STUK Photographer Achiamar Lee- Rivera | STUK Renaissance Woman, Whitney Alix | Words by Brette Sims

Have YOU checked out our very dope #STUKGIRL Mugs yet! #STUKGIRL KYE aka Our Keep It real Mug will empower your day and add a dose of perspective to your morning coffee. One of our Renaissance Women, Whitney Alix, is rocking out this mug in cool grays and some siiick black and white oxfords. We think this look is a perfect fall to winter transition look and flows perfectly with our lovely little #STUKGIRL mug.


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Style: STUK X REESE “DAJANA” One Piece in DTLA

STUK Photographer Achiamar Lee- Rivera | STUK Style by Paige | Rocked by STUK Founder Brette Sims | Words by Crystal Clear

Our STUK Designs x reese swimwear collection has been our ultimate summer staple. Its fun, cultured, and just perfect for all you artsy #Stukgirls. Although fall is in full swing, we couldn’t bear saying, ‘see ya next summer,’ to our beloved Dajana one piece! So, we turned to our oh, so reliable girlfran, Paige, street stylist extraordinaire! Paige helped us to turn our ode to summer into an easy breezy look that’s great for layering in those early fall days. STUK Photographer, Achiamar Lee- Rivera, captured some stare worthy snaps of our founder, Brette, rocking our Dajana one piece turned body suit through downtown LA. Get inspired by this fashionable transition and cop your own Dajana one piece today!

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Poetry: “Love” by Najma

STUK Photographer Achiamar Lee- Rivera | ft. STUK Renaissance Woman Brittney Scott | Words by Najma


so like, there’s like, this person in your life right now like,
he’s crazy special and like,
girl i know you know but you keepin it fragile
guess shattering is a part of you
but hol’ up,
you tell me, hol’ up
i want fifty six minutes
fifty six minutes where my voice ain’t soft and so damn timid
fifty six minutes where i,
look – right into eyes midnight deep and let them swallow me
i am in your mouth now.
listen, you are everything i have been missing
and here, here’s my notebook here’s my nails read them, read them
i promise you will know of every harbour your words have given me
what i dream of us. the future, for once i am not wiping my windshield
clean of the rain driving straight into the storm my breath is circling
your lungs fifty six minutes where i tell you, everything.
you’re flushed and i’m grinning
girl you could never let go like that all walls towering you are i mean sure, sure
you believe but you keep the truth buried in lines like these
a secret, a poem.


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#STUKChat: What is a Goddess?

Foxy Frames #STUKGIRL Illustration by STUK Founder: Brette Sims

What is a Goddess?

“A woman who is in the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels- Mind, Body and Spirit. A woman who, because she focuses on personal growth and self awareness, experiences a life increasingly filled with peace, love, joy, passion and fun. A woman that understands that she has an unlimited capacity to make her life anything she wants. A woman who is inspired to give to those around her because of her sense of gratitude and abundance.”

Join the #STUKchat! Tweet us @stukdesigns and let us know what being a goddess means to you or share this post on facebook to keep to convo going! Xo.

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Meet #STUKGIRL Natalya!

#stukgirl “Natalya” Illustration by STUK Founder Brette Sims

Natalya is a fierce super hero of a woman. Her powers include: Balancing multiple talents, twerking, working at super human speed and strength, and creating strong, positive atmospheres of love wherever she goes. She BOLDLY decorates any fierce creative space.”

shop #stukgirl natalya here!

Our art imitates life. STUK Designs is motivated and inspired by the same women we aim to motivate and inspire. Keep up with the real Natalya!

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Interested in working STUK? Shoot us an e-mail to and we can get started on a collaboration today!

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Music: Disclosure ft. Ria Ritchie – “Control”

You know we #stukgirls can’t get enough of disclosure! They’re one of our absolute faves because they always manage to get our energy just right and ready for the celebration that is life no matter what mood we’re in. After keeping our nose to the grind all week, why not lose “control?” Get into this party starter featuring Ria Richie and have a blast this weekend! Xo.

“Staring in your eyes
I felt my desire
You can’t take control
Of the love we fight

Control, show me
Take control, show me
Show me control
You’re not what you wanna look

You and me will take control, control
And with this time make it all on
You and me will take control, control
And with this time make it all on”

Hit us up on twitter @STUKDESIGNS and let us know how much your feeling this groove. Xo.

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Monday Motivation: “Fall Back!”

Photo by STUK Photographer Nisha J| STUK Model: Stacey Bournes | Words by Crystal Clear

“Fall Back”

Seeing that fall is upon us, it’s only appropriate that we allow ourselves to fall back- and I’m not talking about the time. For those not hip to the lingo, one’s “fall back game,” can be defined as her or his ability to remove oneself from an unwanted situation. Energy vamps are out there and they’ll suck the life out of you, if you let them. It’s too easy to give life to people and situations that just don’t deserve our time or attention, so you gotta keep your fall back game strong. However, that’s not always the easiest thing to do. So this morning I had a chat with my cousin, and we came up with these three easy ways to keep your fall back game on point!

1.) If it’s not something you really want to get involved in, get out before you do.
Sometimes we just find ourselves in sucky situations not even knowing how things got to that point. For example, you start off maybe going a little bit out of your way to help a friend and next thing you know, your just in way too deep. The best way to not end up there, is by not going there. Be conscious of what you are willing to do or not do. Even if you don’t communicate your boundaries- which you should, just setting them will help you to sidestep the hogwash.

2.) Don’t say, just do. The key to falling back is to just do it. Don’t make any grand exclamations about your fall back plans. It’s really a sensitive thing and someone might take it the wrong way. Besides we’re not trying to burn any bridges here, just easing up a little bit. So be nice and easy in your approach. You can fall back gradually over time or you can just simply switch up. How you choose to fall back and to what degree is specific to the circumstances, but whatever you do, just don’t announce it.

3.) Following through means accepting consequences.
Say you actually do fall back from a situation… you go girl! Now all you have to do is follow through. What’s the point of exercising all that fall back if you’re just gonna end up reverting back to square one? Stick to your guns by accepting the outcomes of your decisions. If being less involved isn’t really what you want, then perhaps you need not fall back, but rather confront what’s making a desirable situation so painstaking.

If some one challenges your fall back, and believe me they will, continue to #DOYOU. We have but this one experience in this life and in this body. Your time is best spent making each moment meet its beautiful potential. Fall back from the bull!

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STYLE: #STUKGIRL Based Dashiki Vibes

Words & Photos by STUK Blog Editor Crystal Clear | Styled & Rocked by STUK Founder Brette Sims

We are loving prints for early fall! And paired with our #stukgirl pins they’re the perfect way to make the most of an indian summer. The runways have been doused full of cultural statement pieces and it don’t get more realer than a dashiki! This look offers enough coverage to fend off those cool breezes in fun, bright colors that help us to forget about the fall. Get some weekend outfit inspiration and enjoy your own personal never ending summer!

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Style: Ethical Fashion!

Photos by STUKGIRL Nisha J | Featuring STUK Career Woman Madisen Sowers | Words by Brette Sims

It could be just me, but when in line at CVS or on a clothing shopping mission, and the cashier begins putting my items in a plastic bag, I get a little stressed out. I rather just stuff my purchases in my own over sized purse. Growing up in the Bay Area my mother was a HEAVY recycling advocate and now, while shopping, I can’t help but be a little environmentally conscious. I’ve had boyfriends look at me like I’m a little crazy as I go on rants about how they should use a paper bag instead or opt out of the dreaded, plastic bag.

Did you know 1.2 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year? One million plastic bags are used each minute and most times we use those bags for only about 12 minuets before we just throw them away again. I’m just saying- the world is such a beautiful place. Why not do our part to preserve it fashionably? Shop our fun, feminist, eco-friendly #STUKGIRL totes here!

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Style: #STUKGIRL Pins!!

Photos by STUKGIRL Nisha J | Featuring STUK Career Woman Madisen Sowers | Words by Crystal Clear

Oh, heyy!! #stukgirl pins are up for grabs in our shop! We’ve been gifting them at our art shows and now you can get them wherever you are. These mini- illustrations are the perfect way to accessorize all day, er’day. Structured for re-wear and durability, you can jazz up your key pieces without ever taking them off. Nothing like a little #STUKstyle to amp up your swag!!

shop #stukgirl pins here!

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Music: FKA twigs – Water Me

We are pretty obsessed with FKA Twigs. She’s just so dreamy, so emo, so eclectic, so deep and SO very STUK! Her unique style and voice inspire us. She in essence IS art and even in this very simple video with just her face, she embodies art. She blows our mind and feeds our souls! Check out this video!

“He won’t make love to me now
Not now, I’ve set the fee
He said it’s too much in pounds
I guess I’m stuck with me

He told me I was so small
I told him “Water me
I promise I can grow tall
When making love is free”"

Hit us up on twitter @STUKDESIGNS and let us know how much your feeling this dopeness. Xo.

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Quote of the Week: Anthon St. Maarten!

H.B.I.C. #STUKGIRL Illustration by STUK Founder: Brette Sims

“Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Judge not by their words, but accept advice based on the evidence of actual results. Do not be surprised should you find a complete absence of anything mystical or miraculous in the manifested reality of those who are so eager to advise you. Friends and family who suffer the lack of abundance, joy, love, fulfillment and prosperity in their own lives really have no business imposing their self-limiting beliefs on your reality experience.”

-Anthon St. Maarten

Tweet us @stukdesigns and let us know how this weeks quote has inspired you or share it on facebook to inspire others!!

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