Hello! My name is Marlowe, I've known the girls at
Coco & Duckie for a while now and they have invited me to write a blog series as a guest author!
I had the immense pleasutre of tagging along to meet Savannah Hoffman's jewelry designer, Felicia Akop! Felicia, a Dallas native, was in Austin when we met her at the uber cute Big Top Candy on SOCO. Felicia waltzed into Big Top sporting leopard print toenails, Betsey Johnson wayfarers and gold tinsel woven into her hair. She is the embodiment of her work. Her jewelry ranges from vintage chandelier crystals with images inside, vintage keys to a rhinestone studded pendant bearing the King of Rock 'n Roll, Elvis, himself!
Felicia began making jewelry in high school , starting with matchbook cars and tiny pterodactyls! Madeline said, "I always find it hard to describe Felicia's work to people, because the best way to describe it is, 'It's Felicia!" and she couldn't be more right!
Some of her influences include Betsey Johnson "Betsey's really just 'anything goes." and both "Littlle" Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale "The Edie's really just did their own thing"
Her jewelry line is named after her great great grandmother, "The Jewish Rodeo Queen of Texas" she traveled all over Europe!
Felicia's work was also used in a recent photo shoot for the band Youth Sounds
(Whom I greatly love and adore) See Felicia's take on Chandelier earrings?
Keep an eye out for some of my other friends doing blog posts in the future. Until then, Au revoir!