In a time when "friend" often refers to the number of connections that you have on Facebook, the revival of the friendship bracelet might feel like an ironic fashion trend. But for those of you who still value real friends (i.e. more face-to-face, less tweet-for-tweet), Hardly has rounded up the best of the friendship bracelet bunch.
Our personal favourite of the group? Lizzie Fortunato Jewels (LFJ). Created by twin sisters and best friends, Elizabeth (Lizzie), who designs the collection, and Kathryn, the business-minded one, LFJ is at the front of the line reviving the lost art of the friendship bracelet.
I sat down with the girls at their SoHo loft (yes, they live together, too!) to get some insight into what it's like to be young, talented, and beautiful in the New York fashion scene.