Right peeps, this was amazing. And super hard to choose a winner.
We had an amazing set of entries.
So this if you remember was the deal: “read through our press release for the MIDNIGHT WATERS collection and get familiar with the themes we used. The collection is all about dark, melancholy beauty and the transition from fall to winter; moonlight bouncing off deep, brilliant color, the pale beauty of winter and the distortion of dark waters. We want to see what you can do with these ideas! Feel free to pull key words from the release, work with one of the themes already presented or interpret our ideas into your own — this is all about creativity so get wild with it.
Once you’ve wrapped your head around the themes of the collection, pick one and create a collage.”
So we decided that there are so many good entries that three of you are going to get free shoes, postage included.
AND everybody else that entered is entitled to a 50% discount (postage excluded) on a Miista purchase. So please contact is via the contact form of our website to get your discount codes.
To see which were the winning three entries, you’ll have to scroll down all the way to the bottom.
Inspired by the classic still life painting.
This actually by Rosie – we posted it for her. I was inspired by the deep blues and idea of dark waters and soft magical light for this collage. I used images of mermaids (‘A Mermaid’ by Waterhouse, ‘Sadko In The Underwater Kingdom’ by Repin, ‘The Cave of the Storm Nymphs’ by Poynter) then I layered photographs of frozen seas and the aurora borealis to
Inspired by your darkest dreams and worst sins
I was inspired by the passing of fruit and flowers in the changeover of seasons, the darkening of the atmosphere and light. I layered pictures over black water and a night sky to give the image the feel of an autumn nights walk in a forest
I connected the collection with dreams of women of the past and the present. Their pictures made me think of E.A.Poe’s poem: “I stand amid the roar, of a surf-tormented shore, and I hold within my hand,grains of golden sand- How few! Yet how they creep, Through my fingers to the deep,while I weep- while I weep… …Is it all that we see or seem, but a dream within a dream?”
Inspired by fall colors, it´s like a walk at night in the woods, where meetings attractive and mystical creatures. #miista #contest #moodboard
I was interested in the vulnerability brought in by the change if the seasons and used Billy Kidd’s “Decaying Flowers” series and various Vanitas paintings as a starting point. I also wanted to focus on the female form as a nod to the Pre-Raphelite themes running through the press release.
I was inspired by a melancholic view from a window and the dying season.
fairies&protectors of #midnightwaters
I have chosen a yellow filter to express autumn colours. The icy path down the middle is the transition to winter and the deer walks towards the transitional season. The cracked faced man is fading away crying for help just as leaves dry up in autumn. The luscious red lip with a diamond is a strong contrast against the man depicting the different lives people lead.
The mysterious transition from Fall to Winter Dark beauty
I was inspired by pre-raphelite painter Waterhouse, the iridescence found in beetles and geodes, space, rotting flowers and the change in light and mood as we enter autumn
creatures of midnight waters
inspired by the extreme transition from summer to fall; wet soil enriched with decayed flowers, pale mist among thirsty trees, blankets of fallen leaves feeding the earth. Darkness and water are welcomed.
This one posted for @theannarossblog by us because we had a higher quality version Inspired by dark waters , melancholy and an eruption of sinister florals
collage inspiration comes mainly from the natural elements of light, air, and water. Seeing the beauty in the combination of these elements but in a less normal way, such as cloudy days over sunny or nighttime over day. I am also inspired by testing the logic of our brains and sparking imagination by warping the real and surreal, the natural and supernatural. And translating these elements and ideas into fashion using unique shapes, colors, fabrics and textures. Mystical Beauty
inspired by a world i dreamt of. inspired by the unknown. take a swim into the midnight waters, let the cold water fill your body with chills. float and be free. be one with mother nature and have no fear. we are the children of the light.
Also by Rosie – we posted for her: “I wanted to show a dark water garden filled with mystery. I used Tim Wakler photographs, specifically two of Tilda Swinton in Las Pozas, along with two paintings of waterlilies ‘Hylas and the Nymphs’ by Waterhouse and ‘Nelumbium’ by Lojacono.”
Inspired by the blue dark sky and water.
This actually by @Praylude (we could not embed yours for some reason) – dramatic, dark and mysterious. It’s all about midnight waters.
Like a sweet nightmare, it´s a trip on a cold and seductive pictures.
A final one by Rosie I wanted to show luring dark beauty contrasting life with death. ‘#Ophelia’ by Waterhouse, ‘Flowers on a Fountain with a Peacock’ by Weenix and ‘Lady Lilith’ by Rossetti, memento mori imagery, and a photograph of Jessica Brown Findley looking beautiful and ghostly.
Inspired by green light of auroras borealis. Imagine a boat stranded on a mysterious island.
Inspired by the blue dark sky and water.
#davidlynch, There is another world, just beneath the surface; a wild beauty and decay in the dark, distorted waters
Like a monday night in October, coming back home, feeling the first cold and dreaming to dream
I was inspired by a ballerina I once saw in Central Park – so beautiful but yet so cold. In the background I’ve added the night view of New York City, conveying loneliness on a cool transitional night. Finally, I also wanted to contrast these by injecting a little bit of warmth with some autumn colours. I hope that some of the warmness bled through against the cold, yet beautiful things in life.
So the Winner of the free shoes…
@audreyelyksir ”inspired by the classic still life painting”
@theannarossblog – the one with the lady with flowers coming out of her mouth and lyricks of the Nick Cave of the song
@udonnoodaw Do have a look at it again, its actually a video – super creative.
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