November 25th, 2012

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A visit to Lulu Frost

Blogging has opened me up to some very cool opportunities.  One that tops the list was a visit to Lulu Frost’s showroom.  I’ve been a longtime admirer of Lisa Salzer’s vintage-inspired / eclectic baubles, and at one point we lived in the same apartment building… but we’d never actually met.  And as a DIYer, I love that she got her start by transforming vintage/estate jewels into modern, wearable pieces.  We set down for some wine and got to talking – all the while ogling all of her beautiful jewels.  I have to say, Lisa is as lovely as one could imagine.  So fun to chat with… and down to earth.  You’d never know she has a jewelry empire + collection with J.Crew.  I could have stayed all night drinking wine and playing with sparkly jewels… but alas, we had to part ways.  I have a feeling this is the beginning of a (sparkly) new friendship!

A few of the pieces from the Fall 2012 “Power” Collection.  These pieces were awe inspiring.  My camera phone photos don’t do them justice, so you’ll have to take my word for it.  The chain on the botom left necklace is inspired by a 1940’s watchband.

I ended up buying the lion.  I just needed him in my life.

These necklaces are from the Spring 2013 collection. So bold and just plain fun.  I don’t think this was her intention, but the pink + yellow pendants remind me of oversized Christmas lights.

The pink one is at the top of my wish list.

Yep, this is how necklace layering is done.

I’ve seen evil eyes… but these are far and away the best.  The attention to detail in the iris is incredible.

A treasure trove full of vintage brooches + jewels… aka heaven!

17 Responses to A visit to Lulu Frost

  1. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy November 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    So amazing! Her designs are just gorgeous, what an experience!
    xx
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

  2. alison dulaney November 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Such pretty pieces – loving the items from her spring 2013 show!

  3. Kelly / Fabulous K November 25, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Simply gorgeous! And how fun that you got to see it all up close & personal!

  4. Carlene RD: Wedding Wellness Nutrition November 25, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    I LOVE what they are doing with J CREW right now. What an amazing company.

  5. Alyssa November 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    So jealous!! I am obsessed with everything Lulu Frost!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood November 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Me too! She’s my absolute favorite! xo

  6. Mackenzie November 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Gorgeous!! I love the look of those layered necklaces too, especially the star necklace!! and the eyes remind me of my favorite jewelry brand dannijo. and correct me if i’m wrong, but that lion looks like something I saw in anthropologie!! looks like i already liked lulu frost before i even heard of it :)

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood November 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

      I know, the layers are just so good! I like these eyes even better than DANNIJO’s (love them, too) – these are just a little bit more sparkly! I haven’t ever seen anything like that Lion necklace – will have to check out Anthropologie!!

    • LuluFrost November 29, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      Hi Mackenzie – you’re so observant! That lion necklace was in Anthro in limited quantities… thank you for the support and love! xx Lulu

  7. a stylized hysteria November 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    I agree – those evil eyes are the best I’ve seen yet!

  8. Michelle November 25, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    Such pretty pieces! What a great opportunity.

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable


    Enter my Monogram Giveaway!

  9. jackie jade November 25, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Beautiful pieces – would love any of those necklaces!

  10. Chelsea November 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    She is a long time favorite! What am amazing opportunity. I am SO happy you didn’t pass up that lion. Incredible. xo

  11. Noemi November 28, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    I lov everything, but the “eyes” pieces are so beautiful!

  12. LuluFrost November 29, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Grace – we had the BEST time visiting with you! Everyone, thank you so much for the kind comments! You have the most lovely readers Grace. xoxoxox Lulu

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