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.

She’s got a cross around her neck that she ripped off from a schoolgirl in the subway on a visit to the city.


For as much time as I spend in Manhattan, I usually never get to see what the city truly is made of.  So the other night I decided to throw myself in the midst of Prince Street‘s designer boutiques and just walk, observe, and really take a look at what I was surrounded by.  Aside from the homeless people yelling paranoid words, the crazy woman fighting someone for a cab, and the normal city chaos, I saw the creativity that existed inside these tiny boutique storefronts that I never pay attention to on my mission to a bar, cafe, or class.  For the first time in a long time, I realized how lucky I was to be living in New York, and just how many talented designers are based in my backyard.

If I seem a little strange, well that’s because I am.


Love Pamela Love.  If I had a sugar daddy (which I never would but that’s besides the point) or a really awesome limit on my credit card, I’d probably be decked out in this New York based designer’s strange yet gorgeous jewelry.  The high price point is well worth the beautiful treasure you get in return.  And come on, who doesn’t want to wear a 10-30,00 year old Siberian whooly mammoth tusk on their wrist?

Talon Cuff

Click the picture for another article about this adorable little lady.

The sullen beery swine who try to tangle you in sullen beery balls of twine, have they ever seen two eyes so shiny?


Now for news on some other broad.

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.