XK Collection Two
Our latest collection was inspired by the lightness of being, with silhouettes so comfortable they feel like a second skin. As creative entrepreneurs, it is important to us that what we wear makes us feel confident, effortless and feminine as we move from one activity to the next throughout our day. We designed these pieces to be versatile so they can be worn in different ways. We hope you love these looks as much as we did creating them.
We included a little interview with photographer Kayla Mendez and Florida-based models Cheyenne and Chawnee (a preview of interviews with creatives to come on our site!). Jewelry and styling provided by The Curated Look, whom will have her own interview on our site as well. We are grateful to these talented women for bringing our vision to life!
Kayla Mendez, West Palm Beach
Describe yourself in 3 words: A hustling daydreamer.
What is your Style/Wardrobe essential? Definitely my vintage levi’s cutoffs. My levi’s denim can be paired with any top, they are comfy, and I would wear them everyday if I could.
Favorite City and why? Since I just got back from New York, NYC has to be my favorite currently. No matter how much you see it, the NY skyline always gives you the same chills. Plus, I am such a foodie and NY has all the best stops. There is just so much to photograph- everything is picturesque.
Favorite Local Spots (eat, hang, etc): My favorite spot is definitely the West Palm Beach staple, Subculture, because walking in feels like home. If you are ever looking for me, I am probably there meeting up with friends or editing my days away. Plus, they have amazing coffee.
Favorite Quote: “I am going to make everything around me beautiful- that will be my life” - Elsie de Wolfe
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In 5 years I see myself, living somewhere on the west coast, working for a company I believe in like Darling Magazine and moving towards the same dream of becoming a creative director. Or I could see myself freelancing full-time and continuing collaborating with amazing brands like Xiokat.
Describe yourself in 3 words : Sincere, Open-Minded, Ambitious
What is your Style/Wardrobe essential? Laidback and effortless, with a beachy flair. Comfort is key!
Favorite City and why? Asking for a favorite city is like asking for your favorite season, its just so hard to choose. I don't think I have one favorite city. Ihave favorite memories in multiple cities because of the company, either being people I love or complete strangers I just met.
Favorite Local Spots (eat, hang, etc): Eat/ Whits Frozen Custard. First Tacos, then Ice cream. Hang/ On my time off you'll find me at the beach, with friends and Roo (our pup). Workout/ 9Rounds Kickboxing
"My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive and do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style." - Maya Angelou
"You don't have to move mountains. Simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude, and acceptance. You will change the world just by being a warm, kind-hearted human being." - Anita Krizzan
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I have a strong desire to grow with a fear of settling. I can't make up my mind about what I want to do tomorrow, so five years is tough. But I do see myself happy- still learning, improving and living a passionate life, so for now I will manifest that.
Describe yourself in 3 words: Friendly, Optimist, Human
What is your Style/Wardrobe essential? I am all about the effortless look. Basic staples are my go-to.
Favorite City and why? Oh this is a tough one. I know there are so many cities out there I have yet to see and fall in love with and contrary to that I really think I have fallen in love with every city I have visited. So, I am just going to go with my very first thought when I was asked this question.... Florence, Italy because of live music, a glass of wine and the Ponte Vecchio Bridge ......And I am stopping now.
Favorite Local Spots (eat, hang, etc) Eat/ Cantina Louie in Atlantic Beach, FL. Tacos are everything. Hang/ The beach, always. If we are at our hometown- Melbourne, you'll find us at Paradise Beach. If were in Jacksonville (where we reside now) you'll find us at any Neptune Beach access. Drink/ Surfer [the Bar], Jacksonville, FL
"I began to realize how important it is to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good" Roald Dahl
"I get up each morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time, sometimes this makes planning my day difficult." E. B. White
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In five years I want to be living the life of the quotes above; a passionate life living out my dreams where the word "lukewarm" is not in my vocabulary. I wish to be living in a city that encourages me to grow every day, while doing something that challenges me to be better person. And wherever that may be, of course, with Cheyenne most likely my next door neighbor.