A Current Affair Brooklyn May 21 & 22

A preview of our selection for the upcoming show photographed by Clay Gibson, styled by Stacey Nishimoto, with model Sarita Jaccard … go to for more info and to buy tickets (discounted in advance) xo, SM

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Spent a beautiful day with interior designer Kristin Korven at her inspiring Laurel Canyon getaway

Click the photos to shop her favorite pieces from Spanish Moss

all photos by Prism of Threads

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stella silk dress

spanish moss embroidered yoke dress

making believe silk duster & spanish moss strappy maxi dress

 adeline beaded blouse

nikos handwoven chenille jacket

Moss Muse : Desa Fasiska

We visited artist/designer/muse, Desa Fasiska, at her dreamy Hollywood Hills home and photographed her wearing her favorite pieces from Spanish Moss.

Find out more about Desa on her website Lux-Eros

Click the captions to shop her picks

all photos by Prism of Threads


Desa had to keep this one!


Freedom Camp

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A Few Favorites From This Week’s New Arrivals

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Landslide // 60+ New Arrivals in store now

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Some of our favorite new arrivals this week!

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Chevron Pattern Mongolian Shearing Coat PucciClassicMini348_1024x1024
1960’s Pucci! FolkloreLavenderMiniDress88_1024x1024 GenevieveDenimJumpsuit78_1024x1024 MaryEllisCollarDress112_1024x1024 GinnyPlaidDress98_1024x1024 LaRuePolkaDotBlouse65_1024x1024 FifiRhinestoneSweater112_grande Shop HERE!

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Some of our favorites for the week!

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& so much more!
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An Interview with Gypsy Hunter

7 We’re so excited to feature a capsule collection of exquisite vintage turquoise and Native American jewelry by Christine Mayrina of GYPSY/HUNTER for the launch of the new I met Christine a while back and was immediately drawn to her free spirit, amazing jewelry, and her knowledge of anything and everything having to do with the rich history of Native American jewelry and the cultures and people who produced it. Be sure to check out her pieces in the store and follow her Instagram @gypsy_hunter for snaps of incredible turquoise, fleas across the Southwest, and the open road!

Name / Location

Christine Mayrina (most people call me Chrissy)/ I like to think of myself as LA based but really a lot of my business takes place on the road.

Tell us a little bit about your background / how you started Gypsy Hunter?

I’m a born and bred LA native with an immigrant upbringing, so the idea of pulling yourself up by the bootstraps and personal freedom has always been important to me. I started Gypsy/Hunter almost on a whim one afternoon having beers with my best friend on her rooftop- I said out loud that I wanted life to be in my own hands and I wanted to be on a treasure hunt with no map. I said it with complete intention but no idea of execution, and somehow I made life happen so that it was possible. I really take to heart the idea that my family made so many sacrifices and I want to honor them by blazing my own trail while thriving and doing what I love. To me, there is no other way to live. DSC_0573_f7882f7e-8d33-4772-8afc-8525c4ca3f59_grande

What’s a day in your life like?

No day is really the same… there are so many aspects to this gypsy life- the best days always start with hitting the road either with a specific hunt in mind or a general destination. Sometimes I get into a town, talk to people and then take on the hunt by leads. Some days are spent waking up at 4 am preparing for a show, merchandising out a booth. Other days I really try to get ahead of emails and website stuff- not the most fun but still totally necessary. On those days, happy hour comes early and vinyls are always spinning in the background.

What was your first piece of turquoise?

I bought this amazing ring in the shape of a paisley that has four or five stones inlaid, the middle was a piece of turquoise. It’s a handmade heirloom from the 1920s, it was never made to be sold so it has kind of a rough craftsmanship to it but I’ll never get rid of it. DSC_0391_grande

What makes authentic turquoise pieces worth collecting?

The world of turquoise and silver is so huge- there are so many mines across the southwest that were in production for certain periods of time. I personally love really old unstabilized turquoise that has absorbed a lot of natural oil. Stones from mines that are no longer in production are the best. The matrix these pieces have are just beautiful to me- it’s like looking into the DNA of our universe. The natural forces that joined to create this vibrant piece of earth that we get to wear daily is a thrill for me. It’s almost like any collector world- rarity, antiquity and historical legacy are all a part of value, as well as the craftsmanship of the artist. Can you imagine that you get to wear a piece of stone that was cut nearly 100 years ago?! Plus, silver is a hard value commodity. You can always take a piece of good silver to the bank. You can’t say that for a lot of vintage!

Is there any kind of mythology behind turquoise you find meaningful or fascinating?

Someone once told me that some of the Pueblo Indian tribes believe that when you lose a stone, it goes on before you to collect your blessings. Turquoise has always been ascribed talisman qualities across cultures and throughout history- blessings, protection, peace, good luck, strength. I believe that all of the energy that went into turquoise being formed, then cut and set into jewelry, and finally worn for generations accumulates and can be felt. It’s a beautiful thing to have such a tangible piece of spiritual and creative wealth. For what it’s worth, when I am decked out in a lot of turquoise and silver, I feel like I am in the most beautiful armor. DSC_0455_grande You’re a woman on the go – tell us a story from a Gypsy Hunter roadtrip?

I am a woman of a secretive tribe- the hunter’s tribe! It basically means that I’ve always gotta be able to hit the road and think on my feet. If someone called me up with a lead in the middle of the night, it means I am up and running and back on the road. That kind of life calls for a little bit of craziness. What I love so much about this is that everyone in my business is a character with a lot of grit and a ton of stories. It really feels like the Old West a lot of times- complete with saloons, cowboys and shootouts. But I can’t get into details…

Can you style a look with a Gypsy Hunter and Moss piece for us? (preferably one of the pieces we’ll be carrying so I can post the photo of it in the interview)

I love when brides wear squash blossoms. I love the white sacred heart dress for a wedding and a big beautiful squash blossom on top. Pure perfection! DSC_0271_grande Is there a rare Holy Grail type of piece you’d love to find one day?

I’ve been lucky enough to see some pretty incredible personal collections, I think that my holy grail is to amass a collection full of incredible pieces I’m excited about rather than one specific piece. The older, the more secretive and undocumented the better! It’s hard to say that I’m looking for a specific thing when so much of the fun of this business is the unknown! That’s what we all live for- the ideas of where the pieces came from and where they have been before they found their way into our lives! DSC_0386_ad05f225-e0b7-4712-86b8-70e883e0683f_grande What’s on the horizon for Gypsy Hunter?

Finding more beautiful pieces than the next, putting some of my own ideas into production, and growing in the business side of things. I’m doing my first solo show on November 7th in Portland, which is so exciting to me. I’m cutting way back on selling at flea markets and sticking to doing more curated shows like A Current Affair and Inspiration. I’ll be getting back into the swing of a fully operating website, and in between, lots of travels and adventures! “”
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