“EVERYTHING CHANGES WHEN YOU START TO EMIT YOUR OWN FREQUENCY RATHER THAN ABSORBING THE FREQUENCIES AROUND YOU,
WHAT A FEELING IT IS, TO START IMPRINTING YOUR INTENT ON THE UNIVERSE, RATHER THAN JUST RECEIVING AN IMPRINT FROM EXISITENCE”
After what seems like a lengthy creative break – self imposed and much needed i am back! There are times where you need to take some moments that are all of your own, to live, breathe and see life and the colors around you, to experience the seasons change & to bask in the glow of a new day. without a camera. without a phone, without being connected to everyone everywhere. You need time to reflect, to learn and to grow within yourself.
In the last month, since freeing myself from the pressure of being something and working against the grain of my being – i have put down my camera, opened myself to the world – with that, have come some pretty amazing opportunities – to work with some inspiring & talented people, to travel to new places & to make new memories with new friends.
when you start to believe in yourself, when you know who you are, you start emitting a different frequency & well … people …
they dig that shit.
The Girls from Myee Carlyle & i have been in contact for the last couple of months, ideas / pins and emails going back and forth, time wise we wanted to be on the same page, but life happens & sometimes just delays even the best of intentions & well made plans. Myee & the girls were in the midst of moving their whole studio, my work, their work, the weather – all played a part in things not quite going to plan for the both of us until a couple of weeks ago, things just happened – as they were supposed to, it was meant to happen now & in this moment.
Imagine, jumping on your pushbike, with your best friend, your baskets packed with fresh fruit you both take off into the wilderness, laughing – its time for an adventure, picking blossoms from the Princess Flower, slender leaves from the Mighty She Oak, and my favorite – Flowers & foliage from a shady Eucalyptus….As you make your way down the beach, the cool water lapping at your feet, sun on your shoulders, salt on your lips & soft sea breeze in your hair, you pick up pieces of driftwood that have washed ashore – delighting in gathering some of natures best treasures. Feeling a bit zen? well this exact scene is what forms the color palette & inspiration for Myee Carlyles collections.
Back in the studio, in Beautiful Byron Bay the artisans get to work, hand dying silk – matching the radiant colors & delicate patterns with all natural fibers to create what has become their signature feminine designs. The natural hand dying process – using plants & flowers means that each of their silk garments have the unique fingerprint of mother nature herself, subtle changes in color & pattern make no two pieces the same. From the concept to the finished product, each garment is laden with the magic of the enchanting paradise, that is Byron.
The girls had sent the new Breeze Maxi Dress in Mystic, i was instantly drawn to the soft tonal summer colors and just quietly the feeling of silk on your bare skin is one of the most luxurious feelings ever, guaranteed to make you feel like an earthen princess. This dress is effortless, elegant & beautiful, and paired with the “Anais” Amethyst Crystal Necklace & the “Mira” triple clear & pink quartz drop just takes bohemian luxe to the next level.
When we set out to shoot these pieces, it all happened very naturally & organically – i usually spend alot of time planning & executing my shoots, but this one felt different. We loaded up the car & the dog, and took off, we have a special place Jamie & I, we both feel very connected to the land here, so it was only natural that this is where we ended up.
As we walked over the dunes, the sun started to rise, illuminating the sand a vibrant rose hue – as it crept towards me, i felt the warmth first on my face, my shoulders and all the way down to my toes – i have to admit i was a bit overwhelmed. For the first time in my life i felt empowered and completely at peace with myself, i felt strong, beautiful & proud to be a woman.
So, what evolved from what was going on, on the inside – has ended up a little rose hued warrior princess. Now I’m not saying this dress is magic, but i believe that it came to me at exactly the right time.
Myee Carlyle is sensuous, elegant & free spirited, Myee Carlyle is for every woman. yep. i agree. hear me roar.
Cant wait to work with these girls again, Thank you for the assistance in making this happen! – you can sneak over to their blog here and see some of their favorite images from the shoot & read about how the Mystic color way came about x
WEARING – MYEE CARLYLE BREEZE MAXI DRESS – MYSTIC | MYEE CARLYLE ANAIS AMETHYST NECKLACE | MYEE CARLYLE MIRA ROSE CLEAR TRIPLE QUARTZ DROP NECKLACE
OPSHOPPED BANGLES | OPSHOPPED LACE CROP
PHOTOGRAPHER : JAMIE NICOL/LOTDEUX – MODEL: ADRIENNE NICHOLLS/LOTDEUX
ALL IMAGES & TEXT © ADRIENNE NICHOLLS FOR LOTDEUX