LA-born New Yorker Elena Coleman used her training as an architect to create
TomTom Jewelry. For Fall-Winter 2010, she infuses her graphic, angular aesthetic into a mesmerizing collection inspired by "Mayan myth and ritual, tribal adornment, weaponry and pyramids."
The Forever May They Reign Necklace, is a tour de force of geometric ebony wood and ribbons of gold and vintage silk satin.
The strong, hieroglyphic angles of TomTom's warrior pieces run throughout collection.
The High Priestess Necklace lives up to its name with clean lines in 18-karat gold vermeil, tied with gunmetal chains.
The pyramid motif brings boldness to staggered column earrings and minimalist bangles.
There's something mesmerizing about a graceful gold maze hanging from a jet-black gunmetal chain.
More pyramids, like little arrowhead nuggets—sharp and rich at the same time. The Oro y Negro Necklace changes the notion of a chain with mixed metals and shapes.
Lloviendo Estrellas translates to raining stars, an apt title for the organic drip of ebony wood in these unique pieces.
TomTom's architectural lines are strong, but never rigid. Wild feathers offer a soft juxtaposition to further the point.