Most stylish New Yorkers: Nicolette Mason

The Marie Claire columnist and fashion blogger has a penchant for Miu Miu and feminine attire.

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    Mason calls this outfit her equivalent of a "jeans and T-shirt" look. She pairs a Rodarte x Opening Ceremony collaboration tee with a skirt from Betsey Johnson. "I originally bought it to wear to bar and bat mitzvahs when I was 13," she admits of her frilly lace staple.

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    A hardware-heavy bauble adds edge to Mason's girly getup. The necklace is by Adia Kibur (adiakibur.com) and was purchased on sale from Ideeli (ideeli.com).

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    Mason received this classic quilted Chanel bag as a graduation gift from her parents. "Honestly, a far too generous gift," she says. "But I cherish it and use it more than any other handbag in my collection."

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    A mix of sentimental gifts and designer gems are Mason's accessories of choice. She wears a Cartier Pasha watch (a hand-me-down from her dad) with a pink leather bracelet from Miu Miu and a charm number from Chanel. Her rings, from left, are a David Yurman onyx stone style, a Tiffany & Co. ring that was a gift from her best friend, and a silver bow ring designed and given to her by friend and jewelry designer Gabrielle Sandino (betsybowring.com).

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    The shoes are Chanel Spectator heels that Mason bought several years ago at an end-of-season sale from Neiman Marcus in L.A. "I think they're a classic shape and style, and the chunky heel makes them just a little more manageable," she notes.

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    Mason shows off her psychedelic iPhone case. "It's a prototype of a design I'm working on with one of my best friends, illustrator Devin McGrath (borderlineamazing.com), for our line Prey for Dawn (preyfordawn.com)," she says. Her matching glitter polish is Today Was a Fairy Tale by Deborah Lippmann (lippmanncollection.com).

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    "This outfit is a bit of a modern, glam spin on a Roy Lichtenstein painting," notes Mason. "It's fun and has a lot of different elements and textures, but is also monochromatic and graphic." The polka-dot silk top is by MinkPink and was purchased on Shop Nasty Gal (shopnastygal.com), and the sequined skirt is by Anna Sui.

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    "I try to splurge on one or two of my favorite runway pieces each season," says Mason, referring to these Prada baroque sunglasses. "[Sunglasses are] an accessory that ensure maximum cost per wear. These are the perfect marriage of Iris Apfel and 17th-century furniture," she adds. Her lipstick is Stila's Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Fiery: "It's one of the only 'long wear' lip colors I've found that's actually long wear," she explains.

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    "I'm definitely a child of the '90s, and this looks exactly like something Cher Horowitz of Clueless fame would have worn," she says of her Alexander Wang metallic bag. "So, obviously, I love it."

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    Mason works a leather motorcycle jacket from Topshop (478 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts; 212-966-9555, topshop.com) to toughen up her feminine attire. "It reminds me of the New York Dolls and late-1970s NYC Punks," she explains.

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    Three of Mason's friends chipped in to give her this studded leather-and-velvet Miu Miu bracelet as a birthday present one year.

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    Mason mixes masculine and feminine pieces to crate this casual outfit. The informal items include a chambray J.Crew top, T by Alexander Wang white T-shirt and Gap 1969 jeggings.

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    "I began obsessing over these shoes from Miu Miu's Fall 2011 collection the moment I spotted them on the live-streaming broadcast of their runway show. I stalked them from runway to department store until they finally went on sale," she says. Her waiting paid off; she scored them at a discount during Net-a-Porter's (netaporter.com) Black Friday sale.

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    Mason originally saw this double-faced watch on another blogger, Sandra Beijer from Niotillfem (rodeo.net/niotillfem), and then hunted it down at an Urban Outfitters in Brooklyn. She wears it next to two topaz-toned crystal bracelets that she scored for $7 each at a J.Crew sale. Also on her arm is a bag from her favorite brand, Miu Miu. She calls the color "a shade of pink that passes as a neutral."

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    Mason's pink-and-champagne glass necklace from indie label Spike the Punch (spikethepunch.etsy.com) complements her hot-pink lip color from the NYC-based eco-friendly line Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (174 Ludlow St between E Houston and Stanton Sts; 212-675-2572, occmakeup.com).

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    "To me, this outfit is derivative of old Hollywood glam, something I'm always aspiring to in one way or another," Mason says of her DKNY jewel-tone top and suede skirt from ASOS (asos.com).

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    Mason demonstrates her undying love for Miu Miu once again with a sequin-encrusted bag, sparkly shades and glitter-covered shoes, all from the high-end brand. "I sound like a broken record, don't I?" she admits of her penchant for the label. "What can I say? Miuccia [Prada] just really gets my aesthetic."

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    The fashion aficionado tops off the elegant ensemble with an emerald-green vintage fox pelt, a Hanukkah gift from her mom.

Photograph: Marielle Solan

Mason calls this outfit her equivalent of a "jeans and T-shirt" look. She pairs a Rodarte x Opening Ceremony collaboration tee with a skirt from Betsey Johnson. "I originally bought it to wear to bar and bat mitzvahs when I was 13," she admits of her frilly lace staple.

Nicolette Mason, 25, fashion writer and blogger (nicolettemason.com); Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Her personal style: "It's always extra feminine, and usually glittery. I've described it as a Cher Horowitz and Wednesday Addams hybrid more than a handful of times."

Her inspirations: "New York City, fashion from the past and the women in my life—especially my mom!"

Favorite stores: "Bird has a great selection of coveted designers like Thakoon, Tsumori Chisato and Alexander Wang, with a serious selection of Proenza Schouler bags that make me want to grab one and run nearly every time I'm in the store. I go to their Williamsburg location (203 Grand St between Bedford and Driggs Aves; 718-388-1655, shopbird.com) pretty frequently and love the staff there. Zo in Dumbo (68 Washington St at Front St; 718-237-4002, shopzoeonline.com) is another gem. It's one of the best curated boutiques, not just in Brooklyn, but anywhere, and it's filled from wall to wall with the best looks from the runways. Finally, Catbird in Williamsburg (219 Bedford Ave between 4th and 5th Sts; 718-599-3457, catbirdnyc.com) has an amazing jewelry selection from Digby & Iona and Elizabeth Knight, and accessories, little trinkets and cosmetic baubles like my favorite Deborah Lippmann polishes."

Favorite local designers: "I love Zana Bayne (zanabayne.com) and her leather-work harnesses. I've been following Zana since she was a teenager blogging about her fashionable Bay Area life, and now she's a designer collaborating with Prabal Gurung and Lady Gaga. I also love Luxirare (luxirare.com), a fellow Parsons alum who makes all of her pieces—from dresses to ornate leather origami bags—by hand. Luxirare has a wit to her design approach that is really rare. Armor NYC (armornyc.com), incredible jewelry designed by Sandee Shin, is another recent love."

Favorite New York style icon: "The ladies of Advanced Style (advancedstyle.blogspot.com)! I love Ari Seth Cohen's blog about fashionable older ladies. They're not celebrities, but are absolutely icons, each of them more exuberant and eccentric than the next. Women are so often told that they're only fashionable and beautiful if they are young and thin, and the media overwhelmingly reinforces that idea. I love seeing how older women not only refute that claim, but celebrate their age, their grace and personal histories."

Favorite salon: "I go to Arrojo Salon (180 Varick St at King St; 212-242-7786, arrojostudio.com) for cuts and color. I see the amazing Topher Gross for my haircut, and Rachel Flores for my color. I have really thick, stubborn hair, and they do a phenomenal job."

How her profession influences her style: "My career means I'm constantly 'shopping' and scouring the world for every new designer, trend and style. I've noticed that I'm much more likely to step outside of my comfort zone and sartorial routines."

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