Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Morning Inspiration

Happy Monday Everyone! and welcome to a new week. Today's post is once again a look at the Valentino fabric books that I have. The drawings are from the 1989 Spring/Summer catalog, Primavera Estate. The 80's are coming to a close and I see that yes the shoulders are still quite large and padded, but the style is becoming much closer to the body. There are a number of great design details and I love the flippy little skirts.  
Notice the button detail on the hem of the skirt above.
The floral peep-a-boo lining and the bias waistband on the jacket above.
The shirt tail hem on a short boxy jacket.
Red plaid and fishnet hose!!

Dresses made for dancing!

And dresses for ladies who lunch.

I have one last book to share and then we'll move on.
Have a wonderful day and may you have an inspired week :)

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  1. Gorgeous fabric combinations. Much nicer than the 80's I remember.

  2. Rhonda I love it when you share your illustrations. I would love to run into some books like that one day.

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    1. I thought so too. This is one of my favorites.

  4. Thank you again Rhonda. I've always loved Valentino and these have been such a treat.

    1. I love doing it as it gives me a reason to sit down and look through the books. So glad you've enjoyed the pictures.

  5. Thank you for sharing these amazing sketches. Inspiring!

  6. Love your site i just found it and cannot wait to explore more!

  7. Oooh, beautiful! I actually like the red plaid with the fishnets.

  8. Thanks Rachael! So happy to have you:)