Butterflies

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Are you guys excited for Coachella? I’ve always wanted to make a butterfly inspired outfit so I made this two piece set with a high low skirt  along with a butterfly crown. I had so much fun making these as much as I had fun shooting this festival inspired look. I was actually super inspired by Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s Spring 2017 Couture line when I made this outfit as I am so in love and just obsessed with her collection!!! I wanted to play with the idea of dreaming, fantasy, fairy tales and magic. Chiuri accessorized her magical dresses with Stephen Jones’ garden- referenced headdresses which also inspired me to make my own butterfly crown. I’ve always loved the color magenta and also been wanting to make a butterfly crown since I feel like the floral crown has been played out at festivals.

If you guys and gals end up going to weekend 2 in Coachella, please don’t hesitate to say hi and chat! I can’t wait to just dance around in the desert. Also, if you have any outfit requests you’d like to me to make, feel free to comment and i’ll see what i can do!
Hope this little ensemble of mine inspires you to wear something fun and creative at Coachella!  😉

XOXO,

Joy

Why I Still Believe In Magic

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In this crazy, sometimes difficult world that we live in, sometimes (we or at least I) tend to forget that magic still exists, that true love exists. We are often so busy making m0ney from our 9-5 jobs, the pressures of this life, the bills and the stress that we forget the little things, the little triumphs and that the world is still magical if we choose to see it that way.

Because the sun still rises and sets beautifully whether you watch it or not.

Because of how ecstatic and excited my dog is when I come home.

Because of how artists pour so much soul, blood and tears into their art.

Because there is still kindness in this world.

Because of how two strangers can turn into lovers in an instant.

Because of friendship, chemistry, joy, hope, love and grace.

Because of new beginnings, of resilience and of courageous people who do things they never thought they could do.

Because of the fools who dream, the weird people, the poets, artists, music makers, dreamers, designers, outsiders and risk takers.

Because of all the gorgeous places I dream to see in my own eyes.

Because of how flowers still grow after being stepped on.

Because there’s rainbows after the rain.

Because of laughter and of the indescribable feeling of happiness when you’re in a room filled with your favorite people.

Also, this is one of Secretly A Mermaid‘s newest two piece set that I will be wearing at Coachella this year. It is made out of purply iridescent mermaid fabric. I love the way it hugs my body and  that it is high waisted. Grab yours now and stand out on your next rave or music festival! 😉 For my next few posts, I will be sharing different festival looks. So stay tuned for more! ❤

XOXO,

Joy

Ten Confessions of a Creative Impatient Overachieving Optimist who wants to do everything in the world

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Are you a struggling artist? or simply a creative person who just can’t seem to have it together? Are you always the hot mess in your squad? Are you always late? If you are, you are not alone! I wanted to write this article just so other people can have a little bit of insight inside their creative friends’ brains and how or why they function this way.

  1. We are always late – because we are optimists we think we always have time for everything and think we can squeeze in one more thing before we go. We have a hard time managing our time because we always want to do more what’s required of us and that normally causes us to being late or it could just be as simple as thinking we will make it there on time without being realistic.
  2. We wear our hearts on our sleeves – we pretty much define the “what you see is what you get” – if it looks like i stayed up all night finishing a project, it’s probably because i did just stay up finishing a project and no, i don’t have time for small talk so please get out of my way.
  3. We are workaholics – if anything obsessed with our work, music, art, blog – whatever it is. We revolve our life around our passion and we never stop creating.
  4. We literally don’t know how to relax – every time someone tells me to relax, i feel like i just get more upset. My brain is constantly thinking of a million things I could be doing and what and how i will do the things I will be doing a week or months from now.
  5. We are very determined – or others may call us stubborn – once i set my mind on something, that is it. There’s no turning back. For the most part, I can compromise but once I’ve already decided that I’m going to do something, that is it.
  6. We don’t know how to say no – and it’s seriously annoying because i feel like because of this we always get taken advantage of or get burned out.
  7. We are always busy – in fact, when I’m relaxed, I start to look for other things to do. Sometimes my friends give me a hard time that I’m just blowing them off when it comes to scheduling to meet with me – I’m actually not, i literally am booked for the next three months already because I like to plan my life way ahead of time because I like to do everything and meet my goals.
  8. We never stop – or i’d like to call us resilient – we may fall, slip, fail, get exhausted but we also rise and try and try again.
  9. We are so impatient – that sometimes I have to remind myself that i cannot control everything and not everything I want to happen of go through in life will not all happen at once. Thankfully, i have family and friends that remind me of this and literally breathe all the time.
  10. We love loud – there is no questioning if we love you or something, we almost treat love like how we treat our work and give it our best shot. We give until we have nothing else to give and it normally takse a whole lot in order for us to give up.