Ready for a vocabulary lesson? Panacea: an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties. In fashion terms, a single fabulous necklace is the best panacea money can buy. My go-to? La Raffinerie, an exquisite label based out of Montreal. Designer Julie Vallelunga was working in the busines world when she started the line (yes yes yes to taking the creative leap!) and we're all the better for it!
This spring's collection has me especially smitten. Inspired by Frida Kahlo, the colors are vibrant juicy, the shapes are graphic and bold. I'm especially fond of La Raffinerie's signature cord and silk-wrapped rope as an alternative to the usual chain--so tactile and unexpected. Pair these pieces with jeans and a white button-down, or wear them with a gown for a night out. You seriously can't go wrong!