Pamela Love’s Talismans of Cool
We know classic “Brooklyn cool” when we see it: strong eyebrows, a bold burgundy lip, Alexander Wang separates, PS1 Proenza Schouler handbag and a statement bauble from jewelry designer Pamela Love, who is based in the borough. Since her line’s conception in 2006, Love has continued to entice fashion’s elite with metal pieces that are both versatile and unmistakable in identity; and her Fall 2011 collection doesn’t disappoint. Love’s inspiration came from traditional “Navajo patterns and shamanic mysticism.” The Navajo Breastplate necklace, which highlights modern techniques such as laser cutting and palladium plating, is a standout piece with global appeal.
Love also introduces new elements of color and medium. Many of her pieces include hand carved metal crystal formations in a variety of iridescent tones – light blue, metallic green and deep purple. In keeping with her nature-inspired motifs, Love presents a crescent moon-shaped pendant with gunmetal point crystals.
“I wanted to draw on the crystal’s healing and harmonizing properties, along with the colors. Light blue represents the Throat Chakra, which carries ideas of self-expression and communication. I like to think about how the jewelry will make a person feel,” says Love.
No doubt, fashion insiders will continue to look and feel lovely in Pamela Love.
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