Monday, June 14, 2010

Spring 2010 Collection - "Lightness"





Above are two of my inspiration boards for the Spring 2010 "Lightness" collection. An inspiration board is really a tool to narrow down what the theme of the collection should be. You always have so many themes running around in your head, but an inspiration board really forces you to commit to an idea (though I usually end up changing it again ;))

An inspiration board is also just a piece of paper that you can look at all the time. Sometimes an idea will sound right in your head, but when you're combining it with fabric swatches, you realize, Okay that might not work together.

People always ask me how I get inspiration for my new collections. I usually just go on the internet and look for something that I have an instant conection with. This season, there were lots of colors and African themes. As you can tell, it actually morphed into a collection of lightness instead. Sometimes what you start off with is not what you end up with.

Photos from my Spring 2010 Collection:






And finally, here's me wearing the Lolita dress from the collection at the recent Lightness show supporting The Fairy Godmother Project.

Thanks everyone for stopping by, check back soon for more updates!
Leave your name and email in a comment and the first 100 people will be automatically entered to win a $100 gift certificate to Lot 8! Leave me some love!

Chloe

61 comments:

Busy Mom said...

I am the first! Yay me. Love your stuff.

April said...

Love all the dresses! So pretty :)

Violet Peacock said...

Awesome blog post, so happy to see your work and so happy for my friend Sasha to be working with you x

PHANatik said...

SO PRETTY, and yay for african themes, the motherland always has such fierce inspiration =b.

Hazirah Trotsky ;D said...

Hey Chloe, good to know that you just started a blog! I like it! I think you're a brilliant fashion designer since you entered Project Runway. I so wanna be like you when I grow up! LOVE YOU CHLOE!

Dency said...

Always loved your clothes, Chloe....so feminine : )

Hannahjoja said...

Everyone's jumping into the blogging mix and I'm glad you are as well! I love the idea for the new collection. Can't wait to stop by the store again.

Kristy page said...

So pretty! Love them All! Kristypage@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This collection is stunning! I am a huge fan of your designs!

-Michelle Miller
mishelin@aol.com

Ricardo said...

Glad you've started a blog:) I continually recommend your boutique to my friends

Anonymous said...

Its gorgous!D

Sandra
ixxsandra@aol.com

May said...

so pretty...

May Bui @ Phantahsey@hotmail.com

florencia9 said...

Your clothes are just stunning, and what makes it even greater is that you design clothes for "real women" and not just those on the runway. God bless and continued success always!

Florence

Anonymous said...

Your clothes are so pretty Miss Chloe! I always buy your pieces off QVC. Love em!
Diana DiPierro
dianalynn.dipierro@gmail.com

monique said...

Beautiful work!!

Thalia said...

Love the "lightness" of all the beautiful pieces!

Thalia Aguirre
thalialuvs@aol.com

Marcela said...

Your colection is beautiful..The soul of her creator is reflected :)

Marcela Ugarte
m.ugarteroco@gmail.com

Wolfon Wear said...

You have a beautiful collection.

Sherrie said...

Your work is amazing! Can you open in San Antonio soon?

Anonymous said...

Hi Chloe ! so great to be here witnessing the new wave of American fashion .. you have rocked our world with your designs straight from your mind and soul.

Keep on wowing us! Love ya !
nigel_ralphs@yahoo.com
nigel ralphs facebook

moniemoan said...

Beautiful! I'm still waiting for some plus sized pieces from you. I think you would do a beautiful job.

Simone

QTPie8810@aol.com

Sandy Adams said...

Love all your clothes! Yes would love to be entered into the drawing.
Sandy Adams
email is sandy.adams29@gmail.com

Zαzø Guєrrα :: Ich bin kuηst =) said...

Hum. I love what you do. What could I say more? LOL ... Well, I could add that the green dress is amazing! It "smells" like lemon, or reminds me pistachio. =) Good sensations, anyway. Kisses

That's my e-mail guerrazazo@gmail.com

Nuo1 said...

I am so impressed with your new 2010 line up! You are such an incredible talent!

B P said...

Awesome collection!

Benny Paredes
BennyPar85@suddenlink.net

Ryan Rice said...

So glad you are in the blogosphere! I will add a link from Houston Dog Blog :0)!
Ryan
info@houstondogblog.com
www.houstondogblog.com

lilahnight said...

Hi Chloe! Love your designs!

Naomi Klein
lilahnight@yahoo.com

Marci said...

The collection is lovely. You are very talented and I love what you do. Seeing the inspiration board was very interesting.

andrew philip nguyen said...

BEAUTIFUL!! so excited to see you expand the chloe dao brand!

K.Brown said...

Love it! Can't wait to see more!
-Kristina

Edna said...

So romantic and beautiful. Absolutely love your Lightness collection.
Edna
edna@etchedinthread.com

Anonymous said...

I really like your new things..must meet and talk soon! XOXO
Vera

vsid1@excite.com

Anonymous said...

I so like the baby blue one. I may have to drop by your shop soon. :)
trisha_luong@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Chloe, you are a true inspiration and set such a positive example. Now, with this blog, there is another venue for you to share your vision, insight, and latest projects with all the fans & beyond. Us at RAMS! :)

Samantha said...

I love your designs! beautiful! Lightness show was amazing! - Samantha

-sgc0788@gmail.com

Gwen said...

Dear Chloe, I'm from Peru, and I'm such a big fan of your work and inspiration! I don't have yet a dress from your collection but I'm saving money and I'm sure one day I'll get one! all I can say summarize in one word is lightness! thank you for all Chloe!

Michael Allendorf Photography said...

Chloe,

Always a fellow industry supporter from Houston. If your ever in need of a fashion photographer please let me know.

daniela said...

Chloe.. I am a huge fan of your clothing. I think you are ultra talented. Can't wait to add your blog to my list of favorites! Tell Trinh hi. Hopefully you guys are working out.. she always tells me she's not working out enough ;o) Hugs from Utah!

Anonymous said...

Exquisite Collection.

Judith
jchantharaj@hotmail.com

Amber said...

Amber M
fatshionbabble@gmail.com

Trang said...

Love your work! I always get compliments when I wear your stuff.

--Trang
htrangtvu@gmail.com

Brandon said...

An inspiration board! That is so cool. I think I'll be starting one soon. :)

Brandon May
brandon@hypnoticsubliminals.com

Aesthetic skincare specialist said...

Your lightness collection is so aptly named. You get the feeling of wispy gossamer light fabric but also the palest of pastels. I love the baby blue one shoulder confection. Gorgeous as always!

-Mai
Maitpham@yahoo.com
Twitter: happymmm

stefanie said...

Lovely!!!

Stefanie
ibanez427@yahoo.com

Dianne said...

LUV your Lightness Collections! So pretty fun & flirty!!

Gina said...

Talented, creative and ready to rock the world!

altheatremaine said...

I really love your designs. They're simple, elegant, and sexy.

April said...

forgot my name and email :)
april.ordonez@gmail.com
April Ordonez

Carmen :D said...

Chloe - Sunday's dress was AMAZING. Love all your dresses. carb0331@yahoo.com

Winnie&Michel said...

I like the back of the 1st dress ! ANd the 3rd dress too ! Looks like a modern city wedding dress ! Love it !

Captain Morgan said...

Love your designs! Now that I met you it was a lot of fun watching project runway again. Michael :)

World's Greatest Fashion Designer said...

Hi Chloe!
I love your designs, and inspiration process, great work!

Gabriella
fashiondesignprosperity@gmail.com
fashiondesignprosperity.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Chloe! I modeled a few of your gorgeous pieces in the "Frosted" show in the Woodlands on Friday! It is a great line & I had a wonderful time! Keep doing what you do! :) Love, Kelsey Byers
kelseybyers@live.com

J. Christina Huh said...

My favorite is that swiss dot (?) dress!

jchristinahuh [!!at] gmail [dot!!] com

Marisa said...

Lovely lovely lovely....All the dresses are amazingly beautiful!GREAT WORK!!!

Alyssa said...
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saignacio said...

the yellow dress is the epitome of lightness - like sunshine!

loved you since project runway and getting my prom dress from the lot 8 botique!

Stephanie
stephanieannignacio@gmail.com

honeyham28 said...

My favorite dress is the "flirty" yellow one! It truly evokes lightness!

Anonymous said...

I'd like you to please post the DRESS you made and she wore for THE LITTLE COUPLE JEN
please post...
thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm like a big fan of your clothes and just wanted to say when I saw you on Project Runway you have inspire me to do more with the clothes i draw. I will like to meet you in person b/c one year I'm going to be on project runway and almost like you.

Mary R. Thornton said...

Great post on fashion trends. I have checked out For a subtle look and For a lot of look wish list and found affordable dresses for women. All dresses are really lovely and appreciable. The design makes it unique than others.

 
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