Most stylish New Yorkers: Lori Goldstein

The nonconformist fashion-industry veteran shows off her quirky style.



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    The jacket is from LOGO Instant Chic, the collection Goldstein designs for QVC. "It's everything I love: comfort, layering, color and amazing shapes, all at an unbelievable price," she boasts.

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    "This is a perfect-shaped hat, and it can be molded in so many more ways," Goldstein says of her Patricia Underwood ( topper.

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    Goldstein accessorizes with rings by Hari Jewels ( and Solange Azagury-Partridge ( "Solange is my favorite jeweler, and Hari makes the best one-of-a-kind jewels," she says.

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    "I can't wear high heels and think. This gives the illusion of a high heel," she says of her Prada kitten-heel kicks.

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    "A great jacket goes a long way, and I think this one has all the right everything," Goldstein gushes of her Gary Graham embroidered coat.

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    The stylist shows her support for her favorite designers by donning pants from Henrik Vibskov ( and a shirt from the Lanvin for H&M collaboration.

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    Golstein sports a pair of Loeffler Randall ( suede booties. "These are comfortable and fab. I have them in black, too. When you find something that is comfortable, get it in every color," she insists.

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    Goldstein adds an extra layer to her outfit with a faux-fur piece from her LOGO Instant Chic line. "It feels like a teddy bear around your neck," she says.

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    These Swarovski-covered bracelets add sparkle to Goldstein's ensemble. "They are part punk rock and part disco. They've become a sort of trademark this winter," she says.

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    "You can never have too many jewels," Goldstein enthuses, referring to her blinged-out baubles.

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    The designer pairs a J.Crew flannel top with slim cropped pants from Superfine ( "This winter, I've been obsessed with wearing my plaids with fur, or something equally gorgeous, like an embroidered jacket," she says.

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    "This is one of the first fur pieces Rick Owens did for Revillon, the oldest furrier in the world," Goldstein says of her charcoal-gray vest. "I think I cried when I first saw this collection. It is beyond. I bought it years ago and will have it forever."

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    Goldstein adds a dash of color to her outfit with a pair of Marni heels. "I love this '70s look in a shoe; it's like Jody Foster in Taxi Driver. It never gets old," she explains.

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    "This chain-link bracelet is a diamond ID bracelet from XIV Karats Ltd. in Beverly Hills; it's kind of like the diamond district here in NYC. I used it on a shoot and couldn't stop thinking about it," she recalls. "The next time I was in L.A. I got right off the plane and bought it!"

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    The jewelry-loving fashionista adds a bit of flash to her ensemble with two Tom Binns ( necklaces. "Tom has been a favorite of mine since the '80s. I collect and love [these necklaces], because they dress anything up instantly. They can make a T-shirt look instant chic," she muses.

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    "I'm always on the hunt for a great lipstick shade, as that's really all [the makeup] I wear most days. I'm obsessed with the perfect red right now," explains Goldstein, who wears a NARS shade called Dragon Girl here. "It's this fab lipstick pencil, fat like a crayon," she says.

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The jacket is from LOGO Instant Chic, the collection Goldstein designs for QVC. "It's everything I love: comfort, layering, color and amazing shapes, all at an unbelievable price," she boasts.

Lori Goldstein, "timeless," fashion entrepreneur, stylist ( and designer at LOGO Instant Chic (; Chelsea

Her personal style: "My personal style is just that, very personal. It's always comfortable, always a mix: a little bohemian, a little bit rock & roll and a little bourgeois—not really predictable. I love mixing color, prints and textures, and I live for jewelry! Beautiful things are joyful and make me smile."

Her inspirations: "I am inspired by everyone and everything that surrounds me: people, nature, art, history, film,"

Favorite NYC stores: "Marni (161 Mercer St between W Houston and Prince Sts; 212-343-3912, is always a favorite. Everyone who works there is cool and nice, which is what I love. Clearly, Barneys (660 Madison Ave at 61st St; 212-826-8900, is an addiction, the best of the best. They do their homework! And I live for ABC Carpet & Home (881--888 Broadway at 19th St; 212-473-3000,! I can get lost in there for days. I love home goods as much as clothes, and they have both."

Her signature item: "My Phillip Lim glasses."

Favorite local designers: "I am obsessed with Gary Graham ( and Alexis Bittar ("

All-time favorite New York style icon: "It's clich, but the whole Warhol aesthetic still inspires me on every level."

How her style has evolved: "I feel more free to truly be who I am. I am a person who loves clothes and self-expression. I am not part of the world of fashion where one feels the need to fit in. That wasn't so easy when I was younger."

Style advice: "Have fun with getting dressed! Clothes and accessories are like the paint and you are the canvas. Experiment and play. I'm definitely from the school of 'more is more.'"

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