Lizzie Fortunato Ruffles Our Feathers (& We Like It)

If you're going to look at New York-based accessories brand Lizzie Fortunato, we suggest you do it alone. While flipping through the spring '13 accessories lookbook, each page elicited a chorus of oohs and ahhs from our lips. With styles ranging from whimsical, à la the lipstick-kissed clutch, to full-on fowl collars (yep, we mean feathers), this brand certainly boasts versatility, as well as a unique mix of materials. Think: cut stones, leather, fabric, and metal.
Designed and operated by twin sisters Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato, this dynamic collection mixes elegant with casual pieces that draw inspiration from flora and fauna. Desert lilies bloom in golden petals to make for a fabulous statement necklace; graphic-print bananas create a clutch with a sense of humor; and, antlers make up the adorable pendant of the Antelope Necklace.  
Sure, understated baubles and bags have their place, but for spring, we're all about these dare-to-be-different designs. Take a peek, ahead.
Photos: Courtesy of Lizzie Fortunato