Accessories, accessories, accessories -- that is the name of the game this Spring. Mixed metals, bold furs and colorful accents will be your go-to's to making your ensemble absolutely fabulous.
Elizabeth Savetsky knows a thing or two about incredible accessories. The Excessories Expert herself has been covering the jewelry, handbag and adornment scene for years, as featured in Vogue Spain, Cosmopolitan, PEOPLE StyleWatch, Harper's Bazaar and more.
To really give you the full accessory report this Spring, Savetsky sat down for an exclusive Womanista interview with celebrity jewelry guru, Melissa Lovy on all things beautiful baubles. Lovy's designs have been beloved by everyone from Jessica Alba to Amy Poehler, Chrissy Teigen and she is offering a 20% off Womanista-only discount at melissalovy.com with code: WOMANISTA20 so you can snag one of her incredible designs.
Melissa, how did you decide to design jewelry, what started it all?
From a young age I aimed to combine the strengths of my parents; my father’s business prowl and my mother’s design and creative sense. As a teenager I created cufflinks for my father to wear to work. Within days I was selling these cufflinks to friends and admirers of my work.
How did your passion for design transition into founding your own company?
I knew from a young age I wanted to start my own company. I saw an opening in the market for fashion jewelry that was timeless. I took my vision and produced designs that would connect generations through its classic shapes. The goal was and is, to allow the customer to create their own look for modern customization.
What are some of your career highlights so far?
We recently launched a capsule collection inspired by my mother, who passed away from Melanoma. A portion of the profits from each piece goes to benefit skin cancer awareness and research.
You have such a distinct aesthetic. How do you conceptualize your pieces?
Season to season varies in terms of conceptualizing the jewelry we produce. The most important rule of thumb when designing is originality, yet designing pieces that are classic and that will transcend the 'trend' of the moment. A piece you purchase from our collection today will be just as beautiful and enviable ten years down the road. I always say we create affordable forever jewelry.
What was the inspiration for the spring collection?
Our Spring collection is all about street style. We wanted jewelry that was versatile and that lent itself to layering allowing the lady who wears the jewels to create their own customized look. We chose Elizabeth Savetsky AKA the Excessories Expert to be the face our collection for just that reason. She effortlessly and seamlessly paired the jewelry with her individual style and really made each piece her own.
Who are your style icons?
Grace Kelly is timeless and my modern day style muse is Gigi Hadid.
Describe the Lovy Lady in 3 words.
She is modern, cultured, sophisticated and classic. Her aesthetic is truly an extension of her own style and she expresses herself through her love of fashion.
What is your personal dream for your company’s future?
The sky is the limit! I dream of endless possibilities in growing my company into an international luxury brand. I am beyond grateful to all those who have supported and continue to support me on my mission.
What advice do you have for aspiring female entrepreneurs?
Believe in your vision and your dream. Remember there is room for success for everyone, carve out your niche and dream big.