2011 April 12
Lizzie Fortunato Sage Mountain Necklace
WHAT: Lizzie Fortunato Sage Mountain Necklace
WHY: We can't get enough of Elizabeth Fortunato's handmade jewels. Whether she designs a trinket from found seashells off the beaches of Costa Rica or creates an eye-catching bauble formed from vintage whale bone casino chips from Punta del Este, we keep coming back to see what this innovative créateur is up to. This season, Fortunato taps into the braided rope craze with her own Lizzie version--a bolo cord necklace complete with agate, lapis beads, a brass chain, and a gold-plated centerpiece with vintage art deco glass stones. What more could a girl want?
AVAILABLE: $250, KirnaZabete.com
2011 April 11
Illesteva Albert Sunglasses in Tortoise
WHAT: Illesteva Albert Sunglasses in Tortoise
WHY: Inspired by the 1970's French film La Cage aux Folles, Illesteva magically transports us back to divine summers in the Côte d'Azur with two handcrafted pairs of sunnies in red stone and tortoise. Combining the finest Italian Acetate with flashbulb-protected lenses, these nostalgic lunettes de soleil will have you booking your ticket to the French Riviera by noon. Excuse us--France is on the other line.
AVAILABLE: $280, Illesteva.com
2011 April 8
K. Jacques pour Opening Ceremony Corvette 2-strap flats
WHAT: K. Jacques pour Opening Ceremony Corvette 2-strap flats
WHY: The classic French sandal purveyors at K. Jacques get the quirky and au courant Opening Ceremony treatment with these peppy, coloful Corvette flats. The strap-happy flats are decked out in a lush trifecta of slightly metallic hues, and they're basically begging for an equally bold pedi. What better way to welcome your pieds back out in public after winter's neverending rotation of boots?
AVAILABLE: $270, OpeningCeremony.us
2011 April 7
Meus Designs Carved Turquoise Weave Earrings
WHAT: Meus Designs Carved Turquoise Weave Earrings
WHY: It's a textural feast for the eyes with these 18-karat gold danglers from Meus Designs. The brilliant turquoise droplets are carved to perfection with an intricate crisscrossed etching, and dazzling gleams of diamond pop with the creative contrast of über-precious gems against blackened silver. They'll do double duty as cocktail icebreakers to adorn your earlobes, while weaving in and out of any chic crowd you find yourself mingling in.
AVAILABLE: $3,360, Lissa Fine Jewelry, 212-245-4780