Mussels anyone? Read on.
Paris-based designer Ligia Dias has a talent for taking unusual found objects—nuts and bolts, say, or, for Spring, mussels and fries—and turning them into jewelry people really want to wear. Dias’s surrealist moules frites Spring ’14 stems from her long-standing fascination with Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers. “He never worked with Schiaparelli, but he could have,” the designer noted. “For me, just the shell represents surrealism in a simplified way.” Worked into a chunky necklace, statement earrings, or charm bracelets, they bring a certain quirky chic to the table.