Yearly Archives: 2017

It’s Official: Shoppe Grand O P E N I N G

November 8, 2017

Nov. 5,  SAN DIEGO – Friends, family, and fans fill the ivory accented, flower-adorned store, which opened softly at the end of summer. A mix of first-time and returning shoppers check out the shoppe’s curated collection of best-sellers from the 5-year old online store, Child of Wild.

Through the french double doors, guests also gather in the spacious back room, which has been transformed from a day-to-day operations and fulfillment warehouse to a party venue-complete with a photo-op wall and a charcuterie spread almost as meticulously decorated as the shoppe.

Party-goers vibe to beats spun by San Diego’s own DJ Mazz while sipping on local beer from Thorn Brewing Co. and cocktails from our neighbor Babe Kombucha.

Pop-ups on pop-ups post up in the back, including Civil Rags recycled clothing, Trippen.On.Plants plush greenery, Gypsy Eyes vintage, and Virgins Saints & Angels religious gems.

Chill vibes only – Pow Wow Design Studio set up a lounge almost too cute to sit in.

Child of Wild thanks everyone for attending the event and supporting the Shoppe opening!

Stay weird babes!

 

 

 

✦✙✦ Rad to the Bone ✦✙✦

October 24, 2017

 ✦✙✦ THE BONE CHURCH ✦✙✦

Ma∙ca∙bre – pertaining to, representing, or dealing with the particularly grim aspect of death.

Another definition of macabre is the Sedlec Ossuary, or “Bone Church,” nicknamed for the 40,000+ human bones inside of it.

In addition to other pieces such as bone chalices, candelabras and pyramids, the Sedlec Ossuary’s most infamous bone art takes the form of a chandelier, which contains at least one of every bone in the human body.

Essentially an art exhibition made entirely of bones, the ossuary lends itself perfectly as the location for movies like Dungeons & Dragons (2000) and Blood and Chocolate (2007). It also serves as an inspiration for films, such as Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses (2003).

The Czech Republic’s church of bones dates back to the 13th century (yes, coincidentally [un]lucky number 13), when the King of Bohemia ordered the abbot of the Sedlec Monastery to Jerusalem. Abbot Henry returned with a jar of “holy soil” from Golgotha and scattered it across the Sedlec Cemetery, which instantly became one of the most desirable burial grounds for people all over the world.

The cemetery was a hot commodity, and more bodies meant more burials.

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In the 15th century, a Gothic church was built nearby and its basement became an ossuary, or storage place for the bones of the deceased, which made room to bury new bodies.

If you think your job is brutal some days, just remember Frantisek Rint, a local woodcarver who was employed to arrange the thousands of bones in the ossuary in 1870.

But Rint didn’t simply organize the bones-the overachiever assembled the *complete body* bone chandelier and the Schwarzenberg family coat of arms, featuring a raven pecking at a severed head, made entirely of human bone.

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Can someone say employee of the century? Rint’s name stands on the wall today, as a signature made *shockingly* out of B O N E.

So, if you want a treat instead of a trick this Halloween, take a trip to the Sedlec Ossuary-full disclaimer: you may drop your pumpkin spice latte upon sight.

 ✙✦ Shop our Religious Relic section HERE ✦✙

 ✙✦ Shop Virgins, Saints and Angels collection HERE ✦✙

opal

Get Stoned: O P A L

August 28, 2017

come on baby… let’s get high.

opal

O P A L is hydrated silicon dioxide-but let’s skip the science and get to the point, why O P A L is so “precious.” While “Precious” is literally a type of O P A L, among the other categories including “Common” and “Fire,” the stone itself is believed to have many abilities beyond its striking exterior.

If you weren’t born during Pumpkin Spice Latte season, a.k.a. October, then you aren’t fortunate enough to have O P A L as your birthstone. But this doesn’t mean you can’t still sport the stone and subject yourself to its powers, which range from physical and emotional healing to inspiration of love, innocence, luck, and happiness.

O P A L, or the “Eye Stone,” was named for its aesthetic appeal, and in the ancient days it was believed to strengthen sight and cure eye diseases. In the same way that prisms refract light and reveal rainbows, O P A L attracts a full spectrum of Light energy to the body. It was also believed to bring good luck because it takes on the powers of all of the gemstones whose colors can be seen within it.

In addition to helping eyesight, O P A L is said to have beauty benefits for skin, hair, and nails. Is it “look good, feel good” or “feel good, look good?” Either way, the two go hand-in-hand and on top of O P A L‘s physical healing powers, the stone can also provide emotional healing.

Dive deep into yourself and dig up your own dirt, or O P A L will do it for you. Its high internal energy brings thoughts and emotions to the surface for analyzation and even allows for insight into past emotional states and lives. Looking for a cleanse deeper than juice? O P A L eases the process of internal cleansing by encouraging and enabling people to own their feelings, stop negative behaviors, let go of grudges, and overcome fears. In helping with this process, Opal became known as the “stone of happy dreams and changes.”

Sh*t outta luck? It’s good fortune to be gifted O P A L. According to tradition, O P A L is the 14th wedding anniversary gift, but nowadays it’s a gift for any occasion-who wouldn’t be stoked on a stack of O P A L rings? Stop by the shoppe, stack ‘em up and see the powers of O P A L for yourself! If nothing else, it’s easy on the eyes-pun fully intended.

~Stay weird babes~

Rain Drop, NEW Shoppe

August 2, 2017

child of wild shoppe

Aug. 2, SAN DIEGO – A wild shoppe emerges from the depths of Instagram to the sunny streets of San Diego, pronouncing itself the first Child of Wild storefront. The cream colored, cactus-filled concept store boasts a collection of Child of Wild’s most popular online pieces I.R.L.

child of wild shoppe

The shoppe is an eclectic embodiment of the essence of Child of Wild, decked out in ivory hues with pieces ranging from crystal-embellished cow skulls to Mongolian fur throws, and of course eye-catching jewelry from all over the world.

Five years after its establishment online, Child of Wild finally, and quite literally, opens its doors to the public. Owner Eileen Lofgren moved to Los Angeles to start her company and embark on the archetypal journey of L.A., which many people fall victim to, arriving high in hopes and leaving low in funds. After hours of traffic down the coast, Lofgren unpacked and moved herself and Child of Wild into her parents’ basement in San Diego to give it a fighting chance. Lofgren saw the potential in her newborn child, but never could have expected to reach 500,000 followers so soon.

This week, Child of Wilde Shoppe quietly opened its doors with a cactus outside and lit up its hot pink cow skull “open” sign. An Instagram post will announce the grand opening, which eager fans from all over Southern California have been anticipating.

Keep refreshing your feed and let’s get weird!