From D CEO May 2022Subscribe
Retail is in Alysa Teichman’s blood. Her parents, Joanne and Charles, founded Dallas-based fine jewelry store Ylang 23 in the mid-1980s as a shopping center kiosk and, in 2000, were among the first retailers in the U.S. to offer designer jewelry online. Though she grew up in and around her parents’ shop, Alysa officially joined the family business in 2016. Then, the second-generation business owner identified a niche market to offer a luxury piercing experience for her parents’ clients, and Wildlike piercing studio was born. Below, read Alysa Teichman’s take on everything style, including her style icons, inspiration, and how she accessories her 17(!) piercings.
What I Do: “I run two retail businesses, Wildlike (luxury piercing) and Ylang 23 (designer jewelry), so I do a bit of almost everything. The only caveat to that is I don’t intend to ever become a piercer.”
Style Icon: “My style is driven by how I feel and what’s happening in the world, rather than any individual.”
On The Job: “I love pieces that let me showcase my necklaces. Wearing jewelry is part of my job after all.
Style Defined: “Aspirational yet approachable with a sense of fun.”
Fashion Inspiration: “I always like to feel that I can tackle my day regardless of what I’m wearing. I go for clothes that make me feel powerful, relevant, and joyful.”
Go-To Look: “Either a midi dress with a bold, colorful print and my favorite sneaker of the moment or head-to-toe black.”
How I Accessorize: “Don’t ask how many pieces of jewelry I’m wearing at any given moment—more is more! My go-to is tiny earrings from Wildlike (for my 17 piercings) and a lot of necklaces, bracelets, and rings from my favorite designers. Needless to say, it’s not an understated situation.”
Weekend Look: “I live in high-waisted jeans and sneakers.”
Favorite Store: “It used to be Barneys. Now, I collect pieces from all over. Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey, and R13 are my favorite brands.”