Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

There's always something beautiful outside

They say it's not the outside but the inside that counts :p And I couldn't agree any less

Circle circle Dot Dot

These are a couple of photos that I've taken with a Canon 500D for an assignment. Happy viewing!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Black Beauty

Hello all!

This one portrait to begin with is a beautiful shot of an African American woman, which I then reworked with a few graphic elements to give you what you see now. I like how the different shades of colors mix to form a unique piece of artwork.

Thanks for viewing!


Thursday, July 29, 2010

You can brand anything

I'm taking a small "creative break" because I can't seem to collect enough juices to come up with something fresh right now. So I spent some time yesterday reading on the net about everything from skincare to fashion. You know how the creative bug creeps up on you when you're not exactly doing anything design related. Then I came across this. (check above) What first intrigued me was the fact that this woman had on the same black translucent shirt I've had my eyes on at the store and underneath ( because I'm such a sucker for details), the exact same black body suit with weave pattern paneling that I had my eyes on from Nevermind that, she was leaning on this lamp post. See anything? A CHANEL lamp post. Okaaay...maybe Chanel is taking over the world but quite frankly, I realized, " You can brand anything!" And how successful your branding is, is what determines how successful your business will be. You're selling people an idea. You plant a seed of an idea and it takes over them like a virus. And how "infected" they are, all depends on the strength in that little seed you created. Quite simple no? But so fascinating. Well, something else to ponder about.

ps: I watched inception 2 days ago. It was brilliant.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Nike 6.0 Mogan Mid artwork 2

Hello all

This is the second version I've done for another customized sneaker. You'll notice this one's a little darker and that you can now see "all" the paint splashes. I like the little touch of sand colored paint on the sole...that keeps it a bit quirky; A bit me.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Nike 6.0s...customized by myriadmedia for Missotten&Frances

Hello all

I just finished this yesterday and it should've only taken me 20-30 minutes max. to get this done but I was being too much of a perfectionist (i took half a day instead). I know....I can hear the whole design crowd going, "Booo~ What the hell?!" Anyway, this artwork was created for my customized pair of Nike 6.0 Mogan Mids. I like the way the paint looks like its splattered and poured, as if trying to say creating this shoe was like fine art: A whole harmonious mix of color. I'm in love with this model and a couple others....I'm such a sneaker junkie.

People collect Barbie dolls and comic figurines. Well I collect sneakers =X I'm getting married in my very own customized white sneakers. Booyah.

ps: The logo in the bottom right corner is the a sneak preview of Missotten&Frances' new logo. I think it kick's ass.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

EXAMS! They were over with slower than they arrived

hello all,
I have to apologize for disappearing and not posting..I've not died yet; I was out of my mind busy with exams! I had my entry exam for graphic design on tuesday and with good news too (i'm so happy). But here, the above drawing was a pictorial presentation of who i am, how i am without being literal. Take note of the style used and color placement ;)

This one here was the 2nd assignment I had to prepare for the entry exam too and it's my interpretation of a tree. My idea of a tree ( again not in the literal sense) after doing a little literature research. The dutch phrase translates to " absorbed by wrath?" My interpretation of the idea of a tree from a poem by William Blake:

A Poison Tree by William Blake

I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I watered it in fears
Night and morning with my tears,
And I sunned it with smiles
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night,
Til it bore an apple bright,
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.

And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning, glad, I see
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What about a pup?

I came across this clip & isn't he sooooooo adorable? Once a dog lover, always a dog lover.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Customized black Warehouse faux leather clutch up for grabs!

Combine form & function: Limited edition black customized Warehouse faux leather clutch by Missotten&Frances. Wear it day or night, dress it up or down. Take it with you to your cousin's aunty's daughter's wedding, your prom night, your class reunion, that fancy black-tie party or even a few blocks down for that OH-SO-URGENT Starbucks coffee run when your at your desk and out of creative juice.

It's chic with a timeless design. Customized with gunmetal studs. Fully lined & roomy enough for keys, blackberry, makeup,, cards...

On sale now via my etsy store:

Grab it while it lasts ;) Visit the link for more details on the product measurements.

Thanks for viewing! XXX

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New item selling at Renewal on!

Sexy doesn't require full on cleavage, a thong or butt-crack flash. Decent is sexy. If you agree, check out the new dress selling at Renewal on ;) If you ask me, its brilliant for everything.

Check it out:

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Making Of A Gentleman

1. On giving up the seat. Gentleman give up their seat to the elder and young children... not to the good looking lady, just because she's good looking (otherwise, you might as well never sit. Giving up the seat every time and for everyone doesn't make you a gentleman, it just makes you the guy with sore feet.)

2. On looking at women. A real gentleman doesn't look back after she passes. Look and learn to work your peripheral... but once she's out of your peripheral, let thoughts of her be out your mind.

3. On gossip. End it where it begins... if someone starts going down that path, interrupt and ask if what they are going to say will benefit either themselves, the person they are talking about, or yourself... if they say no, ask them what's the point.

4. On the quality of life. Gentlemen do not impose themselves on others, this means their music remains moderate, their boxers stay hidden, their hygiene unoffensive, and language appropriate

5. On greeting women. Now this is a tough one that I've been trying to master myself. Gentlemen should not be the first to approach a woman or even greet them. A woman should say hello first then he proceeds. On approaching a woman, the chap should only do so if she gives him an opening (i.e. a smile, eye contact).

6. On the shoes. Shoes must always be polished. Make sure those slanted heels are replaced and taps are added to them. Nothing kills a look more than a sharp dressed man with dirty or worn shoes.

7. On living life. A gentleman has an appreciation for life, he lives it fully understanding that everyday he has the opportunity to improve the world around him. He lives life with passion without caring to be a role model, but living consciously by example.

8. On penmanship. Learn to write and I don't mean just print.

9. On too much. Never be excessive - it's vulgar.

10. Understand elegance. Elegance is an attitude, It's about how you live both in the public eye and in the privacy of your home. Money doesn't buy elegance, it can only purchase items.

11. On making a person smile. This is one of the hidden gems of a gentleman. this is where the gent need not say a word, but simply senses the right time and acts on it without any motives other than simply nurturing or creating a smile. When that lady walks by and looks - smile and simply acknowledge her glance without a word or skipping a step... watch her light up. Even that chap you see who you know took time to present himself to the world...Acknowledge it with a simple nod of the head without skipping a beat. The 'little' things are never little.

12. On SMS. For starters, let's understand one thing - SMS stands for short message service. So, no conversations via text messages! Conversations should be had in person, CAPS somehow just don't express emotions as they should be expressed.

The making of a Lady


1. On tights / leggings.
In a time where tights/ leggings have become as popular if not more popular than dresses and skirts. No lady should wear tights/leggings without some sort of shirt covering their backside in public. No one should be able to see your pantie line, and wearing no undergarment with the tights/leggings certainly doesn't make it any more acceptable. (the appropriate thing to wear over them are shorts, a skirt, a long shirt / T-shirt).

2. On being approached
A lady does not stop to talk to a gentleman who honks his car horn at her - even if she knows him.

3. On public arguments.
A lady should never engage in public shouting. Learn to differ the disagreement to another time and to a private setting. A lady does not use vulgar language in public and tries to not even use vulgar language in private.

4. On voice volume.
A woman's voice (is more often than not) higher pitched than that of a man. Let us be frank, high pitched voices are quicker to unnerve and annoy. Case in point - if a woman is arguing with a man and his voice should venture into the land of high pitch... rest assured, she will not like it, she may even let him know (I would never advise this unless you really want to challenge his manhood). The point is, beware of the high pith... refrain from increasing the volume if it's not necessary.

5. On Philanthropy.
A lady makes time to help others. No I do not believe that every woman should pretend to be a Mother Theresa, however, every lady should experience the joy of "giving back" simply because she understands the importance of sharing of herself and realizes the power she possess to heal the world. Volunteering, donating - some of the simple things that have long lasting effects.

6. On self care.
This is not about excesses, plastic surgery, vanity, this is about self respect. A lady does not look at herself every time she passes a mirror (or store window) in the street, she looks at herself once before she leaves her house and make sure she's leaving home correctly. This is about not having lipstick on your teeth, not having your nail polish looking like you put a nail file to them after having polished them, this is about fixing your slip, fixing your bra (so you don't have to do it in the street), and I'm sure you ladies can think of a few more things that OF COURSE you don't do.

7. On being socially savvy.
A lady understands that this is an art. She learns to deal with people and doesn't say "I don't get along with other women". A socially savvy lady also understands that she can get more out of a person and situation by using these skills than by being limited to always having to use sex to get what she wants. Being socially savvy is learning the art of conversation, being well rounded, well spoken.

8. Power of quotes.
A lady takes the time to learn a few quotes... this is not to simply regurgitate what they've heard or read, but because they understand the power of wisdom. Life lessons are what helps a woman blossom into a lady, life lessons are not limited to only your experiences, but are also found in the experiences of those before. "One is not born a woman, but rather becomes one." Simone de Beauvoir ... imagine if this applies to a woman, imagine about a lady!

9. On dressing.
A true lady coordinate her wardrobe according to her body type and her skin tones, she understands the art of dressing appropriately. This one may seem simple, but if you look around you as you go about your daily routine, you'll realize that it's not that simple. The media has infiltrated the homes and mindset of the masses. Because it's "cool" we want it, regardless to if it works for/with us or not. Everyone can have a style... but every style is not for every one. Short ladies rarely look good with long boots... Big girls and minis don't mix..... Pink doesn't always work if you're complexion is extremely pale ... blue/green contacts on black women can be a little odd ... large women and spandex, WHOA!. The point is no one is perfect... the point is to find what best works for you, compliment what you have, but be honest with yourself...always.

10. When Sitting.
Keep your knees together when sitting; cross your legs at the ankle. Even if you're wearing jeans, be mindful of your legs. There is never any excuse for a lady to sit with her legs open...NEVER!

11. On posture.
Shoulders back and relaxed, chin up, back straight.

12. The walk.
Elegant, proud.
Walking in heels is somewhat of an art. It's not about putting your feet in heels and walking. It's about mastering the heels - this does take practice. Ladies, while some who wear heels think "they're killing it" know you're killing the heels, and nothing looks worse than a woman struggling in heels.

13. On finishing touches.
This is one of those things that are often forgotten. A lady knows the power of the little things, from the right smell, to the right accessories.

14. On dignity.
Dignity is having great respect for oneself. Dignity is intimately related to grace.

15. On courtship.
A Lady understands that courtship is a game. She engages in it, knowing full well that it's a game of 2 players and that she also must do her part to ensure that the game develops. She knows that eye contact, a smile, are simple things that enable the game to continue. She ultimately decides if the game shall be played.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Online store is NOW OPEN!

As you guys all know, "Comecollectmythoughts", is run by me, the one fabulous Ms Jessica C. I've started this blog as an online journal/gallery for all my creative work, namely my custom shoes/sneakers. In between everything else, MyriadMedia was formed as the creative collective that runs "Comecollectmythoughts".

MyriadMedia has joined forces with another incredible design talent to form "Missotten&Frances". After many agonizing discussions, we're proud to present "Missotten&Frances". Our online store selling a small amount of vintage finds and a whole lot of design is also now available via

So please come visit us to order your next pair of custom slip ons today at:

Psst!=====> When you place your order via the link above to our webshop, don't forget to mention " SECRET CODE: comecollectmythoughts" at the beginning of your orders. All orders with the above mentioned secret code will receive a 15% discount off the shoe itself.

Thanks for viewing & we look forward to creating something you'll remember =)


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

SALE: Vintage Etienne Aigner Red/White Wingtip low Wedges US8

Up for grabs is this beautiful pair of gently worn Genuine Aigner shoes! They seem to have been very gently worn & have a couple of microscopic scuff marks near the sole on the left. (But! I swear that's all) These shoes are currently on sale online at

It's made from genuine leather. US size 8 but check the link for more precise measurements =) Feel free to contact me for any queries! Thanks for viewing


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


***credit goes to brilliant INVEN.TORY***

It can happen to you: you’re out, drinking a PBR, minding your own… then you see that dirty and doe-eyed darling across the room, judging the party-thrower’s record collection. And you. Want. Them. Bad. Read on! To turn that lust in your heart into action in your pants.

STEP 1: Picking Your Prey.

If you’re into dudes, check for flannel, traditional wool ponchos from South America, and bike chains worn like a beauty pageant sash. That guy’s sensitive, and he lives close enough to bike.

Dig the ladies? Look for a bit of vanity among the Snoopy sweaters and grandma pants– a bustier or crop top means the apple of your eye embraces the ugly-is-hot ethos, but still wants to maintain the hot.

STEP 2: Dancing.

Kick Gloria Estefan to the curb. The rhythm can’t get you! Jerk your head like you’re getting whiplash, over and over. Stomp one bent foot, and let your middle try and figure out the rest. If your parter mirrors your moves, congratulations: you’re doing the hipster mating dance.

STEP 3: Let’s-Get-A-Drink-Conversation.

Order the worst whiskey. Then talk about your “passion,” like group sound massage, or found art sculpture. Ask if they’ve ever seen Bertrando: Story of An Algae Born Whistler. This film does not exist. If they say they’ve seen it, they want to bone you. If they say no, shame them. Shame = hipster pheromones.

STEP 4: Neuroses.

Share one. For example: “Sometimes I am so porous I feel all of the emotions of the room at once.” “I am incredibly rich, but will never do anything about it except feel guilty and wear dirty clothes.” “Sex makes me cry, because I hate intimacy, yet all I want is love.”

They’ll tell you one of theirs. Nice bonding!

STEP 5: Going home.

At this point, you should be primed for the kill. Here is your weapon: “Parties just make me feel so empty; it was amazing to have a real conversation with you. I think we’re heading out in the same direction– would you mind stopping at my place quickly? I’d really love to lend you, “How to Keep Your Dog A Liberal Vegan In A Conservative, Carnivorous World.”

Get ready for a night of almost-dextrous, totally self-conscious lovemaking!

P.S. Feel like you want some hipster camo before you go on the prowl? Throw on the Matty Top, to look fly and well-flanneled while stalking your desired.

P.P.S I couldn't not post entertaining :P

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hungry For Shoes by Collectmythoughts

Dear all,

gosh it's been such a long while since my last post. What a let down huh :/ Life's been hectic! I hope I haven't lost any support... I've got a new tee design up for a Threadless competition in collaboration with Tom's Shoes: " Threadless loves: One day without shoes" competition. I've been carrying around a sketch of this design between the pages of my "moleskin and i finally got it digitized! hooray!

Vote for me pleeeeeeeeaaaase :P ( I hope the design's accepted and is finally open for voting. If it is, go to this link below and score my design!)

Thanks in advance! :)


Shoes (flower gfx)PingLanIn Progress


1. Shoes(Original CMYS)CMYTPromo!: Made to promote! Email me NOW! Auctioned at charity.
2. Shoes(Maaad Fresh)SuzySold: Another happy client
3. Shoes(Feast your eyes)JamieSold: Another happy client
4. Flip Flops(More than just lines)SeanSold: Another happy client
5. Shoes(Retro Pair)CMYTPromo!: Made to promote! Email me NOW! Wearing it myself.
6. Shoes(Waves at Kanagawa, redone)JamieSold: Another happy client
7. Shoes(Feast your eyes)JamiePromo!: Made to promote! Email me NOW! Gift for Jamie.
8. Shoes(Color me PINK)PingLanSold: Another happy client
9. Shoes(Fluidty)KamalSold: Another happy client
10. Shoes(Fluidity 2 water lines)TimothySold: Another happy client
11. Shoes(Safari)JoelSold: Another happy client
12. Shoes(It's all bone)Luis.S.Sold: Another happy client
13. Shoes(B/G print Grrroovy)FabianSold: Another happy client
14. Flip Flops(Pink Flips!)StieneSold: Another happy client
15. Shoes(L'Arte non e mai...)CMYTPromo!: Made to promote! Email me NOW!
16. Flip Flops(Zebra admiration)Sam L.Sold: Another happy client

Status explanation:
  • In Progress: Being worked on until finished (first in list)
  • NOT Paid: Still waiting to be paid
  • Sold: Another happy client
  • For Sale: Buy them now! Email me NOW!
  • On Hold: Waiting...
  • Promo!: Made to promote! Email me NOW!

  • Note: CMYT can't be held liable for using the wrong colors
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