🕯 Daringly Decadent 🐈⬛This fall, we’re embracing our darker side—dripping in sequins, beads, and inner magic made manifest through connection and sisterhood. View our vibey and moody Season of the Witch lookbook and shop these limited edition looks before they vanish forever. Shop the looks Shop the looks
Trippy New Festival Outfits Step into the forest with these tripped out magical rave and festival outfits. We had a fun, funky, and luminous photoshoot featuring Hyperspace Lighting Company's new Hypercubes, a revolutionary art light cube. Think of them like a lava lamp fused with a supernova. We're dropping new looks! Check out our cute rainbow tie dye rave and all black ruffly sets. There's also a new low cut bodysuit and black strappy two piece. Whether you're feeling like a kandy angel or badass bitch, we've got you covered. Don't forget our collabs with amazing small business queens, Disco Lemonade and Gangsta Goddess Gear. Mix and match to make the ultimate rave outfits that will keep you looking fresh and dancing to the beat all day and night long. SHOP THE LOOKS SHOP THE LOOKS
You’re just like a dream ✨ We've got a super dreamy, super limited edition collab drop with Disco Lemonade! Our disco bell sets now come in two new colors and we’re offering decadent robes in iridescent sparkling shades. No restocks on these magical pieces. We hope you love them as much as we do! Shop the Drop
Tell us the story of how Seeds of Life Crystals began I love this story because it truly is a sign of how the universe works in funny ways! I was walking around one night in Astoria, Queens during the beginning of the Pandemic and wearing a pair of earrings with crystals on them that I bought on Etsy the previous week. Long story short, I ended up getting back to my apartment that night and realized one of the earrings was gone! I had always had a sense of creativity flowing through me- which manifested as my love for music, nature, and traveling for many years. As I had more time to focus on my growth, I realized what now used to fill my creativity needs, was no longer enough. I had all the good music, the connection with nature, and dedication to my spiritual growth, but did not have a place to channel all the extra chaos in my soul. Losing that earring sparked me to do some research, and through that I was able to find materials to manifest a colorful dream world within my jewelry and fill that crevice. As for my name, I was inspired by a song from the band, Papadosio. “Seeds of life” is part of lyrics from one of their songs, which reminded me of how the earths’ crystals are metaphorically seeds of life. If you know Papadosio they are always sending the message of Universal love and peace: a perspective and deepness to life that there should be more of in this world. I try my best to live a life sending only pure love into the world, and free of judgement for we are all growing-ever changing. It seemed fitting to carry this message into my business. Who or what are your inspirations? I think we all draw our inspirations from so many directions- which is what makes us each so unique and special. To make something like clothing, jewelry and any type of art design process- you are turning soul and inspiration into a tangible object- super cool. To touch upon every single person or thing that has inspired me would be difficult. Music is probably my biggest inspiration- I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and created something without my Bose speaker vibing out with me haha. Tell us about your day job. I currently work in the Social Work Field at a Non-Profit Organization in NYC serving Medicaid recipients who have Chronic Health Issues, Mental Health, and/or Substance Use Diagnoses. Before COVID started, I would meet in person with my clients’ either at their home, their shelter, medical office-wherever they could really-throughout NYC. I have a caseload of 46 people of all different ages (18+), and my job is to provide them with linkage to any resources and to support them in the process of becoming more independent. All my clients’ have qualifying medical/MH conditions which make them eligible to receive assistance. Along with these Diagnoses, comes the fact that my clients are also experiencing financial issues, housing issues, and the list goes on. I am still working right now through COVID-19, and we are beginning to phase in face to face visits again. Working in this field truly is a test of your spirit, and as difficult as some days and interactions have been- I’m grateful for the perspectives I continue to gain because of my clients. It has exposed me to some of the harsh realities people face, and how broken the system is, so I can continue to advocate for the things that need to be changed. What drew you to live in Brooklyn? I grew up about an hour from the city my whole life, and to be honest I feel like I almost never went! After I graduated from college and lived in Upstate NY for four years, I moved back to my hometown and waitressed for about a year with full intentions of moving the heck out of there. If I wasn’t working a double at the restaurant, I was driving out with my friends to Brooklyn Bowl, or the many other amazing venues to see a show in Brooklyn. After having saved enough money, I decided why not move to the place I drive to every weekend. I really do enjoy the city in ways: the walks in the park, rides on the subway, the people-watching, the venues, the FOOD. I am so grateful for the time I did really enjoy Brooklyn, but after a while I noticed a wave of unease each-time I left the house because of how crazy and fast paced it all really is. Overtime, I realized the city was a magical place, but it was not for me anymore. I crave a more quiet, simple life. I know that you are now manifesting a life surrounded by nature. Why do you want to leave Brooklyn and why do you feel called to nature? After almost three years now of living in Brooklyn, I am realizing that I really did always rely on nature in my life as an outlet. I never quite realized my connection with nature until I was deprived of it. I always had it at my fingertips whether it be where I grew up, or Upstate where I was for college. Being in Brooklyn has its live music perks, but it doesn’t have many trees!!! Every time I travel, I realize how much cheaper it is to live everywhere else where it is more beautiful, and it makes me question my life-for real though. I feel like I am wasting valuable years of my life not being submerged in the mountains – I dream of waking up each day and enjoying a morning on my porch with a cup of coffee, because it really is that simple. When I am in Nature, I just feel like life makes more sense. The vastness of it all just makes you realize how significant and connected everything all really is. I know this sounds funny, but I am serious when I say this- the city lifestyle has been a test of my mental health and me individually as a person. I feel like if you can survive living in NYC you can honestly survive anywhere. I can see the city from my balcony, and it used to really amaze me- now it just always looks the same. I want to look out at the trees and nature, and feel the seasons changing & feel like I am one with the world around me. How does nature inspire your art? Nature cleanses my soul and my creative palette. I feel like when I am immersed in nature, I am at true peace and feel most grounded. As I was creating, I was into the brown/rustic and bronze colored metals with the bright colors. It made me feel like my jewelry was then part of all the nature and trees that surround us. I also like to portray nature throughout my art with the color schemes I choose. Nature is an important grounding tool for me in all aspects of my life, and specifically within my creative path. What are some of your personal beliefs and philosophies that you ride or die by? Well I feel like even though I am only 25 years old, I have experienced a very full life of wonder and travel. The experiences/lessons are infinite to be honest and I am learning every day. I am always trying to live with the intention to be open minded to others’ perspectives. I love sharing philosophies and could probably do it for hours hah. For me, what really opened a new gateway was when I began my yoga journey. When I moved to Brooklyn my apartment was next to a yoga studio, and through that practice came a whole new way of thinking for me. I was distracted for so long in my youth, it finally helped me stop and just sit in solitude. And whilst sitting in solitude, you realize how precious those moments are. It also made me realize my own power, and strength internally, and within my own physical body. Through meditation, and conversations with teachers I felt like yoga was a lifestyle and a belief in itself- it had aligned with the way I viewed life- almost like a sense of religion. I am no yogi, or Spiritual Guru, but what you learn through the process is almost no one is!! First thing being, there is no such thing as failure, when you are pursuing spiritual work. We are all human souls fighting for our happiness in a world that prioritizes the wrong things. That is exactly it- they don’t make it easy finding yourself in our society. We are bogged down by the concept of “success” and materialism, external forces like technology/ media. What I am learning is that there is more beyond these expectations that the world places on you, and you place on yourself. You can make your life whatever you dream of it, if you put your mind to it & there is no real loss if you are being your true & authentic self. Being an open and vulnerable person willing to share my experiences has brought me happiness because I am being true to myself and real with the people around me. Through this journey, Three Mantras and beliefs I hold onto and want to share are 1) There is value to ALL human life (I feel like our society needs to hear this unfortunately- it is not something that should be up for debate like it is) 2) You are enough AS IS- in this very moment, and 3) You are your own thoughts – what you put out into the universe is the energy you will receive back- the powers of manifestation! It has been a comfort to me through this practice that beyond our physical form is a higher form/self which is eternal and changeless light, and it’s always there for you to tap into whenever you want -how magical! Why did you choose to collaborate with Little Black Diamond? How has your experience been so far? This has all happened so quick and has been so surreal for me. I would have laughed in disbelief if someone told me this years ago. I remember being a 19-year-old girl in college following and shopping on LBD for all my upcoming shows and festivals. I was introduced to Adrienne through a woman who followed me on my Jewelry page on Instagram. She had asked if I knew Adrienne Mother Diamond of LBD, and I had immediately known who she was talking about- not knowing what would come next! She happened to be friends with Adrienne and connected us feeling like we’d be a good fit. Little Black Diamond has always stood out to me through the years for I always felt it captured the Good Vibes and spirit that you crave when going to these musical events. To be honest, I had no idea how small of a business LBD truly was, until speaking with Adrienne. The impact and Influence that this Brand has had for only two women behind the scenes was incredible to me. The fact they are using this Influence to stand for the things that matter in this world – Love, Respect and Union for all people, and giving other Independent women artists an outlet to share their art. SUCH SWEET SOULS-These are just some of the reasons I chose to work with LBD and the experience has been extremely fulfilling so far. What is some advice you can give to other artists who have a full-time job but want to pursue their side gig of art more? This is all very new to me, and it is a work in progress always. I work full time and my job can be very emotionally draining, as I’m sure other artists face as well. Be patient with yourself and give yourself time to rejuvenate and rebalance your creativity. I also really love the book “Big Magic” by Author Elizabeth Gilbert, and recommend reading it. Elizabeth says in the book “There is no dishonor in having a job. What can be dishonorable is scaring away your creativity by demanding that it pay for your entire existence!” I do not mean in any context that you can’t make a full-time career out of your art, and that is essentially the goal. I just try not to put so much pressure on the material gain of my art and try to see it as a passion, and an enchantment I get to tinker with. I do feel like I have two jobs some days, but then I adjust my thinking because it is just something I love doing, and in that comes true success I feel like. Creativity will always be here for me, and so in ways it is more reliable than any job will ever be. Tell us one of your favorite festival memories. Such a hard question!!! I feel like when I was truly thinking about this, every single story made me and my friends sound like such weirdos!! But then again, I would assume we can all relate haha. I just miss that overall feeling when I am at the stage listening to the music, and I look around at all the people, and you just feel that union and happiness to be alive. I also never thought I’d say this, but those moments where you and your friends are delirious rolling out of the tent from the night before trying to collaborate yourself for the full day of music together- missing those giggly moments too, as rough as they may be. What are your current goals, dreams, aspirations? How are you working towards them to make them a reality? Well my current goal and the one that is driving almost every other decision in my life right now is my dream to move out West, into the mountains. I really feel like I am being drawn towards living a more secluded life in nature. My boyfriend and I are currently in preparation of planning out what this is going to look like for us- the whole moving across the country thing! Within the next year, I will hopefully be living this out. This move is something I have needed for quite some time, and I feel like it will open a new chapter in my life and set my soul free to explore. Compared to NYC, I will have a lot more space to have additional animals, and space to try out some other ways I can incorporate my jewels into the art and fashion world!!! I have met so many amazing artists, and beautiful women and through that have exchanged ideas with them. I currently have a few things in mind that I’m working towards which strays away from my usual jewelry, including a little project with an amazing resin artist (@apeaceoftheroad). If you go to festivals like me, then you also have a love for all the vendor booths at them I am sure. I also really hope to have my Vendor License by the time we can go to music festivals again. I aspire to use my creativity as a way to share not only my colorful art with the world, but as an outlet to share the positive message I hope my energy emits.
I sat down with Disco Lemonade's fairy queen creator, Lem, for the ultimate exclusive kiki on our collaborative collection "As Above, So Below," pussy pants, Alexander McQueen, hermetic law and following your fucking dreams. Read on! Adrienne: I remember the first time your clothes caught my attention. You were creating beautiful yoni pants with intricate, layered patches that celebrated pussy power and deliberately called attention to this sacred zone instead of trying to cover it up. What was the story, the inspiration and the impetus behind this? Would you ever make these again? Lem: The idea behind the “Pussy Pants” began when I was a senior in college studying Journalism & Art & Design back in 2016. My struggle as an art student was finding what purpose my art served. How could I make an impact with my art? What meaning does my art have & how can it cause the viewer to feel moved? Once I began learning about the ingrained sexism in American media, I knew my art had to bring awareness to these issues that I never fully recognized and now felt so strongly about. The oversexualization of women in the media throughout history and the inability to “reclaim the female body” was something that intrigued me, and the grey area between the power of the female nude versus the objectivation of a naked body. My new found goal as an artist was to comment on how mass media has portrayed women throughout history and has created an idealization of what truly makes a woman sexy and powerful. I created the “Pussy Pants” to comment on gender roles and how the media has created a false reality of what is valuable, beautiful and desirable. My goal was to create a fashion piece that made a bold statement & brought a sense of uneasiness to the viewer, forcing their thoughts to wonder, “why does staring at this sacred region make me feel so uncomfortable?” I have thought about bringing these babies back to the shop, & “discofy” them even more than ever. The world has made so much progress since these were originally created & hopefully more ladies would feel comfortable rocking them than ever before! Adrienne: Now please tell us the origin story behind Disco Lemonade--a brand so heartfelt, sexy and juicy. How was your brand created? Lem: Disco Lemonade was created as a senior project for my Art & Design degree in college back in 2016. I began incorporating fashion into my art pieces, commenting on social injustices. I was always a festival goer, ever since my first rave, Nocturnal Wonderland 2012, & eventually my art & love for music collided. I began making lil fairy festival pieces for myself & eventually so many groovy babes asked me about my sparkly pieces, I started taking custom orders. Once I started hunting for new fabrics, my mind was flooded with new ideas. I knew I was here to make fairy armor for Goddesses. Adrienne: You are more than just a clothing brand, you are clearly an artist. Your designs are absolute stunners and the silhouettes keep me surprised and delighted again and again. Where does your creativity and drive come from? Why do you feel so compelled to create? Lem: My creativity stems from my desire to be unique and different. Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to stand out, stray away from the popular path. Fashion was one of the main ways I felt I could accomplish that. I was always wearing clothes that people thought were “different” and sometimes even got those death glares because being “out there” wasn’t always as widely accepted. But wearing these outfits & standing out is what made me feel most alive. Not caring what anyone thought about me, gave me the confidence to be my true authentic self. Once I began making clothes, I realized I could help others feel that powerful too. I never believed in the phrase “I can’t pull that off,” because you can pull off absolutely anything! When you wear what makes you feel the most alive, the most powerful, the most BEAUTIFUL, your light shines the brightest. I want to create pieces that make women feel like their inner goddess is glowing, because nothing is sexier & more powerful than an unstoppable, confident woman. Adrienne: What or who are your fashion inspirations or leadership icons? Lem: Oh this question is easy. The one and only Alexander McQueen. Wow what an absolute icon. Alexander McQueen redefined fashion & was absolutely fearless with every design he came out with. There were no rules to his designs, and that’s how he changed the world of fashion. I hope one day to achieve even a smidgen of what that man accomplished. Rest in peace McQueen. He will live on forever through all the people he inspired to make fashion more than clothing, but works of art. Adrienne: What was the story and the inspiration behind the “As Above, So Below” collaborative collection with LBD? How does tarot and these specific cards tell a story with each unique, glittering set? Lem: As Above, So Below is based on sacred geometry & Hermetic law; a concept I began exploring with my obsession with artist Alex Grey & the band TOOL. It’s meaning stems from the concept of duality & that earthly matters directly reflect the astral plane, implying that the visible stars in the sky are linked to life on earth. Essentially we are all connected. :) In terms of tarot, we chose to name our pieces after tarot cards: the Magician, the Empress & the High Priestess. Each tarot card has a unique meaning & we chose cards that we felt reflected the colorways on each piece. The use of multiple colors create a multifaceted design that can be worn multiple ways, which metaphorically represents a tarot card facing upright, versus the reversed side. Adrienne: How was your experience collaborating with LBD? Lem: Working with Little Black Diamond was an absolute dream. Adrienne is truly a magical human & I feel blessed to have connected with someone as kind & wonderful as she is. Little Black Diamond was one of the first rave shops I ever purchased from when I began going to festivals 9 years ago. It feels so incredible to work with someone who has inspired so many in the festival fashion world. Our kindred creative energies were destined to make magic together & I can’t wait for our future collaborations. THE WORLD IS NOT READY! Adrienne: Where would you wear this collection (during quarantine and after)? Well I am a huge advocate for wearing what makes you feel like a goddess 24/7. Coffee run? Rock the sparkliest fit you have. Need some groceries? Put on those platforms with that fiery disco set and strut down aisle 11. I will be wearing my Disco Set when I have a solo dance party in my room for the rest of quarantine, and once shows are back in full swing, you know I’ll be at the warehouse party sparkling under the disco ball. There is no dull moment in a queen’s life & your clothes you should represent that! Stand out in the sea of squares & break some necks on the daily my queens! Adrienne: What are some of your other favorite small businesses / independent brands? Lem: I absolutely love this question! Some of my favorite small businesses include Funky Fresh Shop for the best vintage in the game, Psy Dye Tie Dye for the most glorious tie dye creations ever and Millie Savage for truly some of the most gorgeous jewelry pieces ever created. Some others that I adore are Lux Muse, Gimme Kaya, Magical Minnie, Daisy Daydreamz, Namaslay Collective, Nasteski the Label and Pink Moon. I truly only shop at small businesses & independent brands nowadays, because 1) Fast fashion sucks 2) You make a small business owner’s day and 3) You receive original, hand-crafted (or hand-picked) items. It connects you to the owner of the business in a very special way, and as a human being, connection is truly everything :) Adrienne: What are some important lessons you’ve learned as a badass woman? Lem: The most important lesson I have learned is the energy you give out, always (ALWAYS) comes back to you. This transfers over into every aspect of life, from a business standpoint to inner work. I think being kind, even when you are hurting, being forgiving even when it is the hardest thing in the world, and standing up for your beliefs even when no one wants to hear it, are all things that will challenge every ounce of your being, but will always point you in the direction of your truth. Meeting hate with love & giving out the energy your soul craves rather than what your ego persists on saying, will always come back full circle. Adrienne: What’s one goal you are aiming to accomplish this year? Lem: Expanding Disco & hiring some babes to help me out! I can only do so much as one human, & I feel as soon as my team grows, Disco will grow right on with it! I want to produce more clothing for more humans & spread more love through art & sparkles! Adrienne: What wisdom or advice can you share with your fellow goddesses who feel deep down that they want to express themselves more freely or to follow their dreams but are feeling scared or feel like they can’t do it? Lem: Never doubt yourself. To all my fellow goddesses out there, you are a QUEEN & never let anyone tell you otherwise! You can accomplish absolutely anything you set your mind to. I truly believe the energy you put into things will come back to you. As long as you put in the work, the universe will always have your back. Whenever you feel down, meditate on the feeling of an abundant life: abundance in love, success & happiness. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals, be yourself & never take sh*t from anyone & I promise everything will work out. Even at your darkest moments, you are a light & no one can ever take that away from you. Know your power & your light will shine brighter than you ever thought imaginable! Adrienne: What’s next for Lem and Disco Lemonade? Lem: Ah my mind is constantly working a million miles a minute with ideas! I hope to expand & hire some lovely humans to join my team. I absolutely love collaborating with creatives, and I’m constantly manifesting more connections in my life & for Disco. Just existing in this beautiful world inspires me so much & I am so excited to see where life takes me and all my Disco babez! There are so many friendships to be made, places to explore & new fabrics to hunt down, the future of Disco Lemonade is so bright. I hope to spread love & light through my art, and make every human rocking Disco Lemonade feel powerful & beautiful. Ah, I truly can’t wait to see all my Goddesses rockin Disco Lemonade once festival season is back in full swing, radiating on the dancefloor. You all give me so much life & I am so beyond grateful.