Lizzie Fortunato Jewels
Lizzie Fortunato Jewels at this month's Pangaea Pop-Up:
Twenty-five year old twin sisters and Duke graduates, Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato are the perfect team: Lizzie designs and produces one-of-a-kind jewelry, while Kathryn manages the company. The product is stunning accessories hand-crafted from semi-precious stones, chains, coins and tokens found across the globe - from a sharks tooth rescued from Capetown, South Africa to an antique pendant found in a flea market outside of Buenos Aires. The looks - at once elegant and sophisticated, yet infused with a bohemian flare.
For Fall / Winter 2009, Elizabeth was inspired by the textures and patterns of the American West and the vastness of the open road. She found herself designing for the sophisticated city girl who has decided to pack up her urban lifestyle in favor of her boyfriend’s Harley and a life of roadside diners and purely American adventure. The energy of the dusty highway is manifested through handcovered leather beads, brass and crystal studded collars, and hand-beaded bandana style necklaces. Called “Long May You Run” the FW09 pieces are tougher and more mature than Elizabeth’s previous collections – perfect for the urban cowgirl who’s at once chic and a rebel, comfortable in crystals and leather alike.
Check out the flickr pics of the Pangaea Pop-Up opening reception where the Fortunato were the special guests!
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