Our SoleStruck x Miista, Midnight Waters Competition is now closed.
To all you people that entered, thank you for sharing your creativity with us, we’ve got a helluva task to pick out a winner! In the meantime, here is a run down of all the remaining entries (since Part 1) :
vgarciag;#solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters Everyone has their own 99¢ dreams. Its the drive to go from nowhere to somewhere that those 99¢ dreams starts to become real. Stumbling is only natural, so why not stumble looking chic. Then maybe you will get notice by that one person that will pull you towards somewhere.#99centsdreams #fashion #stumbing #deepstuff#oaknyc #zara #like #love #favorite #share …
melaniepatterson_: Miista’s Midnight Waters theme was so inspiring it literally kept me up at night. The ideas just couldn’t be confined to 2 dimensions so I had to add video and sound as elements to turn this into a cinematic mood board. This endless concepts stimulated by dark beauty was really hard to contain in 15 seconds but I have so many more potential creative contributions for this mood board to be seen out to completion and I really hope I get to exercise them. I love having an excuse to use all my resources, especially the nature lab at my school for the taxidermy, which is a first for me! I also got to use bits of my wardrobe, including my Miista Emi boots from the Midnight Waters collection, although this is allll about the Miista Amaya boots in potpourri. I generated all of the content; music is “Between Two Points” by The Glitch Mob.#SolestruckMiistaStyle #MidnightWaters
melaniepatterson_:Here’s another Miista Midnight Waters entry, with stills pulled from my my other mood board, and executed in the same style. Inspired by the idea of ‘dark beauty’. I have so many more potential creative contributions for this to be seen out to completion and I really hope I get to exercise them. I love having an excuse to use all my resources, especially the nature lab at my school for the taxidermy, which is a first for me! I also got to use bits of my wardrobe, including my Miista Emi boots from the Midnight Waters collection, although this is allll about the Miista Amaya boots in potpourri. I generated all of the content. #midnightwaters#solestruckmiistastyle #miista
melaniepatterson_:Here’s my last Miista Midnight Waters entry, based on the idea of ‘dark beauty’. I guess this is more of an animated mood board than my other two. This was my favorite one to work on since I’ve never worked with video like this before. Miista is my favorite shoe brand and they’ve managed to inspire me so much and get me to try some new things! I have so many more potential creative contributions for this to be seen out to completion and I really hope I get to exercise them. I love having an excuse to use all my resources, especially the nature lab at my school for the taxidermy, which is a first for me! I also got to use bits of my wardrobe, including my Miista Emi boots from the Midnight Waters collection, although this is allll about the Miista Amaya boots in potpourri. I generated all of the content. #SolestruckMiistaStyle#MidnightWaters
skyyehigh_:Midnight waters, behind her smile is everything you’ll never understand. The deepest, darkest regions of the ocean are found from about 2000 meters down to the sea floor. It is a realm of perpetual darkness, where even the faintest blue tendrils of sunlight cannot penetrate. It has been called the “Midnight Zone” because it is continually plunged in utter blackness, even when the brightest summer sun is perched high above the surface, there is no “daytime” here. I automatically found a connection between this and what the brand represents and what the collection means. Miista Shoes strive for an elegant balance in the unusual, and the clientele is just that. She could careless if you like what she’s wearing and even if you don’t you can’t stop looking at her. She is electric, intelligent, yet has the balls to strut in midnight waters like they are your everyday tennis shoes. Why pick me? This is my life, I have the ability to create stories, real world references as well as use art to apply to fashion and photography. While most in this contest are pulling pictures from the Internet 85% of these photos are my own that I have styled, modeled, or pulled for street style looks for my internship. New York City has created a never ended wonderland that I refer to as the “party monster” of my mind a never ending party of ideas, trendsets and 0 fucks given of what is the norm. Alexander mcqueen said he wants people to be afraid of the women he dresses. With that in mind and this collection I think I am the exact one to help keep that tradition alive and do just that. @solestruck@miistashoes #solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters
Julian_Pierre*Boy Georgette* Many people say that my mother knew what she was doing in naming me Julian Pierre Boney because it fits someone who could one day become a world renown artist/designer/wardrobe stylist. I believe this is MY moment and chance to go global and give the beautiful London a taste of what they’ve been missing. I would be truly EXTREMELY grateful for such an opportunity to become my own. It would be a huge portion of a lifelong dream come true and a stepping stone to many adventures to come. Let’s not forget the free shoes. With all that being said, I thank you for your time and consideration for the possibility of living out my dream. #part3 #pickme#wardrobestylist #julianpierre #midnightwaters#solestruckmiistastyle #moodboard @solestruck@miistastyle
julian_pierre: *Boy Georgette* First and foremost; I deserve to win this competition because I live and breathe all things ART; fashion,style and design included. I am a very knowledgable wardrobe stylist whose artistic background brings forth a timeless yet current element to each look created. For the past 8 years, I have been a consistent and dedicated freelance wardrobe stylist/designer. Not only have I been styling for the past few years, but I was born with artistic fashion abilities that today have helped me win a few awards for my work and get published in numerous magazines as both a wardrobe stylist and designer.#part2 #pickme #wardrobestylist #julianpierre#midnightwaters #solestruckmiistastyle #moodboard
julian_pierre: *Boy Georgette*This concept comes from the iconic Boy George with his mixture of overtly feminine style along with a minimal masculine edge.The neons and metallics in the new #midnightwaters collection are undeniably a PERFECT fit for this exciting concept. I envision the styling for this editorial to be mixed with modern, futuristic, bad a** colorful, unique, BOLD, energetic,eclectic and androgynous garments. This girl is definitely a confident trendsetter not afraid of stepping out of every box. Utilizing the right textures, patterns and colors would surely bring this concept to life and most importantly be the BEST way to show off such amazing shoes‼️ #part1 #pickme #julianpierre#solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters#wardrobestylist @solestruck @miistashoes
martavirginia: If you’re working (or want to work) in a fashion industry it is not enough to see only cute clothes and faces. As every artist knows:inspiration is everywhere. That’s why in my work you can find items seemingly unrelated with term “fashion” but don’t be afraid, everything was carefully planned! Surprisingly crystals of methamphetamine or atomic bomb mushroom can also serve as an inspiration. They have such an exceptional design and structure! Even the words here play an important role. They’re defining the mood and merging whole work. I’m a fashion student from Poland so styling your sesion is going to be something more then just “amazing an adventure” for me. This winning is also a way to express mysealf and chance to show my passion to many people. I’m not saing it would be a life changing moment in my existance but one of many steps toward my future in fashion industry. I thkink I already said too much but I hope you understand me because everyone was a beginner someday. I REALLY, REALLY WANT THOSE SICK SHOES OF YOURS! #MidnightWaters#SolestruckMiistaStyle Greeting&good luck to everyone
pixelhazard: A last chance bid to win Zaira & use my creative energies on a shoot gives me hope in heels which is#midnightwaters to me. Beautiful, murky & fleeting, it’s all good ideas momentarily reflected. Dreams that would make me so overjoyed to fulfil. A mad trip…of a lifetime. Keeping everything crossed for this one, despite the science of medicine probably advising against such actions #solestruckmiistastyle
squirrel_woman: My 2nd moodboard for #SolestruckMiistaStyle#MidnightWaters competition! New pair of shoes is always tempting but this time.. Styling photoshoot in London – come on!;) You guys made me dream about this great opportunity for a creative fashion freak like me! I’m full of positive energy and ideas and find it hard to keep calm waiting for the info about the winners:) keep your fingers crossed for me! Wanna be famous(haha)!!:)
squirrel_woman: My 1st moodboard for #SolestruckMiistaStyle#MidnightWaters competition! New pair of shoes is always tempting but this time.. Styling photoshoot in London – come on!;) You guys made me dream about this great opportunity for a creative fashion freak like me! I’m full of positive energy and ideas and find it hard to keep calm waiting for the info about the winners:) keep your fingers crossed for me! Wanna be famous(haha)!!:)
bessanablue: I deserve to win, cause I want to be a part of world of real fashion; to make it be seen more as an art that allow people to express themselves instead of some silly girly hobby. I want to meet people that see the world the way that I do – I just want to become fashion itself. Passion in my veins is burning, so why wouldn’t I give it a shot? Let it be the way it should, cause I’m adding “famous biatch” to my CV right now!
lavishcoolhunting: I’m a recent fashion graduate eager to find my way in the fashion industry. With 2014 steadily approaching I have already begun to work on putting some of my New Years resolutions into action. Entering this competition is me taking more chances with action, me building my own door (hello fashion world), and me being more dedicated and committed to doing more things I love to do more often.
lavishcoolhunting: I designed the moodboard titled Enchanted Jardin featuring Amaya around words that I think embodies the #Midnightwaters collection
lavishcoolhunting:I designed the moodboard titled Oil spill featuring Debora around words that I think embodies the#Midnightwaters collection Dark, Mischievous,Light,Archaic, Allure, Distress, Vengence Winning #SolestruckMiistaStyle contest would be a dream come true and a huge step in the right direction in starting my career as a fashion professional! Choose me #SolestruckMiistaStyle #MidnightWaters #miista
stellabjort: For my second entry for the #solestruckmiistastylecompetition I decided to use only my own styling work. I think that way my style really shines through ( and also I suck at making mood boards especially when using Microsoft paint). I think my style is very much Miista and describes #midnightWaters quite well. It’s dark, feminine and different. This mood board is my history of styling. It includes a photo from my very first photo shoot in 2009 ( girl in purple dress) which is very dear to me, my latest photo shoot ( girl with veil and girl with hat ) which reminds me that I didn’t give up on my dreams, and my most successful photo ( although it didn’t make me successful:P), the girl with the green hair. I deserves to win because I took a lot of extra shifts at work so I could afford to buy my red Emi boots and I need them in teal. Seriously, need them. @miistashoes @solestruck
youwannapizzame: #Solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters So, me and my boyfriend have been trying to learn webdesigning basics for nearly 2 weeks now and… it’s been tough. :P We know ours isn’t the most professional-looking one or anything, but I would never consider not submitting it because it already means so much to us just being a part of this. And either way, it’s been exciting for him to help me with something I genuinely want and it’s been exciting for me to hope I win this. So! Here it goes. I think I should win this because I gave my absolute best. I dreamed of it every day since the 8th. I’ve done my research. I looked for elegant, feminine elements that represented the Midnight Waters collection to me. I’ve planned how I’d help style the photoshoot, the shoes I’d choose, what to say to the Miista crew I’ll meet, everything. Not to mention my interest the fashion industry and how much I’d learn from this experience. It’s the most fantastic contest I’ve ever entered and it’s one I truly hope I win. I promise I won’t disappoint! “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand And thank you immensely for the opportunity! – Bea xxx
explicitlyvogue: The latest @miistashoes collection, Midnight Waters, is easy, cool, refined, wild, and yet ethereally dope. The Zaira shoe in black and white are one of the shoes that really encapsulate all the aspects of the collection, as my moodboard did. I really want to win this competition, because even though I am slightly younger than most entrants, I have a severe sense of style and I do know what this collection is all about. Please consider me, not only because I possess a dope sense of style and extensive understanding of how beautiful and fantastical @miistashoes are, but because I have fawned over pairs of @miistashoes for longer then I should have to. Do you know how painful it is to stare at a pair of pulchritudinous shoes all day, without relent, and knowing that they won’t be in your closet when you get home? It’s the shoe equivalent to not being able to go to a Disclosure show: crushing. Please, consider me, and if you need more assurance of my goddamn greatness (and need for some new shoes) check out my blog: explicitlyvogue.blogspot.com #SolestruckMiistaStyle#choosetheyungun #comeonnow #miista #solestruck@solestruck
carlajeancj: Diving into the Midnight Waters I have found my self drawn to all that shimmers and sparkles. Like the moons reflection on the water I love to see what patterns and artworks the natural world has to offer. My moodboard combines the dark of midnight and the haunting glimmer of stars reflecting on water. Fashion design is something I’m passionate about and there isn’t a day were I’m not conjuring up a new idea! To win this competition would mean an incredible amount to me and it would really give me a (stylish) step in the right direction towards my goal of being successful in the world of fashion! I also love your brand! Your shaping, prints and even heel design are all so incredibly striking and there isn’t one that doesn’t make an impact and to style a photoshoot with you would be a dream. (Safe to say I’ve also been ‘stalking’ your website for months now!) If you like/pick my design I promise not to disappoint! CarlaJean Heron, age 19, currently applying to study fashion design in London but living in Northern Ireland at present @miistashoes @solestruck #solestruckmiistastyle#midnightwaters #mine #pickmeplease #thankyou
carlajeancj: My second entry, I’ve went for a more simple approach this time. Hope you like it :) @solestruck @miistashoes#solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters
catblackcat: In a few seconds in an alternate future reality there a beautiful princess on a desert and desolate planet, the ground is black with stardust because the sun has been eclipsed, the only source of life is on the Glass Heels Princess, to enlighten and nourish with her midnight water the entire galaxy. I need to go to make this story come true. #solestruckmiistastyle#midnightwaters
jennamil219: SolestruckMiistaStyle #MidnightWaters #contestMidnight Waters portrays the life within the darkness. You want to break free, but there is always someone there watching you, keeping you exactly where they want you. Now it’s time to break free. I am a graduate of Fashion Design and I crave adventure and new challenges. London is not just a dream for me, it is a goal to make it there and be a part of that world. To win this competition would mean so much to me and would bring me closer to my dream/ goal!.. Not to mention that I am also a sucker for beautiful shoes and I just love #Miista
jennamil219: #solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters #contest my second board: Voodoo you! The mysterious , complex and magical world of voodoo can bring you pain or pleasure, depending on which end of the stick you are holding. I am a Fashion Design graduate and I crave adventures and new challenges. London is not just a dream for me, it is a goal to make it there and be a part of that world. To win this competition would mean so much to me and would bring me closer to my dream/goal!… Not to mention I am a sucker for beautiful show and I just love #miista !
jennamil219: #solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters #contest my third board: Let your imagination run wild in a world of mystical creatures. I am a Fashion Design graduate and I crave adventures and new challenges. London is not just a dream for me, it is a goal to make it there and be a part of that world. To win this competition would mean so much to me and would bring me closer to my dream/goal!… Not to mention I am a sucker for beautiful show and I just love #miista !
earthmuthuh: Please choose me for your photo shoot. I love putting things together in different ways mixing the obvious with the what in the world?!!! The end result is something that draws the eye as well as the soul. Fashion and what it reflects is such a personal thing to each individual. I worked to add personal touches to the board for each type of Miista individual. Miista rightfully named their collection MIDNIGHT WATERS. I feel that the mood board I have put together shows the beauty, the strength, the raw earthiness and unpredictability the line exudes.Thank you for your time. Obioma Little.#SolestruckMistaStyle#MidnightWaters
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tharavidya: The Midnight Waters collection by @miistashoes emits a sense of dark intrigue. A moonlit garden shining silver in the halflight, filled with nocturnal creatures of the night, blooming raven tulips, and scampering emerald beetles. Everything has taken on a deeper sense if reflection in a retrospect of time. Maidens from pre-Raphaelite paintings sing there sorrows amidst the weeping willows and watchful owls. Darkness gives new hope of rebirth and eventual sunrise. Magic awakens – this is the emotion and feeling that will be captured in the shoot.
marchelcreative: My first submission for the #midnightwaters#solestruckmiistastyle contest! I would love to be chosen as the winner because this opportunity would be MAJOR for my portfolio and it would help grow my experience as a stylist. Not to mention I LOVE@miistashoes‘ collections and would die to style a shoot with them! My unique personal style and experience shooting, styling, and with post-production editing are a plus! I’ve never been to the UK before either – help me out @solestruck!
marchelcreative: My second submission for the #MidnightWaters#SolestruckMiistaStyle contest! For this mood board it’s a lot darker and mystical because I wanted to show my ability to understand different aesthetics. This board is my personal take on the original Midnight Waters look book. Like I said before, I would love to be chosen as the winner because this opportunity would be MAJOR for my portfolio and it would help grow my experience as a stylist. Not to mention I LOVE @miistashoes‘ collections and would die to style a shoot with them! My unique personal style combined with my experience shooting, styling, and with post-production editing are a plus! I’ve never been to the UK before either – help a boy jumpstart his career @solestruck! This is what I want to do with my life!
lisadengler: Among the many things I’ve grown to love from having a fashion blog is being able to style myself day after day. Everything is based on the mood I’m in, on something I was recently inspired by, on an event I’m attending, on a mood I’m trying to portray, etc. And this love of styling has grown into a bit of an obsession, and I could imagine myself doing it for the rest of my life. I both love and respect @MiistaShoes and @Solestruckand it would be so amazing to have this opportunity and have a few days of constant inspiration, together. And I promise, I would not disappoint!#SolestruckMiistaStyle #MidnightWaters
lucianooojunior: (audio mood board #3) : ending my final entry with the gorgeous miista dulce. GAH! i’m so nervous & excited for the results of the competition! anywho, the midnight waters collection can be interpreted in so many ways & i had a lot of fun exploring my imagination making these mood boards! again, i believe i deserve to be chosen because i don’t half-fast anything i do. i put a lot of effort in my creativity & hopefully my mood boards show for that. you will not be disappointed in me, i guarantee. this would be the beginning of the rest of my life! there’s nothing i want to do more than styling! thank you wonderful people of solestruck & miista for this opportunity! sincerely, luciano#solestruckmiistastyle #midnightwaters
valeriaizzo: I’m very happy I found out about this contest on time. I really enjoy the creative aspects in designing moodboards so this was a wonderful opportunity to explore the visions I have for #midnightwaters. I’ve had past experience as a stylist but definitely nothing as enjoyable and inspiring as working with Miista and Solestruck. I believe this contest is a great opportunity for everyone that is passionate about fashion, so why not give it a try? This is my entry for the#solestruckmiistastyle competition. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it.