photo credit Matija Tomc
Illustration made in collaboration with LiliandRoza tees. Printed on a sweater embraces a story about Love. The values changing in the world of fashion towards fair trade and sustainability. The world of fashion is really fun but it has some problems that need to be addressed and solved through healthier approach that results in human well being – be it for the exploited workers involved in the fashion industry or the consumers facing the tough norms established by the world of aesthetic, beauty and art. These are the worlds that enable us to see the beauty of life, to embrace it and follow the progress towards our well-being, but in the world that currently cherishes material luxury and superficial, rigid aesthetic standards, those values have somehow become an object of judgment and expressing power, leading to rigidness, surface and subjective evaluation and therefore lots of empty space with no real contents. The established emptiness provides a nurturing environment for narcissism to grow and slowly but firmly enough fashion has become a rigid and judgmental imperative furthering away from what is real, healthy and balanced living. It has therefore more and more departed from the vast population that still follows the fruit of ethic and human values as their spontaneous lead to happiness. This collaboration empowers self expression through fashion, strengthened and nurtured with love, the main ingredient that enables all that is rigid, harmful and no longer useful to melt and transform into something valued – by our hearts and others that care about human well-being on a grander level.
…with love <3
to transform illustrations and their message into design. This time it is fashion.
The Melting Heart T-Shirt.
ph Matija Tomc
As a new moon and solar eclipse are approaching on the 8th and the 9th of March, I dedicated this post to the spiritual aspect of upcoming days. I find the flexibility and adaptiveness of our ego transforming to the growth of our soul the greatest challenge and blessings in reaching our desirable goals. The contrast between sour and the richness of its taste gives us the opportunity to feel, face and digest and therefore the energy and opportunity to grow. On a physical, psychological and spiritual level. To digest – transform the firmest structures that have become old and dysfunctional, leaving us unsatisfied and unfulfilled. To let go of something old and accept the new. To make the leap of faith. In a smooth, melting and reformative way. With the acknowledgment of the universal principles steering around us.
Dragon Style Z fashion story is a story about a girl in a search for 7 mythological Dragon Balls in order to summon a Dragon to grant her some wish related to world domination. She soon finds out that Dragon Balls exist only in Japanese manga cartoon, so she settles with manga comic books, Asian food and beverages and plays dress up game instead.
Ph: Matija Tomc
Model: Kaja Leban for Immortal Model Management
MUA: Maja Drab
Hair: Luka Korosec
Styled by me.
LOVE and The Melting Heart
It is about ego vs. soul this time. Which one would you choose? I would pick the latter first and the first later. Because it is the very soul that is eternal, ideal, sensual and fullfiling. And the very ego a tool to manifest it. The leading soul and the surrendering ego. The melting heart. The one that is willing to melt when things get hot, deep and sensual. The one that surrenders spontaneously and willingly when love matters.
It is all about the matter that moves us on the long run and although it may not be visible at the moment, with trust, that is exactly what it becomes: solid, uplifting, spontaneous and playful, which goes beyond our ego and touches our soul. That uplifting ray of validation that comes from within not from without. Although it is something that everybody understands. It is L❤VE.
This is the place, where it all began this time. Quarry. Rocky road that found its fashion story. Aesthetic and harmony in the mids of edgy nature. And the great team behind it that made the story for Just magazine happen.
Styling: Top: Maja Leskovsek Skirt: Top Shop