the deuxmoi gals got a chance to go to LoveGold’s “Golden Hour” event this week at Beauty & Essex, and let me just start by saying Lauren Kaminksy (aka GoldGirl) is one rad chick. Lauren is a third generation pawnbroker and vice president of EZ Pawn Shop and curator at the lower east side hotspot: Beauty & Essex. Beauty & Essex is by far one of the dopest spots in the villiage. walking in you’d think it’s just this tiny little pawn shop (which has literally the most amazing stuff, i mean, kanye and jay z vinyls, a mini biggie statue, and a bad bitch barbie surrounded by gorgeous antique jewelry-like, how effing sick is that?!), but if you go through the back, there’s a gorgeous restaurant, bar and lounge.
Lauren also has her own website where she blogs about her love for gold, and as a kid went to consignment stores with her mom and started collecting gold jewelry. this vintage queen introduced her new original “Charm Bar” at this event, which is basically charm bracelets for grown ups, which is so much freaking fun. she’s selling all the charms she’s collected since she was a kid along with corresponding bracelets. the bar consists of over 300 one of a kind, vintage gold charms – everything from hair dryers, to hamsa hands. Lauren def makes pawning uber chic. check her out on her site www.pawnonthecobb.com, and on www.lovegold.com.