Hi SJ Readers! I know I’ve been the MIA writer lately and I promise there is good reason for that. After landing a gig at a very cool new company and leaving my spacious West Hollywood apartment for a tiny little place in New York City, I have finally arrived. Helloooo NYC! And I’m off and running for you already.
I recently had the opportunity to check out some new jewelry and accessories at Succarra’s Spring Fling preview, where they hosted pieces by Kim Gilby, Suzanna Dai, Jessica Hicks, Joy O Designs, Sisco Family Jewels, Otrera, Jenny Bird, Audra & Delilah, Aurum Vitae for Tam Tran, I4D, IJA Designs, and Dean Davidson as well as shoes by Anyi Lu and swimwear by diNeila. Although I liked a lot of what I saw, there were some pieces and designers that stood out in my mind and one in particular that I’ll probably dream about tonight.
Anyi Lu is a designer from San Francisco who studied chemical engineering in school and has a passion for competitive ballroom dancing. A pretty good recipe for a shoe designer! She makes beautiful heels and flats, designed for comfort and flexibility but in high fashion styles. Check out this beautiful Carolyn flat in the Phoenix Pitone color. Great for walking around town and adding a bit of pop and sophistication to your work day. I also dug her Paige shoe in black/eggshell patent coloring because it gives the feel of the ballet flat with the style of the heel. Anyi Lu shoes are a hit at Nordstrom right now, and will also be carried in Bloomingdales soon.
Joy O Designs is hardly a secret amongst celeb circles. Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria, Anne Hathaway have been pictured wearing Joy Opfer’s whimsical designs. Her super thin bracelets and earrings were on my wish list as they were lightweight and versatile. The hammered angled bangles were so cool, and come in a set of 3 or 5 of mixed metals. I also really liked the simple thin cuffs, pictured on Cameron Diaz. And I must shout out her handmade hammered hoops that come in an insane variety of shapes and sizes.