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Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm truly a Dawtah of the Sun!

Soooo, I'm back from Barbados, and I must say that it was an amazing, energizing, and inspirational trip. I have to thank my sista, Shakira from Ki-Leah Cosmetic Designs for her support and for making this happen!

The idea of moving back "home" which is Grenada excites me. To be awaken by a caressing breeze, or to be energized by the beautiful BOLD SUN, and to drink some of the most refreshing, cold, CLEAN water, Barbados made me realize, I'm so thankful to be a Caribbean Woman! This inspired me to break out my college thesis, and to work on a Collection based on the topic (to be revealed very soon with sketches). I met some fabulous people, Tammy from Party Central Lime Promotions and artist, Nakazzi, (please check her out on, they don't even know how they inspired me! I was a bit under the weather when I returned, however thanks to my mum and her healing hands, teas from her garden, and a great soup, I'm healed and ready to work on Aye' Shanti further! So, with that said, after my finals this week, I will reveal some amazing pieces inspired by my trip, some research, and adornments from my recent collection. I'm currently working on building the website and hopefully to have some creations in stores here in NYC and in the Caribbean!
Please check out the pics on my FB page: ayeshanti pieces!

"Enjoying some Sista time: Shanti, Shak, Tammerz, Nakazzi"

"Lana wearing Aye' Shanti Flower Earrings!"

"Aye'Shanti with Ki-Leah Cosmetic Designs..."

Events for this weekend:
I will definitely be there to not only have a booth, but to also PURCHASE! This sistren Mujaji is amazing, and I'm so glad that she and the REBEL FAMILY ARE BACK!
The Grand Re-opening of "Rebel"
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Time: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 642 Nostrand Avenue

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Morning After:

The morning after... Smh! Last night was a success. From the tabling, the music, the vibbbes, Party Central Lime for the Barbados Independence was sweeeeet! Between Ki-Leah Cosmetic Design and Aye' Shanti Pieces, we had a fabulous time promoting, networking, and just having plain ole' fun! I loved watching the customers take off their earrings they came with and placing my designs on the spot of purchase and as the girls were gettin glammed up from the amazing Ki-Leah artistry they were clearly as a Bajan would put it, wukkinup in their seats! I am definitely looking into doing this for Grenada's Independence and for the Caribbean in general. I love what I'm doing and doing what I love!

Blessings n' Light,
Aye' Shanti

One of the bartenders getting ready for the Party Central Lime celebration!

This is the morning after picture of a section from where the party took place. Wicked view from my room.

Ki-Leah and Aye' Shanti model, Ramona, looking fabulous!!!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 3 in BIM

As I'm awaken by the sweet breeze which caresses my cheeks this morning, I realize it's filled with fresh green grass, sun, riddim, aromatic fruits and flowers of this beautiful island of Barbados. It makes me nostalgic for my Spice Isle and soo thankful to be from the Caribbean. Each night has been amazing parties, people asking about my earring designs, and just a sweeet sweeet vibes. It has literally remove the memories and drowned the once familiar sounds of Brooklyn, New York... Speaking of sounds, I've yet to hear a Tuk band play and hope that I get the chance to before we prepare for this event today "Party Central Lime" (please refer to the first entry on this blog or my Face book for information and flyer). Otherwise, Day 3 is starting off great and hope the Aye' Shanti promotions is a success... Speak to you soon famahlee, sending much light and love...

A beautiful flower that inspires and makes me thankful to create flower adorned pieces.

Wearing one of my green feathers with chains and feeling strong n' regal with it on!

A room with a view I call this pic! My first day here and as I sat down for the first time, this is what I saw, meditated for a 2nd and said "thank you... Ommmm Shanti"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Getting ready for this trip!

As I get ready to head to my hairdresser, Enensta at Nubian Kinks in Brooklyn, I'm looking over my pics from a photoshoot this morning! I'm so excited not only to get away from the cold weather but this is my first promotional gig internationally for Aye' Shanti! With my girl Shak from Ki-Leah cosmetic designs we're going to leave our footprints on the beautiful island of Barbados! Here's a sneak peek photo from the shoot! Btw, everyone is asking about the model, well it's my fabulous sistren, Simone Arthur!!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

WELCOME!!! Aye’ Shanti Pieces are hand-made jewelry/adornments that are created in the spirit of love, happiness, music infused energies, and pure joy! You will find daily entries on updates, inspirations, things happening in the community, and even some pictures of me and my sidekick, my cat “Soca”!!

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit the island of Barbados for Crop Over… It was love at first sight, (well after my sweet islands of Grenada, Carriacou, & Petite Martinique off course). I had such a wonderful time that I’m heading back this weekend (day after Thanksgiving to be exact and my mum’s birthday *sorry*) for its Independence celebrations (YAAAAY HAPPY 43rd BIRTHDAY BARBADOS). I will also be showcasing/selling my pieces on November 29th, 2009 at the Party Central Independence Lime. So please look out for a fabulous table filled with jewelry ranging from my popular flower pieces, leather, wood, and hair adornments! Oh, and I must add that I created a few pieces inspired by Barbados, so if you want it in time for Party Central Lime, hit me up at or look for me on Face book (AyeShanti Pieces)!

Blessings n' Light,