by Joyce Schwarz blogging at www.visionboard.info
Many of the people in my audience and those following me on Facebook often ask --what is an Inspiration Board and how is it different from a Vision Board? Also why do fashion designers and other designers always call their boards Inspiration Boards versus Dream Board or Treasure Map or Vision Board?
So I thought the best way to explain this was to start showing some major Designer Inspiration Boards so you can see what these look like:
Marchesa is a fascinating fashion brand inspired by the 19th Century aristocrat of the same name. Here's part of what NY Magazine says about the designers:With nineteenth-century eccentric aristocrat Marchesa Casiti as their muse, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig brought to life the icon’s grandiose vision of being a living work of art. In 2004, Marchesa was officially established, and quickly exploded as a favorite among celebrities and critics alike. Marchesa's 2011 Spring Inspiration board is titled Orientalist . See more about Marchesa at wikipedia.org also Look at their 2011 Spring line and see how the Orientalist Inspiration board was an influencer for what they created: springmarchesa
WHAT IS A FASHION OR DESIGNER INSPIRATION BOARD? It basically is a collection of pictures, designs, words or images that tie in with how the designer wants to depict their new line for spring, summer, winter or fall of that year. Or in the case where the designer is someone like Rachel Ray (yes, she has an inpiration board, see it below) it can be a look or representation to tie together the projects that she is working on for that season. Often called MOOD boards the idea for a major designer is to tie together or to form a theme or even what we in the self growth business might call a MANTRA -- an overview that shows that pictures, images or power themes speak louder than words.
Here is Rachael Ray's Inspiration board for 2011 Spring:
Do you see how the colors mesh together and contrast at the same time -- it kind of looks COSMIC doesn't it? Maybe with a lot of sun thrown in...see how she interpreted that in her spatula line...yes no matter what it is --your Inspiration board should truly INSPIRE by color by feel by look etc.
Here's designer Betsey Johnson's Inspiration boad for 2011 spring --it's called Skreech -- and truly does have a sense of live action -- almost comic book as in Skreech!
Here's some pix from Betsey Johnson's Spring 2011 collection as pictured on Google -- just look at the one with her signature-- it seems to directly reflect the Spring Inspiration board -- not comic book in style but in SCREECHING colors! What do you think.
Once again how does this tie in with a Vision Board? In the Vision Board Institute course on how to become a Certified Vision Board Coach, we go into how you can use anything around you for inspiration -- it doesn't have to be a photo or an image or a word or an affirmation. The idea is to create a virtual campaign that will allow you to experience your vision as soon as possible -- hopefully now...so by settling on one theme or mantra or power word for each season -- you too can see your vision become REAL ! '
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