Monday, June 1, 2015

Electric Ladyland - Update on my life!

All photos from the Miracle Eye May lookbook: ELECTRIC LADYLAND

Oh hey, blog! Haven't written on here in a little over a year now... Kind of nuts to think about considering how dedicated I was to this blog about 2 years ago, posting every other day or twice a week. So for the past year, not much has changed in my life... I'm still a feminist and dig those who consider women people and not objects, still not into homophobia, racism, slut-shaming. Just a lot less in your face about it than I used to be. I've mellowed out in general quite a bit. My personal style is ever-evolving, but it's always been that way (I feel like it is for everyone, though, right?). I've designed every single garment you see in this lookbook, so all these outfits I'm wearing are where I'm currently at in this here ol' brain. Miracle Eye is still just my mom and I, crafting everything ourselves to dropping the packaged handmade goods at our local post office and everything else in between, and loving every minute of it. I still have our half retail store/half production studio in Chinatown, Los Angeles... Love it more and more everyday. Working hard or hardly working is the question... 

 But, the biggest and by far the most beautiful change that has come into fruition since I last published on here has been my refreshingly positive outlook and attitude towards life. Looking back and re-reading some of my posts, I realize I was pretty honest about my depression which morphed into general unhappiness and then back into depression. I finally dealt with an endless amount of personal/internal conflicts I'd been living with for some time and couldn't be any happier these days... Part of growing up, I guess. It also helps that I've chosen to surround myself with really positive, intelligent, and unreal-talented friends who influence and subconsciously encourage me to be the same way. Speaking of unreal/ridiculously talented friends, I was able to put this lookbook out with the help of my special friends Sierra Delgado and Matt Adams. They shot the entire lookbook and I couldn't ask for a better dream team trio. We shot at a palm oasis in Joshua Tree, a desert farm, and a sacred folk art masterpiece at the edge of the Salton Sea. Such beautiful scenery and I could feel the good vibrations bouncing everywhere.

Whenever I make these posts after taking a longer-than-intended hiatus, I can't help but feel terrible that I let this blog go unattended for so long, especially considering there are still people following this blog. I would love to say that I'm going to be updating a lot more frequently, and that is ultimately the goal because keeping this blog up to date and making friends through here was always such a blast. I definitely still put lots of thought and care into each look I curate and wear everyday even if its just for my eyes, I guess it's more of getting someone to take photos of me in my looks on my nicer camera that I don't carry with me anymore (blame Instagram). Certainly if any one of my followers reading this have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at velvetcodeine[[at]]yahoo[[dot]]com. I am more than happy to answer any questions or whatever else you may have on your mind that you want to share. I should also mention that I update my Instagram (@larissablintz) quite frequently and make sure to only share pretty and happy things on there. We can never have enough friends! URL = IRL :)