Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Iggy & Lou Lou

Yes, you're the sort who has her radar honed for trouble in all the right places, with a life eerily resembling a live-action Nick Cave song, filled with dark dreary musings and wistful imagery. Chanel Blue Satin nail lacquer on your toes, eye make-up smudged like Polly Jean Harvey, lips painted a frosty tone that glimmers under the light of the moon, and Poppy Z. Brite's Liquor tucked under your milk and honey arm. And just like everything else, your jewelry choices are always discerning, which is why you’re destined to adore Iggy & Lou Lou's precious ceramic necklaces and pins.

Inspired by her childhood dreams of exotic travels, Australian ceramic sculptor Irene Grishin-Selzer creates keepsake pieces that marry gothic undertones with fanciful characters, cleverly playing in the same sandbox as The Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight" video (inspired by Georges Méliès's silent film A Trip to the Moon). The collection ranges from an auburn porcelain bunny pin framed with darkened sterling silver to a maritime-flavored necklace mingling dainty anchor and bird charms. Our favorite is a sterling silver chain necklace flaunting an aged brown tiger head nestled next to a buried treasure-type coin. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

To view styles visit the Iggy & Lou Lou Web site, or shop Le Train Bleu.

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