Most stylish New Yorkers: Janera Rose

The hair and makeup artist mixes vintage pieces with fast-fashion accessories for a look that's all her own.

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    Rose repurposes a scarf from Patricia Field as a bandeau top and pairs it with a vintage maxiskirt from the Williamsburg location of Beacon's Closet. "From the look of it, I believe it's handmade," she notes. "Being that I'm five-foot-nine, it's really hard to find long dresses or skirts that are floor-length without having them be high-water-esque."

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    "I adore henna," enthuses Rose, who had the design on her hand done at Unique Threading Salon (727 Sixth Ave between 23rd and 24th Sts, second floor; 212-929-1410, threadingny.com). "It fits my tribal persona. I secretly think I'm Pocahontas." The silver finger ring is from a street vendor on Broadway, and the bronze cuff is from Beacon's Closet.

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    OPI's Atomic Orange polish punches up Rose's fingernails. She scored the gold bangle from Aldo and the sparkly cocktail ring from Betsey Johnson in Las Vegas.

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    Rose purchased these Aldo peep-toe pumps on Fashion's Night Out (fashionsnightout.com) and got the ankle tattoo on her 19th birthday. "It used to be a little butterfly, but a couple of months later, I had it turned into a bigger butterfly," she explains. "It hurt like hell and I limped for weeks. Actually, both the shoes and the tattoo hurt really badly, but I love them both."

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    A sash taken from Rose's dad's closet accentuates her waist. "I wear it as a belt or a headband on bad-hair days," she notes.

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    Rose shows off her Betsey Johnson studs, which she scored at a sample sale for $10 and gave to her mom as a Mother's Day gift. "I love them so much I borrowed them," she explains. She wears Urban Decay Wallflower lipgloss and a compilation of colors on her eyes. "I find it very important to mix and match products---it's how you find out what works and what doesn't," she says. "I always start with a primer to guarantee longer wear. My fave at the moment is Benefit's Stay Don't Stray."

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    In order to put her own spin on this look, Rose cuffed her stonewashed jeans from Beacon's Closet and tied up her Yankees jersey, which her dad bought for her as a 21st-birthday gift. A DKNY blazer from a Maryland vintage store lends polish to the ensemble.

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    This colorful statement necklace was a bargain score at Patricia Field's sale last summer.

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    Rose layers two pairs of socks---black ones from Beacon's Closet and a leopard-print style from Urban Outfitters (locations throughout the city; visit urbanoutfitters.com)---underneath Steve Madden snakeskin sandals from Nordstrom (nordstrom.com).

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    Rose throws the same DKNY blazer over a vintage dress from Beacon's Closet. "This is why a black blazer can do no wrong," she proclaims. "It just works well with everything."

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    This set of festive bangles is from Aldo (locations throughout the city; visit aldoshoes.com). "I love to mix and match them with other things," says Rose.

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    Rose received this Betsey Johnson heart-pendant necklace as a 16th-birthday gift. "I don't wear it much, but when I do, it always kicks my outfit up ten notches," she swears. "It's one of my favorite pieces."

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    Bangles from Aldo, H&M and Forever 21 are stacked up to Rose's elbow. "I'm big on colorful items, and these can jazz up a T-shirt and sweats or even an evening dress," she gushes.

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    ose purchased this hair bow at Maryland off-price discount store Gabriel Brothers (gabrielbrothers.com) for just $1.99. "I wear it as a headband, a turban, a belt, a bracelet---even around my neck," she says. "Wherever I find space, I wear it."

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    Yet another discovery from Beacon's Closet, these Dr. Martens boots only cost Rose $35.

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    Rose refers to this vibrant ethnic-print tunic from Beacon's Closet as her "purple dashiki." She cinches it with a coin belt, also from Beacon's Closet. "I love the Asian calligraphy on it," she enthuses. "It was love at first sight."

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    Gold cuffs from H&M (locations throughout the city; visit hm.com) and a gold bow ring from Beacon's Closet enhance the outfit's boho vibe.

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    "I bought these Aldo color-block heels three years ago for an ex-boyfriend's birthday," recalls Rose. "Needless to say, he didn't appreciate them or me, but me and my shoes will never part."

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    "My hair feathers are my new signature," declares Rose, who had them done by Star at Fifth Dimension Feathers (631-948-3399, 5thdimensionfeathers@gmail.com). "I found her on Craigslist; she is quick and efficient." Star is also one of the few people to touch Rose's follicles: "I do my own hair," declares Rose. "I can't say I really trust anyone with my hair."

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    A tribal-print shawl designed by Rose's friend Aminah Mussa (aminahmuse.bigcartel.com) punctuates her fuchsia jumpsuit from Beacon's Closet.

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    These lace-up heels are also from Aldo; Rose bought them on sale for $40. "They instantly stole my heart," she says. "I knew they would be a key piece that could be worn with anything."

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    A tiger-print H&M bra adds an unexpected pop of color underneath Rose's jumper. She uses her coin belt here as an exotic headband. "I love to use my pieces more than one way," she notes. "They're like mini multitaskers. I have even used that belt before to make a ponytail."

Photograph: Ilenia Martini

Rose repurposes a scarf from Patricia Field as a bandeau top and pairs it with a vintage maxiskirt from the Williamsburg location of Beacon's Closet. "From the look of it, I believe it's handmade," she notes. "Being that I'm five-foot-nine, it's really hard to find long dresses or skirts that are floor-length without having them be high-water-esque."

Janera "Hollywood" Rose, 22, hair and makeup artist (janerarose.com); Flatbush, Brooklyn

Her personal style: "It's a mix of urban chic and eclectic hippie. If you crossed Jada Pinkett Smith from A Different World with Fran from The Nanny, you'd have me."

Her inspirations: "Prints—I love all prints! Anything from animal to floral to Afrocentric, I am a big fan of color. On any given day, I will have 100 different colors and patterns on at one time—with no shame. One of my style icons is Fran Fine from The Nanny; she's just so dope. I would love to wear every outfit she wore on the show. Solange Knowles is also my inspiration, and I love her 'I don't give a damn, I wear what I want' attitude. People give her so much slack for it, but it makes her who she is and, more importantly, separates her from her sister, Beyonc. Lastly, my host of friends, who inspire my style as well."

Favorite stores: "Literally everything I own comes from Beacon's Closet (92 Fifth Ave at Warren St, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-1630 * 88 North 11th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-486-0816 * beaconscloset.com). I wish I could live in Beacon's Closet. Actually, I wish Beacon's was my closet in real life. I also like the Salvation Army (locations throughout the city; visit salvationarmyusa.org) and just about any thrift store. I love mixing vintage and modern pieces and turning them into something all my own."

Favorite salons: "The staff at Red Door Spa (691 Fifth Ave at 54th St; 212-546-0200, reddoorspas.com) treats me like a queen, and it's nice that they know me by name. For nails, I love Bling Bling (717B Nostrand Ave between Park and Sterling Pls, Crown Heights, Brooklyn; 646-932-9750). Their artistry is outta this world."

Her signature accessory: " My full-finger claw ring. People really gravitate towards it, plus it's a big attention grabber and I love attention."

Favorite designers: "Tanisha Turner of Vintage Copy Cat (vintagecopycat.blogspot.com). She's a dear friend of mine, and her designs are out of this world. She is an up-and-coming New York designer, and I believe she will make it big."

How she describes New York style: "It's whatever you want to do. Everyone is so eclectic, it's really hard to put into words—just something you have to see for yourself."

How her style has evolved through the years: "It's less about keeping up with the trends and more about doing what makes me happy. To be honest, I don't know what was in last season, nor do I care. I wear the things that I like; although society may not approve of all of my choices, they have to appreciate the way I wear them."

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