Artist, NYU dancer, and psychology student Kaysha Pressley wears Sterling King around the plant shop she works at during summer. See Kaysha in the Inside Out Crystal Drop Earrings, Georgia Crystal Earrings, Flashback Fold Earrings, and learn how she keeps herself and her plants healthy.
Where did you grow up?
Pennsylvania What is something you miss about living in Philly compared to New York?
Probably the cheesesteaks. They are really expensive here. Another thing I miss is my niece and nephews, my family in general.
What is your favorite thing to make at the moment?
Any routines/something you do everyday?
I’ve been trying to wake up and do my exercises everyday. I really want to get into the routine of making tea everyday as a self care ritual. I need to get into the habit of calling my grandparents everyday.
Go-to type of jewelry?
It would have to be earrings just because if I don’t have earrings, I feel so bare. My top 3 would be earrings, necklaces, rings.How would you describe your style?
I would say it’s laid back, very inspired by the 90s and early 2000s. Yeah, I kinda like to just work with what I have, I don't mind recycling outfits.
As a dancer, what is your dream job?
I have two…well I don’t really dream of working but one thing that I strive to be is a backup dancer and go on tour. Another thing would be going back to school to get my masters in psychology and being a dance psychologist or dance therapist to help with dancers' performance anxieties or their anxiety in general. I want dance companies to start providing mental health services for their dancers.
Any favorite spots in New York?
Tio Pepe, Tacombi, I like going to the pier when it's not too hot and not too chilly. Central Park is cute when the season starts to change from summer to fall.
What is the best tip you have learned from working at a plant shop?People are always like “oh fertilizer, fertilizer, fertilizer, I need to fertilize my plants, they need to be on a strict fertilizer schedule” - that is not the case. If you are keeping up with their soil, changing the soil annually, they’ll be fine. It’s different if you have one of those huge plants that you might see in an office or something but otherwise, you don’t really need fertilizer. Another watering tip is to get planters/pots with drainage.
Kaysha wears the Inside Out Crystal Drop Earrings, Georgia Crystal Earrings, Pleat Crystal Earrings, and Bubble Ring.