|Stephanie Kantis strikes a pose, suitably adorned|
A second career for this former Dallas interior designer- now entrepreneurial jeweler ---is set to really grow big as a 'brand'...imho-as the interchangeable assortment of 24k dipped gold chain link necklaces, easily attachable pendants, rings with semi precious stones, multi-used bracelets, bold cuffs, and dangling earrings---are not only a stylish way to easily accessorize outfits ranging from casual to Red Carpet...but also unique as an interchangeable mix and match collection.
|wrapped chain as choker with pendant|
|signature "S" link allows for different length of a chain-dangling singly, lariat style or double wrapped|
The intricate shapes of the chains remind us of beautifully proportioned ancient Greece jewelry and Renaissance flourishes of those glorious stained glass windows of European cathedrals------while some pendants are inspired by "Jackie O."
|dangling down the back|
|several link options---Coronation, Chancellor, Regency and Legend chains-different lengths|
|bracelets-attached to necklaces|
|pretty blue stone pendant---with chain as long necklace---or belt|
|Great cuffs---wrap a bracelet around ...|
|box full of earrings|
|love these---dangling earrings|
|terrific Rejoice cuff with topaz-hand hammered detail|
|chain with bracelet attached-as a choker.|
CODA---our thought---a brand extension of a second line---look for Stephanie Kantis' natural winning personality on a shopping channel near you.
Italia Independence---a fabulous, very well thought out brand established by Giovanni Accongiagioco, Lapo Elkann, and Andrea Tessitore in 2007---with the mission and philosophy, so-to-speak- of "Made in Italy 2.0"---updating/ "re-loading' the master craftsmanship of that country---with contemporary design and clever collaborations---merging innovation with tradition.
In the instance of these sunglasses---reinterpreted iconic classic icons-made from new materials-like the carbon fiber shades-inspired by the the Stealth, the famous sailboat owned by Avv Agnelli, mad entirely of carbon fiber.
I-Touch sunglasses-made with a "To-Touch" finish ---made with a particular varnish usually applied to luxury cars ---that naturally, is also scratch resistant too. Also pictured above-the I-Mirror...the world's first totally mirrored sunglasses---with a special treatment that deposits metal molecules onto the frame of the glasses. Very cool
FUN-the I-Velvet Rock sunglasses---with a velvet effect front with hand applied studs and black acetate arms.
|The velvet effect -from a unique UV LUX treatment -makes the surface of the sunglasses soft and smooth to the touch,|
|adjustable nose pieces|
|prescription friendly and I-Teen shapes for 7-14 year olds|
preview last season, I-Ultra eyeglasses- using XL EXTRALIGHT® developed by Finproject Spa laboratories ---an ultra lightweight, UV resistant, waterproof, durable and innovative closed cell structure...
...and I-Chromic lenses for all the frames.
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