Friday, 27 May 2011

Inspired by fashion

I'm still in the midst of LOAD madness so I thought I would just leave you with a very quick blog post with some layouts I haven't shared yet.

Well, they were shared in The Scrapbook Magazine but of course, I wait until they have been published to show them to you here.

I was asked to create two layouts inspired by fashion. What a great prompt and my mind went off in a million directions.

I instantly knew that I wanted to make a layout based on this window I had photographed at Christmas.

You might realise that I am ever so slightly obsessed with Chanel - if only I could indulge in real items other than perfume! But I fell in love with the window display while I was window shopping in Düsseldorf and thought it was so typically Chanel. Understated, classy but modern all at the same time. The combination of colours which are always connected in my mind with Chanel - THAT cream, black and just a hint of red. I knew that I wanted to use this as the basis for the first layout.

It was lovely to create something with these soft creams and natural beiges, with just a flash of bright from the photo and the title. The layout was very calming to make and I put a lot of work into finding just the right elements for my cluster.

The second layout was proving difficult to decide on until Liberty told me it was a total no-brainer and that of course, I should do a layout about our Prêt à Portea in London when we went for mum's birthday. It would be a bright, fun layout and a great contrast to the first one.

Thanks, Libby, for the push to make this one - I love it! It was a great feeling to just let go and chose all those elements relating to the colour and the theme. It took me ages, but I was very happy with the result.

What would you decide on if you were given this prompt?


  1. I love these two LO's, totally different but both gorgeous. I'm a Chanel girl too and like you it's just perfume and makeup,one day though.......

  2. these are amazing Lisa! I love the first one for it's elegance. so Chanel. But you know I am a bigger fan of the second one for all the bright colors! ;)truly inspiring. Love your style. :)

  3. LOVE that Chanel inspired page especially. Did you read Justine Picardie's recent book about Chanel? I did and enjoyed it, but I would have liked even more detail about the clothes

  4. Both layouts are Gorgeous Lisa!! I especially love your cluster on the second!

  5. Brilliant~ I have a couple of windows took pics of and now I know why!!! You are so good at creating *feeling* in your pages. I want to come hang out in your creative space and see how you do all of these gorgeous pages ~ can I just come by say Tuesday? I'll even bring coffee~


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