Leocadia K.

On Contrast

Living Life Creatively, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment
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I love contrast. I love how they’re attracted to each other, I love how they compliment each other + I love how they peacefully coexist to make something even more beautiful.

I play with contrast a lot in my designs. Light + dark. Organic + inorganic. Curves + lines. I use just enough contrast to find the subtle balance, so you may not even notice it’s there.

But you do notice it’s quiet beauty + that’s the whole point really. That’s what makes contrast so special.

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Lookbook: Aislerchic + Meghan Medlen Photography

Collaborations, Features, Lookbook, Living Life Creatively, Looks, Press, Style, BrandingCait SherrickComment
Model + Styling:  Aislerchic  // Photography:  Meghan Medlen Photography

Model + Styling: Aislerchic // Photography: Meghan Medlen Photography


It was more than two years ago. It was one of those nights that I was vividly dreaming about styling my jewelry while looking through one beautifully curated feed after another on instagram. (I have a lot of those nights, if I’m being totally honest.) When I stumbled upon Aissa’s account (@Aislerchic), I instantly knew I wanted to work with her. It was clear to me that she knows how to wear colors, patterns and textures in ways that I just don’t think about. I followed her and I consistently oo-ed and aahh-ed (and liked!) her photos until I worked up the courage to ask her to collaborate.

I still remember the day I opened her email response and saw that she had said yes. I was new to the marketing-yourself-online world, I was going through a lot personally and my faith in just about everything was nonexistent. I smile just thinking about how our first collaboration made me feel like making jewelry was the right thing to be doing at the time, when everything else I was doing felt so wrong.

We just recently pulled off our second photoshoot together and I couldn’t be more excited to share our photos with you. Her energy, her style and her attention to detail made it all effortless, despite the distance. She handled everything, including finding a photographer (if you haven’t seen Meghan Medlen’s work then you’re missing out), and she frequently kept me in the loop about the timeline. She’s always open to new ideas, takes creative direction really well and successfully translated my inspiration into new, one of kind lifestyle content. Aissa and Meghan’s style is truly original, and you can see the love they have for their work in each photo. I receive so many lovely compliments every time I post them.

My heart is still so full. I hope you enjoy this Lookbook as much as we enjoyed collaborating.

Love, Light + Warm Cups of Chai Tea,

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Parallel Parking + Christmas Magic

Holidays, Living Life Creatively, ThoughtsCait SherrickComment
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I tried out a new gym location in Norfolk tonight. It’s in the heart of the city so you have to pay to park in their garage or you can park on the street. I should say you can *parallel* park on the street. (I’m great at a lot of things, but backing a vehicle INTO a parking space is just not one of them.)

I attempted to parallel park on the narrow cobblestone streets. People were driving at me, people were driving behind me. It was so dark + there were so many headlights, so many bumps, so many things I don’t know about the new car I’m driving. I finally just decided that a 30 minute Tabata class at the local YMCA was not worth that much anxiety. So I let all the headlights clear out + I made my way around the corner instead.

I counted the street blocks, in hopes that I wasn’t too far away from the gym, because it’s cold tonight + I was only in a sweatshirt + a scarf (I’m always in a scarf when it’s cold). I took the first spot I found in which I could pull up + reverse straight back along the curb. (I can back vehicles up in a straight line just fine. That counts for something, right?) I get out of the car, notice that I’m parked in front of my favorite house in the Freemason District + rush off to class. (It was only a block away by the way. That also counts for something, right?)

It wasn’t until after class, as I made my way back to my car, that I noticed how my favorite house was decorated + OF COURSE it’s decorated perfectly. It’s my favorite house for a reason. Well, for lots of reasons.

Anyway, I’ve never been so thankful for my awful parallel parking skills before. This small dose of Christmas magic was worth the street block walk in the cold.

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