On Tuesday night, handbag designer Monica Botkier invited a group of editors to an intimate dinner at New York's Waverly Inn to celebrate the rebranding of her label, Botkier New York. With a new downtown customer in mind, Botkier looked to fashion star on the rise Kate Mara as her muse when creating the new collection, and, to our pleasant surprise, Mara joined us for the evening, and we couldn't get over what she was wearing.
Her little white dress by Vielma London — which you can score on the label's website for $255! — was perfect for a dinner party, and despite its bright white shade, the lace, tulle and sequin details make it appropriate for wearing throughout the holiday season. What really caught my attention, though, were her jewels: Mara had stacks of diamond rings in mixed metals from Nolita boutique Love Adorned, and a stack of earrings that made me instantly envious (see below). Unfortunately, she didn't know who designed her sparkly studs, as she prefers to hunt for jewelry at wholesale shops in downtown Los Angeles. There you have it, ladies! Shopping secrets straight from one of our favorite celebrity style stars.