Sunday, March 10, 2013

Night Sewing


necklace - c/o EarthShine // vintage blouse - Miracle Eye // pants and shoes- vintage // bag - Medellin, Colombia // sunglasses - Etsy

This bag is reeeally special to me, probably the most special tangible piece I own. Everytime I wear it, I think of my last visit to Colombia (when I got it). My mom is Colombian, I'm half, and that's where her entire family lives. She was the only member willing to move outside of the country, to the US. Crazy stuff. My mom would watch her own mom sew and help her turn the wheel on the machine when she was younger since this was years before they invented the pedal for the machine. By only watching her, she learned how to sew at basic level, and then practiced with her, and once her mother passed (in her teens), my mom gradually got better and better, and now she's at this unbelievably impressive level that I've never seen anyone be better than. Blazing fast speed, and the quality of her work is unbeatable. And now, she's sewing for my brand, Miracle Eye, and my friend's brand, Bad Vibes :) 

In case any of you don't know what Miracle Eye is, it's my brand compromised of my designs, featuring all handmade items. Every single piece (except our Bart Simpson sweater), including clothing, jewelry, and accessories, are all handmade by mom and I. So.. that's why I love this bag.

9 comments:

sugoi-punk said...

love this :)

Anonymous said...

Your outfit is so effortlessly lovely :3

Karina S said...

Nice Outfit, I love your hair :)
xoxo,
www.lily-lazer.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Awesome outfit - I'm so in love with that necklace! Also, that's a really neat story about your mum. A very good friend of mine is also half Columbiana.

<3 Melissa
wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

Ulrikke Eleonora said...

ahhhh this is so perfect, larissssh. seriously every little detail is just amazing. just like miracle eye! i always tell people about it - how amazing your designs are and your mom's incredible sewing skills. seriously though, when i come to la can i try it all on? or better yet, take it all with me??

Reva said...

How have I not found you by now? You are rockin the vintage tees (a ways back). Great style!
Reva

Angelina said...

Oh my god. Your mom sounds awesome. I want to be able to sew and be a generally cool person like her :)) Actually though, sewing is the hardest. I've tried :|
Other than that, I love having ~connections~ to specific pieces of clothing. I guess it's kind of weird having an emotional connection to a piece of clothing but like?? Who even knows. IDK BUT YOU LOOK AWESOME <3

Justalazymorning said...

you're so beautiful!
love the necklace so much!!

Isabel Hendrix said...

omg hi. i love your mom and i miss her a lot a lot a lot.