Of a Kind

Memory Knot Ring by Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer for Of a Kind

BUY / 50 of a kind / $90

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Weather Vain: Chicago, Illinois - 44 With a Chance of Rain

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+ An Each x Other trench as white as the tablecloths at Pearl Tavern.

+ Ah, these Dieppa Restrepo loafers! The color of some GT Fish & Oyster king crab legs.

+ The perfect, easy-fitting black silk pants c/o Raquel Allegra.

+ A Carven shirt just crisp and business-y enough for the West Loop.

+ What do you know: a two-finger ring, from K/LLER, that’s actually a breeze to wear.

+ A Jenni Kayne blazer in Cubs colors—cause it’s officially that time of year, guys.

+ Shoulder bags—not great for layers. A backpack like this Jerome Dreyfuss one—a whole lot better.

+ This Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet = just weird enough for the out-there cocktails from Aviary

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Track Star: Glasser

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The Vibe: Cameron Mesirow, better known as Glasser, seems straight out of a surreal dream. Her newest album, Interiors, is icy, haunting, and gorgeous in a chilling sort of way. And, since that record’s inspired by architecture, it’s hardly shocking that she loves structure—her look’s all about interesting lines and sharp prints.

The One-Song Intro: “Shape”

The Look, Recreated: This trippy dress from House of Holland, this big, bold necklace by Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, and these LD Tuttle ankle boots. —maitri mehta

Looking to discover more stylish musical ladies? Click on.

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Gift List: 17 Designers Share the Presents That Have Meant the Most to Them

Is this a gift guide? Not really. A trip down memory lane? Sorta. But it’s mostly just a chance for us to survey a whole bunch of designers who we’ve worked with—who happen to have standout taste. And if you get warm-fuzzies or come up with a present idea as a result, WELL, amen to that. —erica

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Allison Sires of Thomas Sires“The best gift I ever got was a blue, plastic teepee from my dad. He had been traveling for work and picked up the teepee along the way. When my brother and I got home from school the day my dad was back, the teepee was set up in the living room, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. We played with that teepee until it was made up of more duct tape from all the repair jobs than of the original plastic. Although not blue or plastic, we sell a teepee in our store—partly because of nostalgia, but also because teepees ARE the coolest thing in the world.”

Hillary Taymour of Collina Strada: “My artist friend Gail Stoicheff painted a portrait of my dog Pow Wow. She’s an amazing painter. It’s one of my favorite things.”

Melissa Coker of Wren: “My mom gave me a Chanel bag for my 30th birthday. I love it for the obvious reasons—but also because it is so classic, and I’ll use it forever and think of her.”

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Lauren Wood of Wax + Cruz: “A white Gretsch Electromatic guitar from my lovely fiancé. It is so retro and stylish, and it fills our home with echo-y tunes.”

Lina Rennell: “Last Christmas, I got a Vitamix blender from my two daughters. I can make so much more with it than my old blender—like thick peanut butter-banana smoothies.”

Isabel Halley: “The best gift I ever received was a pink lace Betsy Johnson slip dress from my mom on my 16th birthday.”

Kathleen Whitaker: “My grandmother’s charm bracelet. We shared the same birthday and name, so with a big Libra charm and monogrammed pieces, I was the fortunate and logical recipient. She gave it to me on my 16th birthday with the idea that she wanted to see me enjoy it. It is spectacular.”

Christine Marcelino of Materials + Process: “A Mexican Peso for Christmas with a note on it to pack my passport!”

Maryanne Mathias of Osei-Duro: “When I was about seven and was obsessed with the Laura and Mary Ingalls books, my mom made me a hoop skirt for Christmas. She used white chiffon and three tiers of boning. I wore it to every birthday party and hoedown I could get to for several years.”

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Jaclyn Mayer of Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer: “Most recently, my husband gave me a Peter Doig print for our first wedding anniversary. I love it! And it’s fitting because you are supposed to give paper for your first anniversary.”

Larry Paul of GREI.: “Years ago, I moved to the city to pursue a photo career, and collecting books is my way of staying close to photography. About 10 years back, I was given a book documenting one of my favorite photographer’s careers—Karl Heinz Weinberger: Photos 1954-1995.”

Lia Cinquegrano of Thomas IV: “My close friend is really into experiential gifts, and as a birthday surprise, she took me to Spa Castle for a day of bathing followed by dim sum! Mmmm!”

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Kathryn Fortunato of Lizzie Fortunato: “I love the Electric Love dreamcatcher my boyfriend bought me for my birthday a few years ago. It hangs in my room and is the perfect combo of Western inspiration, art, beautiful craftwork, and, of course, functional dreamcatcher. Also, our mom just got Lizzie and me an Illy Espresso Machine since we always spent so much money on lattes. It is amazing.”

Nikki Chasin: “When I moved to NYC for college, my dad let me have his watch that I’d had my eye on. It’s cool because he recently got his father’s watch fixed up, so there’s a little tradition started.”

Collette Ishiyama“My boyfriend made a painting for me of James Brown and of Sean Young from Blade Runner (two of my favorites). He gave it to me for my birthday before we were dating, and now that we live together, it’s hanging in our bedroom.”  

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Ilana Kohn: “The best gift I’ve ever gotten is also the most recent: I strong-armed the BF into getting me a pretty, blingy new Wwake ring from her new collection that I am in LOVE with. My first piece of serious big-girl jewelry.”

Nicole Sutton of Workhorse Jewelry: “One of the best gifts I’ve ever gotten was an amazing perfume from my BFF, Zoe. As part of a super-fun girls’ day of festivities, she brought me to the Scent Bar in L.A. as she knew I was on the hunt for my signature fragrance. After trying what seemed like hundreds of scents, I fell in love with Peau de Peche by Keiko Mecheri. When I spray it every morning, I think of her lovely gift and how very special that day was!”

On a serious gift hunt? We’ve got some Pinterest boards for the girls and boys on your list.

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Gown Girl: See the Dresses that Designers Wore to Their Own Weddings! WHOA.

Doesn’t everyone look just soooo pretty?

I know you: You’ve already scrolled past this intro to look at the pictures. And that’s JUST FINE. Behold: the getups—some white, some otherwise—that ten of our favorite designers wore to get hitched. —erica

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Clare Vivier: “My wedding dress was from an antique store in St. Croix, Minnesota, and it was $100 and was a christening dress. It was yellow and spotted with age—I took it to a dry-cleaner in L.A., and they made it into a beautiful white dress that I transformed into my wedding dress! I also had small white flowers in my hair.”

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Annika Jermyn of mrs Jermyn: “I made my own super-simple wedding dress mainly focused on this crochet detail across the front of it. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was little, and since we were celebrating family, I wanted to include an element of past generations.”

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Kathleen Whitaker: “A gray silk dress made for me by a Swiss dressmaker—Daniela Kurrle—in Los Angeles.”

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“I wore a dress that my friend sewed for me out of a WWII single jump parachute that I found on eBay years before I got married. I just loved its seams, cording, and color and knew I wanted it for a dress one day. Back in the day, parachutes were all silk—not nylon—so the fabric is so pretty. Before I walked down the aisle, my grandma asked if I was going to cut all the cords.”

image Jaclyn Mayer of Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer: “Victoria from VPL made me a special wedding dress. It was one of a kind—and perfect for our Northern California farm wedding.”

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Lina Rennell: “Two days before the wedding, I went into my favorite local boutique at the time; it’s no longer there. I wasn’t set on getting a white dress, but they just happened to have the perfect-fitting dress in white. I wore it with a warm orange bakelite vintage necklace and orange nasturtiums in my hair.”

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Allison Sires of Thomas Sires: “I got married this summer, and talking about my wedding hasn’t gotten old, yet.  So, if you insist, I wore a vintage YSL dress I found at Resurrection. I love it and probably always will.” [Ed: And! Allison married another Of a Kind designer, Sam Shipley of Shipley & Halmos!]

image Christine Marcelino of Materials + Process: “I wore a Tadashi Shoji number with beautiful ruching and beading. I saw the back of the dress on Pinterest and printed it out to put on my mood board without knowing what the entire dress looked like or who the designer was. I found it randomly—it was misplaced in the formalwear section when we were shopping for bridesmaids dresses. Such a happy coincidence.”

Han Starnes of Josi Faye:I wore a dress that I designed and had made by hand in Nashville.”

image Stacy Herzog of frieda&nellie: “My friend Katie Ermilio designed my gown for ceremony—we used a pair of my nana Frieda’s vintage crystal earrings as tuxedo-ish buttons on the back of the dress and a diamond brooch from my mom on the center front of the bodice. I did an outfit change into a short, white party dress with a bow—also by Ms. Ermilio—with Miu Miu sparkly sneakers for the reception. I was a dancing fool.”

Get all the wedding action you can handle here.

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Weather Vain: Brentwood, California

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Claire and I spent last week housed in Brentwood—and I’d be lying if I said it was easy to leave. An ideal outfit if we’d stayed four more days… —erica

+ Skinny straps that are right for the L.A. climate in a color that feels like October, from Steven Alan.

+ A Eugenia Kim hat to cover-up post-SoulCycle hair.

+ Getty Center views, meet this Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer cuff.

+ A white denim Rag & Bone jacket—as creamy as the scoops at Sweet Rose Creamery

+ The sort of earrings—from Dream Collective—that all the girls at Jenni Kayne would go nuts over.

+ These No.6 clogs = minimalist perfection. Kinda like the incomparable sushi at Sugarfish.

A “Weather Vain” front is moving in…

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Of a Kind

Black and White Dina Bracelet by Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer for Of a Kind

BUY / 50 of a kind / $140

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Weather Vain: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 73 and Partly Cloudy

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Ah, it’s the kind of weather you set your thermostat to. Here’s how to get that most out of a lovely day in the ‘Burgh. —erica

Clockwise from top left:

+ Cuffed white denim shorts from Paige—laid-back enough for a long stroll through Pittsburgh Public Market.

+ The sort of Boy. by Band of Outsiders shirt that says, “I’m about ready to break out my back-to-school look.”

+ A Steven Shein bracelet as sleek as the dining room at Habitat.

+ A so-cool Fleabags clutch that’s ready to take any day—especially one as prime as this one.

+ Cheap Monday sneaks that can hold their own at PNC Park.

+ This Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer necklace—totally ready to spend some solid time at the Andy Warhol Museum.

Way more where this came from! Get all the “Weather Vain” action here.

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Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer does pastels in a way that feels about as far removed from Easter candy has humanly (bunny-ly?) possible. —erica

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Shopping for boy jewelry? Yah, good luck. Well, we’ve gone ahead and made things easy: This rope-and-enamel Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer bracelet is substantial enough to feel masculine and interesting enough to attract attention—but never to scream for it in that look-at-me! JoBro sort of way. —erica

BUY / 15 of a kind / $120

Read more about the design duo behind the line:

+ On combining their art and jewelry powers.

+ On the six places they bop between in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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