Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Okinawa Photographer- ETSY Featured Vendor- Imagination Couture

I have been obsessed with finding gorgeous angel wings for my Besties' newborn session which will be in September. The angel theme came about because we are both married to U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen. The Pararescue symbol is the Angel of Mercy. So off I went surfing the internet for the perfect angel wings. After searching for months, she was 20 weeks along when I contacted the makers of the Victoria Secrets Angel wings for a quote. I was fine with the cost because this was my gift to my Bestie and her husband. Plus my besties' husband has missed their first pregnancy due to him being deployed.   

Then it happened, I don't know recall exactly how I came across Imagination Couture but I was blown away from the quality of the items on her Etsy store. Immediately, I contacted Michelle to discuss placing an order for September. I was so excited I couldn't wait til then so I ordered one of the Baby Cherub angel wings for newborns. It was for a good cause =) Michelle is selling the cherub wings as part of the fundraiser for humanity Healing NPO and Global Giving for Japan.

OMG...when I received the little package it weighed nothing lol but I was blown away when I unwrapped the angel wings. I was so moved by it's beauty and delicate work of art. I'm very excited to share with you a fabulous artist with artwork that will bring your inner child out.

Thank you, Michelle for a little piece of heaven here on earth.

model - baby B
location - Rising Sun Memories Studio; Okinawa, Japan

featuring michelle of imagination couture

tell us a little about you...
My name is Michelle Acevedo and I am the sole owner and designer for Imagination Couture. I grew up in a creative matriarchal family where there was boundless inspiration of painting, print work, photography, room design, crocheting, knitting and endless good conversation. It seems funny to me to this day that I have applied my childhood environment and love of creating to make props for artist and photographers.

how long have you been making wearable art?
I have been a budding artist since I could hold a crayon
Out of my love for children and childlike imagination I have developed a line of wearable art portrait apparel specifically designed for artists so we can try to capture the whimsy & beauty of children in visual arts of keepsakes, timeless photography and paintings.

how would you describe your style?
I would say my style is a little whimsical, splashed with nature, and also a little angelic. I have been specializing in angel wings for about 3 years now and I often do fundraisers to aid globalgiving.org and humanityhealing.org in their constant battle to save people and animals in the most dire of circumstances. This is my way of giving back. The way I see it if each person saved one being, then all of them would be saved right? IN the words of Ghandi, "We are the change we wish to see in this world."

hopes for future? (business and life)
My hope for the future would be to have a line of portrait studios with my props that would donate a substantial amount of funds to save the world...a few more beings at a time. I would call it "Angles Everyday" portrait studio. All of my patrons would be angels for people they do not even know, all across the globe 0=)
In my lifetime I feel it is important to teach my children compassion, kindness, strength and faith. It would be my ultimate vision to see this world a more balanced and complete place where no child would ever starve and humanity lived as one beautiful race taking care of our planet, our animals, and each other.


Michelle was very generous and has given Rising Sun Memories readers a chance to win

Thank you, Michelle for this wonderful giveaway prize for Rising Sun Memories' readers!!

The Imagination Couture giveaway starts today and will end June 14th at midnight EST. The winner will be selected by the random number generator and announced here on the blog on June 14th. The winner has 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

Here are the steps to enter the giveaway:

Please leave one comment for steps one and two this will count as your entry for the giveaway. 

1. "like" Imagination Couture and leave them some FB love on their wall (optional)

2. visit Imagination Couture online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/ImaginationCouture
Come back to this post and leave a comment telling Imagination Couture what your favorite product is.

additional entry
1. Make this your status: "Go see @Rising Sun Memories at www.risingsunmemories.com blog to enter to win one Baby Cherub Angel newborn wings from @Imagination Couture! "

be sure that you have "like" the pages before you post your status and type the @ symbol before Rising Sun Memories and Imagination Couture to tag both pages for this to count.

Please note that facebook is not sponsoring, endorsing or associated with this giveaway per their promotion guidelines.


Thank you Michelle from Imagination Couture.

The WINNER is:
8aa3bc88-9330-11e0-853d-000bcdcb471e said...

I liked their page and left some love!



Brian Allison said...

I love the "Sunflower Blossum Bonnet"

Anonymous said...

I love the sunflower bonnett and the gerber daisy bonnet!

Amanda Johnson

Christina said...

Oh man I love it all. The wings of course, the bonnets!! Oh those are precious. But I just adore the Antiqued Vintage Ruffles in Creamy Tea Color Wrap ... newborn baby girl photo props. So pretty, never seen a wrap like it before!

Christina White

Anonymous said...

I liked their page and left some love!


Jenni Kenney Photography and Design said...

Michelle is a blessing! My sister found her last year when she was looking for wings and we were both blown away by her! I have bought several things from Michelle and have LOVED every one of them!!! I am not trying to win anything - just wanted others to know how great Michelle is!
-Jenni Kenney

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