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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 you think about strawberries and beauty products, we bet your mind immediately jumps to sweet-smelling perfumes and soaps. But, strawberries can do so much more than add fragrance — not to mention fill your belly and adorn your favorite childhood toys. Turns out, these berries can be powerful additions to read
The weather may be grayer in Londontown, but the city's trademark style savvy certainly makes up for it. Bright colors and bold prints are just some of the hallmark staples that stand out against the clouds. (Begging the question: Clouds? What clouds!?) On the street, saturated, fuzzy coats are easier to flag down read