Capitol Contributor: Eddie Borgo
Accents for ladies who roar with style.
“Women today understand that jewelry helps to define your look—without taking it over,” says jewelry designer Eddie Borgo, who creates bold accessories that call for a chic and confident canvas. Case in point: Borgo outfits the inimitable Effie Trinket with many of her favorite pieces such as gunmetal cuffs with arrows, silver jointed rings, long spike earrings and a silver ring with a stunning lozenge of lavender glass, (all pictured left).
New York-based Borgo, who got his start by fabricating couture pieces for major stylists and went on to launch his first collection in 2008, recently showed a guerilla feminist-themed look for next spring. Zipper pulls on a cuff became geometric tassels as weaponry; a necklace featured a grenade pin. The punk edge contrasts perfectly with sleek, glossy metals. Yes, you can check your lipstick with a shiny, silver dog tag.
“I am most singularly attracted to metals but love to discover new ways to use semi-precious stones and crystals,” says Borgo, whose devotees outside the Capitol include grand damsels of style like V’s Cecilia Dean, Julia Roitfeld and Giovanna Battaglia of L’Uomo Vogue. His definition of a style icon? An “empowered woman.”
Capitol Couture covets Borgo’s pave pieces for fall such as the bear trap bangle in rose gold ($550) and his simple and strong rhodium-plated door latch cuff ($450). And right now, a few of his looks for escort Effie Trinket like the rhodium-plated pyramid ring with lavender stone ($130.50) and the matching cuff ($140) are selling on The Outnet. Chins up, accessories on!