My friend, Tilda, makes beautiful things.
If you have been following me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you have probably noticed an abundance of bikini photos popping up, and more notably, that I’ve been rocking some absolutely beautiful kimonos on top of said bikini.
They have all been hand-made by a very talented friend of mine: Tilda Ruvinga. Before we get any further, I have to make sure you go follow her brand’s Instagram page–> @ TildaKimono. (Because where else will you get to see her latest work?) And then, for good measure follow her @ Badgaltity because she is absolutely hilarious.
Anyways, I get so incredibly excited when people in my life are doing great things, and this girl is doing some really freaking-awesomely great things. So much so, that I take any opportunity I can to let the world know what she’s up to… and this is one of those times.
Tilda gets a lot of her fabric from Our Social Fabric, which on its own is a super cool initiative. Here’s a quick blurb from their site:
Our Social Fabric is a non-profit Vancouver group that helps recycle excess fabric from manufacturers, the movie industry, and more. Through monthly sales, we put the fabric into the hands of creators in our community.
So many of Tilda Kimonos are unique, and one of a kind, once it’s sold, it’s gone!
And while, yes, these Kimonos will look smokin’ over your favourite Bikini, they can also be rocked day-to-day to elevate your outfit… Personally, I’m eagerly awaiting her Fall Collection.
The reality is, however, that it’s a tough life out here for us creatives. And something as beautiful as Tilda’s Kimonos cost money to make, and the truth is you often need to have money to put things into reality.
For anyone looking to support her, Tilda has recently started a GoFundme Page and an Amazon Wish List to get herself on her feet in terms of having the right supplies. I can promise you the gesture won’t go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Besides, when she becomes famous (and my gut tells me she will), how cool would it be to be able to say you supported her before it was cool?
You can also read the details of her GoFundme Page on our blog; ThreeScoops.
Check it out!