The Verdana 3-in-1 in Liquid Gold + Gunmetal
Verdana 3-in-1 in Camoflauge
Verdana 3-in-1 in Noir
Hey guys! Can you believe it is already September??!!! Where did this summer go? So much has been going on in my camp, I don’t even know where the time has gone! My kids start school next Tuesday, and this year we have decided to homeschool them, so our family is in the midst of an exciting new experience.
Our booth at Unique Markets Summer Session @ Barker Hangar
My booth partner, Renee Hulett of The Silver Feather (an awesome jewelry line!) and I @ Unique LA
The Verdana 3-in-1 makes it’s debut @ Unique Summer ’17 Market . . .
Day two, chatting with other makers and creatives . . .
Two weeks ago I participated in the Unique Summer Market @ Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. It was a two day show for makers + designers that I’d been contemplating doing for a while. Before I had surgery this summer, my friend Renee approached me about getting a booth together. She has a wonderful jewelry line called The Silver Feather. You can check out her wares here. Doing shows are really out of my comfort zone, but seeing as I was facing a dire prognosis, I thought it would give me something to shoot for recovery-wise, so I agreed to participate. I’m so glad I did. It was definitely an experience that pushed me outside of my comfort zone, nonetheless, it was a really fun show. I was inspired to create a new style which we debuted for the show: The Verdana 3-in-1 waist pack/cross body/clutch is an exercise in fashion + function. It can be worn 3 different ways which allows for ultimate versatility. We sold out of the black + camoflauge colors at the show, and have since sold out of liquid gold. So I am opening up pre-orders for a new batch! I’ve added the styles to the website so click here to check them out and preorder one for yourself or a friend!
Day Date Zip Pouch in Sage
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” -Maya Angelou
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Hey guys, I’m excited to share the new single LISTENBEE just dropped called Children, featuring Cosmos + Creature. I love the youthful nostalgic vibe and the mellow tone, it’s perfect for a breezy summer drive. Check it out for yourselves, and like on Soundcloud, Spotify and Hype Machine! Definitely one to add to your playlists! Click here to listen.
Beauty in the everyday . . .
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
I love this wonderful description of beautiful people. It is a written testament to my personal philosophy. I’ve always felt that true beauty comes from experiences, imperfect actions, trying, failing and trying again, humility, pain + happiness, growth and loss . . . in other words true beauty surfaces when life is lived. I think in this world of social media we have a tendency to focus on beauty in an unhealthy way. Surface beauty, made up beauty, photoshopped beauty and perfected beauty. I yearn for the day that our society appreciates + recognizes beauty in the imperfect as a whole, but until the world catches up, that’s where I will continue to reside. It’s much more interesting there.
ALC Design Studios 380 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
Are you guys ready for summer? This is the last week of school for my kiddies. I’ve been lying low, dealing with some health issues, + taking a break from social media among other things. I haven’t been able to get to the studio regularly so I’ve been working from home a lot. I posted the picture above to remind myself that dreams really do come true. For years I dreamt of having my own space to work from and I just realized that in a few short months I will have been at the studio for a year! It sounds crazy, I swear this has been the fastest year of my life! God is so good. I just have to give thanks.!!! Anyway, I’m excited about summer’s swift approach. I’m looking forward to our schedules relaxing a little as far as drop offs + pick ups go, and I’m excited about lazy summer evenings and beach sunsets. How about you? Do you have any trips planned? What are you looking forward to this summer?
Summer is here!! | The City Bruncher Coin Purse in Sage
I’ve been adding new items to the shop and have a few more fun things coming soon. One of my favorites is the City Bruncher Coin purse in Sage. The perfect color for summer, and the perfect size to grab + go!
Bringing sexy back . . .
Been working on new colors for the Bee Keyper fringe tassels/keychains. I love the movement + interest they create when used as handbag tassels. These tassels are a great way to add a dramatic edge to bags, especially when you choose a contrasting colored tassel or one with a metallic finished leather, like the Liquid Gold color above. What are some colors you would like to see the Bee Keyper available in for summer?
Do tell . . . !
All Pre-Ordered Cheetah Day Date Zip Pouches have shipped, but it’s not too late to grab one for yourself or a friend. Click here to order for immediate delivery, or visit www.ayannalistenbeecollection.com for more handcrafted luxury!
Hey guys, wanted to let you know that this little beauty is available for pre-order. The first shipment will be shipping out to this Tuesday. Visit www.ayannalistenbee.com to purchase or email me @ [email protected] and I will send you a Paypal invoice to secure your pouch in this first shipment!
Behind the scenes work for a private client . . .
Feeling like I might be ready for Spring . . .
Happy Hump Day! How is this Wednesday treating you? I’ve definitely got enough work to keep me busy, but I realize that even with keeping myself busy, my heart is just hurting. I know that death is something that takes time to get over, but sometimes I just wish I could turn my off my brain + emotions and be a robot, LOL. I realize it could be so much worse, but nevertheless, I am in it and I know I just have to go through it. I’m super thankful for work and the new projects I am working on though! GATHER South is swiftly approaching and the RSVP’s are flowing in. I’m excited to come together with other entrepreneurs in support of each other and our businesses!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!