5 posts tagged "Lizzie Fortunato"
As one of the leading retail destinations in Los Angeles, TenOverSix—founded by Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham—has garnered a cult following with its tightly edited mix of designers (think Jesse Kamm, Jenni Kayne, THVM, Alasdair, Maison Kitsuné, and beyond). Now, Lee and Cunningham have brought their cleverly cool curation to the Lone Star state, selecting Dallas’ recently renovated Joule Hotel for the location of their second outpost. Mimicking the L.A. store’s eclectic white-and-wood interior, the more-than-550-square-foot Dallas boutique is filled with an ample array of wares by up-and-coming designers, established indie labels, and high-profile brands. With the Dallas set in mind, Lee and Cunningham have stocked a ready supply of cocktail dresses and filled their Lucite display boxes with both subtle and statement jewelry from the likes of Mociun, Lizzie Fortunato, and Pamela Love. Staying true to their signature edit, the pair has made sure to bring along their best-selling stock of Karen Walker, Vena Cava, and Rachel Comey, as well as pieces exclusive to the new location.
In addition to the main store, Lee and Cunningham have created TenOverSix Presents—an updated take on a hotel gift shop, which, set in the Joule’s lobby, offers a quirky mix of gifts, accessories, and essentials. Only at TenOverSix can one find toothbrushes, a birdcage necklace, and a pig-shaped fruit basket all in the same place.
TenOverSix is open now at the Joule Hotel, located at 1511 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202
“Apparently, girls really like lips,” says Decade Diary blogger and artist Bernadette Pascua. “I posted an illustration of puckered lipstick [marks] on my site and I didn’t anticipate how many girls would go crazy for it.” One of those fans was Pascua’s longtime friend, accessories designer Lizzie Fortunato. “I wanted to do something fun and pop-y for my spring collection,” says Fortunato. “And when I saw the lips, it just made sense.” The two girls cooked up a ten-piece capsule of totes, pouches, and clutches entitled Super Nana (French for “beach babe”). “I was in a tropical mood,” says Pascua. Apparently, the artist brainstormed by painting watercolors of everything from pineapples to flamingos. “The ideas were one after the next,” adds Fortunato, who also recently collaborated on a pre-fall accessories capsule with Jenni Kayne. Available at Kirna Zabete next week, the collection features leather and canvas bags that have been hand-embroidered and printed with Pascua’s illustrations. Ranging from $125 to $500, the bags are cleverly embellished with bananas, Peruvian palm trees, plumeria florals and, of course, pink and red lips.
Super Nana will be available at Kirna Zabete from next week.
We’ve seen eighty-plus collections (and counting) since the pre-fall season began in November. But it’s not just about the ready-to-wear. Case in point? Lizzie Fortunato’s capsule jewelry collection for California-based designer Jenni Kayne. “I’m such a fan of Jenni Kayne’s classic tailored sportswear, and I really tried to channel her streamlined yet statement aesthetic,” Fortunato told Style.com. A series of hand-soldered multistrand metallic chain necklaces and bracelets were just the right accents for Kayne’s that’s-so-nineties wares. Kayne’s favorite piece, however, is a belt with a grosgrain ribbon closure (above). “The pieces complement the collection and add that tough edge that the clothes wanted,” Kayne said. The baubles, which range from $336 to $575, will be available in June at Jenni Kayne’s Brentwood and West Hollywood flagships.
Sometimes, the ladies look to the men: Net-a-Porter is set to launch a guys’ site, Mr Porter, selling Burberry, Lanvin, Balmain, YSL, and more. [WWD]
And sometimes, the men look to the ladies: Menswear designer Thom Browne (left)—he of the famous short pant—is launching a small collection of womenswear at his Tribeca shop, Barneys, Colette, and 10 Corso Como this fall. [WWD]
Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato, of the hipster jewelry line Lizzie Fortunato, have designed a capsule collection for Madewell. [Refinery29]
Good news for fast-fashionites: Zara is launching e-commerce at last. Well, hang on, good news for non-U.S. fast-fashionites: The site won’t be transactional in the U.S.A. [Fashionista]
And Gucci’s going green, from garment bags to mannequins. [BlackBook]
We’ve noticed a lot of great statement jewelry on the runways this week: wrist-consuming cuffs at Rosa Chá; Koi Suwannagate ‘s huge crystal butterfly that could have been mistaken for a Judith Leiber clutch; and the primary-colored, Native American-inspired finery at Ports 1961 by U.K. designer Lina Peterson. If you missed these, or if you can’t get enough, two more collaborations are worth checking out. (Editor’s note: These pieces, like the ones mentioned above, will most likely require their own jewelry box.)
This morning, look out for the bronze coil necklaces Californian Sonia Boyajian designed for friend Brian Reyes; his collection’s got an African bent, and Boyajian’s Alexander Calder-inspired necklaces are her take on the theme. The buffalo-teeth necklace that first caught our eye won’t be on the runway, but it will be available at Boyajian’s pop-up shop at 122 W. 44th St. until the end of the week. The incisors Boyajian picked up in a “random rock store” on the way to Arizona for two dollars a pop have been cluttering up her shelves for a while. Now, for a considerable markup, thanks to the 10-karat gold the teeth hang out with, they can be yours.
For something really limited-edition, Lizzie Fortunato’s origami necklaces for VPL (pictured) are a little too fragile to be considered family-heirloom material. “Obviously they’re not the most wearable thing ever,” Fortunato conceded about her paper cranes. For sale via special order—all the more reason to wear one while you can.