pamela love’s pre-fall collection.

by faran krentcil

At this point, turning skulls into gold is hardly surprising; between Alexander Wang's longstanding skeleton prints and AllSaints' continued line of dead-can-dance tees, you'd think Parsons and Central St. Martins had a design class called "Alas, Poor Uric!"

But when you say "death necklace," your first thought probably turns to Pamela Love, the New York artist and jeweler whose Corpse Bride looks and corpse couture designs have taken over the niche market of jewelry that's tougher than you are.

Her Pre-Fall collection goes along the same vampire vein, with some surprises - colored resin in the bangles, turquoise beads mixing with the usual black and silver ones, and a few rose gold cuffs that - despite their Jaws shape - look downright adorable, and perfect to pair with a flirty floral dress.

Yes, there's also the usual stash of chattering skulls - this time cast in a day-of-the-dead color scheme.  But neither Tim nor Sarah Burton are stopping their deathly delights anytime soon - so why should she?