I’m so pleased to hear that I am not alone in my ‘style rut’, and that some of you are planning to make inspiration boards too – I really look forward to seeing all your results!
While rummaging around my house looking for tit-bits to place on my inspiration board, I found a real blast from the past – the very first notebook of a wannabe fashion designer called you-know-who!
What a hoot! It is full of wonkily sketched design ideas – some that I am too embarrassed to reveal, and others that eventually did come to fruition. Here is a little peek, but I must emphasise that it was 1989!
I never did make the ‘peacock dress’ – lol – but I did make something very similar to the belted dress with the draped pleats!
And yes – I actually wore high waisted skirts the first time around! I made the one with pleating and velvet ribbon above.
And can you believe I am wearing an exact replica of the ‘school skirt’ below (left one) right now?! Only the one I am wearing is not quite so short 😉
I thought it was quite interesting that some of my ideas way back then, still grab my attention 20 years later! Graphic lines and shapes, shift dresses, Chanelisms, futuristic and mod looks – all these recur throughout the book, and throughout my career.
I figure that these things that have stood my taste test of time are definitely part of my personal style, and they are going to be incorporated in my inspiration board.
What about you? Do you have any style elements that you have returned to again and again over the years, whether they were in or out of fashion? Do share!