Native Stylespotting: Alicia's Ink
Alicia's Ink takes stylish yet plain shoes and accessories and turns them into dazzling attention-getters as only Native design and ornamentation can.The company is the project of a First Nations artist (Alicia, we would guess) of Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Kwakwaka'wakw Nations, who is based in Burnaby, British Columbia. It's been gaining a lot of attention for images such as the above posted and heavily shared from facebook.com/theinkofalicia. Pricing as posted at Facebook seems very reasonable for custom-made items -- many items are in the $60-$70 range, with some of the shoes and boots going up to $100-$150. This represents but a sampling; you'll find more at Facebook (and perhaps eventually at twitter.com/alicias_ink). Check it out!