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Community: BIPOC Holiday Marketplace

Community: BIPOC Holiday Marketplace

Early December we organized a BIPOC Holiday Marketplace to celebrate BIPOC artists and makers in NYC.  This event was not only an opportunity for us to uplift and provide a much needed spotlight on BIPOC businesses but, a story about  allyship and everyday people doing what they can do to close the equity gap in this country.

BIPOC businesses face many institutional obstacles that prevent them from reaching the same amount of success compared to their white counterparts. When you cant access capital your business has a much higher mountain to...


Muse of the Month: Reza Cristian

Muse of the Month: Reza Cristian

Has sustainable living always been a part of your life or did you feel like you needed to shift your lifestyle?
 
It has been part of my life unintentionally just by growing up in a Hispanic household where we would save plastic cutlery, dishes and bags to reuse over and over again. Or we would recycle water bottles and cans for extra cash so we can treat ourselves to go to the movie theaters. We did this to be resourceful and that was my first...


MUSE OF THE MONTH: ALEX HIERS

MUSE OF THE MONTH: ALEX HIERS

ALEX HEIRS WANTS YOU TO KNOW THAT FAT BODIES ARE ART.

S: What do you want the fashion industry do to normalize all bodies?

A: I want to see truly plus size women do editorial work. It's great that there is more representation in the commercial world. However, we still are not seeing fat bodies be haute couture on a big scale, especially in publications. The efforts I have seen it's evident the stylist does not know how to dress fat bodies. You can not throw a poncho on us and call it...


Resort 2020 Inspiration

Resort 2020 Inspiration

The main inspiration for this collection was Alfred Hitchcock's 1955 film "To Catch a Theif". The wardrobe alone is inspiring paired with the French Riviera as a backdrop and the elegant Grace Kelly the jewelry practically designed itself. I also found it important to draw inspiration from my recent trip to the Mayan Riviera. I channeled the lush jungle in the stones I chose for our "Mayan" necklace. Check out some of our favorite imagery that inspired our Resort 2020 collection.