It used to be that in the publishing biz—which is what I do for my day job—a plate was created at the publishing press and that plate was what all the copies were made from (there was one plate for each color: CMYK). I'm sure the process is still somewhat similar, only further advanced in technology. Anyway, the point is, a plate makes a copy. And since I am a fashionplate stationery designer, of course I like to look around for inspiration...for things to "plate" if you will. So here's my first "plated" post.
I mentioned here that I recently joined Lookbook. This was the best inspiration gold mine I have ever struck. There are so many beautiful outfits and combinations out there that guys and gals are putting together. But I thought instead of just gaining fashion inspiration from these talented folks, I would use their ensembles for ideas when I am designing on paper. I mean, why not turn that outfit into stationery?!
So first up at the plate is Cheyser. (yes, the plate pun was intended! ha!) The photo I saw of her that first caught my eye was this fantastic white hippie dress. I thought it was so lovely and right on cue with my own style that I just had to check out her blog and other lookbook photos. And boom, instant girl crush! What can I say, I love her free spirited style. She does it so well! So I chose this creation here to design a piece of personalized stationery for her. And I appropriately named it Dream Cheyser after her Lookbook profile. Click here for Cheyser's blog or here to see more great photos of her amazing style on Lookbook.
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What do you think? Have I done Cheyser's style justice with this stationery piece?
psst: Cheyser and I are working together to bring you a giveaway!!! As soon as the details and entry rules are complete, I'll be sure to post and link to her blog again, where she'll be hosting the giveaway. So stayed tuned!!!
*photos: Laura Menconi