Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Inspiration | vintage photography
We have piles of vintage magazines in the studio and I troll through them all the time for inspiration when I am designing. I'm getting ready to design a new collection to go to print in May so I have my inspiration radar turned on all the time at the moment. Even just 15 minutes spent flipping through vintage fashion mags can really get my revved up with great colour combinations and composition ideas. These images are from here - I hope you like them as much as I do. The first 2 have the most dreamy colour palette and I love the way the bottom 3 are cropped.



6 comments:

Tricia said...

These are dreamy images. I have to tell you how much I love your blog. It's a wonderful insight into your world. Great layout and photography and love the COLOR! Intelligent voice. The tagline is right on...a curious collection of art and inspiration. Thank you for the time it takes to pull this together.

P.S. Nelson sounds and looks like a little piece of heaven. I sometimes peruse your Vancouver posts in hopes of getting my husband and son there in the not-so-distant future (don't think I could stretch them all the way to Nelson, but I'd love to)!

P.P.S. I have a stash of the new little notebooks. Beautiful!

cartolina said...

Thanks Tricia - I really appreciate your generous comment. I love blogging it has become my favourite part of the day. The fact that I get feedback like yours just makes it all the more rewarding.

Come visit Nelson. Last year I did a guest post, all about Nelson, for a week at Poppytalk and a number of the readers ended up coming to Nelson for a vacation and we connected - it was really fun!

Thanks
Fiona

Pfeiffer Photos said...

What Tricia said. :-)

These images are so great...love 'em all. That gal's Flickr stream is a total vintage fashion dream!

Erin @ Bride Design said...

I don't think I've ever seen a picture that summed up my own fashion sense and personal style better than that first picture, so thank you for sharing. I would love nothing more than to live in head to toe vintage plaid or plaid-esque designs, with fabulous matching red (my favorite color) bag and shoes...FOREVER. I can hear my mother now, pushing me towards the sensible solid outfits in neutral colors. But forget that. Give me Brigadoon and Berkin Bag. Awesome inspiration Fiona!!

marzi said...

fantastic photos fiona! so inspiring!

Brittany Noel said...

These are wonderful photos! I love the cropping and the outfits and everything. Thank you for posting :) Can't wait to see what you're working on!

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