Fashion is Everywhere: Part II

Back on September 18th I told you about my favorite quote from Coco Chanel when her life story aired on TV during Fashion Week. Some may ask, why am I so intrigued with that particular quote if I’m not a fashion designer? Especially since I don’t consider myself a fashionista. The reason I love fashion so much is that I think like a designer when I create House of Papier invitations. I derive inspiration from fashion effortlessly. While I’m an invitationeer, creativity is creativity no matter what your designing. I can appreciate textures of fabric , color combinations, the way clothes fall and flow on a model, and the sheer beauty of fashion in the same way that I appreciate the various textures and color combinations of paper, The placement of embellishments, the way the ribbon falls on a silk box, and the beauty of the finished product.

On Friday I was in New York, for a meeting at The Laboratory Institute of Merchanding: The College for the Business of Fashion for a meeting. While we were walking through the building I was coming down a stairwell and right in from of me on the wall was the Coco Chanel quote. Of course I got so excited and had to stop everything and take a picture of it:

My Favorite Coco Chanel Quote                 House of Papier © 2009

My Favorite Coco Chanel Quote House of Papier © 2009

This quote resonates with me because I feel like it speaks to exactly what it is that I do and love. Fashion is everywhere, beauty is everywhere, creativity is everywhere, inspiration is everywhere.

Here are some more fashion displays that I saw; all of which have given me inspiration for House of Papier invitation designs.

Who's Barking at Retail Display at LIM - House of Papier © 2009

Who's Barking at Retail Display at LIM - House of Papier © 2009

Fashion has Gone to the Dogs (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

Fashion has Gone to the Dogs (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

Louis Vuitton & Bloomingdales - House of Papier © 2009

Louis Vuitton & Bloomingdales - House of Papier © 2009

Juicy Couture, Burberry, Chanel (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

Juicy Couture, Burberry, Chanel (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Coach (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Coach (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

Coffee Bean Creation (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

Coffee Bean Creation (LIM) - House of Papier © 2009

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