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Tina Knowles shows Monika some cover love

Tina Knowles apparently got word from her daughter Beyonce that Monika Knutsson's Gilded Lace collection is a must-have-seen. On this cover of Ebony Magazine you see her wearing one of Monika's cuffs, the "Elian", which...

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Yes, it's changing...now meet the artists!

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100 Gates Project 

One month more, another month less - yet change is the only constant, in the Lower East Side presumably a bit more than in most other neighborhoods. In regards of all the fresh paint that we lately get to see before and after store hours, it's easy to...
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Crusoe Fall collection Launch event

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You are invited to a very special Launch event! On September 9, 6-9PM, we will host Maya Ahluwalia's Fall/Winter collection launch in our Boutique. Why are we so excited? Well first of all we love the direction her creations made as her pieces are simple, very wearable and so fresh-chic. But on top of that, we got to know the Non-Profit "Rocking the Boat", as Maya collaborated...

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It's getting serious: Air Guitar Finals

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Playing Piano? -tres chic, Monsieur. Fiddling the Violin? -very sophisticated, honey. Claiming the title of US Air Guitar Conference Champion? SICK DUDE!!!
 
Yes, it is the post season of competitive airguitar! Take this epic event as a living proof that the Lower East Side rocks harder than your average neighborhood!

 

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Cut it out!

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Today I met Rob from the Southern Italian Restaurant "Sauce", located on the corner of Rivington and Allen. I am sure you've been there, probably sitting outside enjoying the sun. Rob is so proud of his new sandwich menu that he invited me over for a free lunch so I could try it.

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LES Day Life Event: Sunday, June 14th

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DayLife Event "Lower EAT Side" this Sunday!

DayLife is once again kicking off the summer season with its annual outdoor LES celebration. This year’s event, sponsored by ConEd and G-Shock, is being called “Lower EAT Side.” 

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Now this was awesome!

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We did it!

After months of preparing this event, countless phone calls, emails, sleepless nights and the constant reminder that real friends are there for you when needed, we have this event in the books. A picture says more than you know what, and the collage above makes for a good recap of the night minus the...

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Introducing "The X-Project"

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More than any other field of expertise, being a mother will narrow down your list of people whose opinion you trust. Your parents' view mattered a minute ago and your best friends belief counted a million times, but when your child needs help things can change. Meet Jennifer Ford, a staple on my quick dial in all things baby. 

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ASB Fundraiser, May 19th: Vintage Circus Party!

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On May 19th, we invite you to a very special event: The ASB Foundation will celebrate a Vintage Circus Party where the golden days of Artistry and Carnival will be relived...

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The fake gun shop message

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Of course we were nosy as hell when the retail space at 149 Orchard, basically right across the street from us, was transformed into a gun shop and hosted a media team for two days. Allwe were able to find out was that this was a commercial, but no one knew what for. Finally, we found out yesterday what it was all about and thought this is definitely a strong message that should be shared...

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Yaf Sparkle at Sandra Bookman's "Here and Now"

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When a mutual friend told Sandra Bookman, the host of abc7's "Here and Now", about the ASB Foundation she reached out to me and...

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Rosario Dawson wearing Monika Knutsson in O'Mag 04/'15

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Monika just sent us this beautiful editorial feature, from O'Magazine 4/2015 which has a special feature on Cuban fashion...Rosario Dawson chose to wear Monika Knutsson's Camille earrings for this picture...click "read more" to see the full image!

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Valentine's Gifts Decoded / The truth behind his treats

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What His Valentine’s Day Gift Says About Your Relationship / Pt.1: Perfume

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LEOPOLDINE: The Story Behind Beyoncé’s Earrings

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Monika Knutsson, the designer behind the jewelry collection Gilded Lace, was thrilled that Beyoncé chose some of her pieces to wear on stage at her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. The jewelry had come a long way from the lace’s creation in the 1920s, to becoming forgotten vintage lace at a Parisian fleamarket, and eventually ending up on the world’s most famous superstar. The LEOPOLDINE earrings have quite a story to tell.

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Yaf Sparkle @ The Lo-Down Shop Talk

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We made the local press, read on to see what the Lo-Down NY is thinking of our Boutique:
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Crusoe Jewelry editorial: Exit Magazine 11/2014

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As spotted on Instagram: "Stylist @almudenagg, showing off the stunning spread from Exit Magazine that she styled featuring the #crusoejewelry #newport #statementring in #bronze" ...you like?

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P.S. I want this

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A couple of weeks ago, Erica Domesek of "P.S. I made this" from AOL on style's video blog stopped by to shoot a bit for her style blog. We proudly wanted to share the final version of the short movie that we became a part of, it is about chic boutiques in NYC...check it out here 

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Orchard Street revitalization has begun

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The revitalization of Orchard Street has begun...more or less...

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Pickle Day 2014

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Pickle Day 2014 ahead! Mark your calendar: Sunday, October 19th, 12-5pm is Pickled Day time!!! Pickle Day began as a tradition in the Lower East Side in the late 90s. The event was never ...

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Brand Spotlight, Crusoe Jewelry

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Brand Spotlight: Crusoe Jewelry Crusoe Jewelry, inspired by the distinctive hardware and unique shapes of the maritime world, is a fashion jewelry brand designed by Brooklyn native Maya Ahluwalia. It was a fateful trip aboard her sailboat, Crusoe that inspired Maya to combine her love of jewelry, design and craftsmanship to create the marine-inspired collection...

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October is Pink!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Being the second leading cause of death among women (heart diseases being first), Breast cancer is a real threat to all of us as 1 in 8 women will have to face such diagnosis in her lifetime. Here is the good news: when detected early, the survival rate goes up to 98% !!! ...

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