I just want to share how fashionista sites like WhoWhatWear.com, Polyvore.com and Style.com have something in common.
When I started sewing for my dolls, and as in when I was like 8 years old, all I can sew were dolly tube tops, skirts, camisoles (tube tops with straps haha), sometimes simple dresses, short pants and pajamas. I guess I would have wanted to sew more complicated garments like a shirt, a pair of jeans, or a jacket but the skill level at that time probably limited me. But now that I have developed some skills that would allow me to pretty much create a 1:6 version of an outfit I have in mind, I guess what would now limit me to concoct something heavenly is my styling.
If you’ve been around for a while reading my posts, you probably noticed that my designs are either wardrobe classics or bohemian. These outfits are basically what I wear regularly or would be comfortable wearing in. I guess all designers start that way, you know, creating their dream garments, or I may be wrong. Thing is, if I stay safe and trust my olden ways, I will easily fall into creating the same designs over and over again.
|Trending today at WhoWhatWear: Bermuda shorts for every occasion|
Then, I also try out some looks at Polyvore.com, another site that summons all fashion-philes around the world to create their own looks and share to fellow fashionistas. Here’s how I came up with my Sunday Flea Market outfit last year.
And then of course, sometimes I would want to be experimental, edgy, or avante garde. It’s usually Style.com that I entrust my weak emotions unto in times like these. Maybe because I used to collect Vogue magazines and it was just normal I consult its cousin website to quench my haute couture thirst. Or maybe I would just like to see what the big names in the fashion industry are cooking up. By doing this, I can more or less “feel” where fashion is heading to or at least I could align my 1:6 scale goals to the real 1:1 fashion world. I’m just basically “listening” to these fashion heroes and create my outfits by meshing the inspiration and my personal style.
Yup, that’s how I style my dolls and come up with my outfits. Designing these outfits, though, is another story. I get my design inspirations from my fabric, illustrations, music, characters and my emotions. Well, we can talk about that in another (hopefully not this lengthy) post. J
My styling is pretty much my personal style with dashes of what’s pretty and cool on the streets and on the runways. How about you, dolly friend? Where do you get your inspirations from?