KHANDIE WOO

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photo of Lysandra and Her Bio and Brand statement

Khandie Woo LLC is a wearable art brand specializing in eccentric eyewear and vibrant
accessories. With roots in Brooklyn, New York, many imagine that our one-of-a-kind pieces were
created in a high-end gallery or art studio. While we’re proud to say that our pieces were
displayed in galleries and on runways across the globe, we’re equally as proud to say that our
origin is nowhere near as glamorous.
Khandie Woo LLC is the product of nearly ten years of passion, hard work, and unwavering
determination, even in the face of unimaginable stress. Our first pair of lensless glasses — the
art piece that put us on the map — wasn’t created in a studio. Instead, they started as bifocals
bought for a few bucks from the local thrift store... and then they broke not too long after that.
So, our founder Lysandra did what she does best. She made it work! Harnessing her creative
prowess with recycled mediums and fabrics sourced from the Caribbean, Lysandra used
material she had on hand to wrap the glasses in a way she had never seen done before. Then,

she unveiled them to the world with a matching headwrap and handmade accessories. From
there, the rest is history.
As interest grew for her handcrafted pieces, Lysandra’s wearable art caught the attention of a
designer in the Netherlands. Soon, both Lysandra and Khandie Woo LLC were on the runway
across Europe, as well as in New York and Los Angeles. More recently, Lysandra spearheaded
her time at ART AT FAME: The Khandie Woo Pop-Up Experience, and had our products highlighted in a FOX5 Good Day New York profile as well as in a Hot Spring Accessories feature on the Wendy
Williams Show and a Reebok Campaign.
Today, Khandie Woo LLC is evolving from made-to-order products to steadily manufactured
goods that will be more widely accessible on a global scale. And despite our broader reach, our
message will always be the same:
To remain unapologetically you, confident in your Khandie Woo frames.

 

About Our Founder & CEO, Lysandra


Lysandra Perez-Brown is the heart of Khandie Woo LLC. This company was born out of a desire
for Lysandra to follow her passions wherever they would take her, though initially, her artistry
served as a vessel to connect with her Caribbean roots. A Brooklyn native whose parents are
from Trinidad and Grenada, Lysandra strove to create wearable art sourced from craft trades
learned through her culture.
When she was young, Lysandra didn’t have much time to absorb the rich heritage of her parents.
Life moves fast, and her mother and father came to America to learn, work, and make a life for
themselves in a new country — not to revel in the past. But for Lysandra, who so deeply wanted
to connect with her parents’ lineage, she needed a way to make their culture accessible to her all
the way in New York City.
Fortunately, Lysandra found art. Art has always been a medium of self-expression for Lysandra,
feeding her desire to pay homage to her family’s heritage while giving her an outlet to defy
societal norms. Having experienced bullying from a young age, Lysandra channeled her
emotions into art, leveraging it as armor to hold her head high in the world. Now, she wants
Khandie Woo LLC products to do the same for you.

"I have styled, and assisted many as a vessel of positive influence on my part. I believe that self expression builds self confidence"

-Lysandra P

My Favorite Quote : "Follow your passion and God will handle the rest"