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 Men, and 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.
I have a great appreciation for other people making, loving, conceptualizing and creating awesome shit. I attended an art show at Mass Transit Skate Shop in Valley Stream, NY this weekend and saw some lovely Long Island Talent. Miss Jamie Schwartz’s vintage, handmade, jewelry collection- using turn of the century watch parts-“Through the Loupe” was featured…
and it’s kind of amazing.
For all you dirty skaters out there, buy some of Jamie and I’s pieces for your slutty (or not so slutty) girlpals…and some skate gear from Mass Transit for yourself.