‘Before they pass away’ by Jimmy Nelson.

Hello beautiful people!

I know it’s been nearly a month since I have posted something out here.
Unlike most people, for me the problem with social media is not in addiction but more in actually forgetting about it. I don’t necessarily have the nature of wanting to share everything with the rest of the world. You see, in Ibiza I lived without a phone and I kind of got used to it, I found myself way more balanced and connected to my actual surroundings. Whenever I would see something beautiful I would fully observe it, analyze it really, trying to remember it exactly so I could process it into a sketch later.
And with the blog I’m kind of trying to figure out which way I want to go, I’ve been posting a lot of outfit posts because honestly, that’s just easy.
The problem however, is in asking people to make time for me, to take some pictures for my Instagram. I kind of feel dependent and superficial at the same time. Leaving me uninspired and frustrated, doing something I intentionally didn’t have in mind.
The plan for this blog was to take you guys on this rollercoaster with me, showing all the ins and outs of the fashion industry. And to basically keep some kind of virtual diary of this trip. And so I have decided to throw things around a little.

So take a seat and let me know what you guys think of the post!

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Over the past month I have been working on several exciting projects, which I can’t wait to show you guys. But most of all, I have been in an amazing working flow! Leaving all the expectations on a low profile, I felt so inspired and my mind was literally bursting of ideas. I found a great new way for myself to kind of make things work out the way I want. Being an absolute chaotic lunatic, I am very sensitive for impulses and so it was key to find a successful working method. For me it was putting down my phone, close myself of from the virtual world and stop comparing myself to other people. And just bloody be.

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It started out with some ideas I’ve had in mind for a while, but which I hadn’t taken the time for to put down on paper. Sketch after sketch, ideas kept flowing. It reminded me of this quote from Picasso: “Action is the foundational key to all success.” I started creating on my mannequin like I used to when I started designing as a kid. No patterns, no ideas how things would turn out or if it would even fit or stay together. Just me, my sewing machine and limited amounts of fabric.
These dresses, skirts, pants whatever I made, I made for me. They didn’t have to be perfect, fit in or be commercial in any way. It was all about fun and experimenting.
I started working with plastic, mexican fabrics, sequins, pom poms, table cloths, bells, anything really, I could find around the house. Sorry about that mum.

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At one point I saw my own reflection and laughed out loud by the similarity to the nut collecting squirrel from Ice Age. As if I prepared myself for winter like a bear would, my atelier turned into a cave full of colours, fabrics, sketches, childhood pictures, books, photographs, jewelry and lots of African music bursting through the speakers, making the table filled with empty coffee cups dance to the rythm of the drums. One book in particular has been the source of inspiration for this creative breakthrough: ‘Before they pass away’ by Jimmy Nelson.
Over and over again, my cut and damaged, overused fingertops would slip through the pages, reading the untold stories of beautiful faces, portraited in their pride.

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The use of colors, textures and materials have inspired me so much that somehow a sort of capsule collection started to take shape.
And so I decided to show you a more personal approach, an invitation into the magic cave. After all,

Winter is coming.

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FFTS

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