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Where does the inspiration come from?

Lise Abraham

We all need inspiration in our lives, for a creative person it is a MUST! Both Suzanne and I LOVE fashion with a passion, we look at magazines, watch on line couture fashion shows (one day maybe we will get to see the real thing) go to art exhibitions, museums, travel, enjoy the natural world and all that nature has to offer, people watch, stare out to space, watch movies; there is inspiration all around us.

Suzanne’s collage work in process with paper from magazines.

Suzanne’s collage work in process with paper from magazines.

Suzanne started coveting fashion magazines at an early age, Vogue was a favorite, she saved all her magazines and eventually when her art took her in the direction of collage work, the magazines that were stacked up in piles became her inspiration to use in her art. Shapes and colors from those magazines form the basis of Suzanne’s unique collage work.

For me photography is a passion and an inspiration, as I am constantly traveling I come across inspirational images all the time. I send my photos to Suzanne when I see something that inspires me and so we are constantly sharing ideas with each other.

One of my design hero’s is Manolo Blahnik. I started buying his shoes in the 1970’s when he had a small shop just off the Kings Road in London. One of Manolo’s inspirations for his beautiful shoes is the Wallace Collection in London. A former private residence it is full of gorgeous paintings, sculptures, furniture and more. Manolo has spent many hours absorbing the beauty of this place and has recently collaborated with the museum in showing some of his shoes that were inspired by the paintings: “An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection” I highly recommend anyone visiting London to visit this small museum.

Below is some recent inspirations from my travels, this incredible blue is my favorite color at the moment.

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Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

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