I will also be doing an instagram contest coming up tomorrow morning. If you haven't followed me yet my instagram is @sovrin_ I'm pretty excited for this contest as it's going to be a really big one....well my biggest yet at least. :)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Kat Von D came out with a new book yesterday, and of course I went out and purchased it right away. She always makes the most beautiful and inspirational books. The artwork from cover to cover is absolutely gorgeous. Sometimes, when I'm feeling uninspired or my spirits down, I open one of her books...and it almost always helps me. Many people don't know it, but she literally started from nothing. She ran away from home with her boyfriend when she was young(I believe 14), and then followed her dreams of being a tattoo artist. And look at her now. Freaking unstoppable beautiful business woman. Anyways if you haven't read any of her books, I suggest you at least rent them from a local library.
There is a quote from the book I want to share. I am not usually one for "inspirational cheesy quotes" but this one really hit home.
"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away"
-David Viscott, FINDING YOUR STRENGTH IN DIFFICULT TIMES, 1993
This quote just pushes me to be the person I want to be, to do what I want to do. And to not end up mindlessly walking the daily steps of life.
Everything moves so fast. In a blink of an eye I will be somewhere else and someone else. Everything I know now will change, but I want to be in full control of who I become and where I go.
Anyways, enough of that deep stuff. I wanted to share a few of my favorite "inspirational" books. All 3 Kat Von D books are included.
The book Beasts is beyond entertaining. An array of modern artists create their own interpretation of various beasts, mythological creatures, folklore, and other creatures. Each beast has it's own short description as well, so you get some knowledge out of the book as well.
In the beginning of my discovery of "fashion", Japanese fashion was my biggest inspiration...and almost and obsession. I would go on every "street" website and gawk at the amazing and odd collections of outfits. These books were some of my favorites.
This book I just picked up yesterday, and I am so excited to use it as reference for so many upcoming designs and projects.
That's it for today. I've got to get to work (my 9-5 job).
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Last week I went to The Camera Company and purchased a few new lenses. Apparently my main lens was just cached....so I got that one replaced. Then I couldn't help myself but get a fun lens. I've always wanted one that would take really detailed up close pictures but the background became blurry. I took a couple pictures of some new necklaces I got today just to play around with the new lens.
Sorry it's a bit photo heavy, but I'm just super excited! Also, both the necklaces I got from Forever 21...they were both around $5.
Yesterday something super exciting happened for me. A page called Nerdgasmic and Dorktastic on facebook posted a link of my Sword Leggings and they got so much traffic! Over 600 likes and 200 shares. So THANK YOU so much for that.
I have 3 new leggings designs coming out hopefully next week. I will be looking for models to model the leggings, some new tanks, as well as most of my previous inventory. It will be a simple indoor shoot with white background.
Here's what I'm looking for in a model:
Wears size 7 or under
Alternative look (different colored hair, tattoos, piercings...not too many piercings)
18 years old and up
Lives in the Madison, WI area
Please message me if you're interested. email@example.com And please do not be in any way sad or offended if I do not decide to use you. You're still gorgeous! Just not what I'm looking for today :)
Here's an example of an ideal model: