VIDA: Art of Light // Inspiring Fashion

The Vida “Art of Light” Collection is Live!

It’s here! It’s here! My pieces in the VIDA Spring Collection are now public, live and available today! [insert mega happy dance here]

You may remember that I first told you about this back in January, when they first approached me. I wrote about it here  and even made this video of seeing my samples for the first time.)

Since then, I’ve gotten to know both Umaimah Mendhro and Connie Kim well – and have LOVED watching Umaimah’s  incredible eye for choosing images and abstracting them for print on beautiful tops and scarves. My friend Trey Ratcliff is also one of the artists in this collection; we had a fun VIDA lunch/confab when he was here last month. And now… we’re LIVE!!

PLUS, I get to offer 20% off all orders made before April 1, 2015! WooHOO!! (just click here or on the button below, use the code: “VIDAKAREN” at checkout and voila! 20% discount is applied to your entire order.) Please note: allow 4-6 weeks for your order: this round is all custom-made.

But wait, there’s more!
The collection was also named in my honor: “Art of Light”.

I know, “Whaaaaaat??” I AM truly, deeply honored. In fact, I bawled when the awesome Umaimah Mendhro told me this. I did NOT see this coming!

She sprung this little news flash on me while we were recording a short interview and caught me TOTALLY off guard. It all got captured in the video I’m sharing below.

See, I went to the VIDA Spring Collection photo shoot at Blue Sky Studio in San Francisco with the fantastically inspiring and delicious Damien Miller last week, because WHO doesn’t love watching a photo shoot? I know I do!

But more, I brought Virtual Photo Walks along with me, to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with me. THAT was freaking awesome – and absolutely completed the entire experience. So. Much. FUN!!

I really lack the words to explain any of this. Just that this has been one incredible ride… one that I never dreamt of in a million years. What an amazing way to share my work, benefit others and bring our global family together in one, single project. Mind blown!

This video I made pretty much captures all of it; my receiving the news about the collection’s name, the vibe and fun of the photo shoot with Damien, Virtual Photo Walks being right there with us… and now YOU!! Welcome to one heck of a unique experience!!

2 thoughts on “VIDA: Art of Light // Inspiring Fashion

  1. Dearest Karen,
    I remember the first time I met you on Virtual Photo Walks spanning miles across the internet. I was lucky to go on a walk with you along a river in a national park, sadly I can’t remember name of location (do you remember the couple in the dingy 😀 )

    What I do remember is that through you I was able to enjoy photography once again from my bed. You ever so kindly allowed me to direct you –up a bit-right a bit- oooh right there that’s it CLICK I took my screenshot. Time and again you patiently did this for an hour, in that time we laughed and giggled and I forgot I am in bed waiting looking for a hospital to put me on the double lung transplant list.

    I have been extremely lucky to have been with you on other Virtual Photo Walks, again I was honoured to direct a few screenshots I greatly appreciate.

    Karen you are an amazing inspiration and a ray of sunshine to so many. Congratulations Karen on being part of Vida’s spring collection.

    Bless you
    June Gaul

    1. Awwww… THANK YOU June!! I’m lucky to get to VPW with all of YOU guys!
      You’re a peach. Hugs!!!

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