Hungary, 1931, a picture I love from National GeographicI've had a lot of thoughts about this collection before it's come to fruition: I was thinking about being lost in rows of trees like ruffles, of the winter sun shining through the bare treetops marking twinkling spots of light on the ground, of light snow falling on the tips of little branches, of little surprises like bright red berries and icy flowers found by careful examination... I wanted to design a collection that is graceful and down-to-earth but glamourous for a year that I'm happy about and excited for but also a little afraid of...I'm trying to imbue each piece with a wish of good luck and good hopes.
Am stealing a break from my self-imposed Super Intense Design Week: Fall Winter 09/10. E-mail's been turned off, phones go to machine...We're doing something we haven't really attempted before so I'm excited, nervous, stressed out, overjoyed, all those things...my photo-shoot is coming up next weekend and there are many miles to go before I sleep. Some seasons are just like that--they take longer to come up with because I'm pushing my limits I guess. It's different than what I've done before and that can be tricky.
New Year's Day Sunset
New Year's Day Sunset
I can't wait to show you some of these things....
And a Note of Thanks: I took inspiration from a lot of places, from the antique beads found at my favorite vendor in Paris, and then from collecting images from my few of my favorite blogs and photographers. I wanted to send thanks to the incredible images from This is Glamorous and the beautiful Mrs. French of Bliss for always giving me incredible things to look at and find and think about, wonderful Julia from Red Otter Shop (who added my Self-Portrait last week as part of her on-going series--I just realized I forgot to tell you about it in my busy-ness...please take a look!), sweet Nichole from Little Brown Pen (who always has something ethereal to share--she just moved to Paris, lucky girl!) and always Nadia of Le Porte Rouge and Aran of the delicious Cannelle-Vanille who always always inspire me in big and little ways, so much so I don't know what to do with it all sometimes--I am putting it into my work I hope....
Thanks as well to all of you who always give me confidence with your feedback and warmth and friendship and wonderful blogs that offer hours of perusing and insight and inspiration. You are my drawing board!
(Wow, this is like my award acceptance moment except I haven't won anything...)