I am participating in The Perfect Nose’s “The one cool thing, one strange thing swap” and I am excited about it. Nothing is more fun than surprises and hopefully it will be a happy surprise. As part of the swap, we have to put together an inspiration board and list styles and colors that define you. I found this to be a fascinating exercise. This is my inspiration board:
My favorite colors: All shades of violet (e.g. aubergine, plum, lavender, lilac), black, navy, dark grey, and blueish-red colors
My favorite styles: simple design lines, tailored/classic styles, easy knits and japanese style
My favorite fabric content and/or type: natural fabrics, wools, silks, rayon, menswear, cool small-scale graphic prints
I realize that some people may look at my list and think “How boring”. Well, I really don’t care what others think. I love timeless things and love the idea that something I make today can be pulled out 10 years later and still be stylish and wearable. After all, I put a lot of time and tears into the clothes I make so I want them to be wearable for a loooong time. I don’t mind occasionally making quick & trendy things but 80% of my clothes are classics.
Just admit it- it’s just awkward to see someone wearing something and be able to name the year that is was from. Just look at old 80’s photos as an example (Yikes! What were we all thinking?!?).
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