::Retrospective Ego - Cars::

In continuation of my previous post, here is Part 2 of my interview
with Erika Walton of Alter Ego Jewelry!

MirrorCheck: How does it make you feel when you see Alter Ego in publications like WWD and ELLE; not to mention gracing the hands of Hollywood’s most elite? …Not to name drop here but Paris Hilton!
ERIKA: It's exciting and I appreciate the support I receive from everyone to help make Alter Ego By Erika Walton such a success!

 MirrorCheck: Will Alter Ego ever become a “trendy” brand?
ERIKA: I have no clue! I guess we will all wait and see...

MirrorCheck: How would you describe a “Mirror Check”?
ERIKA: It's when you are walking out the door and you turn to the mirror because you feel naked and missing a part of you. You see your reflection and that you're missing Alter Ego Jewelry By Erika Walton, but wait you are saved just run back to your room and put on a piece!

MirrorCheck: Where can we buy Alter Ego Jewelry?
ERIKA: Make purchases on the fabulous site of Alter Ego Jewelry and even better we will have a brand new site in a month! Add us on Facebook and Twitter

::Printed top-F21, Shorts-Thrifted, Shoes-Urban Outfitters, Bracelet-Alter Ego Jewelry::

In this post I'm wearing the "Vintage Car Crash Bracelet"

I hope you guys enjoyed the interview and learning about Alter Ego.
Be sure to check her website out to see if there is something that suits your fancy!

Erika Walton of Alter Ego Jewelry has been ::MirrorChecked::
...Who's next?!


::Retrospective Ego - Africa::

I'm so happy to present you guys an exclusive interview I did with young talented LA designer
 Erika Walton of Alter Ego Jewelry

Alter Ego Jewelry is a brand in it's own league. Defying the norm and providing us with a chance to re-live those days when we were younger, where we became attatched to novelty toys such as
My Little Pony, Toy Cars, Barbie Dolls, Hello Kitty, and etc! Alter Ego has been featured and incorporated into editorials used in ELLE, WWD, and NYLON magazine to name a few.
 I was honored when Erika allowed me to interview her for MirrorCheck. 

Let's see what Alter Ego is all about!! 

MirrorCheck: The million dollar question! How did you get started with making jewelry?

ERIKA: I was babysitting when I was 15 and we were playing with toy cars and making beaded bracelets. The idea of a car bracelet pop'd! into my head and it took me about a week to make a solid one. I had a store in Santa Cruz, CA (where I'm originally from) convince me to sell the line. I hired a company to do research to make sure that no other designers had made anything similar in the past to current ideas and plans.They didn't find anything remotely similar! So I went down to LA and sold to a few different stores about 500 pieces and they sold out in a month! Now the line is in over 150 stores around the world and in magazines every month for the past 4 years!

MirrorCheck: What was your inspiration to go against the “norm” and create such retro-eclectic pieces of jewelry?

ERIKA: I just wanted to have something original! I cant stand other designers who copy or are inspired by another designer. I also like recycling everything because I'm half hippie! I want to live in a green world so I do what I can to help! There are so many toys that go in the trash, so I decided to make a new use for them.

MirrorCheck: Do you have a favorite toy era that you draw ideas from?

ERIKA: Nope, my ideas come from colors and I also imagine how the toy would be if it was alive! I'm also influenced by different cultures and countries that I travel to such as Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and Mexico.

MirrorCheck: You definitely aren’t a new face to the industry; how has Alter Ego changed your lifestyle?

ERIKA: I travel around the world more and meet lots of awesome people! I also collect unique toys from different countries for the jewelry.


::Top-H&M, Pants-Thrifted, Shoes-Steve Madden, Necklace-Alter Ego Jewelry::

In this post I'm wearing the "I Love Africa Doll Necklace"
The doll was actually handmade in Africa! How authentic is that!

Come back tomorrow for Part 2!!!!


::SNATCHED Sunnies::


I really want these Alexander Wang for Linda Farrow sunnies,
 but with such a hefty price tag I just can't make the purchase.

Recently I found a similar style on NastyGal for less!
Check them out!!

::Top-Alexander Wang for Linda Farrow, Bottom-NastyGal::


::Just Chillin::


::Tee-Target, Scarf-Random, Jeans-F21, Ring-I made it, Bracelet-Macy's, Sneakers-Nike::

I don't usually wear sneakers....
I think in my whole entire wardrobe I own three pair of sneakers,
and two pair I purchased just to dance and workout in.
I actually bought these because I liked them! 

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday!!! 
Follow mii on twitter @KrystleMii




Kate Somers for Dressed to Kill Magazine Summer 2010
Photgraphed by Max Abadian

These pictures are SICK....that is all.




 Photography by: Kevin Amato
Fashion Editor: Memsor Kamaraké
Sessilee Lopez and her beu Wendell Lissimore for the Contributing Editor.
I'm swooning aren't you?! I love the "matchy" feel that is being translated 
by each gender in the wardrobe.




::Shorts-DIY, Belt-Vintage, Pumps-Harajuku Lovers::

I was so excited when I got these pumps a few months ago. This is my first time wearing them, and
I won't be wearing them much either because the white portion is canvas
...ahhhh well at least they are a nice sight to see! 

PS...Don't forget to Sign Up for Sway, the site launches this Fall!


I was recently contacted to be a Brand Ambassador for SWAY, a new Fashion Community that allows its members to be the designer and the buyer of the SWAY brand.
Featured in ELLE, VOGUE, and now MIRRORCHECK...Sway has its seal of approval!

Honestly you can't get any better than this!!
So Sway with Mii as I give you the scoop on this wonderful experience!

Each day Sway will present to its members (Join Here) a variety of dress designs; and here's what! If you join, you will get to critique and vote on the looks that are more appealing to you!
The looks that obtain the most votes will then be produced by SWAY and will be available for 24-hours at wholesale price for you as member to purchase! Amazing right!?! I know, I know
...BUT once the 24-hour period has ended, the looks will be sold at full retail price.
With that being said, JOIN NOW to become a member! 

Use my links and you will get a $10 gift certificate to spend when the site launches AND when one of your friends makes their first purchase, you will get a free dress on Sway!! :)

Whether out for Brunch, Church, Sorority Rush, Date Night, Party, or a Stroll in the Park a SWAY dress will always come in handy!

The Sway community will launch this Fall!!!

Check out this video of Photographer Kyle Johnson as he shoots the looks in the pic above.




::Blazer & Belt-F21, Pants&Broach-Thrifted, Pumps-Bakers::

It's always exciting to see something you work hard on and put time and effort into,
exceed your expectations when manifested. I wore this outfit when went to see my sister perform at
her dance recital and was completely blown away. Definitely fell in love with dance all over again. I am so happy that everyone is accepting ::Mirrorcheck:: for who she is and me for who I am. I want everyone to keep visiting and be inspired! Being stylish is not all about how long it takes you complete an outfit. It all comes down to how you pull it off & how confident you are.
People respect that so much.


::Mixed Berry::


::Blouse-Thrifted, Bodysuit-F21, Pumps-Bakers, Nickel Bolo Tie-Vintage::

Wore this to see SATC 2...Not too much a fan of the plot of the movie,
but I loved the opening scene and of course the fashion.

And if you didnt know, Patricia Field is the mind behind the movie's fashion madness!
 I LOVE her!