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OMG that LBD again: BYT NYC Style Challenge

Designer of that infamous little black dress for The Uniform Project, Eliza Starbuck is at it once again with the You Bright Young Things Style Challenge. She decided it was time for a number of us New Yorkers to go womano-a-womano with our own little LBD styles. The nine of us sashayed ourselves down to Cobblestones consignment & vintage shop for some additional accoutrements. See what we came up with at the BYT blog and vote for your favorite style challenger on Facebook

Cobblestones consignment & vintage boutique. Photo: Jane K.

The BYT NYC Style Challengers

One of my personal looks: A vintage diamond cotton dress, the LBD, vintage hat with flower, my a.d. schwarz African blackwood cuff, and one of my own vintage belts that I picked up at Fluke in Brooklyn (another great little vintage boutique). 

The Bright Young Thing Style Challenger: Summer Rayne Oakes



Bird is the word

One of my favorite Australian designers, Rachel from Bird, has just re-launched her website and it’s a spitting image of their cozy little storefront. If you’ve read through the pages of Style, Naturally, you would have immediately recognized her signature prints. Promise me that if you’re in Australia, you’ll take a beeline Bird-style to Surry Hills. Even if you are not in the shopping mood, you’ll at least stare in wide-eyed wonder of the store’s magical landscape of whimsical hand-printed organic cotton clothes, linens, notions and other novelties. When I was there back in June of last year I was certain a Beatrix Potter character would have nosed its way through the store - or some nymph or naiad would stretch its tiny limbs on one of the many printed notecards. Bird is definitely more than a store - it’s a state of mind that will let your flights of fancy soar.

For a video of the shopping day, click here.

Beauty is a form of genius — is higher, indeed, than genius, as it needs no explanation. It is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon.

Oscar Wilde

Photo credit: Matt Sundin