ELISABETH NEWTON PEARLS
I am very excited about the materials for the Fall 2012 collection, one of which will be a series of Mozambican mpingo wood cuffs. Mpingo is a rich dark wood – harvested from woods that span throughout Mozambique and Tanzania – that is carved and used in some of the world’s finest woodwind instruments.
Drawing inspiration from Chanel’s 2012 Spring runway collection, I’ll be studding the wood cuffs with rows of pearls. The pearls are gorgeous against the yummy wood grain and look amazing paired with gold accents.