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.



11 comments:

Taylor said...

it's good to see you blogging again bby! however, it's not good to read about your depression resurging and putting a creative block on you! on the bright side though, you're back and better than ever before and miracle eye is going to have a fantastic year with fantastic designs! love you long time xxx

Justalazymorning said...

so simple and beautiful!
the seventies coat is pretty awesome!
.. and welcome back!

N A D J A ☾ said...

I love the simplicity of the edgy band tee, and the new arrivals are so cute. I love the vintage section xx


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matilda in wonderland said...

wow I really love your brand's pieces!!! especially the long pants :)

form phantasm said...

it seems like almost every blog I've read lately, including my own, eludes to this sense of uninspiration and frustration lately. it is great and very inspiring to see that you have overcome your slump, and I am working on overcoming my own. congrats on all your new lovely pieces. they are definitely something you should be proud of!

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Caitlan Hammond said...

The new year has kinda left what I call a cloud of "cbf" above me that just won't go away but I have to keep telling myself "this too shall pass". I have things to look forward to and am extremely lucky.

But so happy to see your new creations they are beyond perfect and I will so be buying something after India! I totally had a dream last night that I got to spend a limited amount of time to buy miracle eye and I was like why are the fashion gods doing this to me! I need more time to pick out my favourite pieces! In the end it worked out haha!

But seriously seeing your creations, back bites lookbook and many instagram accounts I am so inspired for the new year with art and fashion!

Makenzie Godso said...

I'm honestly so happy for you! I've been inspired by your blog and Miracle Eye for so long. To hear that you were depressed makes me extremely upset, seeing as I already consider you my friend. I was new to blogging and didn't feel really inspired until you, Caitlan, Taylor, Isabel, and Madeline were so kind to me. I feel like I've made friends in different parts of the world and I sincerely hope we get to meet one day! I'm just really glad you got out of your funk and created all the kick-ass new arrivals on Miracle Eye. You deserve every good vibe that is passed along to you. Love you lots! <3

bravegrrl said...

you are so amazing grrl as is this collection :) my favs are the mariachi shorts and bells.... totally dying and need some miracle eye on my body like NOW hahaha

i've been sooo blah lately it's sickening... we need to hang and drink coffee and eat pizza and create and inspire eachother! xoxoxoxo love n peace

Grace said...

So glad your back and feeling inspired! I'm so in love with all the new Miracle Eye stuff! You and your momma are a seriously talented duo! <3

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