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Get Stoned: O P A L

August 28, 2017

come on baby… let’s get high.

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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

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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.

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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!

H∅L¡DÅZ¡NG: M∅r∅ccαn W∈dd¡ng βlanke†s

December 14, 2015

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Saturated with tradition and ethos, the Berber culture is rich with vitality, craft, and purpose.

From zesty turquoises, golds, and reds to purely whitewashed abodes, the vibrancy of Morocco is often celebrated in modern design.  These Berber traditions evoked in our homescapes are just as enchanted as the decor that embodies them.

Specifically, our love affair is with the Moroccan Wedding blanket.  Otherwise referred to as handira, these intricately sequined blankets are woven with love and for love.  Crafted by the bride-to-be’s female relatives, sequins are hand sewn and weaved, along with blessings and harmonies, into the sandy taupe drapery. 

Worn as a cape on her wedding day, the bride is decorated with warmth, familial collaboration, baraka (blessings), and sequins that shimmer the love and enchantment of her life to come.  The blanket is said to also have protective properties, meant to armor the bride from evil spirits on her special day and forward.

Traditionally all shades neutral, these blankets radiate a juxtaposing dose of tradition and glam.  The femme flare of mirrored sequins against a blend of oatmeal tones creates a statement that anyone would fall for this Holiday season…  and every season after.

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Click here to purchase or view our assortment of Moroccan Wedding blankets »» as seen on our flashtat shoot with Rocky Barnes featured above!

*all images sourced from pintrest*

H∅L¡DÅZ¡NG: Gl∅rified B∅nes & †he S∅ul øf †he Sk∪ll

December 7, 2015

»» A home is where the heart is ♥‡♥ A skull is where the soul is ««

Spanning all sorts of eras and ethnologies, decorated bones are an ancient adornment way sicker than your average. The ideology behind a skull is vast.  And if you find yourself searching for a gift with meaning with holiday season, there’s a whirlwind of ancient societies and modern folkways that would point you in the same direction:

Towards the aged and evocative heirloom that points right back at you.    Two calcified tips looking forward.  Bound to a habitat, which at a time, was colonized.  But this entity of energy has since sailed onward.

The adventure to the afterlife.  A celebration of vitality.  A reminder of our transience.  An honor to humanity within flesh and without.

Many civilizations believe the skull is a portal.  The deepest of our intuitions arouse at the sense of an entry, an opening.  We’re creatures that yearn to escape and explore.  Our primal enticements of secret doors and vast landscapes, any sense of uncharted adventure- it lures us.  We’re magnetized by these roundabout saturations of philosophy.  Whether a spiritual gateway or a provocative enigma of what’s to come, we adorn our walls with bones to nourish our souls.  It’s an unconscious and enchanted stimulation.

We cherish these philosophies, and hope to spread their purpose to as many hearts and homes as we can.  We seek to awaken your senses- we’re wild like that.  Are you?

Even fossilized and vacant, we believe that the value of a head remains as the truest point of individuality.  Child of Wild seeks to preserve the importance of unique identity.  Our glorified bones have unique personalities, meant to juxtapose your own.. and the abode you call home.  Take a peak at a few of our favorite personas and where we think they’d dwell in harmony.

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Commission an original design or a past design.

Find these unique portraits of the soul, hand made exclusively by Child of Wild, at www.childofwild.com/bones

*interior inspiration images sourced via pinterest*