Design Inspo 2

Coming up with great content is a tough job. I’m not interested in blogging for the sake of getting a post out. I want the content on modacarta to be interesting to my followers. I know if I’m not excited about it they won’t be either.

Are fashion magazines dead?

I read most magazines digitally. It’s faster and easier. I can pull screen caps quickly to include in posts or for design references. But once is a while I enjoy the tactile experience of flipping pages. While traveling in Sicily I picked up the October issue of Elle Italia. I carried it around from city to city – all 450 pages of it!

The Campo dei Fiori editorial, by Alberto Zanoletti, jumped out at me and immediately I had the content for my next post. The patterns and colours reminded me of Japanese paper. It was easy to create a fall wardrobe for the dolls from this inspiration. Jackets, dresses, skirts and tops reflect the shapes of FW 2016.

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I hope you enjoy these images and as always I would love to hear from you 🙂

 

 

 

Design Inspo

Inspiration can come from anywhere for a designer and an artist. Yesterday I was adding to my paper supply at the Paper Place in Toronto when a sheet caught my eye in the clearance bin. I knew I had to have it.

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When I got home and unrolled it I immediately had designs in my head and a blog post for today. The vertical panels in this paper screamed tunic and shift dress in my head, so I got to work.

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Designs

Here are final designs. A shift dress with a feature panel in the front and a tunic & pants outfit. I have no SS2016 runway reference for these designs. It was my own inspiration for these looks. Although the tunic and pants are my favourite look.