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Lulu Frost Spring 2013

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Label: Lulu Frost by Lisa Salzer (pictured, left)

Need to know: For her Spring 2013 presentation, designer Lisa Salzer created three jewelry collections based on feminist icons referenced in friend Lesley M. M. Blume’s book Let’s Bring Back. The groups were staged in separate vignettes during a throwback-style cocktail party at the Carlyle Hotel. The first in the series is based on Belle Époque heiress the Marchesa Casati and offers up a Victorian, almost celestial aesthetic, with serpent-wrapped bangles and pendants dripping with moons and stars. Salzer’s second story is based on Jazz Age activist Nancy Cunard and showcases wildly bright resin, pops of crystal, and batik fabrics woven through each piece. The last collection, inspired by Surrealist designer and style icon Elsa Schiaparelli, features jewelry molded into playful fruit, lobsters, and hand shapes.

She says: “These women were all muses in her [Blume's] book, which I contributed to a few years ago, so we’ve been thinking about this for a long time,” said Salzer. “We love celebrating the old and modernizing it, bringing it back, and it made sense to do a jewelry collection influenced by strong women. We wanted them to be very different and we wanted to explore different decades and influences.”

Where to find it: Bergdorf Goodman, Kirna Zabête, Intermix, LuluFrost.com

Photo: David X. Prutting / BFAnyc.com

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