Behind the Brand

About the Designer
Hi, I’m Alexa, the designer and creator of this magical little brand, From Isla (pronounced eye-lah, and stems from the Gaelic word for island)
Let me bring you up to speed, I used to live in NYC, where I studied fashion design with a focus on bridal and paid a pretty penny for a bagel. After years of doing the NYC grind thing, I needed a change of scenery, I felt a calling for CA. So, I drove to LA with no plan, no expectations, and a stomach full of nerves.
I ended up staying in bridal for a bit longer, before diving into swimwear. Through everything, I’ve always had an affinity for weddings. For one day, you get to live out your absolute dream. I’m forever searching for that whimsical moment or feeling where you are transported to a different world. 
I decided to take the leap to fine jewelry in 2021. It's been a crazy journey so far, from quitting my full time job in the fashion industry to pursue From Isla full time while navigating a pandemic. I wrote all about my transition from working in the fashion industry to working for myself in this blog post. If you want to read more about my creative process, head here.
Thank you for being here!
About the Brand
Every now and then the veil between what we know and what we cant see is lifted. In those moments of wonder and disbelief, we open our minds to what could be. 

The ocean is a mysterious place. Have you ever looked out at the waves and wondered what's lurking beneath? Do you remember the first time you ever saw a dolphin? Or the first time you watched a documentary about the ocean? Did you get goosebumps? Those feelings of awe and wonder are powerful emotions, that's what drives and inspires us.

By harnessing those feelings and infusing them through out my jewelry, I hope to create beautiful pieces that serve as a constant reminder of our oceans. By using the lost wax casting method, I am able to create organic textures and silhouettes that give a subtle nod to the ocean.

Each month I donate a portion of the proceeds from my jewelry sales to ocean conservation organizations. I am continually taking more steps as a business, and in my personal life, to become more ocean friendly. I hope I can inspire you to do the same.


Founder, Designer