This past Thursday was the last day of my summer internship at Lulu Frost, so this week was a bit of a wonderful whirlwind with NYFW prep and then a bittersweet goodbye.
During the weeks leading up to the presentation, I caught little glimpses into what would become Neon Baroque: the Spring 2014 collection. I would peek into the small studio in the back of the office and see the brand's founder Lisa Salzer painting the jewels and connecting chains in her wonderfully thoughtful way. The pieces were inspired by Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette, which presented the French seventeenth-century monarchy through the lens of modern effervescence. Very girly, very awesome.
Lulu Frost is known for combining vintage and modern elements, and this collection continues with that legacy. I was particularly fond of all the texture that came through the pieces: you had your acetate pearls, shoe buckle-inspired plates and costume-esque rhinestones which were beautifully hand painted with the neon accents that give the collection its character. For the presentation, Lisa collaborated on the tulle costumes, which were perfect for the look of the jewelry. Each girl had a similar get-up, but it was in an effort tot not distract from the jewels. The studio was full of flowers, two macaron "trees" and great energy. Everything came together so perfectly.
Being a part of the team this summer was absolutely wonderful, I couldn't have asked for a better first-interning experience and I can't wait to take everything I've learned int the next chapter of "growin' up".