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I Still Love You NYC

I Still Love You NYC is an edgy New York-based fashion company with pieces designed by Carrie Morrissey. Most of the jewelry and other accessories are mixtures of metal, cut acrylic, and a few other forms of media here and there. Fun graphics and unique pieces are suddenly bringing this brand sharply into focus.

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As of late, the brand has been getting a lot of love from the media. Nasty Gal featured ISLYNYC’s Drip Choker in black ($52, patriciafield.com) styled with Discount Trash’s Pink Kitty Sequin Skirt ($250, nastygal.comand Pink Kitty Sequin Crop Top (which was worn by Meghan Trainor in her Lips Are Movin music video, as seen below).

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Speaking of Meghan Trainor and Lips Are Movin, Trainor wears an ISLYNYC piece in the vid that I have been dying to get my hands on: the All Eyes on Me Bracelet ($45, islynyc.com). It’s fun, it’s quirky, and it’s the statement piece that any fashionista would die for (AKA, me).

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But Meghan Trainor doesn't have sole bragging rights to "discovering" this up-and-coming designer. Most recently, ISLYNYC has been seen onstage at the Oscars in Tegan and Sara's performance of Everything is Awesome from the Lego Movie. The duo sported custom “Part of a Team” and “Awesome” brooches made especially for them.

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If while perusing through islynyc.com (oogling over the paint splattered earrings, dripping cuffs, and eccentric brooches) you feel your heart drop as you realize your minimum wage job isn’t going to allow you to click order right away, you aren’t completely out of luck. Some ISLYNYC pieces are right within the average high schooler’s price range! And the nice thing is, is that they are classic pieces that are highly versatile, take for example Medium Stick Earrings ($10, islynyc.com), or if you’re looking for a necklace to speak for you try their No Petite Mantra ($15, islynyc.com).

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Keep an eye out for ISLYNYC in the future, I have a feeling that with Morrissey’s unique designs and star-studded promotions that this company will be heading all the way to the top. (And don't forget, you heard it here first!)