The four playful games Miss GYPSYSKIN enjoyed as a kid give a good feel for Erika's spirit. #1 Dress Up: Princess Gala Dance Time #2 House: Family Love & Kitchen Time #3 Grocery Store: Ringing up saved kitchen boxes #3 School "Study Time": Scribbles yearning to understand books scooped out of end of the year recycling bins
Once taken to garage sales and thrift shops by her wonderful aunts, grandmother and parents her path was intricately woven and sealed into recycled fashion buying and selling. "There is so much joy I receive on the treasure hunt for something I have never seen. Truly, I appreciate the details of someone else's anonymous creations as well as finding something I can up-cycle and transform.
In 2012 Erika Suzette Kelly graduated from The Art Institute of California- San Francisco with a bachelor of science in fashion marketing and management as well as a few years of fashion design & internships under her belt. Some of her positions have included five years managing the Plato's Closet franchise in San Mateo and three years renting a store space to re-sell merchandise in Laurel Street Antiques and Collectibles. The Peninsula Ballet Theatre was host to her clothing boutique for two years. Now she sells online via the Poshmark APP as well as in Antiques and More in San Carlos, California.