GypseaLemonade

The Alejandra Skirt


Introducing the Alejandra Skirt

I have been wanting to design my own line ever since I was about five years old, when I started dressing my American Girl dolls in any fabric I could get my hands on, whether it was dish towels, headbands, or old bed sheets. I have always been obsessed with clothes because they were — and still are — a tool to help me express who I am. I was born in Spain but was raised in California. Growing up I was a little confused as to what culture I belonged to: American or Spanish. But clothing allowed me to express myself at a time when words could not. This line was heavenly influenced by the southern region of Spain: gypsies, flamenco dancers, and the bright colors I see every time I go to Huelva or Sevilla. Growing up, I spent my summers in the south of Spain watching the flamenco gypsies play music. Their long skirts, leather chokers, and big red flowers in their hair is pulled me towards them. The polka dot pattern that I use under the red skirt and on the black skirt is a very popular pattern that you would see in traditional flamenco skirts. I want to say a BIG THANK YOU to the people that made this possible. To Shamani, because without you none of this would have happened. Thank you for helping me create and for guiding me throughout this whole process. I love you! To Hampton, Thank you for taking most of the photos on here, creating my website, my logo, basically anything graphic wise, and for dealing with all my last minute requests, I owe you big time! ;), my family, especially my Mom and my Grandmother for being huge syle icons for me, my sisters for helping me design the pieces, my dad for taking us to the South of Spain every summer, And lastly to every single one of you who support me even if you don't purchase anything. For liking, sharing, commenting, or reading any of my photos/posts. You have absolutely no idea how much you mean to me. I never though any of this was even slightly possible and has become possible because of you. THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU
 

 

GypseaLemonade × Suai Suai


Hola!

Sorry its been so long guys! I took on a new job as a fashion stylist and life has just been passing right by. Today I collaborated with a jewelery company I’ve been wearing for some time now. We shot photos for their new Spring 2016 Look Book. I love Suai Suai because they've created some awesome layering pieces that you can wear casually and also dress it up to go out.  It was a beautiful 80 degree out in Los Angeles today, so I decided to walk around barefoot like I used to when I was little. I remember my mom yelling at me because I would come back home and my feet would be black. There's just something so liberating about it.

Now lets talk about the dresses. I am absolutely obsessed. They are so dreamy, silk with amazing beaded and gold stiched details. They make you want to twirl and dance around  forever. I feel like a Gypsea Queen in them. Just like the jewelry, the dresses are also an item you can dress down with flat sandals during the day or add a heel for a more elegant look. The purse is designed by a friend of mine. She designs some pretty rad purses and clutches inspired by her interest in geology.