Having Fun at the My nOma Studio with OLD Records that are around!!!


Meet Lauren!

Lauren Elizabeth Nelson collaborates with My nOma recently! I met Lauren working with her. But, since we met, she projects the free spirit of My nOma. Lauren is an artist in many disciplines. She is a writer, a painter, a dancer and more… And she has a beautiful smile that makes you want to know more about her! 

Lauren tell us a little bit about you:

L: -I just moved here (Chicago) three/four months ago. Everybody asks where from but that is not important. Legend has it I was born on a boat.

What are you passionate about?

L: -What am I passionate about? That’s a question I ask myself a lot lately. I don’t have a solid answer. I’ve been exploring dance, specifically belly dance and tango. It is my quest to find a really good place to go dancing, but I’m thinking I may just have to start dance parties at my home. I’ve been working on songwriting as well. After years of playing other people’s songs, I realized that the songs I really wanted to sing didn’t exist so I decided to write them myself. I also paint portraits, which you can see at my website:http://www.laurenenelson.com/. I am taking commissions.  

What you like about Chicago? And what’s your favorite place to go in Chicago?

L: -I like that I can bike just about anywhere. Biking is the only legitimate form of transportation. What’s a favorite place? My favorite places are usually discovered while exploring- small parks, gardens and alleyways. There are too many to pick one.

What it’s a treasure you have that you LOVE?

L: -My white cowgirl boots. In another life, I would be a cowgirl. Perhaps someday in this one. 

What the term “Exótica” means to you?

L: -I don’t know… it sounds like erotica, though. 

Your favorite song is?

L: -Favorite questions are difficult. I’ll give you a genre: Flamenco music, lately. 

What you think about My nOma?

L: -I think that pieces are really beautiful. I wonder how you think up those crazy designs. They make me think of tropical places. Maybe is because you are from Puerto Rico.

Thank you Lauren so much for your time and for collaborate with My nOma! 

Please to see Lauren’s work visit: http://www.laurenenelson.com/. She is also taking commissions.  

You can find My nOma at Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mynoma


Happy Easter Today!!! It was a beautiful Sunday in Chicago! My plans for today where brunch with friends and photo shoot for Red Rabbit Army! 

Red Rabbit Army is the vintage shop of my friend Jes. She is an obsessive vintage clothing chaser. That’s why she decide to start her own shop. In that way be able to share her findings, plus have the perfect excuse to get more and more clothes!!! Her shop is building up, but in the mean time like Red Rabbit Army on Facebook.

here is the RRA link:


Red Rabbit Army will be at Vintage Heaven SALE in May 5th-6th / 12pm-6pm

This is one of the places that inspired me the most for the E X ó T i C A collection 2012.

I lived there when I was a little girl… now is abandone. It’s incredible how nature reclaim space… Returning to visit was an experience full of mix feelings… But even though I was amazed of how beautiful it was… It was a new place. Now is a place that inspired me again! 

The pictures are part of an art project I have. Where I’m investigating in my work the feeling of belong to a place… The feeling of “Home”… 

Exótica, earrings 2012


Viera, necklace

E X ó T i C A collection 2012

This necklace was inspired in the amazing fashion designer Namibia Viera!

I was making some earrings, and she saw them! Namibia told me: -“You have to make a necklace from those earrings, that will have a long single line ending with a teardrop!” 

Here is! Viera, necklace!

Thank you Namibia! 

Last weekend I exhibited at the Vintage Heaven Big Sale with Red Rabbit Army Vintage Shop! It was a blast!  

Was an adventure to make it! We laugh so much… Soon I’ll tell you more! ❤