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For spring '14, Lizzie Fortunato has taken our fondest memories of strolling through a local Japanese garden on a perfect spring day and turned it into pure gold. Specifically, chunky gold necklaces, detailed with feathers, crystals, and gemstones. In fact, the entire lineup of new Lizzie Fortunato designs pulls influence from the country of Japan and its natural (and man-made) beauty.
The Shibuya pieces reflect the neon lights of fashion capital Tokyo, while the Naoshima pieces, with their wooden and painted-porcelain beads, honor their namesake old fishing town. But, perhaps some of the most obvious nods to the small country's culture and style are new clutches covered with beautiful Japanese flowers and — a personal favorite — embroidered pieces of sushi and sashimi. Salmon roe has never looked so lovely.
When someone from the event-design world gets married, we pour ourselves a fancy cocktail and prepare to have a little swooning session while going through every image and detail. Of course, when the photos are by Jose Villa and the wedding is Cortnie's — she's the talented planner and stylist behind Canvas and read
Lingerie doesn’t start and stop with bras and panties, despite what the contents of your underwear drawer may suggest. Since yours is probably already stocked to the brim with everyday basics, it's time to add diversity to your selection with eight extra-sexy essentials — like bodysuits, window briefs, and suspender read