Springtime and Mind-Speaks

Spring is totally in the air!! Even if Texas weather is still acting bipolar -_-; One day it is a lovely day, the next it freezing and gloomy outside. Which is probably why I am sick, bipolar weather is messing with my sinuses! Yesterday we went to the Houston Galleria and I noticed a store window design (Tory Burch storefront) looked familiar! My best friend Emily actually designed and constructed my wedding doorway! She did an amazing job!!! But it seems a window designer might have copied her style lol I took a picture and sent it to her and even she was shocked that the window display looked similar to hers. What do you think?

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Tory Burch store window
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My wedding last year

Speaking of my wedding, I have gotten a few emails asking about how my invitations looked like. I have posted pics of all the pieces that I included in my invitations over here at my sister art blog! I also wanted to explain why I have a separate place to upload work at. Mind-Speaks is a group blog I own with my two sisters – Kim & Kat. We try to post monthly projects we have been working on.

I hope later this year to do a make over my other sites and get a bit more organized!! You can totally tell I am sick, I updated more than once over the weekend!!

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  1. Jessica Said:

    on April 14, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Yea, weather has been bipolar here in NY too! But we are glad that we’ve been hitting 50 degrees though, we’ve been stuck in the 30s and 40s for a loooong time 🙁 And wow! That’s amazing! Your best friend is awesome to have her work up on display like that. Sometimes I see creative storefronts and I wonder if every store of the chain does the same thing or it’s just one employee in that particular store.

    And your wedding invites are beautiful! My friend made me make her wedding programs by hand … she literally left me in her home alone for like 2-3 hours while I cut the cardboard, score it, hole punch it, then assemble the pieces….

    And I really like your idea about sharing a blog with your sisters! I tried that with my best friend, it failed after one post. But it wasn’t really focused on anything though so =/

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    Mija Reply:

    @Jessica, oh she didn’t design the store front I just meant it looked similar to what she did for me last year XD;; Usually when it is a larger store they HAVE a design they have to follow. I used to work at Paper Source and every time we had to change our windows, someone from corporate would come (a visual designer) and send us visual aids on how the window would look.

    Ah yeah my dude and I had to cut and score and emboss all the invites as well. My sister had alot of sewing to do on the programs and save the dates – lots of work! Aww your friend is lucky to have you!

    We try to just post once a month to make it simple. It has been pretty fun having it with them!

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  2. Erin Said:

    on April 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I hate bipolar weather. It is nasty. It’s been bipolar here too. Yesterday it was nice. It was around 85*F but today it is nasty and raining and it is going to stay cold…around 60-66*F….ick.

    Also, congratulations to you for getting married! I bet you are so excited!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Erin, yucky lol weather is so mean!!!

    It was very exciting!~!!!! Thank you!

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  3. sweet_honeydew Said:

    on April 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Omg I am having bipolar weather here in Toronto too, which is also why I am sick! So not cool! I hope you feel better soon. I just can’t wait for good sunshine weather to come and seeing flowers bloom and green grass on the ground…it has been a FAR TOO LONG WINTER!!!!!

    Oh wow the window display does like pretty much identical to your friend’s work for your wedding doorway. Hmmm….not sure if it is just pure coincidence or there is really a serious copy issue. Your friend is sooooo sweet and talented though! I wish I had someone to design and decorate my wedding doorway for me.

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    Mija Reply:

    @sweet_honeydew, Oh get better!!! Weather seems to be getting everyone sick ;o;!!!

    I sent her the picture of the store front and she thought it was cool!! Just awesome that paper has been everywhere as of late. When I first started to work with paper for my wedding I was worried people would think I was too cheap but everything ended up elegant!

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  4. Cat Said:

    on April 14, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I don’t like how inconsistent the weather is in Texas right now either! It was super cold the other day too, right after a nice warm day. Well, at least the ridiculous summer heat isn’t here yet 😉

    Oh wow, your friend did an awesome job on your wedding doorway! It’s so pretty! That store front does look a lot like it though. I wonder if they saw yours somehow or it’s really a coincidence =/

    I also love your invites and the style of your wedding 😀

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    Mija Reply:

    @Cat, It is soooo annoying, I never know what to wear first thing in the morning! Ah summer heat is brutal!

    Paper is so trendy, I love it soo much!!! It was funny and exciting to see that store front….its just cool to have had something similar for my day!

    Thanks so much, it took sooooo long to emboss and put them together but I had amazing help from wedding party!!

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  5. Rae Said:

    on April 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Wow! That doorway looks absolutely gorgeous! The paper theme of flowers seem like a trend lately, I’ve been seeing similar decorations in front of other stores as well.

    & beautiful layout! It’s certainly been a while since I stopped by. >.<

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    Mija Reply:

    @Rae, I love that paper has been everywhere – its so versatile and amazing to work with!!

    Ah thank you!!! I just changed it over the weekend~!!!! <3

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  6. tiff Said:

    on April 15, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I live in Southern California and we’re also experience an incredibly annoying bipolar weather as well. Sigh. Spring can be so unpredictable.

    Holy shite, your wedding doorway is BEAUTIFUL. It does look very similar to that window design you posted, but not identical. The styles look a little different. I’m not sure if they copied her style. I mean, was her best friend the “first” person to come up with that design? Either way, your wedding entrance looks better. 🙂

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    Mija Reply:

    @tiff, Yeah it is def. a trend – just glad my bestie was able to make something amazing enough it can compete with the quality this store front has showcased!

    LOL I agree, I do think my doorway looks cooler XD I am biased!

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  7. Kimmy Said:

    on April 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Such annoying weather. I miss the cool breeze and those light sweater days. -.-
    I’m sorry you’ve been sick and sorry I petted you like a horse? XD You know I don’t know how to comfort people.
    Also, now that I’m actually looking at those picture. Those flowers look EXACTLY like the flowers Emily made. Weird.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Kimmy, me too! It will only get worst ;o; I want Zoo weather!

    LMAO you were very cute taking care of me! It is weird! But that just means that we have good taste for making something similar XD

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  8. tiara Said:

    on April 16, 2013 at 8:16 am

    :O that indeed looks similar~! Maybe the designer saw your wedding or even attended it, lol.. I mean, who knows? But then again, similar ideas in art is something not quite evitable… On another note, your wedding gate/door is so pretty~!!! WAH! x)

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    Mija Reply:

    @tiara, It totally tickled me pink because when I saw how elegant it looked at that store, I felt like I made a good choice to have something like that at my wedding.

    It was breath taking in person, I was so shocked how amazing it looked when she made it and pinned them up!

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  9. pop champagne Said:

    on April 19, 2013 at 7:44 am

    the weather has been annoying!! and the tory burch store decorations is pretty and can’t believe the similarities to your wedding, that is neat! have a great friday!

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    Mija Reply:

    @pop champagne, The weather seems to be bothersome everywhere! ;o;

    Yes thank you – have a great weekend!!

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