Elisa Soloman Necklaces featured in French Vogue
We believe luxury is about artisanal craft, attention to detail and jewelry that is meant to be passed down generation to generation. For just these reasons we invited jewelry designer Elisa Solomon to join the world of Shop Latitude.
Each one of Elisa?s bohemian style gems are completely crafted by hand, with the care and attention to detail rarely found in a contemporary jewelry collection. Each Native American inspired necklace, earring and bracelet will become your personal talisman, wear them alone or layer with wild abandon like Elisa?s superstar muse Janis Joplin. Read on for the whole story behind the label and to shop these exquisite pieces crafted with spirit.
How does travel inspire your collection?
Travel inspires my collection in so many ways. I often travel to warm locales for a relaxed beach vibe. I tend to explore nature and local markets. Vibrant and rich colors I collect during these experiences are often infused into my jewelry color palettes.
Describe the Elisa Solomon brand in 3 words.
Bohemian, colorful, handmade. I find inspiration in the sixties and Native American culture. The colors in my collection are bright and add a little punch to the wardrobe. I carve all the shapes, symbols and rings in my collection. I choose individual stones and hand polish every piece. I take such a personal interest in every piece that comes out of my studio and my customers find that handmade feel very important.
Your collection keeps growing. What creative endeavors are on the horizon?
My personal life and my experiences inform a great deal of my collection. I was so inspired when I was engaged and created many new popular pieces. So hopefully life will bring more happy moments and therefore moments of inspiration.
Who is your muse?
Janis Joplin. She rocked layers, shades, color and wild hair like no other. The Elisa Soloman woman is a free spirit. She loves layering jewelry, wearing a mix of delicate and bold beaded pieces. She has rings upon rings on her hands. She has piles of bracelets on each wrist.
Photo credit pictify.com
What do you love most about the city you live in?
I love Manhattan. The West Village is my absolute favorite area. I lived on Bedford Street for almost eight years and it was magical. I think I ate at Grey Dog Coffee and Rocco Bakery every day. For hotels, I love meeting with clients in the lobby of the Tribeca Grand. For drinks, Flatiron Lounge for their old school cocktails. For shopping, ABC Carpet and Home because it is a boho home paradise.
What are your upcoming travel plans?
My one-year wedding anniversary is coming up and my husband and I are going to North Fork for wine and seafood. I'm looking forward to the sunsets, beaches and some relaxation! We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon and it was such a dream.
The North Fork, photo courtsey of Conde Nast Traveler
Souk or Department Store?
DIY or Concierge Service?
Buy Everything or Buy Nothing?
Buy Nothing, I prefer making things
Camping or 5-Star Hotel?
Drive or be Driven?
Be Driven- after living in the city so long, I prefer not into being behind the wheel
Room service or Street Food?
Neither- find a cute local spot
Lots of Luggage or Carry-on Bag?
Carry-on, I'd be heartbroken if my travel faves were lost!