Some things are classic for a reason.
With the upcoming Costume Institue exhibit and Met ball set to celebrate punk style, I wanted to look a little closer at the delicate piercing craze New York Adorned's J. Colby Smith has spawned within the fashion community. Piercing is a hallmark of punk style--in the safety pin through an ear kind of way. And Colby himself is an admitted punk.
Walking into Love, Adorned, a jewelry and lifestyle shop on Elizabeth Street in New York, is like walking into a wonderland of incredible, unique, and truly lovely items. From selling one-of-a-kind antique jewelry to luxurious candles to handwoven rugs, Love, Adorned almost defies categorization. Just about every New Yorker I know is head over tails for this shop, including myself, so I had to meet the woman behind the magic, Lori Leven. What I found out was that Lori is just as wonderful and insightful as her store. Immediately I got feeling that Love, Adorned isn't just her job, it's her love project. You'll definitely want to hear how Lori Leven is "making it."