STUK Renaissance Woman Lauren Levi


Ren Woman Lauren Levi, STUK Production Manger Ashley Martinez & Blog Editor Crystal Clear STUK Photographer Achiamar Lee- Rivera | Styled by Ashley & Lauren|Interview by Crystal Clear

Lauren Levi is the kind of woman you want to be friends with right away. She’s so full of fun and energy that even brunch with this wonder woman felt like a turnup- in which we were turnt off life! There was non stop laughter while sitting round table with Lauren and the STUK Designs team at The Alcove in LA, even as Lauren shared some of her more somber moments with us. Lauren is simply a joy to be around. Her sense of style is truly something to appreciate. Opting for bold colors and mixed prints, just looking at Lauren’s clothes makes you happy, and as bold as they are, HerThreads don’t overshadow her effervescent personality. When I asked Lauren how she was able to stay so true to herself despite growing up in an area where petite frames, hair weaves, and a painted face are glorified, she said plainly: “I don’t want to be a ‘bad bitch.’ I’m trying to be a Queen out here.” And Queen she is. Get to know this inspiring artist, business woman, and rock-mom! Meet Lauren!


Your name: Lauren Warwick

Your age: 28

Your zodiac sign? Aquarius

Where are you from? Los Angeles, CA

What’s your focus, passion, and contribution to the world? My focus is humanity, my passion is creativity, and I feel like contribute a lot to the world. I’ve mastered how to maintain an organic heart despite my surroundings. I feel like God made me special for a reason.

How do you do it and who do you do it with? My sister and I have a company called HERthreads and we promote and cater to the true Queens, the women that have a beautiful soul to offer along with their physical appearance!

What are you working on at the moment? Art. Lots of art and a new Queens collection for HERthreads.

What does your art mean to you? My art means the world to me. My art tells a story. With every piece there is a memory behind it! When I started painting it was an outlet and it became my voice of reason!

What does love mean to you? Love is life! No human being can survive without love! I love people to life and I spread as much love as I can because it’s such an amazing entity!

What would you like to get across to your viewer?
Embrace your Queendom and be your own kind of beautiful. Others opinions of you don’t have to be your reality! I think people get so consumed in others standards of beauty that they forget their own meaning of beauty and lose their crown!

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Forty Dolla Holla on #STUKgirl Framed Art Prints!!




Oh, HOLLA! The weekend is almost here, but we’ve got a good reason for you to start celebrating now! We’ve discounted the price on all of our #STUKgirl Framed Art Prints to just $40 with FREE SHIPPING for a limited time! These 8″x 10″ beauties work well with any color scheme and are the perfect reminder to #DoYou. Inject some instant, artsy #STUKgirl swagga’ into your creative space! Take advantage of this Forty Dolla Holla and order your framed STUKgirl art print now!

shop #stukgirl framed art prints here!

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Documentary: “Fabulous Fashionistas”


Words by Crystal Clear

I’ve always been scared to death of getting old. After 23, I legit stopped celebrating my birthday. Old. Gah! Even the word feels like a moldy prune in my mouth. Astoundingly, however, the Fabulous Fashionistas took some of that fear away! “You mustn’t allow it in,” Gillian Lynne, the 87 year old choreographer responsible for “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” says about age. “The minute you give an inch, it will take a mile.” The documentary features six, stylish seniors who are bulldozing stereotypes when it comes to dressing your age. These elders are bad ass and beyond. The Fabulous Fashionistas look just as cool as your peers with the life experience of your grandma! Dive in to the teaser for this documentary and get inspired!

Hit us up on twitter @stukdesigns and let us know who’s your favorite fashion icon!!

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Style: Hear, See, Speak #STUKgirls Crop Top



Photos by STUK Photographer Nisha J |STUK Style by Ashley Martinez & Alma| Words by Crystal Clear

Not too long ago the STUK Designs team got to interview and photo-shoot with the founder of pRaise Clothing, Alma! It takes a true H.B.I.C. with an abundance of style to design and launch her own clothing line, and unsurprisingly, Alma is just that. In addition to pioneering her independently owned and operated “fashion ministry,” Alma recently launched a blog, “Style it, Rock it,” where she shares her passion for fashion. “I simply love for my imagination to take form through fashion,” she says. Well her imagination was running free the day of our shoot and she brought so much ferocity that we couldn’t pack it all into one post! Check out one of our favorite looks from the shoot to inspire your own STUK style and follow Style it, rock it to stay up to date on all of alma’s fashion musings!

Make sure you check out Alma’s [HER] career feature to get the full scoop on this entrepreneur and peep more of her STUK style!

shop the Hear, See, Speak #STUKgirls Crop Top here!!
shop the Hear, See, Speak #STUKgirls Crop Top here!!

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Events: She Know Art Show!!


Words by Danielle Schnur

“#She, in spirit and presence, carries within her the greatest mysteries and treasures of the world. Her power is her most basic, inherent identity. We celebrate her, we worship her and all of her worth. But she’s good, because … SHE ALREADY KNOW”

-#sheknow

STUK Designs presents
She Know Art Show
by Brette Sims & Danielle Schnur
458 Perkins St.
Oakland, CA 94610
Sat. April, 5
6:00- 8:00 PM reception
8:00- 12:00 AM celebration

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Quote of the Week: Russ Pond!!


#STUKGIRL sketch by STUK Founder: Brette Sims

“In my own battle with fear, I often find myself focusing on life through my natural senses, and very little on my spiritual senses. Too often, I let what I feel or what I see determine what I believe. But, that’s backwards. I need to let what I believe determine how I feel and even what I see, spiritually. There is a difference between facts and truth. Facts are what you experience naturally, with your five senses. But, truth happens a deeper level, at a spiritual level. And very often, truth must be seen with spiritual eyes.”

-Russ Pond, Freedom from Fear: Seeing with Spiritual Eyes

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Music: Disclosure- “White Noise”



White Noise is yet another fire starting track from Disclosure and we are oh so STUK on this single. The upbeat tempo will kill off any trace of the Mondays and put you in the zone. Homeboy, security guard in the video is our hero today. Lets all have a dance party at work! Xo.

“I know you’re smart.
You spin me round like a knot
You know the pieces, pieces of my heart.
Sometimes its fun, you pull my strings one by one.
Until you get me, get me, onto one.
Lately I’ve been thinking if you wanna get tough, then let’s play rough.
Lately I’ve been thinking if you wanna get tough, then let’s play rough.
I don’t need you, giving it straight to me, giving it straight to me
Just gonna get my back.
I don’t need you, telling me how to be, telling me how to be
Just gonna get my back.”

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Style: #STUKgirl Wall Clocks!



Words by Crystal Clear

We #stukgirls live life in the present moment, so we’re always on time! Get like us and decorate your space with our new #stukgirl wall clocks! Put some art on the wall and keep your schedule tight all in one go. Choose your favorite #stukgirl, then get creative and customize your clock! Available in black, white, or natural wood frames, #stukgirl wall clocks work well with any color scheme. Inject some instant, artsy #STUKgirl swagga’ into your creative space with a reminder to “DO YOU” at all times.

shop #stukgirl wall clocks here!

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Events: She Know Art Show!!


Words by Danielle Schnur

“#She, your vice, your muse, your creator and destroyer. She gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you up at night. Your ride or die. Your worst enemy. Your save-the-last-bit-of-ice-cream-in-case-she-wants-some. Head hung, elbows bent, taking out her bobby pins after a long day. Your mother, your sister, your jump off or your friend. Her power is limitless. And she already know.”

-Danielle Schnur

STUK Designspresents
She Know Art Show
by Brette Sims & Danielle Schnur
458 Perkins St.
Oakland, CA 94610
Sat. April, 5
6:00- 8:00 PM reception
8:00- 12:00 AM celebration

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#STUKgirl Street Art!


Photos by Pendarvis H. | Words by Crystal Clear

Being STUK is more than just a way of life, its a full blown movement! If you follow us on twitter, you know us #STUKGIRLS love to spread love with words of affirmation and inspirational tid- bits. The World Wide Web has been good to us in helping to connect with you all, but in our quest to create a more loving world, we needed a more bold and less fleeting outlet than the click of a button. #STUKGIRL street art has become that deeper outlet. Last year, we began blowing up and plastering #STUKGIRLS all over Oakland and Los Angeles. Tagged with some of our favorite sayings, street art has allowed us to touch the general public, and reach those who otherwise might have never come across our website, instagram, or twitter. It’s been even more rewarding to search our hashtags on instagram and see captures from people who felt moved by our work. Take a peek at some of our favorite captures and if you see a #stukgirl in your area, make sure you shout ‘em out!

Make sure you check out our Instagram @STUKDESIGNS and be on the lookout for #STUKgirl stickers coming to our shop soon!

Shop #STUKgirl art prints here!!
shop #STUKgirl art prints here!!

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Monday Motivation: Salute the Sun!



Words by Crystal Clear

Sun Salutations are an amazing way to greet the day! Traditionally performed in the morning, this sequence of eight postures will activate all seven chakras to keep you feeling balanced and centered. Not only will Sun Salutations give you a thorough good morning stretch to shake off the sleep, they are perfect to channel and give thanks for the vital, life-bearing energy of the sun. This kind of moving meditation encourages steady breathing, muscle control, and most importantly, inner peace! If you’re not currently working your dream job, rolling out of bed in the morning can be a drag. Rather than getting up with the intent to get ready for work, give yourself some physically and emotionally stimulating self-love to look forward too. Use this instructional guide to make your mornings all about you and “Salute the Sun!”


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Music: Jessie Ware – “If You’re Never Gonna Move”



We are STUK on Jessie Ware! Obviously she’s fierce, but we #stukgirls have a special place in our hearts for fellow flower children. ‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’ is an oldie but goodie from the UK born Libra, and with the recent break in weather, we thought we’d share. Spring is definitely flirting with us and this video couldn’t portray recent romances with mother nature any better. Get in to the springy groove of this soul- pop song! Xo.

“Now if you’re never gonna move, oh my love
You’ll make me come to you
But I’m still dancing on my own
Still dancing on my own
Although I’m coming close to you, oh my love
I’ll keep the dance floor warm
But I’m still dancing on my own
Still dancing on my own

Won’t dance, not without you
Small steps, they lead only to your heart
You keep me wishing in the dark
What’s wrong, you cannot lose
My eyes only see to your heart
You keep me wishing in the dark”

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