I get all the fashion magazines: Bazar, Elle, Vogue, Town & Country, In Style, W. Sometimes I even buy Vanity Fair, More, Glamour, In Styles’ special issues and various gossip rags. I’m always hungry for sewing inspiration! (Yes, I still find a little time to read books.)
I have a magazine routine–the first time through, I read the articles that interest me and look at the pictures. I tear out the designs I like and file them in my fashion folder. I go back to the magazine later in the season when I need some motivation and it’s surprising how many things I like that I didn’t notice the first time around. Sometimes it takes my eye a little while to adjust to new fabrics, colors and silhouettes. At the end of the season I put the magazines away for a year.
The following year I go through the magazines one more time and I still find inspiration that didn’t make an impression on me the previous year. Sometimes it’s because I’ve seen women on the street who successfully adopted a new trend. Sometimes I get used to the idea of a trend, i.e. skinny pants, and see that it’s going to stick around for a while. Sometimes what seemed crazy at first all of a sudden looks perfectly perfect.
Here is some sewing inspiration that comes from Fall 2007. I think you’ll agree, it looks current and good enough to duplicate.
This Ella Moss dress is a great season spanner–wear it with a pretty scarf at the neck now and with leggings and a jacket later.
I like to have a couple of nice blouses to pair with jeans for a casual night out or silk or velvet pants when I want to dress up a little. The blue blouse is from Diane von Furstenberg’s 2007 RTW collection, I don’t know the designer of the silver blouse. photo from saks.com
This outfit, from Donna Karan is so classic and classy, it could be in style for the next 10 years! Gotta make this one too.
Ta-Ta for now!