The Creative Process + A New Collection
Today is an exciting day because I get to share with you part of my creative process when designing a new collection. Speaking of new collections, we are just days away from introducing Kiss Me, a mini-collection that you are going to L-O-V-E!
I am so excited to announce this collection because it quite honestly is my favorite to date. I’m kind of sad actually that it’s a “mini” collection because my mind was racing with so many more print and pattern ideas! Kiss Me has a super fun and very trendy color palette that the DT is raving over---pink and navy blue, plus lots of pop-culture elements like mustaches. I mean, honestly, who hasn’t taken a picture with a mustache (prop, stick, sticker, tattoo, etc.) this year?! Lol, but seriously right?!
Stay tuned for the full Kiss Me Reveal on Wednesday, Oct. 17th
In the meantime, I want to inspire you. When brainstorming a new collection there are several elements that must be visited including colors, textures, trends, fashion, prints and more. My brainstorming includes hours of research online, in magazines, at some of my favorite stores and outside in nature. A huge “morgue” as I like to call it of ideas made up of sometimes hundreds of images is collected.
Then I must see common threads that I see tending throughout that is really the core of my inspiration and narrow down my Mood Board to look something like this.
This Mood Board is what I worked with for the new Kiss Me collection. Once my color interest was peaked I knew I wanted pinks and blues; it’s fun, and non-traditional for Valentine’s but very widely accepted in fashion and our everyday world right now. It’s modern and graphic, very much like Bella Blvd’s style…hence, a perfect fit.
So there it is, a glimpse into the creative process in a nutshell. The Mood Board is a constant reminder of the theme and focus of a collection. Aren’t you excited to see Kiss Me? I just cannot wait for the reveal… Woot woot!
Have a happy weekend! Sending lots of love and creative juices from the Bella Blvd studios!