Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
They live richly. These particular ones live in a mansion, and gorge on an unlimited supplies of food. They live more grandly than most, rent free. These people may not live like you and me, but they are not as far on the fringes as you may think. Their lack of wastefulness, and do it yourself, craft aesthetic ties in with many contemporary ideals of do-it-yourself sustainability. Home gardening ties in with Locavore sensibilities. Their craft room is a scrapbookers dream come true.
While barrel after barrel of oil currently pours into the gulf, hopefully causing many to question the ultimate sustainability of their lifestyles, the Freegans offer an alternative. These young kids are proving just how much you can do with what others waste, show how much is possible with out money, and give us more ways to lessen our eco-footprint. Whether their alternative is viable for others is questionable, but as many struggle in a weak economy many more may start to question what we really need to get by. These Freegans may be able to show us the way.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
1. You have an unusual name for your jewelry line. How did you come to the name, and does it hold any special meaning for you?
Kelacala Q is an anagram using the first initials of my dad, mom, me, my sister, my grandparents and my cat Quincy.
2. Where do you start your design process, as in where and how do you find inspiration? And what have you felt inspired by as of late?
My process usually begins with a tiny little spark that ignites as a response to something, it could be anything, a unique material that I have on the "drawing table", a outfit that I put on that is missing a key element, or a shopping trip where I find an incredible piece that I'll spend weeks playing around with.
Lately I've been inspired by McQueen's final collection. His last show was so ground-breakingly futuristic that I became obsessed. I was crushed when he took his own life.
3. Where can my readers find your jewelry? Where is it sold?
Right now you can find our lines in Manhattan at Sucre and Ibiza and on Long Island we're at DeNatale and Tauk. We're also at Moda in Nashville. To see all of our collections or for weddings and custom designs, customers can visit us and shop online at www.kelacalaq.com.
4. I just did an article on American fashion icons inspired by the Costume Institutes recent exhibition. Who is an American icon who inspires you?
A list of my inspirational icons could literally go on forever but like most of my generation, I was influenced by early Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson but for the past years I've had an obsession with Meryl Streep. It's so amazing to see someone embody and express so many human dynamics... and then there's Johnny Depp.... Oh, Johnny. Add Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Patti Smith... you get the idea: strong, sexy, independent, talented... a great description of the kind of people who wear Kelacala Q jewelry.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This is from a label called Myne, which I had never seen before until we started to sell it in my store. I'm officially smitten, and want everything.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ok, stop the presses right now because Heidi Klum just got a new haircut. What do you think everyone? Because I think it's a little thick and weird. I know Heidi has good style though, so I'm going to just trust it looks cute on her and that this is a bad pic. Ok, and another note: is it just me, or does this haircut have a sort of Kate Jackson 70's vibe to it? I mean, seriously:
Yeah yeah yeah, I know Heidi's haircut has bangs and stuff, I can see that. What I am talking about is the same weirdly thick layers. Add a bit more feathering to Heidi's hair, and they could be twins. Or at least best girlfriends, stolling the mall together on a Saturday. So, maybe it's safe to conclude that designers weren't the only ones getting a certain 70's vibe as of late? Because that's what I'm seeing here. 'Nuff said.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I can't stop listening to Mariee Sioux. She sort of does that Noveau folk thing I've been into but has a Native American flute player, making it sound sort-of haunting. Here's a track if you wanna listen. I've been into the song "Buried in Teeth". I also wanted to show her style, I feel like she has a really cool look that would be appreciated.