A new, gorgeous necklace makes me feel like my t-shirt is luxurious. A new pair of earrings and my chin lifts like my adorned ears are readying me for flight, Dumbo style. A swoonworthy ring makes me feel like I have the hands of an angel, ready to be photographed.
I guess you could say jewelry is transformative for me. I love statement and understated pieces, classic and wild pieces, and I love Alekka.
Alekka is an amazing source of treasures from all around the world.
Founder and CEO Alexandra Voyatzakis has an eye for emerging designers and brings back jewelry and accessories from her travels in the American South, Central America, around the Mediterranean and up through Europe. From Mykonos to Punta Cana, Alekka’s artisanal products embody the spirit and cultures of Alexandra’s travel destinations.
Here’s a rapid fire interview: three questions to get to know Alexandra and Alekka better. Enjoy!
1. How did you first fall in love with fashion?
I think there was always an innate love present. I’ve always been drawn to the creative allowances fashion offers and all of the art, history and culture that is wrapped within it. I can’t look back and see a time where I wasn’t mesmerized by fashion in some capacity.
2. We love your emphasis on showcasing emerging brands from different cultures around the world. Of the places you’ve traveled, which one is your favorite so far? Any memorable moments you’d like to share?
I am a bit biased here, because my family is from Greece and it’s really my second home. But, it’s truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The Greek islands, the Mediterranean Sea, the history of the country, it’s all so hypnotizing. In addition, I spent a summer in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, during high school, and it was one of the most culturally enriching experiences of my life.
3. Which fashion discoveries are you most excited about right now?
Originality is the true ethos of Alekka and anything different always catches my eye. We’re planning on launching vintage within the next year and I’ve been obsessed with searching for one-of-a-kind antique and vintage treasures that tell an incredible story.
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