MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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VIDA specializes in custom-made pieces designed from original art. One of our goals is to help conserve the world’s textile industry. This means that each item is printed on demand. Orders are printed, stitched, hand-finished, flown across the globe, and packaged with care to reach your doorstep within six to eight weeks.

The vast majority of our orders (over 80%) in this product category are shipped within six weeks, and close to 95% are shipped within eight weeks. Less than five percent of our orders take over 8 weeks due to exceptional circumstances.

The piece at the top of this post is my “Fall Crepe Myrtle” Modal Scarf. Below, my dear friend Ms. Turner, a former model, is wearing it three different ways. Doesn’t she look fabulous!!! Now, don’t think that you must be a model or have a background in modeling to wear my designs and look just as beautiful in them as Ms. Turner does because that is simply NOT the case.

With each of my designs, YOU are in charge of how you wear them. And remember, this is wearable art, so YOU are also the canvas and the billboard!!! So go on and treat yourself or someone else to something beautiful from my Collection!

Thank you so much for helping VIDA and me to build a responsible, global supply chain (with zero waste) and for being a part of our mission to create beautiful products that create beauty every step of the way!

And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂




I recently announced that I would be having a drawing to give away one of my VIDA “Peppermint Rose” Statement Clutches. Well, that time has come!!!

This hand and wristlet clutch is the chic, new way to carry a clutch. It’s the clutch that literally has staying power, and it’s one of spring’s most must-have handbags with an innovative strap and handle! A new way to work a clutch, you no longer have to carry it, but you can wear it, too!!!

I am now only three products away from escalating to VIDA Gold Status!!! Therefore, the names of everyone who orders from my Collection from today until Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. EST will go into this drawing according to the number of items purchased. So, if you purchase two items, your name will be entered twice, and so on.

In order to qualify for the drawing, I must receive proof of your purchase(s). When you place your order, you will receive from VIDA an order confirmation e-mail. This confirmation does not contain your payment information or details. Just forward a copy of the e-mail to me at If you like, in the subject line, you can put “Free VIDA Clutch” or something else to that effect.

REMINDER: VIDA’s “Art of Style” sale which allows you to save up to $250 expires Sunday, May 28, 2017 at midnight PST. In addition to this fabulous sale, VIDA now has ongoing FREE US-WIDE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $150+.

But wait . . . there’s more! To also show my deep appreciation for my previous customers as well, the names of everyone I know of who have purchased from my Collection will also go into this drawing!!! Again, the number of items purchased will determine the number of times your names go in. So, for any of you who have made purchases that I’m not aware of, now is the time for you to upload your pictures of you or the recipient of your gift wearing the items to my Facebook page Modeling Maxine’s VIDA Designs. This will allow me to place your name into the drawing.

To shop my Collection, click here.

And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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One of the many admirable qualities of natural creation is that it oftentimes takes on the appearance of other things in life that bring us pleasure. I took these pictures of my crepe myrtle tree one summer after a refreshing downpour. The crystal-clear beads of water dripping from the buds and blossoms look like glistening pieces of jewelry. I put the first picture on one of my VIDA pieces–a sheer wrap.

And here is my beautiful, dear friend JoAnn modeling it for us. Doesn’t she look lovely!

Whether out on the town or at the beach, this light and airy piece makes the perfect go-to accessory to style any outfit. Wear it with a dress, pants, skirt, or capris or slip on over a swimsuit for a chic, standout look. Each piece is uniquely designed and custom-printed. To get yours, click here to shop my collection. And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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VIDA SHEER WRAP (EVERLASTING LOVE) VIDA MODEL.jpgHello, wearable art lovers! WOW, am I excited!!! VIDA and I have completed my curated VIDA collection! What this means is that since I have moved up from Slate status to Steel, I had the awesome privilege and pleasure of selecting one item from my collection to collaborate with them on to showcase a beautiful, lifestyle photography model wearing it.

The curated item that I selected is my “Everlasting Love” Sheer Wrap. The model attired in it (picture above in this post) is featured on:

  • my personal online curated collection page, and
  • VIDA’s main SHOP section page (just scroll down until you see this model wearing the wrap–underneath her picture, it will say EVERLASTING LOVE Sheer Wrap)

My inspiration for this piece was a big, beautiful, crystal clear, floating candle holder centerpiece at my brother and his wife’s wedding reception last year. You can view the full picture I took of it by clicking on the arrows (< or >) beside the wrap.

Thank you again so much to all of you who helped to make this accomplishment possible with your purchases from my collection!!! The third and final status is Gold, and I am already more than halfway there!!! 🙂

Again, thank you all so much from the depths of my heart–from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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MODEL (VIDA) NANCY (PAULA'S SWANS SHEER WRAP) CROPPED.jpgMeet gorgeous Nancy! She’s modeling her VIDA Sheer Wrap, “Paula’s Swans,” from my VIDA Collection.

Whether out on the town or at the beach, this light and airy piece makes the perfect go-to accessory to style any summer outfit. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or slip on over a swimsuit for a chic, standout look. Each piece is uniquely designed and custom-printed.

Click the link above in “Paula’s Swans” to order yours now. To shop my entire collection, click here.

As always, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂