Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Wild Meadows: a TLV Birdie and Waiste collaboration

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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  1. The shots alone are beautiful but the added embroidery and beads just makes them special. When I was younger I used to doodle in biro over pages in magazines and make new images out of old, this reminds me a lot of that.

    Cats in Crop Tops

  2. Wow the collage is so gorgeous. The dress is just so dreamy too
    Lucia's Loves

  3. Wow this outfit is so gorgeous ! Love the photos too !


  4. These are such beautiful photos, perfect location.
    Love this outfit, especially the kimono


  5. i'm writing in every comment that you're one of my biggest inspiration, but that's just how it is.
    i love how the photos turned out!

  6. I love, love, love these collages! Beautiful!

  7. so dreamy!

  8. beautiful pictures!!! I love your tattoo... Your blog is awesome. Obviously I followed and was wondering if you could look at my blog and maybe follow?! Thanks!!

  9. Hi Sara!

    Those necklaces are gorgeous! Love the setting of your shoot - it fits the boho theme of your outfit so well.

    I'm still trying to find the perfect kimono... haven't found one yet!!

    Love Shani xo
    Co-founder at Style Honey


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