I first met Alex and Ani when I was browsing for some pegs for street style. The hype of piling on accessories back in 2009 was something I was interested in and probably the only kind of accessorizing I do. As I further my research (more like, Googling) I saw there were more than a pageful of images with the similar stacked bracelets. That’s when I’ve confirmed more than a few Hollywood celebrities are sporting this famous accessory.
Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Simpson and Miley Cyrus all wearing Alex and Ani bracelets.
Since then I wanted to get my hands on some Alex and Ani not because they’re worn by celebrities, it’s because of their advocacy.
Alex and Ani, LLC offers eco-friendly, positive energy products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit, designed by Carolyn Rafaelian and made in America. Rafaelian believes that every individual has a positive message to share with the world and by incorporating powerful symbolism and design into each (+) energy piece, Alex and Ani provides a vehicle for the wearer to express their individuality in an organic, spiritual way. She believes it is her life’s work to support communities and organizations while inspiring her customers to relish what is unique and authentic about themselves, revealing the beauty that resides within.
Bet na bet! Because you all know I’m an ambassador for positivity and happiness! I believe (yes beauty queen?!) whatever energy you emit, the people that surrounds you absorb it. People with positive energy tends to attract the same people or if not, at least influence those who have negative energy to convert. So if I may suggest, hang out with happy people! That’s how I see it and that’s how I’d like to believe that whatever energy we have has an impact in our lives. Anyway, so when I saw Tin aka Manila Fashion Observer posted on her Instagram that Alex & Ani is now available here in Manila, I was excited. We went to Itsie Bitsie where they were housed to check them out.
Infused With Positive Energy
Alex and Ani believes in the power of positive energy, a core company principle. We have made it our mission to share the benefits of positive energy through the unique beauty and symbolism of our products.
Inspired by the wisdom of ancient thinkers, Alex and Ani researched the most effective methods of designing our products with the beneficial positive energy that scientists refer to as vital force.
Ancient and modern traditions refer to vital force by many names; chi, prana, etheric energy, life force, zero point energy, homeopathic resonance, etc.
The Alex and Ani aesthetic underscores the idea that what is pure and natural is most beautiful and creating jewelry from recycled materials enriches the beauty of each piece. Founder and creative designer Carolyn Rafaelian embraces a philosophy that is based upon using eco-friendly, recycled materials made entirely in the United States. Because of this, Alex and Ani is able to purchase metals from local mills who have received recycled scraps from refineries, which in turn, use those pieces and sell their scraps back to the Mills.
Carolyn believes that by creating designs that support the environment and encourage social consciousness, consumers can use their purchases to make a difference in protecting our planet and our future.
Bet ko din tong sea-inspired bracelets na to. The seahorse is calling me!
And when the saints, come marching in.
I just had to try them on. The oval ones are pretty don’t you think?
So my first Alex & Ani bracelet is this lovely four leaf clover. I identify myself to this symbol because I feel like I am one lucky person. Best in panalo ako when it comes to raffles ha. But more than that, I guess I’m lucky in general. I may or may not have made the right choices in life but these led me to learn and be a better person. If you notice my blog’s logo, its an owl holding a four leaf clover. That explains it. Heehee,
Because I couldn’t resist, I got two more bracelets. This time, I chose from their saints collection. Now I have three!
The four leaf clover symbolizes blessing, fortune and prosperity. Aba, achieve!
Meanwhile, I immediately wanted this Mother Mary bracelet. It symbolizes grace, compassion and hope. All which I am fervently praying for everyday. Silver bracelet is at 1,275 php.
I think I’m hooked. Eeeeep!
Rose gold is at 1,575 php and silver is at 1,275 php while the oval medallion is at 2,975 php.
To know more about Alex and Ani visit their website http://www.alexandani.com
Alex and Ani is avaiable at Itsie Bitsie boutique G/F Joya Lofts and Towers, Joya Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City
Store is open Monday-Sundays, 10 am to 8 pm.
Tel. no. (02) 897-1821