Most stylish New Yorkers: Becka Diamond

The rock & roll scenester displays her downtown style.



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    Diamond mixes high fashion and music by donning a Gucci blazer, a Rick Owens mesh tank and an "It's Patti Smith" T-shirt by Sony's Archive 1887.

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    "This outfit is a good example of my day-to-day uniform," Diamond says. "Leather leggings, a loose tee and a blazer with tons of my favorite accessories."

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    "These glasses are for fun," says Diamond of her nonprescription RetroSuperfuture ( specs. "Although, I'm due for a new pair of reading glasses, so I'll probably just change over the lenses [on this pair]."

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    Diamond explains her pin: "It's the logo for Psychic TV. I got it at one of their shows."

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    Though her necklace looks like handcuffs, it's actually a broken Lanvin piece.

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    "The cuff is by a friend of mine, Eddie Borgo (," Diamond says. "It was the first piece of his jewelry that I ever bought at a trunk show a couple of years ago."

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    "I wear mostly silver jewelry," Diamond says of her Pamela Love rings. "I like the way black and silver look together."

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    Diamond's legs look especially elongated in fitted black Balenciaga leggings, tucked into black Balenciaga boots.

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    "This is the more feminine side of my look," Diamond says. "I'm obsessed with this [shade of] pink right now."

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    Diamond gets girly in a Proenza Schouler top, a Rick Owens mesh tank and chiffon jacket, an Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci skirt and Wolford tights.

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    "I have a lot of tattoos, probably too many to name," Diamond says. "But a few are the diamond on my wrist, for my name, and a tiny one behind my ear. I have two Nick Cave tattoos, "let love in" on my collarbone and "tender prey" on my rib cage. I recently got an Edward Gorey--inspired bat inked behind my left ear."

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    This particular piece was inspired by a flame," says Diamond of her long Peppercotton necklace.

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    The antique silver heirloom cuff has her great-great-grandmother Helen's name engraved on it.

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    She decorates her finger with two rings: A silver piece by Pamela Love and a rose-gold bauble by Dominic Jones (

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    Diamond completes her look with Jean-Michel Cazabat ( wedge booties.

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    The DJ layers outerwear with two Rick Owens jackets---a basic one peeks out from a more elaborate chiffon version. An Obesity & Speed tank, Alice + Olivia shorts and Jean-Michel Cazabat boots rounds out the ensemble.

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    "This is an outfit I would wear to deejay or to go out for the night," she notes. "The NYC label Obesity & Speed ( tank was made by my friends Lyz Olko and Josh Conner. I appear in their lookbooks."

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    "This limited-edition choker has vintage cross crystals," Diamond says. "Only two people have it, me and the designer: Aurelia of Peppercotton, one of my best friends."

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Diamond mixes high fashion and music by donning a Gucci blazer, a Rick Owens mesh tank and an "It's Patti Smith" T-shirt by Sony's Archive 1887.

Becka Diamond, 28; DJ (; Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Her style: I dress harsh, but I like to keep it pretty."

Her inspiration: "I've always drawn inspiration from my favorite musicians, from Siouxsie Sioux to Patti Smith; and it's recently been watercolors."

Favorite stores: "What Goes Around Comes Around (351 West Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts; 212-343-1225, for the best selection of rock tees, Vivienne Westwood and Alaa goodies, and vintage furs. Kirna Zabte (96 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts; 212-941-9656, for an amazing edit of my favorite designers, from Balenciaga to Givenchy and Rick Owens. Agent Provocateur (locations throughout the city; visit stocks my all-time favorite lingerie."

Her signature garment: "My Rick Owens leather jacket."

Favorite designers: "My friends have a line called Peppercotton (, which features Swarovski crystals lined inside mesh tubes to form necklaces, chokers and bracelets. They come in a variety of colors, lengths and designs. My pal Pamela Love ( is also another favorite; I'm obsessed with her heavy silver pieces and her use of natural forms, including claws and rope."

Her style icon: "I love Edie Sedgwick for her silver hair, heavy eye makeup and minidresses. I also like Patti Smith and her menswear-inspired aesthetic."

How her style has evolved: "I think it's always sort of an evolving uniform. I collect T-shirts; I still have my Nine Inch Nails concert tee from 1994. I love blazers, leather pants, messy hair and boots."

Favorite stylist: "Lori Goldstein and Panos Yiapanis."

How her job affects her style: "I dress for the darkness! I am inspired by the night."

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