I just released my Pre-Order for Sanguine (http://silegnaed.bigcartel.com) and I am really excited and happy about it. I briefly want to cover 2 things in this blog post:
The first is to address the theme/title of this collection. People have been asking me, "what does sanguine mean?" Sanguine is an archaic term for blood. I drew my theme from the word in order to remind myself that I am mortal. Not mortal in the sense that I will live forever, but mortal because I make mistakes and I bleed when I get cut - I am a being of flesh and blood. The poem on the Mirror Jacket emphasizes this point. Another word that I use in this collection is ichor - the fluid that flows like blood through the veins of gods. Being a fan of Greek mythology, I often find myself pondering human existence, souls, afterlife, gods and this word has taken on a personal meaning because of the phrase " I am a God" and how I relate to it.
The second thing is just something I wanted to "get off my chest" for lack of a better term. Everything you do in life will have 1. consequences and 2. face criticism/judgment. I made this collection for myself, by myself, as a creative. I am not a designer, nor do I claim to be one. I created these pieces because I want to wear them and I am sharing these pieces with people that can relate to me and to what the clothing represents. I do not create for money. I do not create for likes on social media. I do not create for validation. I do not create for anyone other than myself. Do what you do wholeheartedly and for your own happiness, nothing else matters.
'Sanguine' is now available for pre-order. Click the SILEGNAED tab for more photos and information and feel free to contact me with any questions.