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From Chaos to Couture: The Influence of Punk on Fashion

Every Spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art pays tribute to fashion with its Costume Institute Exhibition. The Met’s spring 2013 Costume Institute exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, examined the punk movement’s impact on high fashion from its inception in the early 1970’s through its continuing influence today. The exhibition, which closes on Wednesday, features approximately 100 designs for men and women that include original punk garments and recent fashions to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s visual symbols.
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Olive Live: An Interview with Satya Scainetti, Founder of Satya Jewelry

It’s no secret that I love yoga. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered Satya Jewelry, a jewelry line that incorporates semi-precious stones and yoga-inspired sacred symbols with messages of empowerment. Satya Jewelry is handcrafted with the modern, fearless woman in mind. I like to think that I fit into that group! Each Satya piece empowers adventurers to inspire and be inspired by the world, which is a message that I fully embrace and try to impart here to readers of this blog.
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Olive Live: An Interview with Sara Delarosa of Shopbevel.com

Hello my lovelies! Have you heard about Shopbevel? Shopbevel works with independent designers to bring to market the best in jewelry design. Designers submit designs, the community votes and Shopbevel produces selected winners. It’s a win win for everyone, especially accessory lovers like me who like to wear original and eye-catching pieces that don’t cost an exorbitant amount of money. Plus, I get to support up-and-coming and undiscovered jewelry designers!
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Olive Loves: KiraKira Jewelry

I recently discovered the beautiful jewelry line, KiraKira, which was created by designer and founder, Suz Somersall in 2007. Ms. Somersall studied jewelry and metal smithing in Italy and Japan. In 2011, Suz moved to New York City, where she partnered with Whitney Blake to grow the company into what it is today.
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