Dress: Waiste Vintage
Kimono: Love Leigh*
Bag: Waiste Vintage
Necklaces: Dixi and Waiste Vintage
Mixed media collage: Olya from TLV Birdie
Photography: Frances Baker
I recently collaborated with the lovely Olya from the blog TLV Birdie and she created these amazing mixed media collage using one of my outfit images. I thought these photos taken in Cyprus wearing my Love Leigh kimono, would be the perfect match for her beautiful bohemian mixed media art using embroidery threads and beads, and I wanted to incorporate them into one of my outfit posts, which I thought works really well. In Olyas words:
'The visual language of TLV Birdie Blog reflects my views on fashion and readymade art. I am bringing traditional crafts and digital media together in a contemporary different way. My inspiration sources are bohemian fashion, organic lifestyle, patterns of cultural heritage and the beauty of nature. My tools are photography, embroidery techniques and crafty finds from all over the place, from beads to feathers. '
It's such an unusual and beautiful technique and I love how mine turned out, it adds so much to the image, combining digital media and craft techniques. One of the things I loved most when I was younger was drawing and making collages out of materials and being artistic and creative in this kind of way is something I miss so much. Nowadays with photoshop and all kinds of digital software this seems to fast becoming a lost art, so I admire Olya for combining the two to make something really unique. She's definitely inspired me to find the time to be more creative again in this way.
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