Chikimiki Creative Director Elise de
Almeida Imagines the People

Who: Elise De Almeida
Where she was born: Portugal
Where she lives now: Flatiron District New York
What she does: Creative director at Chikimiki

More specifically:
Let my mind’s imagination take me on daily adventures whether it’s a forest of beads, a road of silk or a palette of prints, I’m there.

What’s on her mind today:
Spring Fabrication and Collection Development. Decisions, decisions,

She’s inspired by:
I am inspired by everyday life. Never the same.
I am inspired by the woman that wears my clothes, she is creative and not afraid to explore through her wardrobe selection.

She’s currently working on:
Chikimiki Spring Collection 2016.

She thinks there is too much of, and too little of:
Too much greed, not enough kindness.

Her opinion of a fashion faux-pas:
Fanny packs and chipped nails.

Good energy means:
Good energy is having a positive attitude towards everything you do and everything you come across. Good Vibes, good karma.

Style icon:
Lady Gaga and Daphne Guinness.

If she were an article of clothing:
Black lingerie.

Her favorite way to procrastinate.
Dancing like I’m 21 again.

If she could bring back one style from the past:
20’s flappers.

She’d like to leave to the future generation:
Knowledge and wisdom, be kind be different.

Elise’s WILD Wish:
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

text by: Emory Lopiccolo

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