Social media has become an omnipresent part of modern life, with everyone from the President of the United States to the Accessories Council (fair comparison, we know) using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the like. Over the past few seasons, social media influences have trickled down into fashion design (see Christopher Kane and 3.1 Philip Lim, for example), but it was not until recently that the accessories world, too, answered the call.
In the past year social media inspired designs have popped up throughout the accessories industry via designers like Alison Lou and Accessories Council member BaubleBar. Alison Lou jewels artfully combine fine jewelry with emoticon-based inspiration. The designer’s pieces are a playful way to poke fun at the world’s growing dependence on technology and social media. Alison Lou jewels are available for purchase at FiveStory.
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Like the settings of the social media world, both BaubleBar’s and Alison Lou’s jewelry is customizable, though BaubleBar’s designs have made the result far more personal. Online jewelry retailer BaubleBar is offering ‘Twitter-Plate’ necklaces. Much like Carrie Bradshaw’s famous ‘Carrie’ necklace, the Twitter-Plate design also features personal identification of sorts, but instead of your name it has your Twitter handle. BaubleBar’s adorable Twitter-Plate necklaces are available in a variety of materials. Order on their website!
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