Nitrolicious is my stop for discovering brands, especially when it comes to accessories. Wendy Lam features the latest lookbook of Pamela Love. Her Autumn/Winter 2012 lookbook was inspired by art deco and industrial elements of both the 1920s jazz age and modern graphic design. Want Pamela Love jewelry? Check out sites such as shopbop.com and net-a-porter.com.
I like to mix polar aesthetics to create balance, and using elements of the Art Deco period felt like a perfect fit. No other artistic movement seems so flawlessly vintage and peculiarly modern at the same time. After exploding in the 1920s & 1930s and then finding a place again in graphic design in the 1980s, the shapes and patterns seem both retro chic and futuristic to me. I wanted to mix elements inspired by modern architectural landmarks like the Chrysler Building and the Paramount Theatre with similarly geometric silhouettes found in ancient religious landmarks like Ziggurats and Mesopotamian terraces. – Pamela Love