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My inspiration and design aesthetic reflects a combination of my Midwestern roots, and West Coast, bohemian chic, California vibe... I consider myself the "Urban Minimalist" who designs eco friendly, timeless, vintage inspired, accessories and clothing, for active women to effortlessly add to their existing wardrobes.
2003-2005 attended Los Angeles Trade Tech for Fashion Design & Merchandising in Downtown Los Angeles.
2004-2006 designed Kristi Moon Originals, a capsule collection of repurposed, one of a kind skirts, made from recycled leather, denim, and other used textiles. This collection was sold in various high end boutiques, in New York City, Miami and Santa Barbara.
2004-2012 freelance wardrobe stylist for various Hip Hop and R&B artists, major networks, and production companies, which include Disney, Telemundo, and MTV.
In 2008 started sketching designs for Age of Aquarius as a sustainable ready to wear brand.
From that moment I committed to using only sustainable textiles, and sourced my materials from local US based fabric mills. All of my contractors were local and based in Los Angeles, which also helped to reduce my carbon footprint.
In 2010 my first collection of sustainable athleisure separates was created, which led to AOA Apparel showcasing at Project Ethos' Fall 2011 runway show, and during LA Fashion Weekend's Spring 2012 runway show, at Sunset Gower Studios, in the heart of Hollywood.
In 2012 won the "Sew Chic" national design contest held by Brother™ Sewing and Cosmo Radio on SiriusXm, for my "Goddess" maxi dress, which was made from bamboo jersey and organic cotton lace.
In 2015 aoajewels.com was launched.
2018 - 2019 featured accessories designer at multiple Raw Artists showcases in Los Angeles, California.
In the summer of 2020 AOA Jewels is expanding beyond one of a kind, semi - precious gemstone bracelets, into a full line of inspirational accessories. AOA Jewels will still offer one of a kind custom pieces, with a mix of mass produced accessories...
A capsule collection of sustainable clothing will also be available in 2020 online.
I am also happy to announce that international shipping will also be available online soon.
Peace & Blessings,
AOA Apparel S/S 2012 Runway Show Video at Sunset Gower Studios Directed by OH'Relly
Designs by Kristi Moon
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