|Christophe Lemaire, Spring 2014|
Do you look to the fashion shows for inspiration?
I do. It's not that I want to follow trends especially, but designers sometimes have really good ideas. Or they capture a mood that resonates with me and helps me define the direction I wish to go in with my sewing.
I pin a lot as soon as the pictures from the runways appear on Style.com. Then I go back several months later, at the approach of the season and weed through my pins. Through this editing process, my personal style aspirations emerge. My Fall 2013 board was all about slouchy menswear.
Looking at my Spring 2014 board, my eye is particularly drawn to the Christophe Lemaire look above. It is a shirtdress, plain and simple. Wearing this dress, you could go pretty much anywhere. Whatever the day's activities, you'd be prepared. And look, almost no accessories!
The color is gorgeous. I love organic colors for Spring, greens and earth tones.
You might have guessed, I plan to sew a green shirtdress.
|Karen Walker, Spring 2014|
I also love this Karen Walker look. What a beautiful palette! The color combination is very creative, but the mood is tender. Playful, yet serene. Though the proportions work well on the model, I don't think I would attempt that much volume, but, ideally, I would like to incorporate this easy going chic vibe into my Spring wardrobe.
Are there designer looks that you feel are a good representation of your style and wardrobe aspirations? How does this translate into your sewing?