INSPIRATION — THE BIG THINGS
When I say “Big Things”, it doesn’t mean it has more importance than the “Little Things” in Life. In here, I am more talking about things I cannot really reach, like things I cannot afford, but I still find inspiration in them. Or things that I consider as Art.
For example, in here you won’t have “Nature”, although Nature is such an inspiration, an Art, AND it is such a “big” thing about Life. But Nature is so raw, all around us and reachable for any of us, that I won’t put it in this category. No need to write about how inspirational Music, Nature, Astronomy, Colours, Experiences and People are to me. Even Books, Poems, Art in general, History and so much more. But here, let’s talk about “The Big Things”.
1) Haute Couture
So, as I said, I’m guilty for having a taste for Haute Couture. Nothing arrogant, nothing superficial, I just believe Haute Couture has something so exceptional that I find inspiration in it. Obviously I am not inspired by each and every Haute Couture brand, but some of them send me to another dimension just by admiring the beauty of their details.
As a perfectionist, and someone who “suffers” from different forms of OCD for years now, I tend to pay attention to the smallest of details ever. That’s the thing about Haute Couture. Again, I am not saying any prêt-à-porter, street fashion brand is not paying attention to the detail. Haute Couture is just a different level.
Just take a few minutes to watch this kind of work, and if you are sensitive to fairytales like me, you will get my point. I have always been struggling expressing this love I have for Haute Couture, because of the fear of being judged. I am not stating everything else is irrelevant (in fact I cannot even afford one small piece of Haute Couture anyway ahahah!).
It is all about the colors, the fabrics and materials, the creation process, the poetic meanings, the way it also follows some History rules sometimes (and sometimes not at all, which makes it interesting too !); that captivate me and feed my love for Princess-related things. It just transforms the world surrounding me, into a bubble of dreams.
I love creating mood boards, I love fashion sketching, I love adding exceptional pieces and beads to clothes, and I love extravagant. What I love most, is seeing what inspired the creator to craft one piece of Art. It shows me you can start from scratch, with just a small sketch or even idea, and end up with a masterpiece of a dress. It shows everyone can create wonderful things.
“Haute couture consists of secrets whispered from generation to generation. If, in ready-to-wear, a garment is manufactured according to standard sizes, the haute couture garment adapts to any imperfection in order to eliminate it.” — Yves Saint Laurent
2) Fine Jewellery
As much as I love finding inspiration in high-end pieces of clothes, I also have a love for fine jewellery (but still cannot afford it, eh!). I mean I always loved jewellery anyway (Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, right 😉 ?) even the ones I can afford (lucky for me I still love these ones too eheh!).
But recently I started growing a passion for fine pieces of wonders. Colorful, sparkling, details that could blind you, etc : you find back all my criteria to make me fall in love with them.
There is a specific watch that I had my eyes on for years now (and I will forever, without being able to own it probably) : This “Planetarium” watch by Van Cleef & Arpels. As an Astronomy lover, this piece of Art transports me to another Galaxy. One thing I love about Fine Jewellery when it comes to watches : they don’t actually call them “watches”, but Timepieces. And this word is so much more poetic. A Timepiece. A piece of Time on your wrist. Just the word itself inspires me already.
I love watching videos about the process of creation for one piece of jewellery such as a ring or a brooch (and why not a Tiara ?). And here again, the inspirations or stories (History related or not) that helped the creator to come to this work of Art, leave me breathless.
How can I not have goosebumps when seeing a dazzling necklace with hundreds of different shades, especially when I learn the enchanting Princess story behind it ? How can I not be transported to another country while admiring the beauty of those gems coming from all around the World ? As long as it fills me with all sorts of emotions, I know jewellery will always inspire me when I feel stuck.
“Jewellery is something that has to do with emotion.” — Ann Demeulemeester
3) Fabergé Eggs
The House of Fabergé was founded in 1842 in Russia.
“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” — Winston Churchill
I have way many more sources of inspiration, and I cannot wait for you to discover them through my blogging journey. Until then, I hope you understood my point of view on the “Big Things”, and I hope I spread a little bit of sprinkles, pixie dust and inspiration all over you. If these don’t inspire you, take the time to find what your “world” is made of. What does inspire you ? What do you want to create around you ? Thank you for reading me. 💙
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