It has been quite a ride for Sarah Luvisutto and Carmen Barter, the two expat best friends behind the globally popular jewellery brand LUV & BART. Having started with just the simple idea to create fun accessories inspired by travel and fashion, LUV & BART is now fast becoming the go-to brand for women who are looking to add a bit of stylish, stackable sparkle to their everyday looks. Part of the reason for the success behind Sarah and Carmen’s business is that they understand how to make wearable designs that will appeal to a diverse group of women; their fans vary greatly in age, attitude and style. (Their international appeal surely has something to do with their backgrounds: Sarah is from Switzerland, Carmen from Australia, with the two meeting in Macau.)
Unlike many “statement” fashion jewellery brands, which can be difficult to wear daily, LUV & BART has mastered the art of delicate design, which makes all of their distinctive collections feel simultaneously feminine and fun. It’s because of this effortless vibe that women are drawn to mixing and stacking their favourite LUV & BART jewellery pieces, constantly playing with stylish combinations while adding a bit of boho whimsicalness that is as appropriate on the beaches of Mexico as it is in the crowded streets of London.
“We aspire to ignite positivity, creativity and peace and happiness with our pieces… (they are) made to be loved and shared,” say the founders who have just released a lineup of new pieces – all of which are quickly flying off the shelves (both physical and virtual).
New In at LUV & BART
Cecile Necklace | $29.95
A gold-plated necklace with hammered disc pendant, the LUV & BART Cecile Necklace is begging to soak up the sun with you, looking equally as good layered on top of your favourite halter neck top or summer dress as it does against your sun-kissed bare skin.
Patricia Necklace | $24.95
A dainty gold-plated mini-disc and semi-precious stone necklace, the Patricia Necklace is made for summer accessorising, acting as the perfect sidekick to your other favourite necklaces but still entirely capable of making a lighthearted statement all on its own.
Luna Necklace | $24.00
Christina Bangle | $29.95
Just when you thought you couldn’t improve a classic summer accessory, you meet the Christina Bangle. A gold-plated bangle with on-trend tassels (available in a choice of beige or smokey blue), with this piece you’ll officially understand why tassels are so much fun.
Ella Bracelet | $26.95
Feminine, classy, but still plenty fierce, the Ella Bracelet elevates the gold bangles we all love so much with the addition of two semi-precious stones at each end. You choose the stone and colour you can’t live without. (Our eyes are on the Amazonite and Rose Quartz.)
Charlene Bracelet | $24.95
Tassels are everywhere this season, and for good reason. They really are a fun addition to any accessory, especially when they’re as cute as the ones on the LUV & BART Charlene Bracelet. A delicate gold-plated stretch bracelet that looks beautiful worn on its own or layered with other pieces, choose from multi-coloured, silver and ocean, or shades of cream and blue tassels, to create the perfect look for everyday or that special occasion.
Affordable and on-trend, all of the collections from LUV & BART are winners. So do yourself a favour and pick up some of their new pieces now before they’re all gone! (And, that friend who has a birthday coming up next month? Yes, she’ll love that bracelet…)
To view all of the LUV & BART collections and shop online, visit: luvandbart.com