March 18, 2013

DARK SHADOWS





WEARING: Melissa Araujo Over Sized Tunic, Zara Chiffon Top, American Apparel Lame Matte Leggings, Calvin Klein Clutch and Ray-Ban Sunnies.

Over exposed in the early cold sun of Spring in contrast with the dark shadows. Trying to maintain a balance with my thoughts. I am sure you all go through the happy, hard, low and high times. I have been in constant warfare with so many feelings this past month; trying to keep up with the pace I set out for myself, getting things done. By the end of this week the collection will be done. I have one dress left to sew.

I can sometimes feel a sense of burn out trying to sneak in and get me off the track, but I shake it off. I concentrate on the final goal, and give myself more tasks; the busier I am the more I accomplish. I took a small break last night from the madness of my studio and I watched a documentary about Bob Marley. It inspired me, I am no reggae/rasta girl but the story of his life is beautifully told and the essence of the film is about succeeding, persevering through all the struggles of ones life and finding peace of mind. Following dreams, making things happen and believing in yourself. It was a nice reminder to stay focused and to not lose sight.

Photos by Maria Aldrey.

49 comments:

  1. My fashion goddess, you know that one post will never be enough when it comes to your choices. Seduce us with your style!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  2. Amazing, great shoots as well- the109block

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  3. I have those same AA leggings, they are great! I really like this setting you've chosen - white bricks, shadows.
    Perseverance is necessary for success; however, sometimes we need to step back to see the big picture, reassess and re-focus.

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  4. I am in love with the silhouette of that tunic! So glad you're slowly wrapping up, and we'll soon get to see the whole collection :) Reading your posts keeps me on track; seeing a fellow designer working full steam ahead makes me get off my butt and start getting shit done! x

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  5. You are a master of layering ;)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  6. i really like all those layers! super cool.

    xo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  7. gorgeous outfit so chic!

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  8. Love how you played around with different textures even thought everything is black! Great! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog and (if you like) following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? We also have a giveaway going on right now! xx

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  9. love the tectonics of your tunic...goes so well with the sleek rest of the outfit!

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  10. love your styleeee !!!! total black love!!!
    would you like to follow each other??
    tell me know.. :)

    xXx

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  11. DOESN'T GET MORE PERFECT THAN THIS!!!!ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!





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  12. totally love the tunic babe! and I really like how you styled it! xx
    http://www.surfaddictfashionista.com/

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  13. You will manage! You have a good sense of style! :D

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  14. Amazing look Melissa! Love your tunic, it´s really cool!!

    xx

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  15. Amazing outfit...very edgy...

    Thank you for your comment on my post....

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  16. Hi honey, I loved your blog so much!! :) You look really great.. Would you like to follow eachother on GFC and Bloglovin ? Check my blog and if you like it let me know after following, I'll come back to follow you, be sure! :) Kisses...

    With love,
    Zümra..

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  17. I'm In Love With The Silhouette Of This Look!
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  18. You do such a great job with your looks and love your designs. I still need a pair of leggings like this. Though I finally bought something peplum.

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  19. you look great!

    xoxo
    run-your-world.blogspot.pt

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  20. You always have a Great presence ;) Awesome look!

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  21. Your hard work will pay off....congrats on already getting so much done, I'm sure the collection is amazing!!!!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  22. I think this is absolutely stunning, with a hint of mystery. It's so dramatic!

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  23. Can't wait to see your collection!

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  24. That tunic is really beautiful, I'm into your style, a lot!

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  25. This text is inspiring. I love that your designs are a bit harsh, but your thoughts are so soft.

    I always love coming here to see basic colors textured in extraordinary ways, and to read about the design process. It's rare that I get an inside glimpse into the mind of a designer and artist I so admire.

    Thanks for chronicling your creation adventures, and I can.
    not.
    wait.

    to see the full collection.

    -Gabrielle

    PS: I am to ta lly copying the unbuttoned collared blouse under sweater look below. what an AMAZING silhouette. how the heck did you think to do that?

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  26. I've been dying over all black ensembles for a couple of seasons now so I'm loving this.

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  27. love your outfit :) and thank you for the comment :D




    xx teenj

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  28. An outfit I would wear, without a doubt, although with sneakers as that is my footwear of choice.

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  29. this outfit is just perfect.
    love this.
    x

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  30. I'm in love with the simplicity and beauty of this outfit.

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  31. I've been a Bob Marley fan since for ever, my parents listen to him so we always had his music around the house.:) He really is inspiring... I'm a fan of this outfit too, babe. Especially of that tunic!;)

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  32. this is such a great post!

    I love your blog ! I am your newest fan and member!

    Hope you could follow me back and keep in touch!

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  33. Love the outfit! Great blog, so I'm a new follower on bloglovin =)

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  34. I really love how you layer garments!!! Fantastic all-black outfit.

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  35. You just make it all look so easy... and cool ;)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  36. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog, you have an amazing one. This outfit is incredible!
    Lucia xx

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  37. Good luck finishing your collection Melissa, I'm sure it will be awesome!

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  38. so, so good. I'm always a fan of all black looks!

    great blog btw

    xx
    a-line-fashion.blogspot.com

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  39. Cool outfit, I love all black outfits! Thank you so much for visiting my blog as well.

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  40. You're so beautiful


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    Coline ♡

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  41. I really love this look !

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  42. Loving this layered look and awesome photos!

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  43. Really impressed! You have an amazing style!
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