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Lulu Frost Spring 2013: Eyeballs, Bangles, and the Occult


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Lulu Frost's fall collection was inspired by three badass women: The Marchesa Casati, Nancy Cunard, and Elsa Schiaperelli. Hailing from three different eras (the Belle epoque, the Jazz Age, and the mid-20th century, respectively) what they have in common is irreverence and, of course, style. The Marchesa was into the Occult, and Lulu Frost's celestial capsule plays up the celestial mysticism of that theme (think lots of moons and stars). Nancy Cunard was a shipping heiress who said "Fuck this," (those were designer Lisa Salzer's words) and became an activist who published the work of with African American writers like Langston Hughes. She also had a penchant for chunky bangles, which have been happily reinterpreted here with a more-is-more attitude. And Elsa Schiaparelli's comeback tour continues into spring with a gorgeous capsule with surrealist touches: lots of eyeballs and lobsters, mainly.

Lulu Frost's Schiaparelli-inspired collection for fall, via KerryFolan/Instagram

We asked Salzer how she's recommend styling the pieces for an everyday look. "A great armful of bracelets tells a story: 'This is something from my grandmother, this is something my mom found, this is something from the new collection.' It's wonderful to load op on one wrist," she told us. "And just don't be scared to put jewelry on. Make it a part of your everyday habit. Wear amazing jewelry with jeans and a t-shirt and it can elevate a really simple look."

See the whole shebang in the gallery below.

· Lulu Frost's Fourth Collection for J. Crew Will Make Your Grandmother Proud [Racked]
· All Fashion Week coverage [Racked]