S T O R Y


 

OPHINE garners its' name from my once, very stylish grandmother who genetically gifted me a truly unique flair for fashion. The OPHINE brand is an artistic extension of that inherited impulse to seek out beautiful things and style them in a way that is powerful, poetic, and personal. OPHINE creations are purposefully designed to heighten inner-beauty awareness by adorning the body with exalting accessories. 


OPHINE’S magical, meaningful adornments are intended to inspire you to speak your unique truth with style and grace. The OPHINE aesthetic centers upon the idea that style is a sacred statement: a playful, pretty, and prayerful presentation of who you are, and who you want to become. OPHINE’s signature SAYcred™ Line features Morse Code collections that empower you to become the Goddess of courage, love, and compassion you were born to be. The talismans of transformation that make up OPHINE’s Morse Code collections form the soul of the brand, while courageously gorgeous, one-of-a-kind crystal designs form the heart. Every heirloom quality, handmade OPHINE adornment pulsates with incredible heart, soul, beauty, and charm – just like YOU.

- quisha -
founder and designer of O P H I N E
MY STORY

From as early as I can remember, I was a designer. As a shy, introverted, eccentric child, I took refuge in my imagination, where I could consciously curate my life and sift through the good and bad to find beauty. My favorite thing to design was my look. My hair and clothes were personal works of art to me. I was a thrift store queen, and I had a gift for reworking and repurposing the discarded treasures I found. I used to make major alterations and literally seam clothes with safety pins because I didn’t know how to sew. I used eye shadow to put highlights in my hair. I took the flower tops off of my mom’s floral arrangements to embellish my ripped jeans. I made jewelry from broken Christmas tree ornaments and crayons I melted in the oven. I just wanted to look and feel beautiful, and as a child with no real income, I used whatever I could around me to make that happen. But my look was just the façade of my real home – which was in my mind.
 
My biggest design job was the interior design: how I arranged the complicated and heavy emotions of growing up with a terminally ill parent in an unstable family structure. My mother, through her battle with breast cancer, was my biggest design influence. Seeing her stripped of her breasts after two mastectomies, and still standing in strength, gratitude, and grace is where I learned to find beauty in brokenness. Watching my mom take her last breath set the tone for how I design my life, and my business, to this day: I have a deep, soulful understanding that each moment is a gift, tomorrow is not promised, there is beauty lurking in even the darkest corners, and there is no better time than NOW to live the life of your dreams. And that is why I have the courage to show up with my unique gifts – my mind, body, and soul adornments - and remind others just how absolutely precious their life is. My mom’s nickname for me was Goosie Girl, I think because she knew her ugly duckling could grow up to be a swan: she knew in her heart that her shy, socially awkward, artistic, eccentric daughter would use every ounce of pain and pleasure in her experience to design a wonderful life and become a passionate, benevolent, purveyor of beauty in the world.
- quisha -
founder and designer of O P H I N E