Lola & Bailey designers, Cheri and Theresa.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Lola & Bailey "Sun Dial" necklaces.
Lola & Bailey: This quirky brand is the brainchild of BFFs Theresa Nguyen and Cheri Flewell-Smith, who used their background as graphic designers to make a bold line of costume jewelry (some of the necklaces were inspired by the sun dial) and trendy message totes that sell for under $100.
|Totomoto-Australia designer Cynthia Ellis.|
|Designer Paula Kyle Walden.|
Ghost & Lola: It's easy to see why pieces from Kim McClintock's ethereal jewelry line were featured on "True Blood." The fantastical collection is inspired by the designer's background as a visual artist and combines vintage and contemporary objects.
Serpent and the Swan: The brainchild of twisted sisters Hayley and Lauri Smith, the Serpent and the Swan will surely find a following amongst morose New Yorkers with a fascination for well-crafted, basic black separates. Each piece is uniquely adorned with an animal motif -- be it a row of hand carved hummingbird buttons, a horse-head zipper tab, or a double-headed wolf brooch.
Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins