Le Charlot
If you are looking for that elusive perfect accessory to add to your wardrobe (the one that makes a black shift cocktail wear, or makes your tank top and jeans an outfit) then you should seriously consider investing in a piece from ROARKE New York. Their intricately beaded, fringed, and studded necklaces, bracelets and headpieces are literally showstopping. Each piece is delicate while at the same time substantial. Their designs have evolved since the brand formed in 2009, and they have added a wedding collection featuring beaded garters, neckties, and even glam bow ties. ROARKE has been evolving their classics and have added some funkier Aztec patterns as well as fringe and some fierce studs on some of their newer designs. The girls behind the brand are just as fabulous: Mignonne Gavigan and Laetitia Stanfield both got their start in the fashion industry in NYC with Mignonne working for Marc Jacobs and Asprey and Laetitia as a buyer at Bergdorf Goodman. The girls have southern roots; Mignonne was raised in Charlotte, NC and went to UNC and Laetitia in Middleburg, VA and graduated from George Washington. ROARKE has been mentioned on the pages of INSTYLE, Vogue, and Womens' Wear Daily. Their chic pieces come in a variety of styles and colors; the hot pink Le Charlot pearl and chiffon bib necklace is one of my favorites. The girls at Gena Chandler in Raleigh can't keep them in stock. You can peruse the collection in person there, or see all of the styles and options on ROARKE's website.

Le Charlot

Check out ROARKE and all of the other must-haves locally at Gena Chandler in Raleigh:
4209-106 Lassiter Mill Road @ The Alexan North Hills Raleigh, NC 27609

or ROARKE's website:

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