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RetroSpective Exhibit at The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT is currently showing an exhibition that examines the relationship between fashion and its own history. The exhibit is called RetroSpective, and it is on view at The Museum of FIT in New York City until November 16, 2013.

RetroSpective features examples from revivals of 1940s fashion, particularly from the 1970s, as well as designer adaptions of the styles popular in the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition concludes with fashions that reference the last two decades of the twentieth century.

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Olive Goil: Chelsey Bingham, Founder of Wiseling.com

Wiseling.com is a vintage shopper’s go-to-source for heritage-worthy clothing and uncommon accessories, gathering up some of the best boutiques on and offline to curate beautiful collections of heritage-worthy clothing and accessories. They specialize in authentic, high-quality pieces sold by knowledgeable boutique owners who take great care in the their art.

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Chelsey Bingham, a life-long vintage enthusiast and founder of Wiseling. Chelsey herself grew up shopping at consignment stores, thrift shops and flea markets in search of one-of-a-kind pieces. In our interview, Chelsey shares her best vintage shopping and styling tips and her favorite vintage boutiques.

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Olive Loves: Michelle Vale Handbags

New York City handbag designer, Michelle Vale, is a busy woman. Her mission to change the way women experience luxury handbags is a full-time pursuit and passion. Most recently, Michelle Vale Inc. unveiled its “Michelle Vale for Audi Leather Tote Collection.” Custom-made for Audi, these beautiful black and silver leather totes were designed and made in New York like all of her handbags. I caught up with Michelle and she shared with me what she loves most about living and building a brand in New York, how to “Make It in Manhattan” and the two Kates who are fans of her handbags. Count me among her loyal fans!

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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.

I spoke with Satya Jewelry’s co-founder, Satya Scainetti, about her latest collection, the Serpent Collection, finding balance in a super busy world and our mutual love of all things yoga!

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