to announce that she has just this week opened up her own store!
Nestled on an unassuming street (yet a serious up and coming little neighborhood). Alya has created a little santuary of creative design. You could practically miss it strolling by. With just some plants poking out from the store front I almost mistook it for an herb shop, which is quite charming actually. Everything about the shop is gorgeous, rustic and inviting. Stripped down to it's bare bones it feels like a well lit, cozy and warm old work room. It just reeks of old school charm.

ABK NYC 105 Henry street
(between Rutgers and Broadway) closest train the F to East Broadway
Open Weds-Sun 12-7pm
Mon&Tues by appointment only

All of Alya's leather work is hand made and hand dyed making each piece unique and genuine. Because of the nature and quality of the leather and her expert handy work these are items you will have and cherish your whole life.

Alya also sells beautiful hand knits from her home town of Belarus
I go gaga for the shoes! I must have at least one pair.
Hmm..... but which ones? They are all so delectable!
Oh Love Love!

The Beautiful crafts women hard at work

I commented on how I loved the look of the pots and the tarnished christmas tree decorations on the floor. These too are all for sale. Alya said that she wanted everyone to feel that they could leave with something. Even if the pricer custom made items are a bit out of your range you can still take a little piece of ABK with you by buying a ornament or a book or a vintage pot! I love this in that it gives such a warm and welcoming feeling.

Congratulations Alya! I am super excited! Go visit and tell Alya "Taryn sent you" and you get 10% off anything in the store! Happy shopping and "Dasvidaniya"!

~taryn xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

NYC "Chic" ks

As if I needed another reason to love the city in which I was raised. Check out this incredible line of women's luxury basics created by 2 cool chicks from NYC.... sigh. See their full line called APiece Apart Here. Simply Perfection.

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