A Day in the Studio With Lulu Frost
We recently spent the afternoon with jewelry designer Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost, in her line's ultra-chic and cozy studio/showroom in the heart of New York's Flatiron District.
- Lisa Salzer poses in the Lulu Frost studio in New York's Flatiron district.
- A coffee table book houses images from past Lulu Frost collections.
- The Burst Statement Necklace from the Crazy Diamond collection, just before being assembled.
- Lisa carefully attaches different baubles to the chain.
- The finished product - a Burst Statement Necklace from the Crazy Diamond collection. Enter to win your own here.
- The Silver Tone Drift Cuff is an antique silver plated brass with clear glass tones, from the Classics collection.
- The Galactic Necklace from this fall's Supernova collection.
- These Victorian-inspired charms, part of the Victorian Plaza collection, were hand-made in the studio.
- These cut steel cuffs were made circa 1860-1890, and are one of a kind.
- These vibrant, tropical style bangles from spring's Let's Bring Back collection were inspired by British heiress Nancy Cunard.
- Lisa keep drawers of vintage pieces and trinkets stored alongside her current collections.
- The beginning of a beautiful friendship!
We've been obsessing over Lisa's eclectic, hand-crafted, vintage meets modern take on jewelry ever since we spotted her wearing her own Lulu Frost necklace at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week in February. We photographed her for our street style shoot, and the rest was history.
Luckily for us, Lisa let StyleList take over her studio, an urban oasis filled with jewels, trinkets, and some seriously cute throw pillows, for an afternoon last week.
We asked Lisa where she finds the unique (and often antique) materials she uses to make her creations, and though the answer - "estate sales, flea markets, and antique vintage dealers" - wasn't too surprising, we had no idea that it's Lisa mom who does a lot of the digging herself. "I like to come along, of course" says Lisa, but most of the time, it's Mom who sources the metals, diamonds, and bits and baubles. Sounds like our kind of family business.
One of our favorite Lulu Frost collections (we really can't pick just one) is called the Plaza Collection, and is comprised of the original numbers from the doors of the (you guessed it) Plaza Hotel in New York.
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