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BOSKAVICH TEREBA: NEW TERRAIN Artist and filmmaker John Boskavich, best known for his work on Sandra Bernhard's stage and screen productions, has a new partner. This time he's working with L.A. fashion designer Tere Tereba. Together they've produced a jewelry collection with a strong sense of humor. The sterling silver line, accented with 14-karat gold vermeil, interprets classic symbols of luck, happiness and prosperity--along with other themes. For fall, the pair offers a whimsical group of jewelry called "Eat Your Vegetables" featuring "14-Carrot" necklaces and "Corn-on-the-Cob" chokers. They're also doing "Tranquility Beads" --sterling silver-dipped Prozac and Valium pills strung into necklaces, rosaries and crosses. Tereba says they aren't interested in trends, but rely on their own sense of style and intuition about what's fun to wear. Wholesale prices for the designers' newest collection range from $25 to $280. Boskavich Tereba pieces are sold through New York's Showroom Seven and at Henri Bendel, Maxfield in L.A., Ultimo in Chicago and Knit Wit in Philadelphia.
MAN-MADE MARVELS "I like to experiment with problem-solving," says Nicholas E. Papadakis of his designs. "I needed a bag. The line simply spun out of that need." Soon he had private clients requesting his rugged bags, and Man-Made Industries was born. The current collection includes black and brown suede and leather shoulder bags, backpacks, attache cases, belts and date books that can be lined in silk, velvet or linen. Papadakis also uses clear industrial plastic. Each design is accented with handcarved wood and brass or bronze hardware that, according to the designer,"will tarnish with time to add dimension. I want these pieces to age." Papadakis has a B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design, where he took courses in woodworking, sculpture, welding and glass-blowing. "My interest with industrial fabrics and techniques evolved from that training," he says. The durability of the materials must also have impressed him, since each bag he produces comes with a tag reading, "I will outlive you." The line, which wholesales from $75 to $225, has been bought by Untitled and Sam E. Wagner, New York, and a number of other small boutiques.
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