Sunday, May 27, 2012

Wallis Simpson Fashion Icon

I want to be Wallis

I will assume that you all are fashion/costume/aesthetically obsessive type peoples if you are reading this blog. That being the case you MUST go and see W.E. (see trailer here), Madonna's film about the very glamorous Wallis Simpson and the King who abdicated in order to marry her.

It's a visual feast. And it inspired me to cut my hair into a bob, paint my short nails red and embark on some 1930's style designing.

I've been in a bit of an inspiration rut. I am finding my distractions are numerous and my inspirations too few.

I'm really no good at combining domestic life with being creative.

But short of running away and marrying a king who is willing to abdicate for me, I'm just going to have to find inspiration where I can.

Reading these will hopefully help.

And my month in the U.S.A will fill me with new ideas.

I can't wait to scour the vintage shops and seek out independent designers. I hope to be able to do the whole trip without stepping foot in a mall/mega mart /discount shop. I will hunt down galleries, tiny bookshops and out of the way boutiques, all to share with you as I blog my way around California and Oregon.

So goodbye stylish grey old Melbourne, sparkly sunny Los Angeles here I come.........