After the holidays, shopping in mass department stores or large chains doesn't really appeal to me. I love discovering little unknown shops or browsing through outdoor markets in a new city. Below are my favourite new purchases...
Write me: I fell in love in a little paper shop in SoHo called Kate's Paperie. I'm smitten with my new colourful Campo Marzio notebooks. All three together cost less than one Moleskine.
EYE LIKE YOU: While I'm not too superstitious, I do love adorning myself with things that are said to ward off evil. My sister and I bought matching malocchio bracelets from a jewelery market. Ask any Italian grandmother and she'll explain to you the significance of wearing the eye.
LUCKY CHARMS: While I do believe you make your own luck, I couldn't pass up this Marc by Marc Jacobs wishbone necklace. The Greenwich Village store was one of my favourite stops and it cost less than those notebooks. Yes, I know.
Carry me: The last time I was in J.Crew I bought this tote. This time I decided I might as well start my own collection. As for the bow hair-tie, I purchased it from the cutest store in SoHo called Brandy Melville. Wait till you see it in my pony.
Have you noticed I changed the Not A Model banner logo? I think it looks more clean and crisp. Here's to the first week of 2011. xx