About Us

Who are we? Two dapper L.A. gals who love to eat cake, among other things. Our names? Mari and Sara'. We met and immediately bonded while in graduate school at U.C.L.A. As we discovered a mutual interest and passion for art, poetry, music, fashion, photography, architecture and design- herstory was made and we collaborated! Our middle names are Sofia and Kali, hence the inspiration for the name of our line of handmade designer jewelry and other various goodies: SoKalDesigns. This blog is a place for us to showcase what we find fascinating in the world of art and design and the random flotsam and jetsam of the aesthetically driven part of our minds, as well as a way to update our fans about our upcoming lines of jewelry. We hope you enjoy sharing the vast space of the world of design/art/media with us...and far beyond :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Viva East L.A. street art!!!

So I was crusin' on my way home one day from work last week near USC, and I nearly flipped a bitch into oncoming traffic because this street art jumped out and said a special hello to my eyeballs.  It is off of Jefferson...near Slauson I think, in the "Arts District" that takes up several blocks of that particular 'hood.  The one on the very top had a web address tagged in the corner that you can go to www.digitalretna.com if you're interested in knowing more about the artist.  As for the rest of them, I wasn't clear...you know the deal by now, if you are/know the artist, holler at me so I can give credit where its due.  

LA street art: Lincoln Blvd and the 10 fwy

The title of this blog post says it all:  This selection of Los Angeles street art is located just before the entrance to the 10 East fwy, off of Lincoln blvd.  Ch-check it out if you're ever by there, its freakin' inspirational.  As always, I suck at reading the tag that tells you who the dang artist is, so, if you know, or are better at reading it than I am, shout it out!!

Totes, Bags n' Satchels With POW!! and Panache

What do I need to say about these lovelies that cannot be communicated through just gazing upon their tremendous beauty?  Ok, I will say that we have a mix of furs, leather, pleather and pure lust going on up in this mix.  Some people get really caught up with notions of what is appropriate for day and night, but I would like to think that with the right attitude, any lady (or dude, because the man-purse is totally IN and forever will be) can sport these with true panache.

In order from top to bottom, I present you with the black Alexander Wang large "Emile" tote, the Marc Jacobs "Quilting" leather bag, the Burberry large black leather hobo, the Proenza Schouler "PST" large satchel, the See By Chloe small party bag, the Asos leather color block satchel and lastly, the Valentino "vavavoom" bag.  All photos credits courtesy of www.shopbop.com, www.asos.com, and www.net-a-porter.com (which coincidentally happens to be where you can purchase them for yourself, if you should be such a lucky gal ;)