Loads of inspiration has come to me... and I sat down yesterday with bridal good luck charm and had a closer look at it. I realised that it was hand made, edged with beautiful cotton lace and some floral wire beads hand stitched to it. I wanted to take the fabric off so I could make a rosette from it. But before I did I cast some thoughts to the hand stitching I was about to undo. I took a photo to capture this moment of reflection, wondering about who had made it, how old it was and the feelings and thoughts this person had about getting married, entering a phase of life.
As I slowly unpicked and unstitched I discovered what laid underneath. There is about 4 layers of cardboard, I have yet to undo, that were bound in fabric and thread.....cant wait to see what is printed on the cardboard.
I found some images that have been really inspiring....more fashion and couture. I have always been interested in fashion, but up until now I have not embraced it. I wanted to be a fashion designer when I left school, I even applied for University studies at RMIT in Melbourne but things didn't turn out the way I had thought and I moved to Queensland with my family....I feel now is time.So you may see alot more inspiration from my fashion passion and couture delights!
I love this image on the front cover of 'Lanvin'.. I've since discovered that Lanvin is a fashion house, steeped in heritage and one of the oldest couture house around. I just adore the way the fabric is draped to a rosette.
There are some absolutely gorgeous fabric flowers at Manon-Gignoux. I discovered them some time ago and listed them on my favourites, but didn't know how I could interpret them into my own work.
And finally a Valentino dress from Marie Claire mag. I am loving beige at the moment!