Entries from TortillaGirl.com tagged with 'inspiration'

Inspiration: Rugged Denim

Regardless of the setting there is something so utterly American about denim. It's iconic. It's also very inspiring to me. When I was in fashion school the projects at which I excelled (bragging rights: and which were later exhibited...

Posted on August 17, 2012 2:34 PM

Inspiration: Ethnic Romanticism

I like the layering, choker, beehive, turban-like effect created by the scarves, lace, ruffles, transparency, and (while I'm not a big fan of bows around waists because they remind me of gift wrapping) the ribbon detail. Plus, I'm a...

Posted on August 16, 2012 3:24 PM

Inspiration: Pre-Raphaelite Romanticism

[source: Vogue Paris 2010]...

Posted on August 15, 2012 4:00 PM

Inspiration: Iris Apfel

[source: Vogue Paris, Nov. 2009]...

Posted on August 6, 2012 3:48 PM

Floating.

This was my favorite installation at the 2010 International Garden Festival at Chaumont. I'm tucking this photo into my workbook because I'm inspired by the dreamy feeling of floating on a small lake, complete with lily pads. Romantic. Sigh....

Posted on December 31, 2010 7:00 AM

Inspiring habitat: Victorian Cottage in Catskills

A little dream house like this would be my favorite place to sit, read, sketch and invite you over for a tea party. Speaking of tea, posted on my photoblog are photos I took of a "tea time" exhibit at...

Posted on December 27, 2010 10:46 AM

Black Swan costumes by Rodarte

For the fan of the tutu: The utter fabulousness that is the costumes designed by the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte for Black Swan. Utterly romantic and worthy of a fairytale. [Remember my post with images from French Vogue Enfants? Tutus...

Posted on December 23, 2010 5:27 PM

Inspiration: light, shadows, allegory

{"L'Art de la peinture", Vermeer. Click image to make bigger.}...

Posted on December 22, 2010 5:31 PM

Totally cables.

Cabled Tube Scarf in Alpaca Blend, in my Etsy shop this fall and winter. I was inspired by the cabled sweaters worn by the women in Mad Men. {photo: vogue us, september 2010}...

Posted on October 12, 2010 8:24 AM

Fairy houses.

Originally posted on my photo blog, here is a very small peek of the 2010 International Garden Festival held on the grounds of the castle at Chaumont-sur-Loire. A big source of creative design inspiration for me, I took a...

Posted on September 29, 2010 5:36 PM

Inspiration

Originally posted at my photo blog at mybluehouse.com, this is a photo that I took of a weeping willow in front of the castle at Blois. I am inspired by its graceful beauty and how walking under it made...

Posted on August 31, 2010 1:45 PM

Like a Heart.

In a narrow street in Blois. Blois, nestled in the Loire Valley, is one of my favorite places to spend my summer vacation. The history, architecture and art never fail to inspire me and everywhere I look I find...

Posted on August 23, 2010 2:28 PM

Inspiring flickr favorite of the day...

Winter Fairy Tale, originally uploaded by loretoidas. ...is hauntingly beautiful....

Posted on June 29, 2010 12:23 PM

Inspiration

Walk in the Park in the Rain. While walking in the Parc de la Tete d'Or the other [drizzling] day, I took a few photos for design inspiration. The quiet, the calm, the dreamy haze caused by the sprinkling...

Posted on June 18, 2010 10:28 AM

I dig this.

{Francisco de Zurbarán, Saint Marguerite d'Antioche, National Gallery in London}...

Posted on March 17, 2010 11:00 AM

I heart Chanel: Chic

The epitome of Parisian flair, the perfect mix of casual elegance, an inimitable talent for accessorizing...this is another facet of Coco Chanel that I will always find inspiring. {Photos: Mémoires de la mode: Chanel, Le béret by Phillippe Jouvoin}...

Posted on March 11, 2010 5:00 PM

I heart Chanel: Playful

Spontaneous, sporty, gamine...this is the side of Chanel herself - not necessarily her designs - that I find hugely inspiring. No matter what she wore her own brand of chic was effortless. She knew that she didn't possess the standard...

Posted on March 10, 2010 10:40 AM

Inspiring habitat: Helena Christensen

I love Helena Christensen's New York loft. Unaffected, lived-in, personal. It doesn't have that too-shiny, uber-polished, done-by-a-decorator look yet it's full of style and arty touches. I always feel more comfortable living in and visiting homes that don't make you...

Posted on February 18, 2010 3:36 PM

The word of the day is:

Fierce. {source: Féminin : l'image de la femme, 1890-1990} {source: Flamenco attitudes} {source: French Vogue 873}...

Posted on February 15, 2010 6:37 PM

I like.

{source: miss pandora} {source: Valentines by Taschen} {source: French Vogue 904} {source: lolita} {source: French Vogue 899}...

Posted on February 14, 2010 3:44 PM

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