La Plates Puts Panache in Plasticware with Helen Jon


Gone are the days when your haute housewarming or kid-friendly birthday party are hosed down with dining ware that doesn't do you, or your great sense of style, justice. That's where La Plates founder Lara Hazelett Shelton comes in for the save. Not only did the mother-of-two bring trendy, USA-made melamine plates to the masses, she has now teamed up with the brains behind Helen Jon swimwear for some spectacular printed plates to curb your appetite and feast your eyes. Introducing La Plates x Helen Jon, Shelton's collaborative effort with designers Gwyn Prentice and Missy Neville that'll bring exclusive prints to a tabletop near you. The team's capsule collection, available now, includes salad plates, dinner plates, and oval platters ($24-$74) with navy, teal, fuchsia, and orange paisley prints that you can customize with your very own monogrammed flair. And there's no rush to make your order. The 3 set collection will be in stores through 2013 — that is, unless it sells out first.