A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to collaborate with a few local women on a photoshoot. Now, if you follow me at all, you might know that one of my absolute favorite things is to collaborate on photoshoots. Something about the collective alchemy and the surprising beauty of the final product thrills me to no end. Every photoshoot seems to take on a life of its own, even though we set out a general guideline and vision we want to follow. But still, a collaboration is sort of a corporate entity -- it has it's own body and mechanisms and art is created through a series of interactions, ideas, and capabilities.
Here in Northern California, I'm surrounded by multitudes of incredibly talented women. I constantly feel that I am only barely scratching the surface of the deep artistic pool that surrounds me. Compelled by this inspiring scene, I'm always moved to showcase what I can, when I can. That's what drives me to put together photoshoots, this inspiration and desire to share what's around me. This particular shoot was a collaboration between myself, Bellabellota designs - with her amaaaazing tank tops, t-shirts and sweatshirts - and Claire Fong jewelry who makes some of the most radical, babely earrings this side of the Mississippi. The photos were shot by the local and talented Mariamma Iris, whose eye and artistic talent pretty much blew my mind.
These photos were taken for the re-launch of Sadiedeluxe, where you can now find items from these designers and from these photos! I'm so excited to start showcasing locally designed and made products from our corner of the world and I've been working really hard on the new website. If you don't live in Northern California, now you can experience some of the magic. Stay tuned as the shop continues to unfold and expand to bring you the most beautiful treasures from the golden land.
Many thanks to all the women who made this photoshoot happen, and special thanks again to Mariamma for capturing it so beautifully. I hope all you readers enjoy these beautiful images.
Cheers to finding and creating beauty, the glorious art of craft, and to the endless possibilities that lie in collaboration and creation. If you have anything in your heart, I hope you can find the inspiration to create it.
"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself" (George Bernard Shaw)
All the love,