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5.29.2012

Spotlight | Chimera Online Shop

I'm not much of an arts and crafts person, and whenever I come across pretty little handmade things, I am always left in awe. Especially when they're made out of unconventional and eco-friendly materials. Case in point, Chimera Online.



What began as a simple hobby for childhood friends Kaye and Keyt has now become a booming business for these innovative entrepreneurs. From clothes, to accessories, and now venturing into shoes, Chimera carries a wide array of products that are eye-candy and easy on the pocket.

But there's more to Chimera than just being hip and trendy. Their merchandise, are in fact made from old clothes, vintage accessories, and even materials that some might consider as junk. By revamping  and restyling old clothes, upcycling and modifying vintage accessories with a modern twist, and using locally-sourced man-made materials, Chimera proves to be a staunch advocate of green living and eco-friendliness.

For instance, old and unwanted pairs of denims showcased in the Braided and Jeans Collection. Tattered and torn denims (and perhaps no longer fit) are transformed into something as pretty as these.


A headband, a foreband, a bracelet... these braided jeans are actually quite versatile. You can wear them  how you want it, any way you want it.

Then there's the Alambre Art Collection - fashion accessories made from the humble tie-wire. And so they say one man's junk is another man's treasure!





These tie-wires can also be found in other Chimera accessories, such as these dainty rings.


Wires were used to bind the beads together. (The very reason why they're called 'tie-wires'.)

Aside from these, Chimera also produces clothes, bags, and shoes. They carry a bunch of other cute and quirky stuff too, such as Korean stamp sets, cable winders, and even the Magic Egg. All these and more are found in Chimera's Facebook page and Multiply site.

Oh, and in case you're wondering if there's a giveaway coming soon, YES there is! (If you're a regular reader of my blog, then I know you know the drill, haha!)

I have the privilege of working with Chimera for my next blog event, the Fun in the Sun Giveaway which goes live come June 3rd. There'll be a bunch of assorted Chimera merchandise up for grabs, including an Usamimi-inspired Twist Headband ala Park Min Young! (More popularly known as Kim Nana in City Hunter.)


I'm not exactly fond of Lee Min Ho, but I have to admit, him and Min Young look good together. And City Hunter was one of my favorite Kdramas from last year. A-aaand these Usamimi Headbands are so yeppuda! (That's lovely in Korean.)

So, if you're a fan of the drama, or would like to channel your inner Kim Nana (lol), or simply want to win some cool eco-friendly stuff, mark your calendars and be sure to check out my blog and social media pages from time to time. June 3, folks! :)

Shared with Blue Monday and Wednesday Whites. :)

18 replies:

Badet said...

Chimera sounds familiar. They go way back from Multiply. I love the Alambre earrings, waiting for your giveaway to start sis.

shae said...

hi Czjai! thanks soooooo much for this lovely review! hope to do more collaborations with u! :)

shae said...

hi czjai!thank you for this LOVELY review!! you are one heck of a writer! ;) would like to do more collaborations with you! feel free to contact Chimera whenever okay? <3

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for showing us your pretty blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Ms. Burrito said...

Pretty collection.

Please come and see my BLUE, thanks!

Andrew Kardon said...

Love stores like that. They're like a mom and pop shop online. I'm a big supporter of small business, so I'm definitely going to take a look at Chimera. My wife would probably love some of these funky items they offer. Thanks!

Carla Karam said...

Czjai! I love this... how is it that you always find all these cool things ;) Blessings to you and yours.

Paula said...

How cool! I always love to see how people take ordinary things and make something totally new and creative with them! :) Great post!

Lizzie said...

Nice! I really like their unique ideas especially the wire twists.

Mei said...

Their stuff are really cool. These can be great gift items because of their uniqueness. Will visit the shop now :)

^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...

Pretty accessories! I love the braided denim bracelet! ヅ

Cheryl@OntheOldPath said...

Thanks for sharing this. I love when people re-purpose stuff into something lovely.

sigrid @ lifeandleisure said...

nice creative accessories. :D but not for me though. am not sure much into these.

Becky Jane said...

It's so refreshing to see shops that think outside the box. Happy Tuesday!

prototype mama said...

omg! love love love those braided jean bracelets-- gotta to go check them out asap-- I love finding new places :)

Sumi Go said...

I love how these axxes look unconventional but still very fashionable! :D I love the earrings and rings! <3

tatess said...

nice piece of accessories .those wire looks elegant.

Sweethestia said...

Ang simple pero cool ang design... Love the earings and thanks for sharing.

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