Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Jewelry designer Kristyn April, founder of Kristyn April Designs, creates one-of-a-kind, handcrafted jewelry and accessories using primarily recycled materials to bring original works of art to your world. What started as a hobby while Kristyn worked as a make-up artist in NYC for 4 years has become a lifestyle for the designer, who returned to Philadelphia this Summer to bring her works of art to “the city of brotherly love!” To inspire her designs, Kristyn thoroughly explores antique stores and estate sales for vintage treasures, which she then deconstructs and reworks to form new, truly unique "green" pieces of wearable art.
“I love the idea of fashion as art. In my opinion, jewelry is the most expressive part of a person’s wardrobe. From a locket with your parents’ pictures to a bracelet you acquired on a spiritual journey, or a symbol that speaks to you in some special way, it has always been interesting to me to see how jewelry can really touch a person’s soul. I love that I can express myself by making what I like and someone who has a completely different style than me will adore that piece just as much—or more— than I do—because it speaks to them. I will design something to be worn one way and someone else picks it up and wears it differently. The piece now shadows part of that person and that is what art is. A part of someone that they are trying to express.”
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Last night a medium my mom had been waiting over a year for came to our house to do a group reading. Ive never experienced anything like this. I wouldn't even be able to tell all the stories of who she connected to last night and how dead on she was.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
It smells like fall, like football season and apple cider.
Tresha, Tara and I did a bridal party (hair and make-up) at the Hyatt in Penns landing yesterday. It was beautiful and the girls were all very cool and down to earth. This has planted some inspiration, for a bride who wants to look bridal but wants something different. From Scratch (sounds good huh?), is a great place for brides. You can get EVERYTHING you need here. I have a photographer I work with, I of course offer Make-up application, hair people, beautiful jewelry and accessories made specially for brides, spray tan a nice natural healthy glow, get your brows up to par before the big day, relax with a massage or couples massage, manicure and pedicures and don't forget your skin and leave out my favorite facials!! Book the whole shop for you and your girl friends the day of. We can have champagne and strawberry's while you get ready, or if you prefer a pot of tea! Just talk to me and we can come up with a price for everything your looking for!