Desiring to spend every summer’s sundown at Montauk’s Crows Nest, I came across, in their store, hand-embroidered vintage cashmere sweaters emblazoned with inspirational mottos. Their individuality and mottos were inspiring since I was just at that time embarking on my personal and creative endeavor as the founder of Haute Victoire. I was soon to discover that Lingua Franca’s very own creative force and founder, Rachelle Hruska, has since attracted and inspired successful independent women such Michelle Obama, Oprah and Gloria Steinham.
Rachelle was someone I just needed to know.
Through my partner, Celine Kaplan, we connected with Rachelle and the idea of collaborating on a charm necklace came naturally. Our concept was to find a way to piece together Rachelle’s desire to tell stories through design and Haute Victoire’s use of unique and vintage charms, hand-picked shells, and colorful semi-precious beads as an expression of travel. We thrived to impart our raison d’être through a collaborative piece.
Our Summer Charm Necklace
The summer charm necklace's center piece is a hand-made medal, replicas from ancient coins, featuring Athena the goddess of wisdom and craftsmanship. An instant heirloom, Les Charmantes necklaces embody the effortless style of summer through hand-crafted uniqueness and the luxury that both brands are known for.
The summer charm necklaces are sold through Lingua Franca's store on Bleecker St., NYC and on their website. Click here to get yours.