Most stylish New Yorkers: Bianca Alexis

The shutterbug models her futurist style; we show you how to emulate her unique look.

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    "My new favorite fall-winter jacket," declares Alexis about this printed Eva Khurshid number. "Everything about it is unique, including the fabric. I'd never seen a coat like this and I had to have it."

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    Even though Alexis's Forever 21 necklace perfectly matches her earrings from a street vendor on Prince Street, that wasn't always the case. "The necklace used to connect horizontally and it broke one day," she explains. "I just made it match the earrings."

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    "I actually found these gloves at Daffy's, but had to do a bit of modification for a party I was going too," admits Alexis. "Since then, they have become a staple in my wardrobe."

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    "Don't be fooled by the high heels," warns Alexis of these spiky boots from Mystique Boutique. "When paired with really good insoles, I can dance all night in these."

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    "I call this my 'desert wind' look," says Alexis, who's wearing cropped bottoms from Babooshka Boutique (babooshkaboutique.com). "I know harem pants can be frowned upon, but I feel like I found the perfect pair. These don't drop so much in the crotch, and the excess is on the sides."

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    Alexis discovered these metal feather-shaped earrings from at a street vendor on Prince Street.

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    Alexis accessorizes with a fringe necklace she scooped up in Budapest from Pull & Bear (pullbear.com), a sister chain to Zara, and bangles from Joyce Leslie. "I was trying to integrate more color into my wardrobe," she explains.

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    "My obsession continues with the connector rings," jokes Alexis of this Forever 21 find.

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    "These are the only nonblack shoes in my closet," admits Alexis of her Olivia Rose Tal peep-toe wedges. "Quite comfortable and really beautiful to look at---even the jewel is unique."

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    "This is my first and hopefully not last purchase from AllSaints," says Alexis of this asymmetrically-hemmed dress. "It's perfect for spring through winter; I can layer it or wear it by itself." She tops it with a cropped jacket from Joyce Leslie.

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    "I found this bag in a boutique in Sorrento, Italy, and it literally stopped me in my tracks," recalls Alexis. "If you look closely, the red fabric in between [the leather] isn't solid, it's actually tartan."

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    Alexis bought these zipper-pull earrings at gothic festival Wave Gotik Treffen (wave-gotik-treffen.de/english) in Leipzig, Germany. "That place is like Woodstock for goths," she says. "Next to the big concert hall, they have an entire room of vendors selling everything from CDs to weird handmade corsets. At a euro per pair, these earrings were totally mine."

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    "I was in Tel Aviv with my husband and I saw this key in a restaurant's bathroom," recalls Alexis. "Turns out, Israelis still use skeleton keys. I decided to take it and wear it as a necklace."

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    Alexis flashes a three-finger ring from Urban Outfitters.

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    "The combination of the silver line around the platform and that thick black strap is to die for," gushes Alexis of these Jeffrey Campbell wedges from LF. "A friend of mine also has these, plus a beige version she wore at her wedding."

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    Alexis dons an eggplant-colored Eva Khurshid tunic. "The cotton is so, so thick and soft," she enthuses. "Plus, the color is just the right kind of purple."

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    This DKNY watch was "a beautiful gift from my mother-in-law," says Alexis. "She's from Israel and totally gets my style. It's so me."

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    An Armani Exchange corset belt cinches Alexis's Eva Khurshid frock.

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    Alexis purchased this geometric-print dress from Mystique Boutique for her third wedding anniversary. "I loved the shape because it looked so weird yet futuristic," she says. She pairs it with Wolford tights that were a gift from her sister-in-law.

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    A knuckle ring from the a wholesale shop in the Jewelry District and a handcuff bracelet bought from a street vendor in Soho complete the look.

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    "I used to have hair past my back and one day, I decided to shave it off completely," says Alexis of her now-cropped 'do. "I was trying to find the best style for myself. Finally, I worked with the talented Mischa G. from Bumble and bumble on a photo shoot, and I found the perfect hairstylist and a great friend. I never do a photo shoot without her."

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    Motel Suzanne dress, $99, at motelrocks.com

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    Dior 5-Colour Designer Palette in smoky design, $58, at Sephora, locations throughout the city; visit sephora.com

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    I. Ronni Kapoos Navajo earrings, $140 (normally $175), at beklina.com. Use the code "TONYBEK" during checkout to receive this discount through December 15.

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    Deux Lux flat studded pouch, $88,at urbanoutfitters.com

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    Twinkle by Wenlan Shockingly Uneven sweater, $139 (normally $198), at twinklebywenlan.com. Use the code "TONY" during checkout to receive this discount through Dec 31.

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    Naamah 2-N-1 boots, $207 (normally $229), at stantonjames.com. Use the code "NEEDBOOTS" during checkout to receive this discount through December 31.

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    Coldwater Creek Cabled swing cardigan, $80, at Coldwater Creek, 1172 Third Ave between 68th and 69th Sts (212-535-3120, coldwatercreek.com)

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    Diane von Furstenberg Leigh dress, $325, at Diane von Furstenberg, 874 Washington St at 14th St (646-486-4800, dvf.com)

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    Lucky Brand silver-beaded-straps bracelet, $40, at Lucky Brand, 127 Prince St between W Broadway and Wooster St (212-466-0849, luckybrand.com)

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    Love 21 sheer chiffon dress with belt, $30, at forever21.com

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    Urban Expressions round quilted handbag, $39, at southmoonunder.com

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    Mango Gauguin dress, $100, at Mango, 561 Broadway between Prince and Spring Sts (212-343-7012, mango.com)

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    Raina Gladiator belt, $168, at Wink NYC, locations throughout the city; visit winknyc.com

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"My new favorite fall-winter jacket," declares Alexis about this printed Eva Khurshid number. "Everything about it is unique, including the fabric. I'd never seen a coat like this and I had to have it."

Bianca Alexis, 27, photographer-retoucher (biancaalexis.com), Financial District

Her personal style: "Postapocalyptic."

Her inspirations: "I get a lot of my ideas from fashion blogs. One of my favorites is by a good friend of mine, Nubby Twiglet (nubbytwiglet.com). That girl can put on a paper bag and make it look great."

Bianca Alexis, 27, photographer-retoucher (biancaalexis.com), Financial District

Her personal style: "Postapocalyptic."

Her inspirations: "I get a lot of my ideas from fashion blogs. One of my favorites is by a good friend of mine, Nubby Twiglet (nubbytwiglet.com). That girl can put on a paper bag and make it look great."

Favorite stores: "AllSaints Spitalfields , A/X Armani Exchange, Kiki de Montparnasse and G-Star. All four brands have this amazing futuristic feel."

Her signature accessory: "My fingerless driving gloves. I have many variations of the same type of glove."

Favorite designers: "Nyla Hashmi and Fatima Monkush of Eva Khurshid (evakhurshid.com). They are two young Muslim women—one of whom I went to high school with—that have a modest approach to their fashion line. Their whole line can be layered with other garments and worn all year round. Olivia Rose Tal (oliviarosetal.com) is a shoe company run by Dorinne Tal. Her interesting and creative shoes are ahead of their time. Most of her shoes are high in platform, yet very comfortable. Both designers produce in NYC; it makes me feel better that it is made here and not outsourced."

How she describes New York style: "It needs to be creative and fashionable, yet comfortable. New Yorkers are always on the go, but need to make a good impression at every corner. The more creative, the better."

How her style has evolved through the years: "I used to be a down-and-out goth kid; I thought I would never grow out of it. I still use elements of goth in my style, but now it's more eclectic. It's comfortable and unique at the same time."

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