Monday, December 12, 2011

Weeko Mika Designs


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[leather jacket: Hollister. black tank, black leggings: Target. parka: Kohls. white tshirt: Forever21. boots: Charlotte Russe. all jewelry: Weeko Mika Designs]

A week or so ago, a friend in studio launched her own handmade jewelry line as her final project. She needed someone asap to pose for a few pictures wearing some of the jewelry for her catalog. While clearly I'm not the most professional model, it was still a fun shoot. We conquered the undeveloped patch of woods across from a park in town. It was a little treacherous at first, but we braved forward! 
 
For her project, Alyssa not only handmade each necklace, but created the logo for the etsy site, designed the print catalog, built a window display, printed business cards, and put together the cute packaging for the necklaces. The inspiration for her line was inspired by southwestern native american motifs. Each piece is made of birch-wood or plexiglass that has been laser cut and features details like glitter, skull beads, or natural stones. 
 
I like that each piece is unique. I think my favorite necklaces are the gold glitter plexiglass triangle or the birch-wood triangle with the white skull. And how could you not fall love with the little cute faces of the raccoon and fox? Take a look at the designs below and come check out her etsy shop: Weeko Mika Designs 

Thanks for reading! 
Rach:]


***NOTE: If you can't find one of the necklaces you want above on the etsy shop, message her because it probably hasn't been uploaded yet. Or it might be sold out, so ask her if she can make an order for you!***

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas List [2011]


[1] Macbook Photoshop hotkeys laptop keyboard cover @Photojojo
[2] Soot (from Spirited Away) plushie cell phone holder @FocalPrice
[3] Yellow gemstone cocktail ring @Ebay
[4] Wonder Woman travel coffee cup @Amazon
[5] Cat Eye vintage eyeglasses @Etsy
[6] Fashion history book @Amazon
[7] Typography Workbook @Amazon
[8] Star Wars long-sleeve tee (s) @Forever21
[9] Grey/Yellow reversible comforter (full/queen) @Target 
[10] Striped sweater (s) @Target 
[11] Suede ankle boots (6) @Charlotte Russe

Its that time of year! I've just ransacked the holiday aisle at Target leaving with 3 sparkly gift bags and an R2D2 Christmas bobble head. I'm excited about the DIY gifts I have planned to make for friends and family. And currently I'm drowning in end of the semester schoolwork, drinking hot chocolate, and listening to christmas carols on pandora. Yep. Its December.
Are you ever too old to make a christmas wishlist? I think not.
This year, only simple fun things make the list!

Hope you're having a great start of December and if you're in college, good luck on finals and have a safe trip home for the holidays!
Rach:]