I’m all about authentic self expression, whether channeled through personal wear like clothing, jewelry and other accessories, or even through home-decor items. There’s something freeing in abandoning the masses, a lesson I learned as a school girl. It’s all about finding your own style; every piece you pick out becomes a mirror into your soul and a reflection of your own congruency with yourself.

Whenever I can, I choose artisan-made pieces, that way each item can speak for its own and will have it’s own story to tell. History, tradition, and memories become interwoven into color or even scent-laden souvenir stories.

Every once in a while, I stumble upon ethically made brands or stores that I feel are worth sharing with the world: