Monday, February 21, 2011

Sir Lukas Launch Event

 Jessica Lukaszenko launched Sir Lukas, a fashion coordination, styling and personal shopping business. She plans on producing monthly fashion shows that showcase independent designers, and local boutiques. Go Girl!

I hosted a fitting for my collection and my sister Ali Lux new collection called Adah Lux at my house. Hers is Ali fitting one of the models.
My cat Prince, a Bengal Leopard, is always a big hit any time people come over. He is very popular with the ladies!

                        This is Jessica with Noogie Thai who did hair and make up

                                                      Lux Jewelry and Adah Lux

                                                                     Lux Jewelry

                                                             Lux Jewelry

                                           Lux Jewelry and Adah Lux

Display table at the event, and Candy Lounge makes really good drinks and the staff is really nice!

Golden Rule, a new vintage boutique was also featured.  Wynde Dyer owner of the store recieved an amazing inheirantence of vintage clothing from her mother. The store is very unique in that it rotates its inventory monthly according to the theme of the month. Love it!
Here are some looks from Golden Rule.
The fitting at the store

For more pics, info on the show and all those involved here are some links!

All photos are by me, Jessica Lukaszenko, and Peter Lukaszenko

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lux Jewelry with Adah Lux

 These are the photos for the launch of my sisters new collection Adah Lux styled with my jewelry
 Our family has been blessed with such a wonderful name. Lux, meaning light is a wonderful way to incorporate our name while still drawing on a deeper meaning that is full and inspired.
                                          Adah Lux- Adorning Light

                                         Photo credit- Adrian Adel

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Lately I have been using skulls in my designs. I am so inspired by relics, culture, art, and color , and the symbolism that has been associated with skulls throughout the world. I  draw on some of these images and information for my designs.

  Mondo Guerra

This necklace has already been sold but it was inspired by Dia De Los Muertos, the Mexican holiday that honors the dead.This holiday is full of rich imagery, color, make-up and so rich in spirit it is hard not to be inspired.  Some version of this holiday has been celebrated for over 3000 years.                                                                                                                                                


                                                                Death and Rebirth

       This is an amazing look! I think that wearing a corset that tight would probably kill me too.

I originally made these for my Men's collection, but many women have bought these too! I find myself wearing one alot lately. The skull is stone and hand carved, and the key is a real vintage key from the turn of the century, which makes each one unique. The chain is stainless steel.

   I love old keys! When they are with skulls their is something cryptic and ancient feeling about them.

This necklace is an agate with a stone skull and a piece of turquoise that hangs on a 36 inch gold tone chain. This is available on my website.       click 

The mysterious Mayan crystal skulls. No one really knows how old they are. how they were made. or why many of them have an elongated skulls. It is believed by many Mayan elders that these skulls play an important role in the reawakening of humanity. According to Mayan legend, there will come a time when 13 ancient crystal skulls are reunited that can affect the Earth and the course of humanity. This belief is closely associated with the end of the Mayan calender popularly known as 2012.                     
In October 2010 Mayan elders were invited to speak to the United Nations in New York about 2012 and one elder said :                                                                                                                                
"The year 2012 marks the birth of a Golden Age, and a great transformation for consciousness on Earth. The transformation process always involves death and rebirth: the old must die so that the new may be born. The Mayan calendar, which began five thousand years ago, comes to an end on December 21, 2012, which is the Winter Solstice. This does not mark the end of the world, as some might fear, but perhaps the end of the world as we know it. The year 2012 marks the ushering in of a new dawn, a new era, and a new consciousness for many on Earth."

This is the oldest grill known to man! Seeing this I had to do one for a tribal fusion theme I did for a monthly event called MASSIVE at the Crown Room in Portland. I was really fun the people in the show were Krumpin down the runway with tribal make-up mixed with urban clothing.

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Vanitas Still Life by Jacques de Gheyn the Elder (1603).

 Vanitas paintings are a fascinating use of symbolic images in art. They are a reminder of the constant change of life, both the beauty and the ugly, the emptiness of vanity, and the certainty of death. Common symbols in these paintings are bubbles, smoke, cut flowers, watches and hourglasses symbolizing the brevity of life. Some of these symbols are found in this painting along with some Spanish coins that symbolize material wealth.The laughing and weeping philosophers, Democritus and Heraclitus, reflect upon the vanity of human life, which is symbolized further by objects floating in the bubble, such as a wheel of torture, a leper's rattle, a broken glass, and a flaming heart.

Audrey Flack - Marilyn Vanitas
         Vanitas can also be modern with bold colors and traditional symbolism is still used but it is also popular to have images that symbolize very personal events in life.
I only own the images of my jewelry all other images are used for inspiration.