April 11, 2020

Art that Inspires—







It must be that second time I went to a museum with my design classmates and teacher back in 2014, it was my very first semester and this little trip was mainly for a project, I really enjoyed it so much, my third time was then in Medellín, a year later (in 2015) and where I got to take a photo of this amazing porcelain set from Alejandro Obregón. What these two have in common is this blue china print I have been obsessed with as long as I can remember, and as much as I've gone back to wearing neutrals colors, this print happens to be my favorite one yet and it always reminds me of that day with my classmates at the museum, where I also picked a little detail from a painting and it had this exact print (well similar, but you know  I mean this "blue-white print") , I got inspired by it and created my own after so many tries. 

Same thing happened with this dress, when I saw it in this online store I was browsing at, it took me back to these two times, times that I can't seem to forget but cherish instead despite of everything, I also thought that it would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe, and one of my outfits for last year's trip to Cartagena. I didn't doubt and I knew I had to get it, so I bought it. More than a fashion piece, it holds now more of a sentimental value/meaning for me even though I didn't design it myself. I wanted to wear it the day I took that Catamaran ride but opted for wearing something else, days went by so quickly and didn't get to wear it until one day, I had this idea on mind to do a quick mini photo shoot at home and got to wear it, I actually shot these self-portrait photos (last year, like a week or two later after my trip) on my iphone, a very spontaneous photo shoot just like all the photos I am in and they turned out pretty good, I never got to share them until now because I didn't like the editing at first, months later I tried again and again for so many times and here they finally are and I rarely name my self-portraits but this one is going to be "art that inspires".

Never thought photos would come out like this, nor never thought of this post when I started writing it but feeling it and just went with my emotions as I wrote because it all felt like it was linked one another, at the end of the day no matter how many things I own with this print on it, it'll take me back to that 2nd visit to the museum, a major university throwback.

PS: This was the painting that inspired me back then, but my inspiration for my project was the print on the cup. I'm even ashamed to share what I did because now that I look at it looks terribly bad even if I tried millions of times but that project has such a special meaning to me that I shouldn't care on about how it looks like nowadays, I mean this is what happens years later when you look back to the past and back then it was a good design for me. I will also dare to mention that this was a trial and error of a project as I was trying my best to use watercolors for the very first time mayhap(?) with no knowledge at all, like I mentioned I did try so many times until got the very final result, but above all the best advice I could ever get and needed the most to hear at that time: "Believe in yourself". I was so insecure with my designs during that first semester - well most of them - and I also had so many doubts and thought they'd never show, but once I heard these words coming out of my teacher's mouth, a brand new chapter began and this will be the type of art that will inspire me always. 


Hope you guys loved this post and much as I loved working on it and enjoyed writing! Hope you're all doing great wherever you are, stay safe! xo  



DRESS | Review Moda (similar here & here)  EARRINGS | local store  HANDFAN | gifted


Edit: Hi, it's next day, Sunday and just wanted to let you know that along with these photos there's also a little video ft some outfit details and that I happened to post it today on my Youtube channel. Hope you can watch it at least! :) 

31 comments:

  1. Wow! These photos and editing are so beautiful and so are you! Love how comfortable you’re getting in front of the camera! The dress is stunning and both art pieces are so unique and I love the fact that it just brings you good memories! ♥️ A beautiful post indeed! xx

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    1. Aww,thank you SO much Tugba! Yes, I do enjoy it sometimes, but I still prefer being behind the camera! Yes, now this dream will remind me of certain things. :) xo

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  2. Such beautiful photos Melissa! I love them and the way this post came out (writing) is so as well! You're indeed such a beauty! Also, i agree with you on the last text, you now look at it and think you could've done better but like you also mentioned it you tried it so many times and i feel like that's what should matter the most! This whole post itself is just a story about you and you knew how to write it and tell it perfectly! PS: Love the new layout design, so perfect and clean and bigger images! 2020 is getting you more creative and inspired, that's good! Hope you're doing well, and stay safe! :)

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    1. Thank you SO much Camille! Your kind words and support always mean a lot to me! Yes, that's right because I can see now what I did right/wrong but at the moment it was all good and perfect and that's what truly should count! Glad to hear that, wanted to have a very sleek and clean design! Hahaha, a little bit but I'm not gonna complain about it, my creativity is slowly coming back that's for sure and I love and enjoy every second of it, I had a lack of a creative rut for a long while, so it seems like that's now gone and it's about time to create! Yes, I'm doing good and staying at home and safe! Hope you're too! Sending lots of love to your way! xo

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  3. Your creativity is next level! I am obsessed with your blog and content! I also watched the little video, so good! You got a new reader/follower here! ♥️

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    1. Hi there! Welcome and thank you SO much for your lovely kind words! I really appreciate it! xo

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  4. Your dress is very gorgeous! Loving the print.

    xx Simone
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    1. Thank you SO much Simone! I loved it because of the print as well, I'm obsessed and it's really such a pretty dress! xo

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  5. Your dress!! It looks so nice on you!

    Stay healthy! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    Blog: www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thank you SO much Shaira! You too stay healthy and safe! xo

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  6. What a gorgeous dress!
    Stay safe babe!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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    1. Thank you SO much Paola! You too stay safe! Sending lots of love to your way! xo

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  7. Looking so gorgeous Melissa! Love that dress and these photos and this new blog design! This is another beautiful post and writing, I love how now you can wear that dress and think of old good times! Good on you for starting a YouTube channel, that short video itself is amazing, hope you share more videos in the future! Hope you’re doing good and stay safe! ♥️ xx

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    1. Thank you SO much Maria Paula! Your support and kind words mean a lot to me! Yes, now this dress will make me think / remind me of good times! I will try to get better at it, I don't think I will post so often either but will try if I ever come up with something really good/interesting/worth sharing. I'm doing good babe, hope you're too! Sending lots of love to your way! xo

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  8. This is such a lovely post, and something I can very much relate to. It's crazy how things like sounds, images or prints can trigger off such poignant memories - and that's something that's so very personal to us as individuals. Beautiful photos too - I love that dress!

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    1. Thank you SO much Georgia! Happy to hear that you feel this way and can relate to it. I completely agree with you on that, I've always kept photos or my writing to help remember certain times/moments but this dress reminded me of that visit to the museum and my old days at Uni when I was just starting and now it holds that sentimental value! xo

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  9. The paintings are so amazing!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com/

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    1. Thank you SO much dear! I completely agree with you on that! :) xo

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  10. I have found myself getting lost and inspired in museums many times so, I can totally relate to your story.
    Also, I love the way you have edited your images.


    x
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    1. Thank you SO much Subham! I'm really happy to hear that, I hope that once this is all over, we can go back to museums, I definitely feel inspired anytime I go! I appreciate it, just saw your work and it's amazing so thank you! Have a nice day! xx

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  11. you look amazing in that dress! love how the art inspires you
    xoxo
    style frontier

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    1. Thank you SO much dear! Yes, I don't know what it is, but it really does inspire me in one way or another! :) xo

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  12. I absolutely loved reading this! The photos are so beautiful and I love that dress on you! Thanks for sharing! I hope you're doing well! :)

    melissakacar.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you SO much Melissa, I appreciate your kind words always! Happy to know you loved reading this post! Yes, I'm doing well, hope you also are! Have a lovely day! xo

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  13. This turned out so beautifully! So artistic!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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    1. Thank you SO much Jeanne! I really appreciate your kind words, makes me happy to know this! xo

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  14. Very inspiring indeed! Thank you for sharing, the experience of connecting with art is always a powerful one. Cannot wait to live it again once this is over.

    Lindifique

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    1. Thank you SO much Natalia! I know, never been an art fan but after that first visit I'm starting to love it and appreciate it even more. Me too! Would love to pay a visit to museums, and see more exhibitions! xo

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  15. What a beautiful post and photos! You are and look so gorgeous, Melissa! In love with the dress and love how it has now a story on its own of a moment that brings you good memories! Seems like you’re into video-making/editing! Love it! ♥️ xx

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    1. Awww, thank you SO much Mikayla! The dress is beautiful, isn't it? I agree and I can't wait to wear it again very soon! haha, that's kind of a skill I've acquired beginning of the year and that I've been slowly mastering during this confinement, so yes, I'm into it, it's fun and a way (for me at least) to de-stress! I can't wait to keep sharing more of those! :) Have a lovely day and happy weekend! xo

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  16. love this dress!
    great post!thank you for your share!Love it!
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