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Say hello to these four new earrings!

Sofia Cope

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Say hello to these four new earrings!

So we've been hinting at it on Instagram and, YES, we're finally bringing back our beloved VLM jewelry line!We know you guys have been waiting for this and we're so excited to share with you some new designs from our first capsule collection since our comeback.For this set, we wanted to introduce statement earrings with either fun or empowering text. We actually asked the help of our lovely VLM community on IG to tell us which of the four designs we came up with they like best. (This way, we also won't have to create too much waste 🌿). It turned...


The VLM Muse

Sofia Cope

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The VLM Muse

Maybe our most favorite thing about what we do is choosing our muse. We remember the days we’d stay for hours on end in a shabby convenience store near a public school in Las Pinas approaching random girls until we find that face that’s willing to grace our next vintage collection. Otherwise, she is a friend of a friend who not only is hardly artsy or influential, but someone who might have never been in front of a strobe light before, let alone wears anything like what we make. She comes to our shoot after getting off her 9-5 work,...


Hello again!

Sofia Cope

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Hello again!

Hello from Viva La Manika!Sofia here, VLM founder. I’m writing to you because there was a time you made us happy by showing your support for our brand, be it with a couple of purchases you made or some double taps on our Instagram. ❤️We started out as a one-stop shop for reclaimed vintage and thrifted clothing - marked by our spunky, casual chic, and feminine style. Our work has earned us a community of girls and women with whom we have proudly shared the same ethos: to express and embrace ourselves through what we wear.Admittedly, we weren't aware of...