Couple Up: Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.

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You guys, this is just one of the many gifts that the eighties gave us. Look at SJP’s hair! These two were together for seven whole years during her L.A. Story/his Less Than Zero era—waaay before Carrie Bradshaw and Tony Stark became their calling cards—and here’s what all that looked like. —erica

Sarah Jessica Parker: A statement-making Lulu Frost bracelet, a simple LBD from Amanda Uprichard, and a Chan Luu wrap wrist wrap.

Robert Downey Jr.: Super shades, a loud Trina Turk blazer, and a bow tie from Surface to Air.

What other couples do we miss? Check ‘em. 

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Is it approp to have a V-day wish list? If so, put this Lulu Frost sucker on it. —erica

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Mane Event: 13 Hair Accessories You’d Actually Want to Wear

Hair doodads are getting some play these days—and I’m not talking headpieces, fascinators, or turbands. I mean the sort of stuff that six-year-old you would have died over. Here’s how to get your head in the game. —erica

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Clockwise from top left: Eugenia Kim, Ban.do, Dannijo, Aesa, Lelet NY, and Hillier.

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Sylvain Le Hen.

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Left to right: Lulu Frost and Lizzie Fortunato.

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Troll.

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Clockwise from top left: Gigi Burris, Clemence Cabanes, Mrs. President & Co.

For more of our hot hair finds, click here.

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Marriage Material: See Just How Erica’s Wedding Went Down

Major 2013 milestones? A big one for me was getting married to the straight-up wonderful dude who would probably rather not be pictured here. It was a low-key affair—is it weird to use the word affair when talking about weddings?—at Manhattan’s City Hall (technically the City Clerk’s Office, but you know) with just our fams…and some goodness from a few up-and-coming designers, obvi. Here’s how we made it official. —erica

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The amazing Kaelen made my dress! It’s WHITE LEATHER. (Thought that warranted use of the caps lock key.) It’s the same cut as this one from her fall 2013 collection, and it fits like a GD glove. (The shoes are coming later—don’t worry.)

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Custom suit, what, what. The savvy crew at Brooklyn Tailors whipped this sucker up for Thomas—it’s charcoal and super-timeless and has bells and whistles like hand pick-stitching that suit freaks die over. That *adorable* polka-dot bow tie? His grandfather’s.

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Our rings were masterminded by the lovely Blanca Monros Gomez.They’re rose gold, a metal that—as the designer taught me back when—looks good with pretty much any skin tone. My engagement ring has black diamonds (cause I like ‘em), and my wedding band has sapphires (cause they’re Thomas’s birthstone). 

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Ok, so the accessories: I wore a Lulu Frost bracelet (something borrowed!) that felt appropriately retro-cool for the venue and Alexandre Birman shoes (something very blue!) along with Thomas’s great-grandmother’s wedding ring and earrings that were my grandma’s (somethings old). And I carried a blush Clare Vivier fold-over clutch that’s been my go-to for weddings, mine or not—so, something new-ish?

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After we got our paws on that marriage certificate (and had our pictures taken by our Ann Street Studio pals), we walked over to the awesome, festive Blaue Gans for lunch—Claire sent flowers by Taylor Patterson of Fox Fodder Farm for the tables!—and then booked ourselves a sweet room at the Bowery Hotel for the night.

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Next up: a big ol’ party at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to celebrate. The unreasonably talented Lisa Hedge of Venamour made our invites. I sweat them so much that I wanna get one framed.

Looking for more wedding madness? Ok, then.

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Couple Up: Ben and J-Lo

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AHH, Bennifer! Or, at least, the O.G. Bennifer. Remember Gigli? And that ginormous pink diamond engagement ring? Here’s to a little retro Affleck-Lopez action. —erica

Ben Affleck: A lavender Richard James tie, a slick pinstripe Hickey Freeman suit, and a double-breasted Kris Van Assche overcoat.

Jennifer Lopez: A furry Iro jacket, a frothy blush dress from Elizabeth and James, and a Lulu Frost necklace.

Hit the “Couple Up” archives.

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Next Level: Charm Bracelets

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With all that jingle-jangling, charm bracelets just feel so sophisticated FUN. Like Eloise or F.A.O. Schwartz or something. Here, four that would make your wrist supremely happy. —erica

LEVEL I: Bing Bang keeps it simple with just three little charms (in a trio of diff metals).

LEVEL II: So classic, Lulu Frost! Grandmas everywhere approve.

LEVEL III: Crosses made of bones—Erin Wasson adds a dose of darkness to the mix. 

LEVEL IV: Pearls and…EYEBALLS. You crazy, Venessa Arizaga.

There’s a whole lotta “Next Level” to be had!

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Weather Vain: Columbus, Ohio - 84 and Partly Cloudy

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Can we talk about how the three biggest cities in Ohio start with C? Ok, we don’t have to. Instead, let’s discuss what to wear if you’re in the very largest C on a day like today. —erica

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+ A bag slick enough for weekday brunch at Pistacia Vera—c/o Sophie Hulme.

+ A Sea dress that will take you all the way to sweater season.

+ A Kelly Wearstler ring that’s itching to hit the galleries in the Short North district.

+ Miista jellies—reminiscent of your youth, just like two scoops from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

+ Lulu Frost earrings that jazz up any Monday (or, hell, Friday for that matter).

Looking for a “Weather Vain” near year? Dive into our archives.

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Deco Eclipse Necklace by Lulu Frost for Of a Kind

BUY / 50 of a kind / $230

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Tell the Tale: Erica’s Lulu Frost Earrings

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In 2005, right after college, I moved to New York without a job. I wanted to work in magazines—I was going to work in magazines—but I just had to be there if I was going to land an editorial assistant position. That’s what people told me, anyway.

Well, people were right. After months selling shearlings at a Madison Avenue shop and interning at Vitals—which RIPed under my, er, watch—I landed the job. I was basically rich—$30,000 a year rich—and felt completely, unreasonably justified in buying myself not one but three congratulatory presents: a digital camera to document the last couple pre-iPhone years (promptly lost the charger), a denim Marc by Marc bubble skirt (still wear), and a pair of custom Lulu Frost earrings.

My friend Persis and I went to a GenArt shopping night—one of those events where the free flavored-vodka drinks make your credit card leap to your fingers. Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost had a booth, selling jewelry made from room numbers she’d sourced from the Plaza Hotel, pre-renovation. Nothing felt more classy—or more New York—than Plaza earrings. (Yes, very Eloise, I know.) But the thing that really pushed me over the edge (aside from anything in a plastic party cup) was getting to pick out each of the little components and hearing the crazy-charming designer say the earrings would be made just for me.

I’m pretty sure Lisa and I corresponded on her Dartmouth email address, and I’m positive that I picked up the finished product from her apartment—an experience that felt so overwhelmingly cool and insider-y that I told absolutely everyone who I thought would give half a damn. It’s one of the stories that Claire and I came back to again and again when we were cooking up Of a Kind—that emotional connection and sense of loyalty that I felt. I will always be a Tim Hamilton super-fan after the Saturday-afternoon-long interview he submitted himself to for the first (100-word?) fashion story I wrote for Details, and my heart skips a beat whenever I see a bunny bag by Mandy Coon (Of a Kind’s first designer!). But Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost? She’ll always be my first. —erica

Wanna share the story behind a piece that means something to you? Email us about it at info@ofakind.com.

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Lisa Salzer, the rad designer behind Lulu Frost, calls this a ‘midsize statement necklace’—and we can totally get down with that description. See, it says a lot—enough to make your coziest sweater feel dressed-up—but you can wear it most days without feeling like you’re overdoing it. Oh, did I mention that the pendants are vintage Art Deco? Yah. —erica

BUY / 45 of a kind / $195

Read more about the designer behind the line:

+ On getting her line off the ground while still at Dartmouth.

+ On six way-fab ladies she loves (and who love her right back).

+ On working amazing bits of vintage into her work.

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