Moodboarding is something which i can never remember not doing, nevermind doing. For aslong as i can remember, this has been my own way of making sense of trends, thoughts, feelings and ideas where what i am wearing is concerned, so it seemed almost rude for it not to have its own very special section on here!
Now there are so many sights which let you do this sort of thing online, by cutting and pasting and 'borrowing' images to make up online moodboards, but i am old school! I have tried to dabble in such sights, but i always come back to my own little concept.
Each board is unique in its ideas and why what's on it, is. Anything i can glue down will make its way on there: magazine,leaflet and newspaper cuttings; my own photos, song lyrics, material - you get the idea. But each one has a general theme behind it, and i update and re-visit them all at some point, using them for ideas and inspiration behind what i wear. So if you see odd snippets popping up in my outfit posts, now you know why and where they come from!
I hope that others will enjoy scrolling through them, and even using them for their own inspiration. Each one has notes below, just to shed a bit more light into this and that!
Girly, Chloe, simple shapes, understated femininity, neutral palettes, darling, glorious pastels, petals.
Peacocks, classic glamour, sex siren, film stars, Carey Mulligan, bedhead meets a starlet.
'Stupid on the streets of London. James Dean in the Rain. Without her its all the same.'
-The Killers 'Under the Gun'
Old fashioned florals, vintage luxury, tutus and t-shirts, busy and fussy and cluttersome!
Screen goddess, sex siren, hollywood, starlets, Anne Hathaway, Brigitte Bardot.
Glam rock vs Alice and Wonderland, sequins, glitter and stars, jelly babies, Debbie Harry.
'Candy talks to strangers. Thinks her life's in danger. No-one gives a damn about her hair.'
-The Killers 'This is Your Life'
Toys, dreams, surrealism, fantasy, toy boxes, dress up, dolls house.
'The sky is full of dreams, but you don't know how to fly.'
-The Killers 'This is Your Life.'
Flowers flowers flowers!!! hummingbirds, dragonflies and paradise.
'The small girl smiles, one eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers.'
-Roald Dahl 'Revolting Rhymes'
'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.'
-Roald Dahl 'The Twits'
'Candy had the red dress. Bleeding when she kissed me.'
-The Killers 'Joyride'.
Wicked Witch of the West, charcoal, kohl, monochrome, grace.
'I enjoy and i devour.
Flesh and wine and luxury.
But in my heart i am luke warm
Nothing ever touches me.
-Bloc Party 'Song for Clay'
'God left a window in the sky. To love and rhapsodise.'
- U2 'Window in the Sky'
Grace, ballerina, ethereal, Sarah Fisk, Mimi Holliday, La Perla, glowing, luminous.
the unexpected, toadstools, fairies, unicorns, woodland, The Magic Faraway Tree.
Solar, icecream, sorbet, sweets and lollipops.
'I should be moving on your nose adorable. I want something un-ignorable.'
-The Tings Tings 'Shut Up and Let Me Go.'
Yorkshire Mixture, wartime, nostalgia, fresh air, moors, hills and countryside, The Land Girls.
Parisian street chic.
Winter whites, frosty, muffled, layers, muffled noises, crisp snow,muted.
Sleep, dreams, books, freshly bathed skin, clean bed sheets, rosey cheeks, soft knees, natural beauty, Sisley and Philosophy.
Eclectic Gypsy, folky, heritage, quintessential, drama and poetry.
Styling coats, parkas, Gap, Cos and Zara.
Skin, pure and beautiful, radiance, glowing, dewy, Soap and Glory, Philosophy.
Double skinny extra hot, Chanel, New York, Kiehls Apothacary.
Glastonbury, Coachella, Carnivals, summer solstice, glamping, wigwams.
Prints, mix and match, Cath Kidston, Liberty of London, Monsoon, Florals, Monsoon Kidswear.
Bow ties, Lily Allen, Edie Sedgewick, 1960, monochrome.
Maceroons, Bridgitte Bardot, bow ties, Agent Provocateur, la perla, french manicures, 1960's.
Never Neverland, Peterpan, fairies, blossom, A Midsummer Nights' Dream'
Morocco, Ikat prints, Arabic, Middle East, Turkish baths, smells of rose, patchouli, and lavender.
Midnight gardens, summer evenings, garden parties, spring.
Geek chic, satchels, androgyny, Alexa Chung, Burberry SS12, being British, bow ties, ties and waistcoats, tweed.