Spring/Summer 2011 Inspiration Board

So, it works like this. I run around Paris looking for the right accessories (buttons, bows,etc.) to put on my sweaters for spring and then just like magic, I have a collection. Well,HELL, it just does not seem to be working like that. Sorry, for the hell word, but I am so frustrated with myself right now. Sorry to be venting my frustration, but I AM frustrated!!! Normally, I should be in production right now for my spring merchandise. Is not happening!!! Nope, Linda, is still trying to decide if she wants to go with soft pale colors, a simple palette as in black, white and pink, or go Palm Beach with brights like fushia, orange, turquoise. You see, I am a Gemini and I guess from the day I was born, I was meant to be all over the map with ideas. It is not that I am lacking in them, I just seem to pop up with a new one in my head everyday. At some point, I must decide THIS is the direction I want to go in for Spring/Summer 2011. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE this process, but I need to make some decisions. I am so fortunate to have incredible resources in Paris. For gorgeous ribbons in silk, grosgrain, velvet, cotton........and any other beautiful to look at and fabulous to touch trimmings I go to Mokuba. I work with a wonderfully dedicated team. Their enthusiasm inspires me, and their professionalism helps get me out the door and to production on time. Buttons? I have been on the search for "vintage" buttons. So, girls, come spring, your cardigan will have mixed vintage buttons in every shape and size I could find in Paris' endless treasure chest of everything "vintage". I also found a couple who make brooches in enamel and metal with pretty whimsical themes. I have an appointment with them NOW to talk about them making special buttons in pretty colored enamel.........so, out the door I am and off to make another hard decision.......pale pinks or bright pinks? Oh, please, Gods of all things Pretty, help me decide. I want them all!!!
Am I a victim of fashion? Don't care...........nourishes my soul.
Lots of XOXOS to You, Linda

3 commentaires:

Judy a dit…

I love being in your head as the Spring collection is being born. Love the pictures of the ribbon and all those other pretty things. We know that no matter the direction you take it will be beautiful.

Anonyme a dit…

Hello Linda!

Just love your blog!

I miss your daughter's blog, pictures were so beautiful and I love discovering a model's life!

What happened? Is she going to stop bloggin?

Tell her to keep having it, pleaaaase!!!!

KatyE. a dit…

I was just in NY visiting my Mom and I looked through her jewelry collection and was allowed to take back to my home in Norway some big "broaches" or pins from the 60´s and 70´s. Absolutely love them. She used to work for Look magazine and was pretty fashionable then as now. So, I am liking your idea there- Linda! Best of luck with it!