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spring’s coolest jewelry

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photos by suzanne darcy

introducing miansai

Gearing up for spring often involves revamping your accessories, but it also often involves falling into the trap of overtly predictable jewelry trends. Enter Miansai, a Miami based brand on a mission to create expertly crafted and architecturally fresh pieces.

Founder and Creative Director Michael Saiger describes the brand’s aesthetic as “nautical, structural, classic, and modern." While the styling is concise, Saiger emphasizes that the attitude of the brand is not: “Miansai has a wide audience because we have a wide assortment of styles and pieces that can really appeal to a little bit of something in everyone, so its not so easy to say our girl or our guy is this way or that way. What I do know is that the Miansai wearer is interested in exploring the world and interacting with it.” Speaking to the architectural jewelry trend, Michael noted that structural pieces have always been a part of Miansai. The Screw Cuff is definitely crush-worthy (not to mention its literally like playing jewelry Jenga).

We sent resident blogger babe, Christina Zayas of Le City Kitty, to Miansai’s flagship store in Soho where East Coast account exec Daisy Blakney showed her the ropes on how to wear these artistically hand-made products. We filled the gallery with snapshots from her impromptu design sesh. Click through to see how it all went down. And be sure to shop Miansai on NYLONshop.

Inside the Miansai flagship store in Soho located at 33 Crosby Street.

Photo by Suzanne Darcy

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO] www.youtube.com

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video) www.youtube.com

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House www.youtube.com

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.

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"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."