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Do you ever make mood boards? I remember back when I was in fashion school our projects were always accompanied by a mood board. I loved making them and I still do. I used to love finding vivid imagery in COLORS magazine, which highlights global themes from an unconventional perspective. Purple magazine was full of edgy avant-fashion and wild poetry and content. It’s funny, I used to buy so many art, fashion & photography books and magazines- I guess I factored them into my monthly allowance as necessities but these days I seldom purchase a $45 magazine… Luckily today you can find so many images online, from past & present, to make a cohesive and meaningful mood board.

Right now I am really into monotone fabrics embellished with textures: like white cotton & lace, creme colored cotton eyelet over light silk, brocade and silk jacquard. W magazine has many gorgeous photographs of textures, and if you’re thirsty for camp AnOther magazine will quench.

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    Oct 20, 2009, 09.45 PMby seemane

    I make “virtual” mood boards… I either scan in crop ‘n’ resize photos from magazines (I then aim to recycle the paper & reduce clutter/mess at home LOL!), or I try and find a photo on the web, often I save them to a folder on my PC with an appropriate filename… to assemble later :) I always keep the folder as “thumbnails” so I can view all the contents quickly by eye (instead of having to remember the filename hehehe!). Saving the pictures means I can re-use them in different projects over & over again.

    :)

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    Oct 14, 2009, 09.08 PMby sandrasews

    Beautiful mood board. This post came at exactly the same time I’ve been thinking of building my first to try and work on some new dresses.

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    Oct 13, 2009, 05.01 PMby wzrdreams

    I like the boudoir feeling of this mood board. Thanks for the magazine tips.

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      Oct 13, 2009, 08.15 PMby alisondahl

      Budoir! That’s the word I was looking for. Thanks;)

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