We're always intrigued by statement jewelry, and when the very first lookbook of Amanda Assad Mounser landed on our desks last night, we might have formed an automatic addiction.
Based in New York, Amanda worked for Moschino and the shoe designer Alejandro Ingelmo before staking out her own label.
Called "Space Oddity" for the David Bowie song, her debut collection has strong pull towards futurism and otherworldly glamor. At the same time, the materials Amanda uses - amethyst, agate, and crystal - are less like moon rocks and more like small slices of the earth.
As for her ubiquitous silver spikes, we're fond of calling them our "little fashion bullets," perfect for taking out a werewolf, threatening a vampire, or at the very least, turning a plain black dress into a dangerously beautiful outfit.
--FARAN KRENTCILVisit Amanda at assadmounser.com