Can’t. Even. Deal. With Venessa Arizaga’s jewelry, that is. Words such as “quirky” and “offbeat” come to mind when browsing Arizaga’s designs. No stranger to the fickle world of fashion, Arizaga is a Parsons graduate and ex-design director of Zac Posen and launched her eponymous jewelry line in 2007 after a jaunt to Puerto Rico inspired her.
Me? I’m totes obsessed with her collection because it shares a vintage ’80s plastic charms feel. Remember those? Arizaga manages to add a massive dose of edge to each piece in the form of skulls, ‘shrooms, jalapeños and crosses — making each design a serious statement piece. What can I say? I’m gaga over Arizaga.