Lulu Frost's sixth collaboration for J.Crew is quickly topping the charts of must-have collaborations to shop this season (and there are a lot to contend with). True to the Lulu Frost label, brilliant pops of color, sharply cut pendants, and intricate details are in ample supply for the Summer '13 collection — the stuff that would not only be a welcome addition to any jewelry box, but the kind that could impact whole wardrobes, too. Neon-tinged statement necklaces could breathe new life into your white tees and tanks; jeweled and tortoiseshell earrings could refresh your cocktail dress lineup; and gold and embellished bracelets would be a welcome bit of arm candy to dress up your work-to-weekend look. Like the collaborations that came before it, this one is stocked with unique, vintage-feeling finds that don't come at the hefty cost of actual vintage baubles. Instead, these retail between $98-$278, and they hit select J.Crew stores and online May 20. Click through for a complete sneak peek — and mark your calendars to shop!
Like any good holiday tradition, one of this season's best features plenty of eye-catching treats. Only, unlike most seasonal treats, these goodies won't be causing any calorie-related remorse come January.
Made up of over a dozen new styles, Lulu Frost's latest J.Crew capsule — the duo's fifth — is filled with pieces that are bound to become year-round wardrobe mainstays: feather-shaped pendants, Swarovski crystal cluster earrings, and resin and Czech glass necklaces. All are inspired by estate-jewelry, and all embody Lulu Frost's signature vintage-glam mashup. Shop them now at J.Crew stores and online now, and hurry: Just like more sinful seasonal goodies, these guys are sure to get snatched up fast.
"At the time, I thought I was in the chicest place in the universe," said Peter Som of his first time at New York Fashion Week as a Parsons student. In honor of that impending chicness, we spoke with him and others — veterans and newcomers alike — to hear the experiences of their first shows, their most memorable moments, and how they plan to recover after the madness of the week is over.
Pamela Love remembers being nervous the first time Anna Wintour attended one of her shows (who wouldn't be?), and Chris Benz told us about his very own House of Style moment at Marc Jacobs's Spring 2002 show. We also heard tales from Rebecca Minkoff, Rachel Comey, Yigal Azrouel, Jenni Kayne, and many others. Read on for a look at their most memorable Fashion Week moments — and find out who was so starstruck by Chloe Sevigny that they offered to let her skip the bathroom line — here, in the gallery.
— Reporting by Christina Pérez
Lulu Frost and J.Crew are getting hot and heavy with their fourth gorgeous jewelry collaboration. The latest debuted collection calls upon vintage-inspired statement pieces featuring tortoise-print earrings, jeweled rhinestone bracelets, and truly magical '40s Bakelite-inspired necklaces. The line ranges from $85 to $278 and is now available to shop online and at select J.Crew stories. Need more convincing? Click on to see four gorgeous reasons why we love this latest line.
Thanks in part to the stunning Fall collections from Lulu Frost, Eddie Borgo, Kelly Wearstler, and more, we're feeling charmed and dangerous. The revival of sculptural glamour and natural materials has us smitten, and seeing old favorites like ribbon necklaces and two-finger rings is beyond exciting (personally, I'm still waiting on slap bracelets to make a comeback). There are so many new pretty pieces out there that it may actually make your head spin — which is why we've selected 20 of the best baubles to bring your Fall outfits into glam territory. Before you click through to see and shop our editors' picks, keep these tips in mind:
- Bigger is better and actually lets you get away with less. Wearing one giant cuff bracelet or sticking to just a statement necklace packs a punch.
- Don't be afraid to mix your metals. There's no law that says you have to wear gold with gold or silver with silver. A pewter cuff thrown into the mix with thin gold bangles looks fresh and modern.
- You're already layering your clothes, so why not layer your necklaces? Double up on a long chain, or pile on multiple chest-grazing pieces to create your own cool, unique look.
Lulu Frost's Spring '12 presentation was a beach-inspired oasis complete with models relaxing on lounge chairs and slick surfboards — painted by Sam Brigham — hanging from the ceiling. The whimsical line, which was inspired by Lisa Salzer's childhood days spent on the beaches of Montauk and the classic '60s surf flick, Endless Summer, highlighted natural, natural stones juxtaposed with a series of modern twists. Raw stripes of suede were intertwined in chain bracelets, oversized raw-cute stones were paired with gold spikes, and hand-shaped brass beads were adhered to angular bangles. Salzer also showed an amazing array of ornate ankle bracelets, some of which were connected to a toe ring and others that wrapped all the way up to the knee. Pretty awesome. We're already predicting this as a major Spring trend. Check out more highlights from the collection below, then peruse the slideshow to see more.
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>> For Spring 2012, designer Lisa Salzer culled inspiration from a childhood spent on sunny Montauk beaches and the 1960s surf-travel movie Endless Summer. These influences were evident not only in the way the collection was presented — retro-suited models lounged amongst surf boards and driftwood strewn with exotic flowers — but in the materials used in the jewelry as well: rough-cut stones, oversized pearls, and burnished metal. Amongst the glittering layers of statement necklaces, vintage-tinged cuffs, and mixed-media earrings was another accessory of note — one that's been popping up somewhat regularly elsewhere as of late: anklets. Here, they were plentiful and plenty intriguing — undulating leaf-chains crawled up the leg, while rock-adorned styles draped to the toe. Click through to see these, plus more pics snapped at the presentation.
>> A century's worth of antique finds goes into each bracelet, necklace, and pair of earrings in Lisa Salzer's new 100 Year Collection for Lulu Frost. Inspired by Salzer's own collection of vintage jewels, this new batch of stunners was created with the same type of re-mix artistry that went into last April's 100 Year Necklace; each piece features no less than six vintage jewels, all originating from a different era between the years 1860 and 1960. Here's an up-close look at each of the new pieces, currently available in a special vintage sale at Moda Operandi.
Olivia Palermo rocked a Tibi ensemble — lapis cobweb-print blouse with matching pants — to The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of Our Idiot Brother in NYC. She paired her printed pieces with embellished ankle-strap Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and toted a blush clutch. Although her whole outfit looked amazing, the piece dé resistance was her sunburst Lulu Frost bib necklace. Shop now to get Olivia's exact blouse and pants along with her shoes in a lighter hue.
We've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Lulu Frost for J.Crew collection, and now, the time has come! J.Crew just released its complete collection online and in stores just in time for Fall shopping. For her second collab with J.Crew, Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer created an art deco-inspired collection of bangles, earrings, and necklaces featuring Czech crystals and a bevy of bright colors, ranging from $45 for a thin bangle to $135 for a crystal pendant necklace. Peep our top three picks below:
- We'd like this crystal-embellished thin deco bracelet in every color, please.
- These resin and crystal appliqué earrings would add a striking touch to any outfit.
- This crystal horseshoe necklace is a stunner. We'd wear it with a plain white t-shirt for maximum contrast.
Now check out the rest of the collection now.