Influences Align

W’s digital editorial assistant is lusting after this art-inspired necklace

Lizzie Fortunato Fivestory Necklace

While I love the look of layered necklaces, I often struggle to find the right combination. This one-of-a-kind beaded choker from jewelry designer Lizzie Fortunato and Fivestory’s Claire Distenfeld, which simultaneously blends the elegance of a pearl necklace and the bold statement of a Maasai tribal collar, takes the guesswork out of the sartorial equation. It’s a fusion of “Guggenheim, Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles de Avignon, and African art,” explains Distenfeld. And it’s at the top of my most wanted list.