As established, I tend to hoard exotic textiles when I travel, only to relegate them to my closet for…ever. Never was this more apparent than the summer I spent working in Kenya, where I bought local markets out of kangas (the traditional garb most Kenyan women wear). My stack was so intense by the end of August that I had to give all of my clothing away to make room in my already sizable duffle. I had big hopes for those kangas. Pillows, shirts…all would be mine. (I even bought a sewing machine.) Those kangas are still in the bedroom I grew up in in Montana, taunting my mother. (She’s desperate to offload all of my childhood relics.) Now I think I know what to do, though, thanks to Suno and Lizzie Fortunato, who continue to collaborate on some of the coolest jewelry around. These bangles are so fresh (I can’t believe I’m using that word to describe jewelry, but I am), and I’m over the moon for these pencil skirts.
clockwise, l-r: LIZZIE FORTUNATO FOR SUNO KANGA BRACELET, $105.00, The Webster; SUNO BOXY CARGO SKIRT, $366.80, Saks Fifth Ave.; LIZZIE FORTUNATO FOR SUNO BANGLES, $53.00, Maryam Nassir Zadeh; ASOS AFRICA SKIRT, $66.28, Asos.