From Top: Large Oval Lapis Cuff, $380; Small Orange Shirt Cuff (with Lizard Skin), $295; Petal Clip Earrings, $325, all at Saks
I shamelessly lust after Kara Ross' exquisite handbags made of exotic skins and jewels, and her jewelry line is also quite stunning--for the right clientele. It takes a certain kind of bold mentality to don the orange lizard cuff; both masculine and feminine in its design, it requires its wearer to jettison such gender-specific labels in favor of an unusual design. One must be hard-edged yet open-minded; modern yet timeless; fierce yet controlled. Her pieces are transformative in design and effect--one cannot help but stand up straighter.