Our first episode is made by me, Gia, the designer at Unearthen. I chose Elsa Peretti because I'm inspired by her designs and her life. She was born in 1940 in Florece, Italy, and went to school in Switzerland and Rome. She worked as a Ski instructor, pursued a degree in interior design, and worked as a model. She lived in Spain and finally moved to NY during the Studio 54 days. ‘Elsa Peretti in Bunny Costume’ is a lasting image of the 1970s by Helmut Newton. While modeling in Manhattan, Peretti began creating new jewelry styles for a handful of fashion designers including Giorgio di Sant' Angelo and Halston. She was initially inspired by a silver flower vase she had found at a flea market.