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:
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.