Item of the Day

We’ve seen real croco handbags, faux croco handbags, and all sorts of exotic skins popping up in jewelry. But we’ve never seen croco quite like this before.

Hand-fabricated, sanded and polished in resin, these faux croco cuffs by Triian are in a class by themselves.

Brian Burkhardt and Kenneth Cole debut Burkhardt's unicorn capsule collection

If you watched “Project Accessory” last fall on Lifetime TV, it’s actually not all that surprising. Jewelry designer Brian Burkhardt took home the win, wowing the judges with his sculptural resin designs. He particularly impressed Kenneth Cole, for whom Burkhardt later designed a capsule accessories collection, consisting of a necklace, belt and clutch handbag, all adorned with a hand-made resin unicorn horn.

So we’re excited that he hasn’t left his day job creating unique jewelry under the label Triian, which he owned before his fame on “Project Accessory.” He actually designs the line with his wife Trisha (Triian: TRI for Trisha, IAN for Brian).

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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine &
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.