A thoroughly California girl, Kristen left her home state for Costa Rica and Argentina for six months a while back, a trip that would alter her perspective for good. She totally fell for the colorful culture and spirit of those places—and you can see the influence of the her use of color and pattern. Though she still manages to keep her jewelry pieces, clothing and scarves nice and simple. A re-constructor at heart, you’ll find her leaving the flea market with a large bag and an even larger stockpile of ideas.