The Fortunato Sisters at Metier trunkshow: (From Left) Kathryn Fortunato, Kim Fortunato (mother) & Lizzie Fortunato
Kathryn modeling one of their beautiful bags!
Sometimes you meet a person and are simply bowled over by what they have achieved – well imagine that times two!
Such was the case in meeting twin sisters, Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, at their trunk show hosted by Metier (one of my favorite boutiques in SF) last Friday. At the age of 27, the sisters have teamed up to create a successful and exciting jewelry line which launched in 2007. A business that was born in the dorms of Duke University – where Lizzie dreamed up the designs and she and Kathryn constructed the pieces. Demand from the Duke undergrad community revealed that something real was being built.
Now based in NYC, Lizzie is the creative mind conjuring up these vibrant and whimsical pieces and Kathryn, the right-brain of the operation, ensures the business and financials are kept in line. Recently they have branched out beyond jewelry into some gorgeous clutches and handbags too – a dynamic duo without question!
Here are some items I can’t wait to add to my jewelry box and must-haves!
Earrings to Envy: Forgotten Modern II Earrings (top left), Organic Architecture Gold Earrings (top right), Rustic Dreams Earrings (bottom left), L.A. Modern Earrings (bottom right)
I was so thrilled when Kathryn sent me these images to share with you, because they are not yet posted to their website. But for us S.F. ladies, you can head over to Metier and purchase from stock or make a special order if it is not an item they carry regularly! Some items are produced in limited quantities so make sure you call to reserve your special piece!
(Images via Lizzie Fortunato Jewels and Katie Horan)