The cats behind the brand

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Cats are more than just cute creatures. It is believed that cats have occult powers and can sense auras too. I have 2 mysterious friends. They guide me through life, gives me inspiration and happiness. For all you fellow cat lovers out there, cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic, right?

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Romeo – The charming grey prince.

 

// Written by Elina

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Yoko Ono – All Women Are Witches!

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Wonderful quote by truly inspiring multimedia artist, peace activist, singer, song writer and style icon Yoko Ono.

Yoko Ono and John Lennon at their home in England, December 1968.

 

Yoko, widow of John Lennon, an active feminist and an artist that have used her art to influence and advocate for peace, kindness and equality for more than 50 years! Here photographed with John in their home 1968.

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All white matching outfits in Vienna, April 1969 with John Lennon. Few famous couples are as fascinating and alluring as these two.

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Flares and a fake fur leopard jacket, an outfit that would give style points and street creed even today- more than 30 years later.

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This lady is a cool cat! Imagine (no pun intended) to work, travel and being able to pull off a black leather jacket at the age of 84!

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ADD9.se

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Just shipped of a bunch of new jewellery to one of our favourite re-sellers, Add9.se.

Add9.se a Swedish online store and studio open by appointment, based in beautiful medieval town Visby on Gotland. With brands such as Killstar, Disturbia, Iron Fist, Toxico and many others, All to get your alternative heart skip a beat :). Run by super friendly and easy going entrepreneur Anders- a customer and friend since many years back. This guy has keen eye for creating an interesting assortment and will always deliver professional and friendly support.

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Check them out here Add9.se

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE ALL WEEKEND!

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Treasure and trinkets ✨ ?. Get yours on the mega sale before its to late, several styles down to the last few, no re-stock ?.  Prices are marked down, no coupon code necessary.

 

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White Witch | Black Snake

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Light and darkness, White & Black, the war of good and evil rages eternal, choose your side wisely Witch.
The omens show the All Seeing Serpent, devouring all. Slay the beast and brew a potion with its blood, as was foretold.
Or lose more than just your life in the tempest of battle.
Keep your cat familiar close and your enchanted dagger closer. Blood will flow, maybe yours…

‘White Witch | Black Snake’ is a collection of magical artefacts, inspired by a story told for a hundred generations. Some are objects of Light and some are fiends of the Dark. Runic serpents, mystical blades, enchanting animal companions, and transcendental elixirs of great desire.
Ally with The White Witch or The Black Snake, the choice is yours.

The new collection from Rogue and wolf now online here

 

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I’m done compromising; even more so, I’m done with being compromised!

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Her at the Hellaholics studio we have been big fans of Mila Kunis since the days of that 70s show, she recently kicked up a storm with the following open letter:

To good to not to share! By Mila Kunis:

 

You’ll Never Work In This Town Again…

“You’ll never work in this town again.” A cliché to be sure, but also what a producer threatened when I refused to pose semi-naked on the cover of a men’s magazine to promote our film. I was no longer willing to subject myself to a naïve compromise that I had previously been willing to. “I will never work in this town again??” I was livid, I felt objectified, and for the first time in my career I said “no.” And guess what? The world didn’t end. The film made a lot of money and I did work in this town again, and again, and again. What this producer may never realize is that he spoke aloud the exact fear every woman feels when confronted with gender bias in the workplace.

It’s what we are conditioned to believe — that if we speak up, our livelihoods will be threatened; that standing our ground will lead to our demise. We don’t want to be kicked out of the sand box for being a “bitch.” So we compromise our integrity for the sake of maintaining status quo and hope that change is coming.

But change is not coming fast enough to help my friends, my peers, or even our children. In fact, a recent study by the American Association of University Women shows that the pay gap is closing at such a slow rate that it will be 136 years before women are paid equally to men. 136 years. And the pay gap is but one clear quantification of the acute undervaluing of the contributions of women in the workplace.

Throughout my career, there have been moments when I have been insulted, sidelined, paid less, creatively ignored, and otherwise diminished based on my gender. And always, I tried to give people the benefit of the doubt; maybe they knew more, maybe they had more experience, maybe there was something I was missing. I taught myself that to succeed as a woman in this industry I had to play by the rules of the boy’s club. But the older I got and the longer I worked in this industry, the more I realized that it’s bullshit! And, worse, that I was complicit in allowing it to happen.

So, I started my own club. I formed a production company with three amazing women. We have been hustling to develop quality television shows with unique voices and perspectives. Since our inception, we have been lucky enough to partner with incredible producers, male and female, who have treated us as true equals and partners. Recently, we signed on to partner with an influential male producer on project that would shine a light on an important social issue — ironically — inclusivity and our shared human experience.

In the process of pitching this show to a major network, the typical follow-up emails were sent to executives at this network. In this email chain, this producer chose to email the following:

“And Mila is a mega star. One of biggest actors in Hollywood and soon to be Ashton’s wife and baby momma!!!”

This is the entirety of his email. Factual inaccuracies aside, he reduced my value to nothing more than my relationship to a successful man and my ability to bear children. It ignored my (and my team’s) significant creative and logistical contributions.

We withdrew our involvement in the project.

Yes, it is only one small comment. But it’s these very comments that women deal with day in and day out in offices, on calls, and in emails — micro-aggressions that devalue the contributions and worth of hard working women.

Subtle gender bias is oftentimes nearly imperceptible, and even wholly undetectable to those who share the bias. It became clear in later emails from this producer that he was totally unaware of why his words were so appalling. What he characterized as a “lighthearted” comment was actually deeply undermining to my contributions and ability to be taken seriously as a creative partner.

I have no interest in vilifying this man or this industry. Blind gender biases are embedded in every facet of our life. They are re-enforced by our educational institutions: men dominate the figures we study in history, the luminaries of math and science and technology about whom we learn, and the authors of political discourse we are taught to revere. We are inundated with tales of male superiority that blind us to the architecture of our own relationships. The very world “blind” informs us of everything. No one gets upset when a blind person bumps into a wall, but the wall does not cease to yield force.

I’m done compromising; even more so I’m done with being compromised. So from this point forward, when I am confronted with one of these comments, subtle or overt, I will address them head on; I will stop in the moment and do my best to educate. I cannot guarantee that my objections will be taken to heart, but at least now I am part of creating an environment where there is the opportunity for growth. And if my comments fall on deaf ears, I will choose to walk away.

If this is happening to me, it is happening more aggressively to women everywhere. I am fortunate that I have reached a place that I can stop compromising and stand my ground, without fearing how I will put food on my table. I am also fortunate that I have the platform to talk about this experience in the hope of bringing one more voice to the conversation so that women in the workplace feel a little less alone and more able to push back for themselves.

I will work in this town again, but I will not work with you”

Originally posted here by Medium : https://medium.com/mosaic2/youll-never-work-in-this-town-again-2e16c81e12c1#.e518a8xbi

Never compromise your own value!

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JOIN US ON A MAGIC JOURNEY!

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Do you have a passion for gems & crystals, occultism, witchcraft, creative business and online trading? ? ✨ ⚡️ ✨?

Would you like to be part of a dedicated team?

Personal qualities and favourable experience:
– Do you enjoy and are good at social media?
– Do you have a talent for expressing thoughts and ideas in photos and writing?
– Are you an established or aspiring blogger/vlogger?
– Do you have pretty nails? (for photos of our growing collection of rings) ?
– Can you take directions and are constantly looking to develop your skills?

What we want:
– Content for hellaholic.com and social media such as photos, text and videos.

What you will receive:
A steady stream of sterling silver rings, beautiful posters, clothing and mixed jewellery (including items from brands such as Restyle and the Rogue and the Wolf) every other week! ✨?

Start:
Immediately after processing applications- to the end of this year with the possibility of a prolonged and expanded co-operation.

If interested then please send a note to info@hellaholic.com with a short description about yourself and links to your social media platforms.

Looking forward to hear from you! ?

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Autumn Air

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Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night. – Hal Borland. New season, new start- new collection in the making. Love the feeling of fall in the air.

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Bird Black

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Magical posters just in from amazing artist and instagram darling @birdblackbird. Bird Black is the brainchild of artist and illustrator, Jacqueline Schlender. Artistic influences are ranging from classical, nature, mythology, tarot, americana, ancient history and literature – always playing on the juxtaposition between darkness and light, creation and death. See more posters here: https://hellaholics.com/product-category/brand-bird-black/.

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Sterling 925 silver

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Enchanting new collection with sterling 925 silver rings and earrings now online in the shop. Dark black onyx, opalescent moonstone, ocean green turquoise and more.

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New! Ram Skull Choker

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Ram Skull choker with large horns, bold stainless steel chain, lobster clasp and 5cm extender chain. Ram skulls have a long connection with ancient cultural worship practices, pagan religions and the occult, a long held symbol of determination, drive, renewal, fertility and fiery force.

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Pendulum

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” The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong” -Carl Jung. Amethyst Pendulum Choker

Nail technician wanted!

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Are you a talented nail wizard or do you know anyone who fits in to that description? This spring we are receiving a large number of lovely rings, large and small, gems and silver and would love to do a co-op with some who are looking to promote their nail work ?.

Preferably based on the west coast in Sweden. Send out is also doable to a person with genuine interest and a good portfolio :).
E-mail info@hellaholics.com for more info. Thank you.

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Crystals

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Stunning gems on a rainy day. Above: Flourite from the Elmwood Mine. In crystal healing the energy of the flourite stone is believed to change deep rooted patterns within you that you no longer need. It removes chaos in your life and helps you to feel comfortable about the future. It has the same effect of bringing order inside the body as it has on the outside. Flourite is a good help against electromagnetic stress.

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More Flourite from Elmwood, this time pink. Want to see more beautiful gems? Follow us on pintrest here.

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INSPO: Laurie Leather

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Leather Jacket Nirvana from talented London based designer Laurie.

Laurie Lee is a Creative Director combining her love of fashion, design, typography and dumb ass slogans to create a unique fashion brand. A scourer of obscure vintage stores, Laurie finds the best quality vintage leather jackets to beautifully restore and transform with hand painted typography and a daft sense of humour. For dirtbags, douchebags, lovers, losers and lame-ass muthahuggers of every shape and tribe.
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IMPROVED ONLINE STORE

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We have been busy bees here at the Hellaholic studio, after getting feedback from our online customers we decided to swop e-commerce system and to try and give you a smoother and more informative way to shop. Particularly if you are an international client, so step one- the prices: You can now swop currency, the prices are set in SEK but can be shown in Euros, Dollars, AUS Dollars, Yen and Great Britain Pund. See footer.

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The new system also have support for more additional images, so now you can get a better view of the product and check out some stylish ways to wear the article.

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And  at checkout you can now easily calculate your shipping cost. Within E.U the shipping is free of charge.
– Pretty neat 🙂

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Summer Collection

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The summer news are dropping in one by one in raid speed! Our 70s bell sleeve dress in black thin super soft jersey are now online, worn by the lovely Felica Bååk.

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In the Studio

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Shooting jewellery, time to get some better pics at this little treasures!

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…and a sneak peak of the finished pics, a close-up on our slightly magical clear quartz rings with raw edges. More to come, if you like stay update don´t miss out on our Insta page.

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We are open!

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The online store is now open! Jewellery collection available for purchase. Picture showing our beautiful ornamented Hamsa Hand Necklace 199 SEK. Ships world wide.

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PREPPING THE ONLINE STORE

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Editing the soon to be released online store, picture showing rad tattooist Felicia Bååk wearing our Ritual sleeveless top with oversized hood.

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PHOTOGRAFER: CAROLINE GLABIK AKA SOUTHPAW

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Just had to make a post about Caroline, the photographer for our latest setting and one of the many strong independent females I have the pleasure to hang out with. She specialise in wedding photography and as you can see above, she is not your average wedding photographer, always adding a twist and that extra something to every image.
In her Insta profile she describes herself like this: Photographer, architecture student, skydiver, wrestling manager & music fascist. Whats not to like 🙂

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MERCI BEACOUP EMMA!

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Editing product pictures today, cropping of the head of our patient model Emma, this girl have an incredible body, strong and slim at the same time. Emma is a former naval captain, a rank not often held by women and is now working as a lecturer, teaching companies about sustainability. She is a true inspiration and we are more than happy that she helped us, out lending her limbs for the shoot 🙂

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I´m also proud to say that our sweatshirts are 100% WRAP Certified, we believe strongly in protecting the environment, and upholding workers right, and we know that our customers do to.

“Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production requires that all production is made under lawful, humane and ethical conditions with all due adherence to environmentally conscious production methods. Regular independent monitoring by acknowledged testing authorities ensures that standards are maintained throughout the production process”
Read more about WRAP here.

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