A Quietly Fabulous Role Model

Some argue New York is the center of the fashion industry, where designers come to breathe in the air of insanity, and bond with other artists.  Being a jewelry designer myself, I have begun to understand that where you are, and where you’ve been, shapes what you make, why you create, and your design aesthetic.  Lisa Salzer, a Long Island native like myself, is the perfect example of a talented, inspired, and inspiring, New York based designer. Her new collection for Lulu Frost showcases how you can blend all of your passions, experiences, your past, and your present, to form an avante-garde yet somehow effortless, and shockingly cohesive,  collection of art.

The collection was drawn from her recent trip out west, Native American history and fashion,  Mad Menand New York people-watching.  “I draw so much inspiration from NYC as you never know what you’re going to encounter around each corner and the summer is always a fantastic time to people watch.” she says.  This is my ode to Lisa Salzer and her “Modern Pioneer” collection.

You Were an Army Officer, and I Just a Rockette

Tomorrow starts my official season of sunnies, uncomfortable heeled sandals, frozen drinks, and tans.  Oh, and my new collection of colored shells, billion year old sea monster teeth necklaces, shark teeth bracelets, and some other pretty wacky sea-inspired pieces.

…Oh and the world’s ending Saturday, so go spend all your money, bar crawl around, and eat that quarter pounder without feeling guilty, at least that’s what I’m going to do in celebration of judgment day.