As a designer often we get ask what's our inspiration behind our work. Usually it's a long dramatic answer, sometimes it's short and sweet. Can you guess mine?
I'm short an sweet because everything inspires me. Many of times if i don't know what to do, I just talk to my mannequin. I know you guys are about to give me a side eye right now. She talks to mannequins, weirdo but listen, we as individuals put so much pressure on ourselves. This often causes mind roadblocks, especially when it comes to design. It's best to just let it flow.
Case in point, this two piece matching set I made. The skirt was a simply four panel knee length skirt. I wanted to keep it simple to show off the fabulous floral print. After completing that, I thought it would go great with a crop top. Then I started thinking about a crop top I saw in Zara I could pair it with. However, I didn't want to spend any money so, I decided to make my own. I wanted white fabric but didn't have any so I said okay I'll just use this fabric.
I will honestly say I had no idea what type of crop top to make. I just knew I wanted something different and original. So, I gathered all the pieces of the fabric I had and began to drape. I asked my mannequin, "Mannequin what should I do" and it lead the way. By the way I said this in my head, lol! This is the outcome and I adore it!!
Accessories on Deck
Serenity Stone Cuff (Green) from Stella & Dot
Christina Link Bracelet from Stella & Dot
Deco Drop Earrings from Stella & Dot
Nude Heels by Steve Madden from NastyGal
Inspirational Message of the Day
A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. When you wake up, take a second to think about what a privilege it is to simply be alive & healthy. The moment we start acting like life is a blessing I assure you it will start to feel like one.
Photo Credit: Collins Nai @Collinssnaps