This playful shoot sums up summer- long, hazy days on Rockaway Beach featuring Laruicci Bracelets, with the pastel Playland Motel as the backdrop.
Photography / Sarra Fleur Abou-El-Haj
Stylist / Julie Brooke Williams
Hair / Dominick Pucciarello @ ABTP for Mizu New York
Color / Dimitrios Tsioumas for Mizu New York
Make Up / Robert Sesnek @ The Wall Group using Chanel
Model / Ali Michael @ IMG
Photo Assistant / Will Wang
Fashion Assistants / Michael Lopez & Chanda Hubbard
Location / The Playland Motel, Far Rockaway NY
Being an Aquarian and big on astrology, my immediate response to the Aquarius Bracelet was, “This was made for me!” and, “Finally someone has made astrologically themed jewelry something I would want to wear!” Although now I’m almost wishing I was a Capricorn because this piece can only be described as severely badass.
Photo courtesy of l’habiblioteque
The Cassiopeia Necklace is a powerful piece most definitely made for the Roma Girl Gang leader. Any girl wearing this would rule the room of any party.
Another interesting aspect to this collection while being bold and empowering for women, is that many, if not the majority of pieces could easily be interpreted as unisex, such as the Aurora Necklace. The feel of the almost handcuff shaped band paired with the loosely connecting chain is naughty and restrictive. It can easily be worn with a T-shirt and jeans but wouldn’t go amiss on a Torture Garden attendee.
The Minerva Bracelet is punk jewelry which has snuck its way into the modern day women’s wardrobe, something that Laruicci seems to be doing effortlessly- introducing street styles into high end jewelry pieces.
Laruicci knows how to name her pieces to get your imagination flowing. These earrings do in fact remind me of the golden beams shot from a ray gun in some other worldly adventure. They are elegant with an edge and could be worn with an evening gown just as easily as they can be imagined adorning the ears of one of Ruicci’s fantasy Roma Girl Gang members.
These are clearly the staple piece for any rebel, hidden or exposed, male or female. These are at the top of my list for adding a touch of badness to any outfit, day or night.
Another unusual aspect to the collection is the range of septum cuffs, usually an accessory for extreme bad girls, now anyone can be extremely bad when the urge hits them. They come in four styles Alchemy ($55), Benedikt ($80), Vesta ($80) and Cosmos ($80) and they are recommended for the septum, lip or ear.
This bracelet embodies my very being- it combines the power of rainbow with edgy, gunmetal, cutout claws. Forget gold, this is what you'll find at the end of the rainbow! This piece seriously gets my heart rate going and I'm wondering who do I need to know and do favors for to get it?! Oh, hang on, I don't need to wonder at all because it comes with the most modest of price tags at $80!
This immediately caught my eye with it's blue, metallic hue and geometric features. It's a futuristic tribal piece that I envision on a super badass girl from the 2200's except it's for me and I get to wear it now.
So aptly named and another favourite, simply because it's good enough to eat! It makes me wonder if a piece of jewelry could literally be as delicious as it looks so excuse me if you catch me sucking on it.
written by Lauran Brannigan
WE'LL BE AT ENK!
May 2nd - 4th, LARUICCI will be breaking hearts and changing lives at the ENK Accessories Circuit at the Javits Center in NYC. Stop by and take a look at the amazing pieces we've been creating for next season. We'd love to see you.