How Lisa Salzer Gets Down With Vintage Materials

She makes the 1860s feel not so far away.

Sustaining a jewelry line with its roots in insanely unique vintage items can’t be easy, but Lisa Salzer acts like it ain’t no thang. And girl knows how to get creative. Watch how the so-talented whiz behind Lulu Frost turns Art Deco dress clips and Victorian shoe buckles into wear-it-now magic. —carlye wisel

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"These Deco Earrings used to be dress clips from the Art Deco period—around the 1920s or 1930s—and they range in size because women used to wear them on the straps of their gowns or sweaters. I love the transforming the classic into something new.”

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"The Victorian Cuff started off as Victorian shoe buckles from the 1860s. We select them, curve them, and file them down. Each one is totally one of a kind. They are delicate but tough at the same time because they’re made of steel.”

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"These 100 Year Necklaces are comprised of elements from the 1860s up to 1960, so they’re kind of a century of jewelry in one piece. In terms of making each one, it’s very much an intuition thing. I basically start with thousands of vintage pieces on trays around me, and I start to collage them together until it feels right. It’s a process of removing and replacing until it has the right harmony and balance of materials, texture, size, shape, and color.”

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Code Fine Jewelry is a collection of from-scratch designs that I’ve done that’s based on the font from the Plaza Hotel. I’ve heard some interesting stories from people about why they like to get certain numbers—I think people really grow attached once they think about what their own personal number is.”

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"I was so inspired by these fantastic, geometric triangular vintage Art Deco pieces—so inspired, in fact, that I decided to single them out and use them as the basis for my exclusive Deco Cocktail Necklace for Of a Kind. I love the way the differing sizes of the triangles create a nice rhythm and the varied choice of chain keeps the necklaces interesting. It’s what I like to call ‘the midsize statement necklace,’ which, in my opinion, is the perfect kind—not so big and bulky that you won’t be able to wear it comfortably, but still substantial and cool enough to give you that amazing complement to any look.”

You’ve got to see Lisa’s latest Art Deco-inspired necklace—it’s. so. good.

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Lulu Frost’s Super-Stylish Posse

Get ready to pick up some mad tips.

Lisa Salzer’s pals are as stylin’ as her vintage-gone-modern jewelry. Want proof? The Lulu Frost designer intros us to the women—drop-dead-gorge models and beauty heiresses included—who inspire and wear her kick-ass work. —carlye wisel

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Elettra Wiedemann: ”Elettra Wiedemann is such a classic beauty. You know, her mother is Isabella Rossellini, and her grandmother was Ingrid Bergman. What I love about her is that she has this timeless elegance and incredible lineage, but she’s the most down to earth, modest, kind person. And her style—she’s just extremely elegant, and also classic in an eclectic way.”

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Poppy Delevingne: ”Poppy is a wonderful English bird. I met her recently at an event I was doing in London, and I really admire her dressed-down, cool-girl style. She really does an incredible look with ripped jeans, a blazer, fantastic jewelry options—Lulu Frost!”

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Claiborne Swanson Frank: ”She’s another friend who has amazing classic style, but her take on it is very earthy. She’s very much a natural beauty, and I love her wild hair. Claiborne has my very, very favorite 100 Year Necklace—I traded it with her for a photo shoot she did for me. She put her art into something for Lulu Frost, and then I was able to give her a piece that was kind of my art. Sharing like that is really special.”

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Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins: ”They are ultimate French girls. They’re sisters, and they both have very different styles. I think Claire is really classic — she just wears sleek, almost Calvin Klein-esque clothing with the perfect little accessory. Virginie is more rock n’ roll.”

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Jennifer Missoni: ”Jennifer Missoni is incredible. She’s kind of an old-world actress, almost fifties movie star-like—an Italian bombshell. She has such a fun, casual glamour to her. She’s an incredible actress, and she’s also been a longtime supporter of Lulu Frost. I’m very thankful for all these lovely ladies!”

We’re pretty sure these chicks would be all over Lisa’s new necklace—check it out.

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How Lisa Salzer Gets Down With Vintage Materials

She makes the 1860s feel not so far away.

Sustaining a jewelry line with its roots in insanely unique vintage items can’t be easy, but Lisa Salzer acts like it ain’t no thang. And girl knows how to get creative. Watch how the so-talented whiz behind Lulu Frost turns Art Deco dress clips and Victorian shoe buckles into wear-it-now magic. —carlye wisel

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"These Deco Earrings used to be dress clips from the Art Deco period—around the 1920s or 1930s—and they range in size because women used to wear them on the straps of their gowns or sweaters. I love the transforming the classic into something new.”

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"The Victorian Cuff started off as Victorian shoe buckles from the 1860s. We select them, curve them, and file them down. Each one is totally one of a kind. They are delicate but tough at the same time because they’re made of steel.”

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"These 100 Year Necklaces are comprised of elements from the 1860s up to 1960, so they’re kind of a century of jewelry in one piece. In terms of making each one, it’s very much an intuition thing. I basically start with thousands of vintage pieces on trays around me, and I start to collage them together until it feels right. It’s a process of removing and replacing until it has the right harmony and balance of materials, texture, size, shape, and color.”

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Code Fine Jewelry is a collection of from-scratch designs that I’ve done that’s based on the font from the Plaza Hotel. I’ve heard some interesting stories from people about why they like to get certain numbers—I think people really grow attached once they think about what their own personal number is.”

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"I was so inspired by these fantastic, geometric triangular vintage Art Deco pieces—so inspired, in fact, that I decided to single them out and use them as the basis for my exclusive Deco Cocktail Necklace for Of a Kind. I love the way the differing sizes of the triangles create a nice rhythm and the varied choice of chain keeps the necklaces interesting. It’s what I like to call ‘the midsize statement necklace,’ which, in my opinion, is the perfect kind—not so big and bulky that you won’t be able to wear it comfortably, but still substantial and cool enough to give you that amazing complement to any look.”

You’re not going to want to miss Lisa’s second Of a Kind edition! Get it Thurs.

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Lulu Frost’s Super-Stylish Posse

Get ready to pick up some mad tips.

Lisa Salzer’s pals are as stylin’ as her vintage-gone-modern jewelry. Want proof? The Lulu Frost designer intros us to the women—drop-dead-gorge models and beauty heiresses included—who inspire and wear her kick-ass work. —carlye wisel

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Elettra Wiedemann: ”Elettra Wiedemann is such a classic beauty. You know, her mother is Isabella Rossellini, and her grandmother was Ingrid Bergman. What I love about her is that she has this timeless elegance and incredible lineage, but she’s the most down to earth, modest, kind person. And her style—she’s just extremely elegant, and also classic in an eclectic way.”

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Poppy Delevingne: ”Poppy is a wonderful English bird. I met her recently at an event I was doing in London, and I really admire her dressed-down, cool-girl style. She really does an incredible look with ripped jeans, a blazer, fantastic jewelry options—Lulu Frost!”

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Claiborne Swanson Frank: ”She’s another friend who has amazing classic style, but her take on it is very earthy. She’s very much a natural beauty, and I love her wild hair. Claiborne has my very, very favorite 100 Year Necklace—I traded it with her for a photo shoot she did for me. She put her art into something for Lulu Frost, and then I was able to give her a piece that was kind of my art. Sharing like that is really special.”

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Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins: ”They are ultimate French girls. They’re sisters, and they both have very different styles. I think Claire is really classic — she just wears sleek, almost Calvin Klein-esque clothing with the perfect little accessory. Virginie is more rock n’ roll.”

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Jennifer Missoni: ”Jennifer Missoni is incredible. She’s kind of an old-world actress, almost fifties movie star-like—an Italian bombshell. She has such a fun, casual glamour to her. She’s an incredible actress, and she’s also been a longtime supporter of Lulu Frost. I’m very thankful for all these lovely ladies!”

Come back tomorrow to get our second Lulu Frost edition, suited for all kinds of stylish ladies.

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How Lisa Salzer Gets Down With Vintage Materials

She makes the 1860s feel not so far away.

Sustaining a jewelry line with its roots in insanely unique vintage items can’t be easy, but Lisa Salzer acts like it ain’t no thang. And girl knows how to get creative. Watch how the so-talented whiz behind Lulu Frost turns Art Deco dress clips and Victorian shoe buckles into wear-it-now magic. —carlye wisel

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"These Deco Earrings used to be dress clips from the Art Deco period—around the 1920s or 1930s—and they range in size because women used to wear them on the straps of their gowns or sweaters. I love the transforming the classic into something new.”

image
"The Victorian Cuff started off as Victorian shoe buckles from the 1860s. We select them, curve them, and file them down. Each one is totally one of a kind. They are delicate but tough at the same time because they’re made of steel.”

image
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"These 100 Year Necklaces are comprised of elements from the 1860s up to 1960, so they’re kind of a century of jewelry in one piece. In terms of making each one, it’s very much an intuition thing. I basically start with thousands of vintage pieces on trays around me, and I start to collage them together until it feels right. It’s a process of removing and replacing until it has the right harmony and balance of materials, texture, size, shape, and color.”

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Code Fine Jewelry is a collection of from-scratch designs that I’ve done that’s based on the font from the Plaza Hotel. I’ve heard some interesting stories from people about why they like to get certain numbers—I think people really grow attached once they think about what their own personal number is.”

image
"I was so inspired by these fantastic, geometric triangular vintage Art Deco pieces—so inspired, in fact, that I decided to single them out and use them as the basis for my exclusive Deco Cocktail Necklace for Of a Kind. I love the way the differing sizes of the triangles create a nice rhythm and the varied choice of chain keeps the necklaces interesting. It’s what I like to call ‘the midsize statement necklace,’ which, in my opinion, is the perfect kind—not so big and bulky that you won’t be able to wear it comfortably, but still substantial and cool enough to give you that amazing complement to any look.”

Want that necklace? WE KNOW. Get on our email list to score it tomorrow!

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How Lisa Salzer Gets Down With Vintage Materials

She makes the 1860s feel not so far away.

Sustaining a jewelry line with its roots in insanely unique vintage items can’t be easy, but Lisa Salzer acts like it ain’t no thang. And girl knows how to get creative. Watch how the so-talented whiz behind Lulu Frost turns Art Deco dress clips and Victorian shoe buckles into wear-it-now magic. —carlye wisel


"These Deco Earrings used to be dress clips from the Art Deco period—around the 1920s or 1930s—and they range in size because women used to wear them on the straps of their gowns or sweaters. I love the transforming the classic into something new.”


"The Victorian Cuff started off as Victorian shoe buckles from the 1860s. We select them, curve them, and file them down. Each one is totally one of a kind. They are delicate but tough at the same time because they’re made of steel.”


"These 100 Year Necklaces are comprised of elements from the 1860s up to 1960, so they’re kind of a century of jewelry in one piece. In terms of making each one, it’s very much an intuition thing. I basically start with thousands of vintage pieces on trays around me, and I start to collage them together until it feels right. It’s a process of removing and replacing until it has the right harmony and balance of materials, texture, size, shape, and color.”


Code Fine Jewelry is a collection of from-scratch designs that I’ve done that’s based on the font from the Plaza Hotel. I’ve heard some interesting stories from people about why they like to get certain numbers—I think people really grow attached once they think about what their own personal number is.”


"I was so inspired by these fantastic, geometric triangular vintage Art Deco pieces—so inspired, in fact, that I decided to single them out and use them as the basis for my exclusive Deco Cocktail Necklace for Of a Kind. I love the way the differing sizes of the triangles create a nice rhythm and the varied choice of chain keeps the necklaces interesting. It’s what I like to call ‘the midsize statement necklace,’ which, in my opinion, is the perfect kind—not so big and bulky that you won’t be able to wear it comfortably, but still substantial and cool enough to give you that amazing complement to any look.”

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Lulu Frost’s Super-Stylish Posse

Get ready to pick up some mad tips.

Lisa Salzer’s pals are as stylin’ as her vintage-gone-modern jewelry. Want proof? The Lulu Frost designer intros us to the women—drop-dead-gorge models and beauty heiresses included—who inspire and wear her kick-ass work. —carlye wisel

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Elettra Wiedemann: “Elettra Wiedemann is such a classic beauty. You know, her mother is Isabella Rossellini, and her grandmother was Ingrid Bergman. What I love about her is that she has this timeless elegance and incredible lineage, but she’s the most down to earth, modest, kind person. And her style—she’s just extremely elegant, and also classic in an eclectic way.”

image

Poppy Delevingne: “Poppy is a wonderful English bird. I met her recently at an event I was doing in London, and I really admire her dressed-down, cool-girl style. She really does an incredible look with ripped jeans, a blazer, fantastic jewelry options—Lulu Frost!”

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Claiborne Swanson Frank: “She’s another friend who has amazing classic style, but her take on it is very earthy. She’s very much a natural beauty, and I love her wild hair. Claiborne has my very, very favorite 100 Year Necklace—I traded it with her for a photo shoot she did for me. She put her art into something for Lulu Frost, and then I was able to give her a piece that was kind of my art. Sharing like that is really special.”

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Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins: “They are ultimate French girls. They’re sisters, and they both have very different styles. I think Claire is really classic — she just wears sleek, almost Calvin Klein-esque clothing with the perfect little accessory. Virginie is more rock n’ roll.”

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Jennifer Missoni: “Jennifer Missoni is incredible. She’s kind of an old-world actress, almost fifties movie star-like—an Italian bombshell. She has such a fun, casual glamour to her. She’s an incredible actress, and she’s also been a longtime supporter of Lulu Frost. I’m very thankful for all these lovely ladies!”

Want to join Lisa’s crew? Well, if you come back tomorrow, you can get your hands on one of her amazing necklaces, at least!

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Lulu Frost’s Super-Stylish Posse

Get ready to pick up some mad tips.

Lisa Salzer’s pals are as stylin’ as her vintage-gone-modern jewelry. Want proof? The Lulu Frost designer intros us to the women—drop-dead-gorge models and beauty heiresses included—who inspire and wear her kick-ass work. —carlye wisel

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Elettra Wiedemann: ”Elettra Wiedemann is such a classic beauty. You know, her mother is Isabella Rossellini, and her grandmother was Ingrid Bergman. What I love about her is that she has this timeless elegance and incredible lineage, but she’s the most down to earth, modest, kind person. And her style—she’s just extremely elegant, and also classic in an eclectic way.”

image

Poppy Delevingne: ”Poppy is a wonderful English bird. I met her recently at an event I was doing in London, and I really admire her dressed-down, cool-girl style. She really does an incredible look with ripped jeans, a blazer, fantastic jewelry options—Lulu Frost!”

image

Claiborne Swanson Frank: ”She’s another friend who has amazing classic style, but her take on it is very earthy. She’s very much a natural beauty, and I love her wild hair. Claiborne has my very, very favorite 100 Year Necklace—I traded it with her for a photo shoot she did for me. She put her art into something for Lulu Frost, and then I was able to give her a piece that was kind of my art. Sharing like that is really special.”

image

Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins: ”They are ultimate French girls. They’re sisters, and they both have very different styles. I think Claire is really classic — she just wears sleek, almost Calvin Klein-esque clothing with the perfect little accessory. Virginie is more rock n’ roll.”

image

Jennifer Missoni: ”Jennifer Missoni is incredible. She’s kind of an old-world actress, almost fifties movie star-like—an Italian bombshell. She has such a fun, casual glamour to her. She’s an incredible actress, and she’s also been a longtime supporter of Lulu Frost. I’m very thankful for all these lovely ladies!”

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If the line Lulu Frost had a slogan, it would be “in with the old, out with the new.” Turning glimmering finds from the Titanic era into attention-grabbing earrings and stand-out necklaces worn by, well, a high percentage of Met Ball attendees, Lisa Salzer has one of those storied beginnings. After spending her childhood traipsing around her grandmother’s estate-jewelry shop, Lisa unveiled her first designs—made from repurposed Plaza Hotel room numbers—while wrapping up her art history degree at Dartmouth, she cold-called Barneys, and they bought everything.
Breathing new life into lost keys, shoe buckles, buffalo coins, and antique crystal, Lisa, who’s been at it since 2004, is now a genuine powerhouse—she has collaborated with the likes of J.Crew, Alexander Wang, and Chris Benz and has earned the sort of following that gets her work in the pages of Vogue on the reg. “It took me awhile to get my courage up to start cutting and breaking down old jewelry, honestly, because it was so precious to me,” Lisa explains. “But now, I have a different viewpoint on it. I love to make it into something fresh and new.” —carlye wisel

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