Item of the Day: Black Lace

blacklaceBuried in one of Mary Ann Richman’s bureau drawers for more than 20 years was something she bought at Barneys. She paid $75 for it and was one of the few customers who did.

Fast forward to last year and Richman, a veteran jewelry designer, pulled out her Barneys purchase and within a few months had her new business Black Lace Skin Jewelry…or a very elegant and different sort of temporary tattoos.

The designs are based upon the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” and are decorated with tiny Swarovski crystals. The seductive sexy, velvety adornments slide easily onto the skin and last about three days.

“Women love them for special occasions or dates. And they are popular with those who have tattoos and want to add some decoration to them,” Richman says. They also can be mixed with fine or fashion jewelry, creating a more dramatic and larger statement.

Or they are popular with retailers, like those at the just-concluded AccessoriesTheShow. By the end of the first day, dozens buyers of all sorts sported Black Lace skin jewelry.

Retail: $38

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Jeff Prine

Jeff Prine, Editor at Large, Accessories Magazine
Jeff returns as a regular contributor to Accessories magazine. Initially Jeff worked as senior editor at Accessories more than 20 years ago and his love of the industry has followed him until present. Since his tenure here, Jeff has continued to report jewelry, watch and other luxury goods trends as executive editor at Modern Jeweler magazine, fashion director at Lustre, and as contributor on products and trends for consumer and trade publications and websites. In addition to his editorial experience, Jeff also served as an adjunct instructor for accessories merchandising at Fashion Institute of Technology.