Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Fashionary




I've never called my blog a fashion blog intentionally. There are real fashion bloggers out there, they know what they talk about and do a great job documenting the latest trends. I would never compare my blog to theirs.

I didn't have much style as a teenager and I wouldn't say I was interested in my own style before I turned 18. Leaving home to study in a bigger city was probably the trigger. All of a sudden, I lived 5 minutes from one the longest shopping streets in Europe. After only two years in Bordeaux, I had changed drastically. It took me years before finding what I wanted my style to be and feeling confident about it. It was a long and tricky process but I've learned a lot along the way and that's the reason why I felt like starting this blog and documenting my style and inspiration.

I followed Paris Fashion Week for years while I still lived in France, I would watch the shows on TV and read articles in the magazine my mom bought every Sunday. I remember Kenzo & Ungaro initiating my love for color. And then I moved to Oslo and had to start from scratch. Learning about Scandinavian designers wasn't exactly my priority but eventually I caught up. I went to Fashion Night Out in New York with Jacob and had a blast. Laetitia (aka Mademoiselle Robot) came to Oslo and took me to Fashion Week and I didn't feel like I didn't belong. Fam Irvoll's show convinced me Fashion could (and should) be fun.

However I never felt I knew enough about Fashion. See: Fashion with a big F, scary. I am very interested in style and clothes and shoes and glasses but without caring much for names and labels. 


And then I found out about Fashionary.
BAM BAM BAM




The name 'Fashionary' comes from Fashion + Dictionary + Diary. And only this sounds like perfection to me. It's a sketchbook combined with quasi-exhaustive fashion information and figure templates. I'm still brainstorming about how to make most out of these templates without ruining them but I already know I want to go through the dictionary from A to Z. 

Here's the list of contents:
• Measurement Tools
• Brands Index
• Books & Bookmarks
• Body Measurement
• Patterns & Flat Drawings
• Specs Sheets
• Fabric Dictionary
• Colour & Printing
• Laundry Labels
• Seams & Stiches
• Typography & Boards
  • • Fashion Events



I'll make sure to post some of the templates once I've customized them. Can't wait to get started! 


Read more about Fashionary here.


5 comments:

  1. you really opened my eyes...
    this was what i was looking for a long time! thnx

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    1. Dear Anonymous,
      you're welcome.
      xxx

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  2. I love your style...dork <3

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  3. great tool indeed! I bought the red special edition on shopdescreateurs.com but I think it's sold out :_(

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