DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: CHIKIMIKI
The Chikimiki collection is set to defy mundane boundaries and deliver a wardrobe that embraces individuality. Founder Elise Dealmeida designs magical creations for women who want to express their personal spirit to the world. Her belief in matching one’s presentation with their internal essence shines throughout the brand ethos, from the collection’s aesthetic to the company motto. “Be Kind. Be Different” is a daily reminder to live life in an extraordinary way.
What is your design inspiration for the collection?
The brand speaks to the sophisticated woman who loves color, texture, fine fabrics, and who is looking for that fantasy element in her wardrobe. Chikimiki designs magical creations for women who want to express their personal spirit to the world.
If you weren’t a designer what would you be?
I always wanted to be an architect because my father was an architect. After a while I realized it was more of a man’s world; I was always given the smaller tasks to do and it also didn’t help that I wasn’t too great at math!
What does a typical day look like for you?
No two days are ever the same! We do everything from designing, helping stylist pull samples, shipping samples, branding, and taking care of sales aspect of the business.
What is one thing that you can’t live without?
Tyler! My son
What is your favorite place in NYC?
What is a motto / or personal quote that you live by?
Our brand motto! Be Kind. Be Different
Be sure to visit Chikimiki.com and shop the collection!