Skiler Love [Pronounced Sky-ler Love] is designed by native New Yorker, Alyssa Davis, who currently lives in Boston after studying Fashion Merchandising at Lasell College. She launched her first collection during Boston Fashion Week of September 2012, and has dove headfirst into the Boston Fashion Scene. All pieces are created locally by hand. Some may be surprised to hear that she is completely self taught as a jewelry designer and often doesn't even sketch her final pieces. Some of Alyssa's most eye catching designs were created "by accident" - a result of hours in her studio working away, allowing her vision to shift and grow. Alyssa has been involved in fashion journalism and PR for years and has used her past experience to develop and build her brand. She is a product of the DIY generation and loves to be a part of every aspect from web site design to marketing to wardrobe styling and beyond.
Skiler Love creates pieces that add a little luxury to women’s everyday outfits but still keeping that very down to earth, boho feel. The Bohemian Luxe Collection is feminine but edgy at the same time. I use a lot versatility within my collection and there’s some interchangeable pieces as well. There’s a few body chains that turn into necklaces, one that reversible, and the utilitarian body chain actually comes apart and becomes three separate necklaces that you can where at least four different ways. I am inspired by 90's grunge, effortless street fashion, wearable body armor, vintage pieces (a few of my necklaces are made with Swarovski crystal from an antique chandelier), and interchangeable pieces.
It forms a community of emerging artists that you may have never heard of or had the chance to meet before.
Collaborating with different artists! I find it fascinating to learn how the mind of a photographer works when shooting my designs. The differences and similarities in concept while working with apparel designers are interesting too. They use fabric and I use chain but we both design innovative pieces that tell a story and flatter a woman's body form. I also create custom pieces for editorial. The best part about a challenging experience is that 99% percent of the time I will design a piece I never thought I was able to. When I'm on a creative streak & I see growth in my work, that makes my world go round.