Monday, January 20, 2014

An Ode, a Toast, and a Round of Applause to Passion

sunglasses - c/o ZeroUV // The Clash tee - vintage // leggings - Miracle Eye // coat - vintage (similar at Miracle Eye) // boots - vintage Harley-Davidson

It's felt like ages since I have even remotely thought about "blogging" or anything of the like. For the past month I have been wearing variations of this or just wearing my own creations. I have been working my butt off designing insanely gorgeous pieces for the past month, hunting for vintage, all for my little lovechild Miracle Eye. In fact, we're currently looking for some studio space (very exciting) since I'm an adult now or something. 

This update is by far my favorite one, and I finally feel like I am publishing things I am 110% proud of and are very "me". For a while I felt like I was putting out pieces that weren't totally me, and I never felt too comfortable with it. That's when I began to think, "well, what's the fucking point of being my own boss if I still feel like I have this huge weight on my shoulders to sell things because I have to?" -- there was no fun in that. The most painful part of it all: I was very uninspired for months. It was like a really bad nightmare had become reality and it took a huge toll on me. My depression arose, again, and as the days passed I felt as if all my strength was being sucked out. Eventually, on a lucky day, I buckled down my seatbelt and finally made the very difficult decision I was going to get out of this "un-inspired" slump I was living in a month and a half ago. And now for the first time in a really, really long time, I can truly say that I am proud of every single one of these pieces. There are 29 in total, and I remember feeling my heart race out of my chest, my palms getting sweaty while sketching each design out as "neatly" as I could without letting my joy take over. Each and every one is very unique and to have been able to make all of these within the timespan of a little under a month and half truly shows what you can accomplish if you set your mind to things, focus, and work HARD. You are your own worst enemy and if you realize the potential you hold, you are infinite (as the wonderful lady, Bebe Zeva, says). Nothing else matters. 

Feel free to check out the new arrivals over at Miracle Eye here if any of the above may have interested you. Otherwise, here are photos of each new Miracle Eye piece, handmade as always by my incredible mother. In addition to our own original Miracle Eye designs, we have over 70+ new vintage pieces. Check our vintage here.