My creative friend, Lisa Soltis and her hubby, Dan- who are the master-minds behind the hip jewelry line, LAS Jewelry, held a trunk show and cocktail reception for their latest collection, “Genus and the Species” at Em & Co.
The collection, comprised of hand sewn leather pieces, bronze or sterling silver metal and re-purposed chains; is centered around the theme of the desert, forest and field environments, along with the animal and flower life you would probably find in these areas. “We are continually inspired by old scientific textbooks and illustrations, animal anatomy and creating our own antiquity,” states Lisa.
LAS has taken LA by storm and has started creating a celebrity following, like: Russell Brand; Hayley Williams of the band, Paramore and Melissa Etheridge. Lisa explained that Kristen Stewart had recently chosen a LAS ‘Sabertooth’ necklace and to keep our eyes peeled to see if she wears it out. LAS has also been shot on Nina Dobrev of “Vampire Diaries” in NYLON magazine, as well as “A Fine Frenzy” in Style Section LA and has been seen on American Idol 2010 contestants.
LAS can be found in boutiques in LA, such as: TENOVERSIX, E.P.I.C., Em&Co. and Dialect. In NYC: Oak on Bond St. and online (which should be back up soon) and Sucre in West Village. Coming soon to San Francisco: Five and Diamond.
The price to own a piece of highly in-demand wearable art ranges from $85- 380. For more information or to make a purchase, go to http://www.lasjewelry.com or http://lasjewelry.bigcartel.com/ or contact Lisa directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL THANKS: Lisa and Dan Soltis, J, Em&Co., Eveline Morel-owner of EM&Co., Anna Ferguson of Stiletto Marketing (who was wearing a fabulous military-inspired creation by EM&Co.’s ‘EM Reconstruct‘ line.) and Lauren Stillman of LSPR.