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!
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.