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Brooklyn based Jewelry designer Gabriela de la Vega's special Antique key collection, combines timelessness and originality with style. The keys are casted in Vermeille; sterling silver and plated with 18k gold. In the necklace featured above, the center key was a key to a grandfather clock. All of the keys have their own histories. Another was a key to an old desk given to Gabriela by her Great Grandmother, that she always held onto and never lost. Click here to shop around!  Every piece is so feminine and expressive.

In the Family, features 27 year old filmmaker Joanna Rudnick who tested positive for the BRCA genetic mutation. This means that she has an extremely high chance of developing breast, and/or ovarian cancer. She critically examines the impact of genetic research on the personal lives of those who have tested positive for BCRA and for whom cancer runs in their family. Watch In the Family on PBS at 10 P.M. tomorrow, Wednesday October 1st. To learn more about BRCA issues and risk management click here . -Mara C.

If you're an American Express card member, you can help a group close to our hearts, Women For Women International , win a big ole grant through AMEX's Members Project. Just log in here , vote within the next eight hours for their initiative called Help Women and Children Survivors of War Rebuild, and with your support it could get funding from American Express to help with their life saving humanitarian efforts.

Curious about how a successful artist works and what inspires them? Come hear artist Jusine Kurland speak at the Aperture Gallery this Wednesday Oct. 1st at 6:30. its FREE! 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor New York, New York (212) 505-5555 Justine Kurland's photographs are about adolescence, awkwardness, girls, the American landscape, secrets, and quiet, private dreams of community that hide behind tough exteriors and blank faces.

The second volume of P.L.A.I.N. Janes from Minx hit stores this week, along with the sad news that the Minx imprint will cease publication in January. The second Janes book is as much fun as the first, with the sassy high school girls creating unauthorized art around their small town. This time, things are complicated by crushes, with each Jane having her (or his) own love troubles. Despite boy issues, though, Main Jane's goal is still to make art, and it is that goal that drives the story.

Confession: I'm a serious pack-rat who is completely freaked out by disorganized clutter. I can handle, like, an artfully arranged stack of books, but stuff just sitting out willy-nilly, with no home? It slowly, quietly drives me insane. Which is problematic, see, because I'm constantly coming home with armloads of random crap that I refuse to throw away. Certainly I'm not alone in this. So because my living space is not that big and I really don't think 43 Folders will work for me, I'm officially making a pledge to keep stuff together...

It's not news that women in Washington (particularly those truly on the world stage) are scrutinized for their clothing, but I'm a little confused by Robin Givhan's Washington Post story about Palin's so-called ordinary style. Givhan is known for her no-nonsense fashion criticism of the political elite--whether or not that's responsible or even necessary is up to you--but this one just seems like a redux. Givhan waxes aesthetic for several paragraphs about Palin's run-of-the-mill style, ultimately concluding that its common roots are what make it so different, and then...well, that's it.

The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo. I love that our cover girl Sarah Silverman is involved in this campaign by JewsVote.org that is organizing a weekend where folks can go down to Florida and convince their grandparents (Zadie and Buppy) to vote Obama. She made this video for theGreatShlep.com and it's hilarious and hopefully effective! She's the pied piper of hipster Jews! Even if you're not Jewish, this seems like a good tactic to try on your grandparents, plus, I'm sure they'd love to see you.

Last week a couple of us from the office went to a My Little Pony party! Held at the Chelsea Art Museum to 'The MY LITTLE PONY Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years' collection and exhibiting My Little Ponies through the years. It was a total play date flashback. Remember the mermaid ponies for the bathtub! All of Hasbro's My Little Ponies were in one room with the wine and food, so that was the first stop on the party train. It is hard for me to find the words to express my love for pigs in a blanket.

Friday September 26 Since the termination of the Miss Rockaway Armada in St. Louis last summer, former crew members have been collaborating on new creative projects that have grown out of the energy of the Mississippi river. After an installation at MassMOCA last April, the crew was invited to create an installation in Amsterdam to coincide with the American elections. Now they need the cash to get there and buy materials! Two floors of ceiling shaking goodness to twitch your tail to. Bands downstairs to thump your toes to: DARK DARK DARK, The GAMUT, VAMPIRE HANDS, U.S.
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