Summer only officially began last week on the 20th and we are enjoying it in every way we can! Yet, all over the fashion world “Fall” is the buzz (and Spring/Summer 2013! Yes, 2013! 2012 Summer isn’t even finished, yet). The Fall collections are in stores and talked about and we just want to stay in summer!!! This summer, not summer 2013 which is on the runways now! Enter any clothing store and you will probably find wool winter coats and cashmere sweaters. We need no reminder of the cold weather around the corner! Can’t we just wait for the leaves to begin changing colors before we talk and shop “Fall?”
Even though, we are completing our Fall collection, we don’t often call it the “Fall” collection. We call it the “Next” collection. It is too early to be reminded of cold mornings and cold nights. Of frosty windshields and fickle temperatures. Of layers of clothing and stingy, short days! Please do not misinterpret our lamentations, we love Fall but we love it during Fall. Who can resist loving boots, lightweight scarves, trench coats, the cool breeze and the oh so magnificent leaves? It’s just that today the sun was still shining at 9pm and we were able to do so many things within the day with sandals on our feet, naked shoulders and the car air conditioner. We simply want to enjoy summer one day at a time! We do not want to be rushed through the splendor of it!!!
To move about like well-oiled creative machines as we enter the close of creating this collection. While our mood board is not overstocked with layers and layers of paper, it is crowded with inspiration, colors and presents an imagery which move and persuade us in spectacular ways every time we look at it. As a result, we are greedy and every chance we get we pass our eyes on it to massage our thoughts and even calm our insides. The mood board has a revolving door and those pictures are the last candidates to inspire this collection. It is too bad we are not able to pin-up the sounds of the wonderful music which aided in the development of this collection such as the amazing Adele (two pictures of her from Vogue are pinned. Can you find them? Or, rather, how can you miss them?). Be sure to take a close look at the board to spot a few necklaces hanging on it!
There is Inspiration all around and you don’t need a mood board to find it. A tiny, moving lady bug can inspire!