Saturday, December 13, 2008

Keri Hilson, The Source & Adha Zelma

We are thrilled to announce Adha Zelma was recently seen on R&B singer and songwriter Keri Hilson. Celebrity Fashion Stylist Andre Austin waved his magic wand of fierceness for the Keri's fashion spread in the December 08 issues of The Source.

Keri rocked Adha Zelma's limited-edition "Little Kiss" multi-strand earrings fashioned of 24K Charlottes with Coral, Citrine, Cornelian and feathers.

If you are interested in getting a pair and channeling your inner Rockstar Diva send us an email - we have a few pair left!

The blogs have been going crazy over this shoot since the magazines hit the stands. We loved the Cesare Paciotti Harlequin pattern pumps, and, of course, the Akademiks cut-out jeans are insane!!!!

Check out the full look below.

A Big THANK YOU to Andre!!

To Adornment,

(click photos for a large view)

Saturday, November 8, 2008 is Amnesty International’s global initiative to end illegal US detentions and a major online action under Amnesty International’s campaign to Counter Terror With Justice. Get Involved today!

Can you Feel A Brand New Day!!!!!!

We made history!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Get Out & Vote

Hey Beautiful people,

Adha Zelma is asking every person out there to get out and vote! This is such an incredible moment in our lives.

Let's not forget that only 4 decades ago there were colored drinking fountains and segregated schools in this country.

That the path to true growth is marked with integrity and authenticity.

We see a new future for America, A truer future for the world.

We are about to witness history. Elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States of America.

Cast your Vote! Be heard- It Is Time For Change!!!

Cherise & Sheanan

art work by Shepard Fairey

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

From world culture and modern spirits. . . Our Interview with Japanese fashion web magazine

Hey there beautiful people,

We were recently interviewed by Japanese fashion web magazine


Q: Adha Zelma jewelry is amazingly powerful. How do you get the energy?

S: The power and energy comes from our ancestors, they were warriors, storytellers, healers and lovers. The energy cannot help but be passed on through the pieces by hands that created them.

C: Yes it is from an ancestral tradition that Adha Zelma creates magic. What we create are pieces that seduce you. We believe jewelry is not just ornamental but also spiritual. We explore the many emotions that create one's journey in life.

Check out the full interview:

Monday, September 29, 2008

Don't Miss Adha Zelma At The Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Sunday October 5th

This Sunday, October 5th - All Day Long Baby!!!!

Had your eye on that special Adha Zelma piece this summer? Not to worry . . . your adornment fantasies are about to come true. Join Adha Zelma at the Atlantic Antic Street Festival.

We will have some new pieces perfect for Fall and some hotness for you fashionistas which includes one of a kind feather pieces.

Look for us between Bond & Nevins Streets!

More on the Street Festival - click here

To Adornment,

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Adha Zelma Now Available At Thistle & Clover

Adha Zelma pieces featured at the Thistle & Clover boutique are our Honey Tear Drops, Jade disk and Hermia necklaces. All pieces are must haves for the season and will take you right into holiday!!!

Now that you're in the know, visit the store and pick up that perfect gift for you or one of those fabulous women in your life!

Thistle & Clover is located at:
221 DeKalb Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Adha Zelma chosen as one of three designers for Thistle & Clover

Sheanan and I are sooo very excited. We have been selected as 1 of 3 new designers for Thistle & Clover located in Fort Green Brooklyn.

The owners, Rand Niederhoffer and Camilla Gale are so committed to carrying independent designers, that they have open auditions for new talent four times a year. Thistle & Clover stocks beautiful, feminine pieces that can transition from business wear to evening cocktail fashions. A perfect match for Adha Zelma.

Look for us in the store mid September!

Read More:

New York Observer

Racked New York

Monday, September 1, 2008

Africa Is In Style

I recently picked this book up. I was immediately drawn to the title because I have always felt Africa is in vogue. There was something about the cover that really turned me on. Sheanan and I love to take our inspiration from traditional adornment concepts and I thought this coffee table book would be perfect inspiration. I must say I was a bit let down. The content is brief and doesn't quite focus on the continent as a whole. Heavy focus is placed primarily on West Africa. Although the work doesn't stand up to my expectations, I do congratulate the goal of cataloguing the ways that African designers are shaping a new aesthetic for the fashion world.

Check it!

To adornment,

Monday, August 25, 2008

Uptown - Photoshoot with Ms. Bre From America's Next Top Model

We were so thrilled to get the call to provide the
fabulous Bre with some Adha Zelma fierceness. . .

Our Seductive Funky Ras w/ Feathers earrings:

Our Funky Ras w/ Feathers are fashioned of 24k gold plated Czech beads and are accented with Vermeil disks and feathers.

Marigolds: Glamorous milti-strand earrings - 24k gold plated Czech beads accented with w/ Perdoit, Jade and open disks.

Photos: celebrity photographer Jo Lance.

To adornment,

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Truly Wicked - Model Dji

Dji Dieng - by Giorgio Balmelli

Fierce!!!!!!! I came across this beautiful sister Dji and was completely

blown away by her my space page. Her work is amazing!

Dji Dieng by W. Pohn

I can't get over this series from MAX Magazine

For more of Supermodel Dji Dieng - visit:


Ad - Adha Zelma Ruffle Your Feathers

Can we say adornment boys and girls?

Each of our phesant headdress and feathered hair pieces are unique.
No two are the same.

We also embellish
head gear with strands of semi-precious stones.
Certainly for the girl who's not afraid of turning heads. . .

The one of a kind production pieces pictured have sold out but Sheanan is
working on some yummies sure to blow your mind.
We'll let you know when we've got some new assortment for you lovies. . .

To adornment,

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Adha Zelma On Cover Of NOMA Magazine

Adha Zelma had the pleasure of working with Noma Magazine.

Celebrity makeup artists Vanessa Dunn and her twin sister, mod
el and businesswoman Kelli Dunn, launch NOMA Beauty Magazine for makeup artists and those who adore makeup.

The magazine features articles on topics like: How to get that celebrity look, Makeup for less, 5 Minute makeovers as well as celebrity and celebrity makeup artists interviews.

Our clear Swarovski crystal wrap bracelet was a perfect match for this
Ice Princess shoot concept which made the cover!!!!

Of course the beautiful ladies are wearing Adha Zelma as well - Honey & Rain Tear Drop earrings as well as our Quartz Necklace - Multi-strands of sterling silver Czech beads accented w/ a large smoky quartz.

Want One? Visit us @

To Adornment,

The photographer for both shots pictured is none other than celebrity photographer Jo Lance.

Friday, August 15, 2008

A Mid-Summer's Night Rio

"This Morning I woke up and refused to comb my hair!"

When I first heard this line from the published poet, lyricist, performer, love maker and Adha Zelma "IT" goddess Faybiene Miranda, I knew we would be friends for a very long time. I soon found out Faybiene is a legendary name in Reggae. Her first recording, 'Prophecy' in the 1970's is regarded as one of the biggest classics from the period.

This diva is one of the most stylish artists in any scene. She rocks an earthy, world-culture sophistication and was the perfect model choice for our Mid-Summer's Night Rio shoot.

It was important to Sheanan and myself to make sure the model we selected was truly a woman who could embody a spirit with NO regrets, loves her power and wants all eyes on her. Faybiene was perfect!

Our muse for the Rio collection was "Titania," queen of the fairies from Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer's Night Dream. We wanted to approach the shoot with a blend of theater (my background) & fashion (Sheanan's).

Our good friend Sean from In Focus photography was down to join us in our creative voyage.

So off we went renegade style...

Abalone Necklace: Multi-strand sterling silver Czech beads accented w/ crystals, carnelian and feathers.

Left: Waterfall earrings w/ Capiz - Sterling Czech beads accented w/crystal, Perdoit and azure-dyed Capiz shells.

Right: Blue Eagle 69 earrings - Sterling Czech beads accented w/Swarovski crystal, Aquamarine, Abalone shells and blue tipped feathers.

Jadie Ladi: A beautiful and elegant necklace fashioned of 24K gold-plated Czech beads delicately adorned with aquamarine, perdoit, jade disk and vermeil open ovals.

Purchase your's Today - click here !

To adornment,