Snack Stories No. 04 // Lydia Crespo of Argaman & Defiance

Lydia Crespo // Snack Stories

I first discovered Lydia Crespo's work when I stumbled upon her gift wrap while researching an indie gift wrap post. I love everything black and gold, so I was instantly obsessed with her gold black speckle gift wrap

Her shop, Argaman and Defiance, is a print-lovers dream. Her bread + butter is 100% silk scarves. They're naturally dyed by hand which means each one is a unique piece. Since 2009 she has sold hundreds of her beautiful scarves + even has a line of raw silk crop tops. Her scarves are the showstoppers, flawlessly beautiful + timeless.

Oh yeah, and she was named "Best of Etsy 2014" in Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago". No big deal right there. 

I knew I had to pick her brain a bit, so I asked her if she'd like to answer a few questions for me. Thank you Lydia for participating in Snack Stories!

Check out her responses below, but be sure to really check out her shop. Oh, and follow her on FacebookInstagram + Twitter too. She posts beautiful things, lovelies!


Sweet or salty? 

Salty! Chips, pretzels, you name it I love it!

Plan it or just do it?

Depends. When I am working on a commission I plan plan plan. When I am creating a new line, (like right now, 2016 wohoo!), I play around and feel out what is working best.

Late night or when it feels right?

A little of both. I recently began taking on my little business full time. I am also preparing to move my studio into a new big big studio. More work means a lot of late nights!

Your dream snack (fantasy).

Cheese. Cheese anything!! And bread. I think I just described pizza. That too.

Go to snack (reality).

Frozen fruit. Mangos, grapes, bananas, blueberries, and strawberries.