this brand is independently run and evolved from my former #JAEJESS collective that i shared for a few years, with a wonderful friend named jae (xoxo). i started making earrings for myself and friends as a hobby, and instagram surprisingly monetized my efforts. it was honestly crazy to me that anyone wanted to buy my stuff, but here we are, still going strong 11+ years later!
♥ i humbly thank you for your ongoing support of this small shop! ♥
creative design is an extension of yourself, so a little about me and what this brand radiates:
i’m an ex-raver that has always adored plastic jewelry, i still haven’t outgrown my metal or punk phases, i’m very much stuck in the 80’s and 90’s, i love everything being super colourful, i love any music that is synth-driven and i am way into 90’s hip-hop/R&B and graffiti. i grew up in queens, and hung out downtown in the village as a teenager in the 90’s, when it didn’t suck (before it was overrun by tourist/yuppie-driven corporate franchise crap shops/fast food). i’ve always been into a billion different things over the years and i try to combine that into my designs – NO TRENDS, NO RULES! — UNRULED.
most of my designs are heavily inspired by:
sanrio, kawaii culture, tomboys, NYC graff, horror movies, cartoons, sports (LET’S GO RANGERS/METS), lisa frank, fafi, pop-art, missbehave mag (RIP), goth style, susanne bartsch, around the way girls, fashion and accessories wonders like: patricia field, betsey johnson, iris apfel, judy blame, marc jacobs, steven shein, tarina tarantino, jules kim (since the dollar bill ring days!), trips to trash & vaudeville over the years, musicians like kathleen hanna, cyndi lauper, daft punk, head automatica, chromeo, billy idol, early 80’s madonna, bowie, dale bozzio, inxs, le tigre, prince, wu-tang, blondie and no doubt/gwen, etc. – it’s basically all over the place, and i try to reflect that into all of my pieces, and make them totally rad.
“only one trip… might as well live it up.” – iris a. ♥