ASOS Africa

by Alicia on June 12, 2012

Why didn’t anyone tell me about the ASOS Africa collection earlier?!? There are a few pieces left in assorted sizes, but not as much as I’d like. Maybe it’s old news? My blog reading time has taken a serious hit since starting Excelerate… Let’s make a deal- next time you see anything like this, tweet […]

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Etsy Shop Love: Corumi

by Alicia on April 4, 2012

At $52 tops I’m ready to buy everything from Etsy seller Coriumi. I’ll put the little pouches inside the bigger pouches, the bigger pouches inside the iPad case and the iPad case inside the tote bag. It will be like a matryoshka of style! Clockwise from top left: Neon Leather Pouch $52, White Printed Pouch […]


DIY Painted Tribal Bracelets

by Alicia on February 17, 2012

Here’s the DIY I demonstrated in the Teen Vogue lounge at MAGIC- tribal-inspired bangle bracelets. I felt very Martha Stewart (call me!) as I had all my samples ready for each stage of the project. To start you’ll need some wooden bangle bracelets. You can find them at the craft store or buy them online […]


DIY Tribal Necklace

by Alicia on July 20, 2011

I’ve been really interested in all of the tribal and ethnic inspirations in fashion lately. (As if the printed pants didn’t make this obvious…) This project was a way to combine that with something I always have laying around- maps. I like maps- they are so pretty. I can hardly bear to throw away even […]


DIY Leather and Metal Pyramid Necklace

by Alicia on May 5, 2011

I’d been thinking about finding ways to put leather and metal together for some DIY when I ran across the inspiration for this necklace. I changed the design up a bit to suit the materials I had on-hand, using some leather scraps and the metal leftover from my DIY Metal Collar. (Of course, a flat […]

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