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Go ahead, dress up your sweaty self. Inspired by the first hot summer nights in New York, Lizzie Fortunato's resort 2014 collection makes jorts fancy. The bright bib necklaces and pastel clutches are park-to-club ready. Jewels, feathers and spikes make this an eclectic collection that's beyond any single one trend. On hot summer nights, when all you can bear is a sheer tank top, one of these statement pieces brings a touch of class to your sweaty style. Check out more pieces from Lizzie Fortunato's resort 2014 collection below.
Cement is the new crystal. Hayden Dunham is a Brooklyn-based jewelry designer who sidesteps the oh-so-trendy use of crystals and Aztec inspired carved metal for materials that are a little more, ahem, concrete. Her previous collection New Dust used a combination of leathers and human hair to create pieces that were, in her own words, "grotesque and playful." This collection explores the clean minimalism of cement and geometric shapes. Perfect cubes, rectangular blocks and half spheres that almost look like iPhone earbuds hang on nylon ropes. Check out more of Hayden Dunham's concrete shapes below and check out her site to see some of the other multi-media projects she's created.
M.I.A. goes techie chic with her remixes for "Bad Girls" Looking like a BMW car key that might have been driven here, the remixes for M.I.A.'s single "Bad Girls" can be worn around your neck. The USB is gold-plated on a snake chain and will be shipped out on July 6th. There's three tracks on the 2G USB produced by Danja, Switch and Leo Justi. You'll also hear verses by Missy Elliot, Rye Rye and Azealia Banks. It costs $50.00 for something you'll probably hear right away on the internet but if you love the gear, you can pre-order M.I.A.'s "Bad Girls" USB necklace on her website.
Elizabeth Knight is a jewelry line for tom boys. Designed and handmade by Elizabeth Thompson, these accessories are made to "transcend gender" and "seek intrigue." These aren't delicate pieces, they're ready for a little rough and tumble action. In previous collections, including Dark Horse, Armor and Ground, Elizabeth mixed raw and natural materials with organic shapes. The necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings have a prehistoric quality that also makes them timeless. In her most recent collection, Primitive, the pieces are bold and almost weapon-like. There are long spike earrings, the "Blade Ring" and a cuff of metal twisted to look resemble rope. Check out some of our favurites from the Primitive collection below and see the rest on Elizabeth Knight's website.
Emily Rothschild's lockets are vintage accessories for tech-savvy times. NYC artist and designer, Emily Rothschild, presents a new way to hold onto your USB--and it's way better than a lanyard around your neck. Her USB Locket is "a re-design of a turn-of-the-century mourning locket" with a special place to fit a 2GB USB drive. Instead of one squished up photo, you can store a whole gallery of your nearest and dearest next to your heart. Plus, who gets around to printing their pictures anyway? See more of Emily's innovations on her website.
You Are Here, Paris pinRep your city with a piece from Talia Sari's jewelry collection called, You Are Here. The collection's title is fairly self-explanatory--these brooches and necklaces are maps. From Tel Aviv (the designer's home base) to Manhattan, each city's map is transformed into a geometric pendant that can show you the way home. If only there was some sort of a GPS rigged up so you could find pizza on the way. Next time, Talia, next time. The cities are available in 24k gold, palladium, sterling silver and oxidized. We're not sure how we feel about the circular cable necklaces, but there's an ID-badge quality to the brooches that piques our interest. Check out the shop here and make sure to take a look at Talia's previous collection that also includes a street map but in a more political way.