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Tired of fumbling with S-hooks and lobster clasps? Head to Mohr & McPherson on Sunday, August 10, to peruse the trunk show wares from Black Lace, a new line of temporary body jewelry.
Designers Bonny Katzman (a RISD grad) and Mary Anne Richman paired up to conceive a completely different way of accessorizing. Their delicate silk, satin, and metallic adornments adhere to almost all parts of the body, giving a whole new take on the temporary tattoo trend.
The designs run Medieval-modern: think delicate fleur de lis, winged armor, and crystal beaded snakes, subtly enhanced with Swarovski crystals. Apply them anywhere the skin is smooth and clean -- no moisturizing beforehand -- and then rest easy: the pieces are both hypoallergenic and waterproof and last up to five days. There's even a wedding line for that bride seeking something really new. And most pieces run under $50, so you can experiment with impunity. The trunk show happens from 11am to 4pm.
· Black Lace Skin Jewelry [Official Site]