"Healing The Feeling" APTSS 003/Full Recap

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Healing

The

Feeling

A Place To Say Sukii,

Exhibition 003

Creative Lakay - Miami, FL

04.21.18

Image courtesy of ZaynA Eline

Image courtesy of ZaynA Eline

Together, 6 months ago we experienced a moment in time that brought to life a concept that i’ve been very passionate about in recent years. Conceptualizing the way I wanted to bring to life what “Healing The Feeling” meant to me was quite the adventure. I knew it was best to collaborate with creatives that would help me best curate this experience.

Back in February, just a few days after the “Always Beautiful” exhibition, i wrote a short letter to you. It encompassed my sentiments after the second exhibition in this series. Third time around and truly…. my sentiments are exactly the same.

Humbled. Grateful. Excited. (Read letter here)


What is Healing The Feeling Anyway?

The third installation entitled “Healing The Feeling” of the A PLACE TO SAY SUKII exhibition series promotes the concept that as beings having a human experience, we are here on earth to feel through our physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional bodies. In a world where the only thing constant is change, it is important for us to master the art of healing through positive coping mechanisms when life throws us “tough feels” - both on the individual and collective levels.  

This particular installation also paid special homage to three different celebrations that weekend:

  • Four Twenty (420) which celebrates the positive use of the marijuana plant & ultimately the "healing of a nation”. 

  • Earth Day which celebrates environmental protection & our Mother Earth in all her abundance and glory.

  • And finally the birth day of the ascended artist and my younger brother, Nxko - who was born on Earth Day in 1993 . Nxko lived with the ultimate mission "to heal people through music”.

Healing The Feeling collectively explored these ideals and celebrations. 

The exhibition title boasts the affirmation “Say Sukii” which was originally created as a play on words, meaning to “say you like it” or “say you love it” (derived from the word “suki” in Japanese culture that translates in English to the words "like/love”).

A Place To Say Sukii = A Place To Say You Love It.


Here’s an inside look at what we showcased:

 

Exhibit I of V: Bud In Bloom

In collaboration w/ Rico The Don

Together we explored the tried and true healing properties of earth’s natural elements - fresh flowers & the marijuana plant!

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Exhibit II of V: Legends Don’t Die

An Homage to Nxko

Artist. Producer. Son. Brother. Uncle. Lover. Healer. 

Infinity > 1993 - 2014

Check out his/story in the making at nxkolegacy.com

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Exhibit III of V: listen to your heART

Curated by Spinelli & Friends

Together we shed light on the fact that often times when words fail, recorded music has the ability to speak for our feelings and help us navigate through them instead. Spinelli helps us explore the importance of listening and healing the feeling through the universal language - MUSIC. 

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Exhibit IV of V: Naturally Rooted

An Installation by Filtrum Plants

Erick of Filtrum Plants curated the beautiful plant installation! Naturally Rooted acts as a metaphor for us to understand that healing starts with realizing just how intricate our growth/healing process is, similar to the the intricacy of plant systems. We’ve gotta start with the roots of our issues. Truly honored to work with their genius - thank you, Filtrum Plants!

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Exhibit V of V: Music In Real Life

A Tribute to Performance Art

Featuring: Emcee God James Klynn, Spinelli’s next level sounds, Larren’s contagious drums & Preach’s magical Keytar

Music Heals. PERIOD.

But now we’re talking LIVE music? Yes, that is a different kind of healing! If you know, you know.

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto

Photo courtesy of: ZaidaRosePhoto


 

Private event? Yes. But if you missed it, luckily you can check out the recap in 360 video here - thanks to Perpetual 360!

To view in full 360, (if on mobile device) make sure your youtube app is updated and adjust video settings to max quality (super fancy futuristic tings, right?!)

 

Ah & finally, the beautiful faces!

Check us ouuutttt and show some love to our photography sponsors!!

Please feel free to save and share your photos using hashtags & photographer credits below.

 

Gallery 1

Photography: Zaida Rose Photo

IG: @zaidarosephoto

#APlaceToSaySukii

#HealingTheFeeling

#SaySukiiFlowers

 

Gallery 2

Photography: Jade Lily

IG: @shootmejade

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#HealingTheFeeling

#SaySukiiFlowers

#ShootMeJade

 

Gallery 3

Photography: Zayna Elaine

IG: @zaynaelaine

#APlaceToSaySukii

#HealingTheFeeling

#SaySukiiFlowers

 

Gallery 4

Photography: Amor Capdevilla

IG: @shmamor @youpluslife

#APlaceToSaySukii

#HealingTheFeeling

#SaySukiiFlowers


HOMAGE

Because, community is real.

I am because you are.

Special thanks and recognition to everyone involved

in the production of Healing The Feeling:

  • Creative Lakay + A2F Studios (Will Datelma & Marcel Ledoux) - Venue Sponsor

  • Erick + Filtrum Plants - Artist & Exhibit Contributor

  • Rico The Don - Artist & Exhibit Contributor

  • Spinelli - Artist & Exhibit Contributor

  • James Klynn - Artist & Exhibit Contributor

  • Larren Mellerson - Artist & Exhibit Contributor

  • Preach - Artist & Exhibit Contributor

  • Amor - Say Sukii Flowers & Photography

  • Rose - Event Prep + On Site Support

  • Drea - Event Prep + On Site Support

  • Taylor Crosley - Designer & Stylist - yes, my entire outfit was made with her precious hands of gold (from fabric we went shopping for, ahhh sooo fun) Hit her up for all your custom design needs!

  • Betzy & Faith - Zaida Rose Photography, Sponsor

  • Jade Liily, Photography Sponsor

  • Anisa + Nana's Goods, Sponsor

  • THE BLCK Family - Event Prep Support

  • Alexis of SocialXChange - Sponsor

  • Luz + Perpetual360 - Video Sponsor


Wait... PSA!

If you are one of those awesome humans that have good vibes only, YOU are cordially invited to the FOURTH exhibition in the APTSS Series

"Home Is Where The Flowers Are" 

December 8-9, 2018

Miami, FL

Roses w/Jaide & Jade styled by Sukii

bts

image courtesy of Jade Lilly

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image courtesy of Jade LILLY

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of styling a concept that was fulfilling to see come to life. It is for certain that a birthday signifies the celebration of life and also serves as a reminder of how things have changed in the course of days, months or years. For my lovely client Jaide, this birthday was special to her as it brought light to just how much she has blossomed into a resilient, strong and beautiful woman despite the adversity that has been placed on her path. Jaide decided she wanted to put together a visual to express how she felt about this year's birthday and contacted me for creative direction and styling. During our creation process I couldn't help but notice that one of the most beautiful aspects of life is how we subconsciously attract reflections of ourselves in the form of human interaction - that we can utilize as signs to help on our own personal journey. No, I haven't been given the same story or life experiences as Jaide, nonetheless I too can resonate with those same feelings of growth through adversity or feeling a sense of great pride and accomplishment for making it through a tough season - that could have felt like an emotional, physical, spiritual, or mental storm. 

It was special for me to be able to witness another young woman, like myself, taking the initiative to celebrate her self-love, growth, achievements, and all of the ups and downs in her journey thus far.

I find nature has a way of teaching us necessary life lessons in the most simple yet magnificent ways...

"Flowers that grow through the crack in the concrete", for example is one of my favorite symbol isms nature provides us with. Not all of us are going to have the "expected" story where we are given the tools needed on a silver plate to survive or make it to our "full potential" as a "fully blossomed" individual. However, even without all of the necessary tools and with our given adversities a lot of us are still pushing through, what feels like a little crack in the concrete. With self-love and a whole lot of perseverance, we can all make it to that beautiful blossomed stage where weget to reap the fruits (or roses) of our labor... and at that point, it's all good. <3

 

 

Jaide, thank you for being the best kind of client and allowing me to be a part of this experience!

& MAJOR love goes to our photographer, Jade (yes we had a lot of fun with the Jaide/Jade name thing all day lol) Jade you are a talented beam of beautiful light energy and your work speaks for itself! Thank you for being an absolute pleasure to work with! (Y'all hit her up for that work and tell her Sukii says hi ^_^)

FACT: I love my girl gang projects where we just aggressively fan girl about all the amazing things we each posses and love on each other in the most needed ways.

This is what the world needs. We are each other.

Yay for girl power, flower power, and all that.  

<3


HOMAGE

photography: Jade Liily

model: Jaide

styling/creative direction: Sukii

 
 
 

Interested in #SaySukiiStyling for your next project or photoshoot? Contact us with the details!

We'd love to. 

 

"Say Sukii, Muse No.9" for Muses Of Miami - 2/1/18

My super mini but not toooo mini thank you letter to the Muses of Miami Collective: 

 

Dear Muses of Miami,

Thank you! Thank you

for

this beautiful feature,

this platform highlighting real love in my city, 

believing in my vision and providing a space for me and other creatives to create,

pushing me out of my comfort zone and in front of this camera,

and for all the fun I had working with your team! 

<3

With Gratitude & Love, 

Sukii

 

Meet Sukii, Floral artist and creative director.Sukii has a deep appreciation for flowers that's molded her into the flower artist she is today. Born and raised in Miami, Sukii started at the market which eventually led her to take floral art and design seriously. Today Sukii has an ongoing project called A Place To Say Sukii. The word Sukii is derived from a Japanese term that means to like or to love. As her project grows, Sukii wants nothing more than to inspire people to live in the present moment and to say they like it or love it.
 
 

Homage: 

Photography: KristabelMuses of Miami

Creative Direction: Kristabel / Sukii 

Videography: Anna

 

 

Oh & thank you again to the Muses of Miami Collective for sponsoring my second art show.

Check out the magic we brought to life together via the

 "Always Beautiful" showcase of the #APlaceToSaySukii Exhibition Series !

"Healing The Feeling" - APTSS 003 Recap

image courtesy of zayna Elaine

image courtesy of zayna Elaine

Soooo I'm still very much on a high from the beautiful vibrations that we shared this past weekend. Also super overwhelmed with love and gratitude for all of you that came thru to connect in real life. This third exhibition in the A PLACE TO SAY SUKII series was a beautiful learning experience for me that turned out greater than I could have ever imagined. As always, I have much to say and am so excited to share the full recap on this experience - including visuals & exhibition details. SOON.

So while the full recap loads... and as a small token of my appreciation (instead of leaving you hanging, just waiting to relive the magic) I decided to release the exclusive playlist that Saturday night's guests experienced first hand - you know, to get your mind right before this weekend's full moon/turn up:

"HEALING THE FEELING" a playlist curated by SPINELLI & FRIENDS for

Exhibit 3 of 5: "listen to your heART".

The "listen to your heART" exhibit shed light on the fact that often times when words fail, recorded music has the ability to speak for our feelings and help us navigate through them instead. Spinelli helps us explore the importance of listening and #healingthefeeling through the universal language - MUSIC. 

 
 

Enjoy "Healing The Feeling" via Apple Music & Spotify now.

Feel free to share the vibes and let me know your favorite track! <3

#aPlacetosaysukii #APLACETOSAYYOULOVEIT

exhibit iii of v: "listen to your heart"

exhibit iii of v: "listen to your heart"

there's growth in those hard places - listen to your heart

healing the feeling - via Apple Music & Spotify

image courtesy of zaida rose photo

 

 

 

 
 

Stay tuned for the full A Place To Say Sukii 003: "Healing The Feeling" recap

coming soon!

xo

 

"Always Beautiful" - APTSS 002 Recap

Image courtesy of Kosi Victor

Image courtesy of Kosi Victor

A Place To Say Sukii

Exhibition 002: "Always Beautiful"

February 9, 2018 : Gallery Launch Event

February 13, 2018 : Valentine's Day Pop Up Shop

Location :  Ropa Vieja - Hialeah Miami, FL

Powered by : Muses of Miami & Ropa Vieja


Dear You, 

It was all a dream.

Literally.

Expanding my business into my own personal playground of expression? Yes, that was all just a dream that I could have never imagined feeling this heartwarming. *cries* 

I'm not sure exactly when it happened but as I reflect back, I feel like it was more so just an evolution of my relationship with flowers that brought me to where I am today. It's no secret that as a Florist, I absolutely love what I do. I always knew I wanted to explore the possibilities beyond the traditional "flower shop" boundaries. The day came where I saw the flowers as more than just ornamental or decoration but as a medium for deep self-expression and relatively unconventional art. 

I have a long way to go to actualize my goal of this new found artist platform and it's a fact that The "A Place To Say Sukii" Exhibition Series has a lot more to offer to the world, so for now i just want to let you know that I am happy to have started this new journey and much like a really good dream that we don't want to wake up from when we hear the alarm going off... I am so ready to keep on dreaming and see what other magical moments I can experience along the way. 

I am grateful for this beautiful beginning.

I am grateful for the learning opportunities that naturally derive from a new endeavor. 

I am grateful for EVERYONE that stopped by these events. I am because you are.

With Gratitude

In Real Life,

Sukii

<3

Above images courtesy of Kosi Victor


What is Always Beautiful Anyway?

This particular February installation entitled “Always Beautiful” of the A PLACE TO SAY SUKII exhibition series is built around the concept "we are always beautiful." For this particular installation, A PLACE TO SAY SUKII promotes the concept that there is always beauty to be found in every stage of life. It promotes the concept that similar to the primary medium used in the artwork (flowers), we too will not last forever in any one specific physical, mental, emotional or spiritual state. We are always changing & evolving, just like flowers and as we do so through the many stages of life, we are always beautiful.

The exhibition title boasts the affirmation “Say Sukii” which was originally created as a play on words, meaning to “say you like it” or “say you love it” (derived from the word “suki” in Japanese culture that translates in English to the word "like/love”).

A Place To Say Sukii = A Place To Say You Love It.

Photo courtesy of Kosi Victor

Photo courtesy of Kosi Victor


#APlaceToSaySukii #APTSSAlwaysBeautiful #SaySukiiFlowers

THE PEOPLE + LOVE

Photography courtesy of Phil Nice


#APlaceToSaySukii #APTSSAlwaysBeautiful #SaySukiiFlowers

THE DETAILS + LOVE

Photography courtesy of Amor Capdevila


P.S. -

As a mother, business owner and artist often times it's difficult to find the perfect balance in it all. However, my 5 year old daughter has made finding that balance a bit easier because she's literally my biggest fan and most genuine supporter. Her unconditional love and encouragement put the battery in my back and I am beyond grateful that this is our story. 

Here's a few pics of her giving guests "a tour" and her personal take on the exhibit!!

Yes, my heart did almost explode.

P.P.S. -

A HUGE and special shout out to my favorite Taylor Crosley of Ame Style for designing these outfits for us! She is magical with her hands - please hit her up for all of your styling needs! <3 

P.P.P.S - 

With all that was going on this year with the installation and the collaboration projects all being in the height of my holiday season (Valentine's Day) I decided to have a one stop Pop Up Shop for clients to pick up their pre-orders and also enjoy the exhibit! I am ever grateful to my clients that make my business possible and the folks at Ropa Vieja for allowing me to use your space and being such a pleasure to work with!

Here are a few pics of Tuesday night's fun! (More pics on the way)

Photography courtesy of Amor Capdevila


HOMAGE

  • Roselena, Tiffton, Taylor, James Klynn, Spinelli, Shedine, Passion and Amiyah Qi for all of your help and dedication to the late night installation that brought this vision to life! You all are the real MVPs.
  • Kristabel, Creative Director at Muses Of Miami / Sponsorship
  • Kyle, Owner of Ropa Vieja / Sponsorship
  • DJ's Naj & Victor
  • 305 Vibe Food Truck

Wait... PSA!

If you are one of those awesome humans that have good vibes only, YOU are cordially invited to the third exhibition in the APTSS Series 

"Healing The Feeling" 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

6:00pm - 12:00am

Wynwood, Miami

 

 

Interested in having Say Sukii Flowers/Art at your next event? Contact us with the details, we'd love to! 

"11.19 MOOD" + Say Sukii Turns 2

A MOOD BOARD W/ CONCEPT + FLORAL SET DESIGN CURATED BY SAY SUKII + INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS

Rebirth

There will be moments when 

You will bloom fully and then

Wilt, only to bloom again.

If we can learn anything from 

flowers it is that resilience is born

Even when we feel like we are

dying.

- Alex Elle, Neon Soul.


11.19 MOOD

I was once asked the question, “How do flowers make you feel?”  I stopped for just a second and thought to myself, “Wow, that’s a tough one". But then it clicked, almost immediately after my initial thought. I felt a deep sense of confidence in further responding that “flowers made me feel connected to something greater". I went on to say how "The concept of creation, life cycles, honoring beauty in the moment, sharing love bringing joy, focusing on positivity, death… to me, all that is easier to understand through the flowers.” At the time, I hadn’t realized that this same proclamation was a tiny seed being planted for the mood that would later take over and assist in my next rebirth. 

They say the two most important days of our lives are the day we are born & the day we find out why. This project is dedicated to 11.19 aka the day I was born & the same day, many years later, that I would launch a business that would help me to find out why.  11.19 signifies birth, rebirth, finding, growing, transformation, love, light... "issa mood". 

Moments where words had failed me while attempting to express myself, I would try to stay inspired. Inspiration was necessary to help open up a part of me that would bring the feelings to the surface. I’ve accepted the fact that the feelings MUST surface so that I could begin to heal. So that I too could make it to the surface and shine in the light. 

I’ve been able to find a lot of what I feel in art and of course my mother, Nature. I find representation and I am able to understand my Self more. Understanding my Self more ultimately translates to self-motivation, being an inspiration for myself and others, and peace from within… which leads to peace in all areas of my life, for the win. 

Once I began to start to heal, I felt it was my duty to find a way to help others heal along the way - just as I need help to heal as well. This is me being born again and being represented in a way that I can finally understand so clearly. You know, like the moment when you're looking at a conceptual art piece in a gallery and suddenly see EXACTLY what the artist was going for? 

There is really so much more... But for now you can catch me in the light. Being my Self. The Self that I had been looking for. I am accepting EVERY SINGLE MOMENT experienced thus far, that has led me to the present time. I am grateful.

It hasn’t been easy to get here and I know it won’t be easy to get to where I'm going but I’ll always remember that every flower that ever bloomed had to get through a whole lot of dirt to get there. 

Here’s the “first swing” of the 11.19 MOOD Project with details on complete set design concept coming soon. 

For now, enjoy this mood board including introductory photos & video. Further details on set design concepts & inspiration coming soon. 

 

11.19 MOOD to be continued…

#SaySukiiTurns2 #1119MOOD

.click photo to open gallery.


HOMAGE

Photographer: Ken Irish

Styling, Creative Direction, Muse: Say Sukii

Mood: 11.19

+ further details on complete set design concept coming soon

 

K.I.D.D.O by Kiddo Marv, styled by Say Sukii


"Remember, every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there."

 

On November 17th Kiddo Marv releases his highly anticipated project titled "K.I.D.D.O. - Kingz In Denial Don't Overcome". I had the privilege of assisting in the creative direction of the images that would accompany the project.

Photographer, Esdras Thelusma aka Photo Tea has worked on a long list of projects that bring love, awareness and truly authentic captures of Miami, the city he calls home. If you know, you know! If not, do yourself a favor & check out his work. Thank me later. 

Working on this project really hit home for me (literally), as both Kiddo & Esdras are pretty major "hometown heroes" in their respective fields. Born and raised in Miami, my love for the city and being able to represent the truth & light here, in the most authentic way, is important to me. When the world thinks "Miami", they think the glittery & often times plastic South Beach. However, when the locals "on the other side" think Miami... they think and FEEL A LOT more than just that. The work, these guys produce, represent a huge part of the Miami truth that needs to be heard around the world, a whole lot more. 

The concept for the shoot curated was born from the idea that many of us and our struggling brothers and sisters live a life that we were born into. Remembering where we REALLY come from & that we are Kings & Queens gives us the ability to do the best we can in life. We are all just striving to make it out and help as many people along the way to do the same. 

The use of flowers are a staple in promoting natural beauty and peace. Today, and for past decades, Individuals wear and distribute flowers or floral-themed decorations to symbolize ideals of universal belonging, peace and love. This photo series is also dedicated to that notion, and supporting those same ideals for today and the future.

Don't shoot bullets! Use your "weapon" of truth and love to combat the issues. Shoot out lots of truth as you tell stories to enlighten and uplift the people. As creatives, we use our different art forms/chosen mediums to tell the stories. Using our "automatic weapons" of truth and love to shoot out the good vibes only is our best bet (if you asked me).

I feel it is most important to understand where we come from and embrace the struggles so that we can utilize the struggle to assist in shaping our future for the better. Kings In Denial [of their truth] Don't Overcome.... and never will. So go deep, acknowledge the pain, the hurt, the beauty, the struggles, the light, the darkness, the tough circumstances, and the mistakes so that you can make it out.... much like a flower blooming. "Remember, every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there."



HOMAGE

Photography & Creative Direction: Esdras "PhotoTea" Thelusma

Styling & Creative Direction: Say Sukii

Inspiration: "K.I.D.D.O. - Kingz In Denial Don't Overcome" by Kiddo Marv

 
 
 

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10/22 Preach + Jungle Island Event Recap

 

PREACH 

JUNGLE ISLAND PREVIEW EVENT

SIDE BAR | MIAMI, FL

10.22.17 


Preach aka Mr. Miller, musical genius in real life & humble creative, recently released a project titled Jungle Island. 

I was honored to be a part of the magic that he put together for the preview event as I understand how special this project is to him! He wanted to play on the dichotomy of his hometown, Miami. The two very contrasting elements that Miami embodies, can be metaphorically compared to that of a treacherous jungle and also that of a beautiful island. 

Preach allowed me to transform the stage and the most important elements of the music, the instruments! The goal was simply to embody the feels he sought out to portray through the work on the project. Using fresh flowers, greenery, & earthly elements I'd like to say we accomplished just that!

Check out the photos & styling details below! <3

 

above: preach + keytar, styled in orchids

above: ob + bass guitar, styled in orchids & ruscus & roses

above: jarryd + saxophone, styled in ruscus

above: set styled in palm leaves & willow & birds of paradise & heliconia & roses

I am forever grateful that I am able to bring my client's vision to life using my favorite medium of expression (flowers, of course). As any artist would, I can only hope that is authentically reflected through the work. I also encourage you to indulge in Jungle Island & his work here

<3

All photos courtesy of Kovalski Jacques


 

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