August 23, 2006

Steel Couture

The name says it all. Steel Couture rocks my world - "where industrial meets subculture". Expertly handcrafted by New Yorker, Lisa Fortin whose creative impulses propel the design label Steel Couture. Lisa's roots are in costume design: working with chainmail, knitted wire and other textile techniques applied to metal. In contrast, her jewelry line often employs softer materials traditionally used in clothing: ribbon, lace, buttons, leather, and appliques. Steel Couture celebrates the juxtaposition of hard and soft, metal and fabric, ancient and modern. (Text: Steel Couture)

Steel Couture Yvonne Belt
Yvonne belt from Steel Couture flaunts three rows of intricately woven chainmail, comprised of gold-tone steel rings, that connects in the front to draped vintage brass chain and a solid brass padlock. The belt measures 2"in width and has an adjustable fit. (Text: Mighty Flirt)

Steel Couture Tallulah Belt
Tallulah belt from Steel Couture is a shift into high gear, with a goddess style drenched with a punk rock flavor. Chainmail belt mingles gold-tone steel and black rubber rings around the waist, with an inverted pyramid front centerpiece of steel rings. Belt stretches over the head or hips. Sized to be worn at the waist, order one size up if you'd prefer it to sit on your hips. (Text: Mighty Flirt)

Sterling Veronica Earrings
Snakeskin. Three hand-stamped Sterling Silver discs hang from sterling endless loops. 3 inches. (Text: Steel Couture)

Marlene Cuff
Hammered brass cuff with a hint of lightning. For you girls who are always sexy and strong whether you're in a dress or a pantsuit. (Text: Steel Couture)