With Audrey Kitching as the brand frontrunner I designed all of the designs you used to buy from the brands/stores Tokyolux, Coco de Coeur, and Lazy Bones Vintage.
It was rumored that she stole ideas — she would give me sketches occasionally and I would create them or I would send her my ideas. The cats and roses, for example, were created by me. I designed and created those. These designs were all completely original and well-loved.
Tokyolux was featured in fashion magazines around the world, donned by celebrities, and sold in stores on Melrose in Los Angeles. It was all so fast. Then, as fast as it started, our doors were closed.
I never got the full story from any party but I was told it was a falling out between the domain owner, Audrey’s manager, or Audrey. I will say that Audrey has continued to be kind to me so I will not speak one cent articles about her dealings with others. This isn’t about that! She has always been kind and giving to me, both in person and online.
I went on to do Audrey Kitching Los Angeles, and after that, Crystal Cactus (which I have not been involved in the “design of” since the very beginning).
I have so many designs that I was unable to create, use, or complete. I am at a time in my life where I would like to make these available to the public and those who loved Tokyolux.
These are both new and original designs never before released on new shirts, clothing, and accessories. I am now opening a division of Miseducated’s shop called Tokyolush. These are one of a kind designs. made in house, solely by me. Some of our clothing will feature Pop Cult icons from our pin collection. Others will be the same and original design you loved and adored from Tokyolux and Coco de Coeur.
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I joined Tiktok as @miseducated pretty recently and I’ve decided I really like it.
It’s BETTER that YouTube, to me, because it is geared more for artists with a low attention span or vloggers who just want to say a few little things.
Every type of person is using it from all over the world. Even celebrities and businesses are joining now, from a marketing standpoint. If you’re up for it, try it and say hello (@miseducated)! I joined as a joke and shortly (a few weeks) got 30k+ likes and 2k+ followers.
How Can You Get 1000+ Followers on TikTok in a week?
If you show what special thing, quality, lifestyle, culture, art, hobby, etc that makes you unique then I think it’s likely to get a little attention. I showed my realism artist, husband David H Cunningham‘s, portrait work of me in one video and my lapel pins in another.
Anyway, I’ve tried YouTube so many times, you know, and I’m just not as into it as others are. Everyone seems to watch someone on YouTube or be on YouTube in addition to whatever else they do. I CAN’T! I have tried and it’s just not possible for me to formulate videos like that. Maybe some day. Maybe if I ever get a longer attention span.
It’s Me, @Miseducated
Anyway, that’s where people have been finding me from lately and because they are not old school internet users, or fans of Miseducated, they have no idea if this is me. This is me, I design graphics and I make cute stuff like lapel pins.
You can imagine my excitement when macaron cookies finally starting picking up steam. Now they can be found in bakeries around Indianapolis (and most cities around the USA, at that!) so there’s no need to travel to Paris or order macarons online. Hurrah!
Also, because the macaron is such a fun cookie to experiment with, you can find such an array of flavors, colors and styles! I saw everything from tie-dye, to unicorn-shaped, to sparkly golden macarons in every flavor you can imagine — even tequila! (Rene’s Bakery)
I’m not only going to show you our adventure on this day, but I’m also going to tell you the top bakeries to get macarons in Indianapolis! Please enjoy~
In order from 5 star ratings.
Rene’s Bakery: Pineapple – Not only was this a new flavor for me but it tasted tart and amazing. The texture was sport on — the shape was a little unique (it was very rounded) but I will be going back here for more. They also had the most unique flavors: grape, tequila, pineapple, mango, etc. Yum!
Luxury Cakes: Orange Blossom – I loved the flavor AND the creme. It was more of a whipped cream ganache and I enjoyed every single bite. It was stuffed with creme!
Macaron Bar: Earl Grey – I love earl grey and so tea-flavored macarons are always a favorite. Great texture, chewy and delicious.
Coat Check Coffee: Fruity Pebbles – I’m sure I am biased but the flavor was amazing, the macaron was the cutest of all and it was a perfect texture.
Cake Bake: Pink Marshmallow – The prettiest macaron. Glittery, perfect shape. Tastes like a traditional macaron. If you really love macarons you must get the Marie Antoinette, it is my absolute, world-wide, favorite macaron.
Circle City Sweets: Raspberry Rose Champagne – Very tasty with both fruit filling and ganache. Great, traditional macaron.
The Gallery Pastry Shop: Matcha – I love matcha as a flavor and the macaron was a very strong matcha. I hate when I cannot even taste it! It was another traditional, lovely macaron.
HoiTea ToiTea: Confetti – For one, they call them macaroons which is a totally different cookie. The macaron wasn’t exceptional in flavor but it was very cute because it was dipped in sprinkles.
Bites: coffee, dessert, bar.: Blueberry Waffle – I enjoyed that the macaron was filled with fruit jam AND ganache but it was bland. I was hoping with the flavor I would be able to taste it but not so much. A little too crisp.
What is Macaron Day?
Macaron Day is a chance for macaron lovers to taste delectable French macarons from various bakeries while also supporting local charities in participating cities: Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Toledo. By mentioning Macaron Day at any of the participating bakeries and you’ll receive a complimentary macaron while supplies last. – Official Macaron Day Website
Love macarons as much as I do? I also took along my macaron kitty pins and necklaces to give to some of my favorite stops as a thank you. This pin was made in collaboration with ALTLiAE who is an all star leatherworker and macaron baker in Indianapolis. She wanted a mascot macaron pin so I created this little kitty for her! You can get your own pin or necklace for a limited time in the Miseducated Shop.
Want to collaborate on your own mascot pin to promote your business? Let me know!
With bathing traditions on nearly every continent that can be traced back to the Romans, it’s no wonder that there are so many delicious bath products today. I really fall for packaging and design but more importantly, these bath goodies are all made with natural materials by smaller businesses. Skip the department store bath fizzies and try some of these super cute soaps and sprinkles this Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you can still spoil yourself. After all, isn’t the relationship with yourself the most important one?
Who said Mondays have to be a draining, uninspired pity party? Let’s have a Monday inspiration party.
Mood Board post category acquired.
Last night we welcomed the new week by having a card game gathering at our home and I was sure to get an array of tasty snacks: dark chocolate, wasabi soy almonds, popcorn and candies~ sparkling strawberry, pineapple water to top it off.
Dreaming of a photoshoot like I used to do. I don’t know why we leave behind parts of ourselves that we truly love! What’s a part of one of your old selves that you’d like to bring back?
Does anyone happen to remember Nail Rock’s Meadham Kirchhoff nail wraps? Those were amazingly cute! I was recently wondering if anyone had created anymore kitschy vintage nail wraps and so I made sure to find some for you~ xx.
I am pleased to announce that the Macaron Bar on Mass Ave in Indianapolis has opened recently and so I was able to visit and get some tasty macarons while doing a business feature. I highly recommend the earl grey within the current offerings! That’s my favorite flavor, hands down.
If you want a little more than a decadently cute dessert you can also take classes here. They offer classes on making and decorating macarons as well as pairing events inclusive of champagne, coffee or beer!
I was also delighted about the minimal decor, bright POPs of color and the option to order macaron towers for an event. Stop by and let me know what you think.
I decided I’d publish my horoscopes here as well as where I usually do! So pour a cup of tea this evening and revel in the stars with your cat snuggled on your lap (because honestly isn’t that the best way to read anything??).
I left them light so there’s still lots of room for you to interject your own intuition into the forecast! xox
This year you will do best to focus on relationship fulfillment. First, contemplate if there is any tension within your friendships. You will experience great relief to resolve these issues and your friendships will be much stronger because of it!
This year is all about self development, Taurus! There are some exciting things in store for you. Even some new feelings arising in a friendship, complicating your social life. It may be a little off putting for your other friends but trust your instincts!
Yes indeed you are the social butterfly of your group but sometimes is good to spend some one-on-one time with a single friend. You’ll both get a lot out of it and it’s time to let your closest confidants know how much you care.
For you, 2018 will be filled with change. Don’t be overwhelmed though because your best buddies will have your back and you’ll find refuge in their support.
Don’t daydream too much, Leo. You’ll need to be there for your inner circle this year, they’ll rely on your insights. Don’t feel overwhelmed if a lot of your closest friends are running to you now, you seem to be spot on this month and you’ll also be getting a lot of clarity out of the exchanges.
Get ready to multi-task as your career/classes and your friends will both be pulling you from both ends! It will be good for you to spend some alone time this month and reflect on ways you can support your friends while still taking care of your own needs.
2018 is going to be a very generous year for you, Libra. As you clear away some past resentments within your friendships you will have stronger, more fulfilling connections within your relationships.
It’s important for you to figure out how to find a balance between your time with your friends and your work. If you neglect either of these you will experience a lot of stress and your vinas will make other arrangements. Don’t feel left out — just spend some quality time with them! It’s the perfect weekend to pop open some champagne and binge Netflix.
You can overcome your stress this year with a few much-needed changes! You may find yourself snapping at your friends and coworkers alike — you’re feeling frazzled and it’s time to take a much needed vacation. Even a weekend spa will do the trick! Call your best pals and prepare a nice face steam.
Your big plans are looking very promising this year, Capricorn. Your creative thinking is on the rise and your budding new friendships are excited to get together for new adventures. You may even have a secret admirer!
I know you’re feeling a hankering to be more independent this year and it may just become an issue within your friendships. This reevaluation will take quite a lot of your time this month. Remember that emotional independence will do you well and your relationships and love interests will surprisingly become more fulfilling and intimate!
Your bffs are in the forefront of your mind this year, Pisces! Open-mindedness is best within your circle of friends but also make time for yourself. Even better, you’ll thrive in the other areas of your life when you incorporate your social circles.