Reign Apiim attended Pittsburgh's HS for the creative and performing arts where she developed a deep knowledge of art early on while studying various forms of art such as: Art History, Digital Medias, Painting, Drawing, Dark Room Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, and Glassblowing. From 2005-2007 Reign Apiim worked as a fashion show coordinator at the Andy Warhol Museum for Youth Invasion.
PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN
Reign Apiim received her Bachelors In Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design where she studied fashion, ending with a special concentration in fabric treatments, textiles, prints and couture techniques. Parsons gave an immense amount of work ethic and a wealth of knowledge on Art History as it relates to fashion history, current history and fashion trends. During college Reign Apiim interned for Anna Sui, Melon Breton, Gwenyth Shoes and various designers for fashion week and beyond
Very soon after graduating college Reign Apiim made the decision to become an entrepreneur while finding exactly who she is. She began to take a journey with her interests in dream symbolism (using her dreams to help her waking life as well as giving more understanding and insight into their dreams), collecting healing crystals, researching properties of crystals, practicing meditation, and writing empowering quotes to spread her high vibrations. This was the beginning of what would be her own movement and company.
One of the most amazing aspects of this journey was and still is..is understanding the relationships between the seven chakras, color theory, spirituality, nature, colors you choose to wear, and food. Example. If you would like to open up your Base Chakra for survival, stability, grounding, and success..you can with the color red. You can eat apples or any natural red food, meditate with red crystals picturing a red light moving through out your body, wear red, and focus on the color red in your surroundings until you feel like your Base Chakra is open.
One of the most fun and fruitful ways of living for Reign Apiim is self expression. Walking around the city dressed as an adorned princess from another world lead to a platform to share wisdom, and the ability to meet and talk to ANYONE, ANYWHERE about ANYTHING. She is constantly meeting people and answering questions about why she is dressed the way she does everyday. It comes from a deep appreciation of not only self expression and adornment, but also from studying art history since middle school. She sees herself as walking art and simply being comfortable in who she wants to be in this life. She evolves everyday into a new goddess and her daily style of choice reflects that. It is about living everyday as a sacred celebration to activate the divine within. She does not identify with labels (if you try you could not put one idea to her), there is a mix of so man aspects of color and adornment that make up her simply ..being.
Reign Apiim has been featured online in various places such as: Marie Claire, New York Times by Bill Cunningham Amy Arbus and more, Fader Magazine, NY Daily, New York Magazine, Vogue Humans of New York Story twice, Vogue for Afro-punk, Featured on Humans of New York book Cover and spread, Essence Magazine frequently, DNA info and more!
AROUND THE WORLD
January 1, 2014-February 7, 2014 Reign Apiim traveled to Morocco, next to Paris, then Amsterdam, ending in Tokyo back to New York. This trip was more than a vacation and inspiration. It was about self discovery, and learning about other cultures breaking the barriers on how we were taught to view others...or “the other”. This trip was filled with going on random journeys, building relationships with the beings there, tasting the food from each place, collecting crystals, and shopping for beads and treasures. Reign Apiim documented the entire trip and wrote diary entries online about the experience. After this trip she learned what mattered to her the most and focused even more on creating.
Reign Apiim founded Palais Apiim in June of 2013 after a year long journey collecting crystals and studying the symbolism of dreams. After the crystals began to raise her vibrations and elevate abilities to manifest her goals, she decided to make treasures so everyone else can poses magic and abundant manifestation as well.
Palais Apiim creates one of a kind jewelry starring high vibrational healing crystals, wire, beautifully ornate beading and now more delicate pieces.
Each collection, we create a new story of beads, drawing from visually inspirational beacons such as; Palaces in Versailles, Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson, and color stories to heal specific chakras. These jewels are carefully handcrafted with prosperous magical energy giving the wearer healing, combined with the beading a euphoric feeling of royalty.
Palais Apiim magical jewels aims for you to discover the positive light that resides inside of you and using it to shine outward while helping others rise. We are all divine beings. Lets claim our divinity together with Palais Apiim.
APIIM ALL POWER IS IN ME You, Us, All Together.