Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Piece of the week: Indian Chief Skull pendant (and ring)

We've got several other skull pieces in our jewelry arsenal, but the best things come in twos. So this week's piece of the week, the Indian Chief Skull, comes in a unisex necklace and guy's ring, as seen on RZA.

Our own chief, Brandon Schoolhouse, was inspired by American Indian culture and these pieces pay homage to his heritage. American Indians greatly valued creative and cultural expression, as seen through their art and jewelry, which is something fashion aficionados can definitely relate to. They also used jewelry as currency to trade between other tribes and people. Since both pieces are available in gold, silver, and gunmetal, you and your style tribe can trade off as often as you like.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Piece of the week: Rocket blast pendant

5, 4, 3, 2, 1....

This week, we're featuring the Rocket Blast pendant, which allows you to wear what was a favorite childhood toy for a lot of us. Similar to our recent pieces of the week, this pendant will be a new addition to the Han Cholo shadow series, meaning you don't need an astronomically large wallet to own one. So Houston, we have no problem.

This piece suits girl and guy space cadets alike and allows space enthusiasts to geek out, but still increase their gravitational pull.

There wasn't a particular inspiration for the rocket blast, so the possibilities are infinite. Not sure about you, but it automatically makes me think of this little gem from Sir Elton:

Or perhaps these 1990's Space-themed tearjerkers?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Start spreading the news...

New York, New York! If you want to be apart of all the Han Cholo action in the Big Apple, check out our East coast launch party at Ella on Thursday, September 23, 2010.

And come through on Saturday, September 25, 2010 to the Young Designer's Market and stock up on your Han Cholo swag, which look good with those vagabond shoes, amongst other things.

and for your listening pleasure:

New York, we love you!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Han Cholo at Lisa Kline!

Robertson Blvd. it's known for celeb sightings and paparazzi mayhem, but is also a place to get your Han Cholo fix. Lisa Kline now has a fresh stock of Han Cholo earrings. Come get your dagger studs and spiked stud earrings (in all 3 sizes and all 4 colors)! The store also has our Straight as an Arrow bangle and chain bangles. Rock Han Cholo with the many other fabulous pieces Lisa Kline has to offer.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Piece of the Week: Medusa ring

Each Piece of the Week feature usually provides a mini history lesson, and this week is no different!

What do Han Cholo, feminists, Nihilists, and Freud have in common? They all have their own interpretations of the mythical character, Medusa. While the other three have translated their takes of Medusa in a textbook, Han Cholo lets you wear our interpretation on your lovely hand. The two-tone Medusa ring is one of our Fall collection's new pieces that was previously only available in our Sterling collection. Medusa was a beautiful woman-turned-monster from popular Greek myths. Residing in the underworld, she had hair of snakes, scaly skin, and every mortal who looked into her eyes would turn to stone. According to myth, she was eventually killed by Perseus with the help of his sidekick, Bubo the owl, who also inspired a previous piece of the week.

While Medusa was typically known to make men turn away, this ring will probably have the opposite effect to those who dare to wear it. Similar to Medusa, however, you're guaranteed to have looks that kill.

Han Cholo does FNO

On Friday, September 10, cities around the world celebrated style in all its fabulous glory for Fashion's Night Out. There was much to do for the first ever Los Angeles Fashion's Night Out, from parties and celeb appearances at the Beverly Center and Melrose. This night,Han Cholo was 1 of 12 brands that participated in an in-store event at Tiziana, which is next door to XLarge, where we recently participated at an in-store event. Wine was enjoyed while models for Maggie Barry's Fall menswear collection also rocked Han Cholo for FLAUNT magazine.

Now that we've conquered our first FNO, we're getting ready to head east to New York. Stay tuned!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sample Sale Recap!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our sample sale and made it a succecss! If you missed out or need another Han Cholo fix, we've got another sample sale in the works...stay tuned!

Until then, check out these photos of some of our shoppers rocking their new Han Cholo pieces! And as you can see, Han Cholo appeals to shoppers of all ages and can still look good when wearing your mother or grandmother's jewels.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Fashion's Night Out, sponsored by Vogue and the CFDA, is a worldwide congregation of stylistas and shopaholics alike. It's one big retail buffet for the style hungry, with special in-store appearances and parties. Han Cholo will be participating in Los Angeles' first ever FNO, so come catch us at Tiziana, located at 1766 N. Vermont Ave in Los Angeles from 6pm to 11pm. We'll be one of 12 brands featured at the store, and there'll be a live photoshoot for FLAUNT magazine for Maggie Barry's Fall menswear collection.

Come by for some fashion, cocktails, and music by DJ Antiq

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pieces of the Week: Labyrinth ring + Love Trap necklace

Our 2 pieces of the week were once only available in our sterling series, but will be transferred to our Shadow series for our Fall collection and will be available in gold, silver, gunmetal, and rose gold!

The Labyrinth ring was inspired by one of the polyhedral dice in the role playing game, "Dungeons and Dragons." Fashion adventurers will love the size of this ring, whether they're battling monsters or out with their girls. It's definitely a standout piece and will be a fixture of everyone's fantasy.

Labyrinths are made to trap anyone who enter, and love is no different. That's why we are proud to introduce the Love Trap necklace for guys and girls, to bring out everyone's dangerous side. There isn't any significant inspiration behind the Love Trap, according to Han Cholo co-founder, Brandon Schoolhouse. He "just wanted to make a bear trap." Clearly, love is harder to escape than bears.