Friday, January 30, 2015

Ai Keyboard Shortcuts

Hello fabric and Ai lovers! 

Happy Friday! A super quick post here providing you all a helpful tip. You may not know, but I am shortcut freak! I find it easier and faster to complete projects while using shortcuts. So I want to share with all of you-Adobe Illustrator users-a basic and downloadable shortcuts-cheat-sheet. For some of you that are more advance ☺ here are two links with an extensive detailed shortcuts for Mac and PC. But don't worry PS CS6 users, I will be posting a useful shortcuts for all of you as well.

Download the Ai CS6 Shortcut cheat-sheet here ☺



Monday, January 26, 2015

Etno Inspiration

Hello there fabric lovers! 

I had been blogging a lot about what inspires me and I want to conclude this -inspirational posts frenzy- with a quick blog post about what inspired me to create my latest collection, Etno. I decided to create a collection that captures the ethnic expression trend through a medley of etchings. Floral motifs are designed with bold brush strokes, and energized geometrics combine with artistic patterning. Etno is playfully crafted, and outlined with a sophisticated color palette of tan hues, aquamarine, spiced yellow and ambrosia. Textures and intricate designs are what Etno is all about and its clearly represented in this inspiration board which has a bit of Etno inspirational images. 

When I am designing a new collection, I require visual inspiration. I usually save images on my computer archives which I will constantly visit. But sometimes a computer archive is not enough so I create an actual mood board filled with textures, objects, colors and images that stimulate my senses. Take a closer look at a piece of Etno's mood board, crowded with pictures, colorful textures and future project ideas. I like it so much that I won't take it down until my next collection☺

I love surfing the web and I am constantly stumbling upon great images that inspired me greatly, but sometimes the good-old-mood-board is always a great source of inspiration. With  this ladies I conclude my inspirational frenzy! Many things inspire me daily and I always wanted to share it with all of you. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.☺☺



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thinking Mint

Hey lovelies! 

I want to share with you my current color obsession! I know that I had blogged about my latest color inspiration-which I absolutely adore...those pink hues..I mean really! Love it!!- but I just couldn't ignore this color which I had been spotting everywhere. I am constantly finding inspiration and specially in colors. Soft and multicolored hues are as essential as mood boards. A mood board stimulate my senses with textures and images while colors give me the spark to create something new and exciting. Well.....lets get to it, currently I am thinking about Mint or as PANTONE calls it, Lucite Green.  This color is a part of Spring 2015 color trend along with more stunning tones full of cooler, softer and warmer hues. Although, Mint or Lucite Green is not considered a fashion color, it does come back form time to time.   

Mint is a perfect Spring color, but living in South Florida, I have the chance of sporting this hue all year round. I am super thrilled and excited about Spring 2015 color trends! There is a great variety in worries, I will be blogging about them soon   


Friday, January 16, 2015

What I'm Loving Right Now

Hello lovelies! 
What a week!! I had a very active one meeting deadlines and working non-stop, but when you do what you love, you will never get bored. It has been a while since I blogged about "What I'm Loving" and I decided to start again! There are so many things I found inspirational and I love them that I have to share it with all of you. So I put together the top 5 items that I am currently obsessed with! And trust me when I say that I have more to come ☺ 
Find links for each item below!