Repeating this mantra to myself lately.
I really hope so…
I have been struggling with depression since we closed our shop last January. It is something that I never experienced before. Yes I feel blue here and there. But it was never like this. The sadness brought me to my knees. I couldn’t get out of bed in days and would cried all the time. It felt so foreign to be in a constant state of hopelessness. I knew I needed help. Ever since then I have been in talk therapy every week. The act of sharing really helps. Also knowing that I am not alone is such a gift. I’m learning to enjoy the simple things in life again. Taking photos of my surrounding has been therapeutic. It gives me a creative outlet since I am not ready to jump back into design. There are days when I’m back in that rabbit hole. Although this time around I am more conscious of the warning signs. I am slowly crawling back out into the light.
As my dear friend Sarah reminded me that I’m on sabbatical from fashion. I have learned that I cherish my new found freedom. I have been enjoying reading books, taking photos, cooking, being on holiday and spending more time with my friends. I am still Looking for work of course. But in the mean time I treasure this period of my life. I have been volunteering at the art museum. I realised that I have missed doing volunteering work. It is such a gift to be able to be apart of this lovely community. I adore my time at the museum. Here are some pics from my new chapter.
Okay so I went to the beach again. I am a complete addict! I can get use to this whole retirement thing. This time the coast was so moody. I barely could see anything with the heavy fog. It was really magical in a way. Beautiful and mysterious. Perfect mood for some serious soul searching. Wishing you a lovely Thursday.
Reminding myself how to have a good life.
Dreaming of the beach today.
Wishing you a beautiful Wednesday.
We cherish our summers here in the pacific northwest. Warm weather and blue sky are rare here for most of the year. B and I usually try to have our mini holidays through out the summer. We always look forward to our yearly back packing and camping adventure. This year we returned to Cooper Spur trail on Mt. Hood. We had warm sunny weather and lots of blue sky. Plus the wild flowers were in bloom. Truly heaven on earth.
Summer is a perfect time to catch up with friends over thai ice coffees, tea, breakfast or dinner. Basically anything over food is our preference. It has been so much fun hanging out with Caitlin and tasting food around the city. Also my weekly breakfast ritual with dear friend Lance is always special and happy. Enjoy your friends and summer everyone!
I’m not sure of what the future holds for me… But as my dear friend Sarah Keefe reminded me that this is the new chapter. I’m evolving and so little idom. Thank you Sarah for your kind words and for this beautiful flowers. You are truly wonderful.
Thank you friends for stopping by. Lovely to see Cory, Evangelina, Fuchsia, Salwa, Sarah K, Sarah W and Charlotte, Paridee, Greg and Rachel. Thank you so much for giving the last bits of IDOM beauties a great loving home. I’m so happy that the counter has gone to Salwa. Also the custom clothing rack is going to the lovely girls at Radish Underground. This is all so exciting.
It is our last day of the sale today (Friday the 27th). We will be in our little space from 3pm until 8ish. Please stop by and say hello to Caitlin and I. The sweet round white table is still available. We also have other little furniture that needs to find a home as well. Hope to see you later today.
C & M
Caitlin and I are heading to our studio space around noonish today. We will be there until 6 pm. Again everything is 50% off.
Thank you to Elizabeth Bisegna Gaston for bringing us beautiful macaroons and for always supporting this little label. We are touched by your kindness. It was lovely to meet Rachel who has been loving our label as much as we do. You made our day! Well friends this is it. Come and bring home IDOM beauties this weekend. Some of our furniture are on sale as well. Hope to catch up with you soon.
Enjoy your Sunday lovelies.
Please join us this weekend on both Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd from noon until 6 pm for our end of the summer sale.
All IDOM clothing, jewelery, and accessory will be on sale at 50% off.
Also IDOM’s furniture and some fixtures will be on sale as well.
Hope to see you this weekend.
Caitlin and Modi
S/S 12 shot by Elizabeth Russell. Modeled by Katherine, hair and make up by Lori Fale. Styled by Katie Barton and yours truly. Design team is Caitlin McCloskey and Velia Salina.
Hope to see you this weekend!