Definition of MUSE
: a source of inspiration; especially : a guiding genius
For those of you who are fans of Project Runway you'll recall Nick Verreos from season 2 who won the "My Scene Barbie Challenge". Well he designed a outfit for Barbie and credited his muse, his assigned model for the inspiration.
(Photo of Nick Verreos courtesy of Project Runway)
(Photo of the My Scene Barbie Challenge winning outfit and Nick's model/muse on the right)
I posted about things that inspire my sewing just a few weeks ago. But there was one thing I intentionally left off of the post since I knew I'd be talking more in depth about it later. In the last few months I've made an interesting discovery about myself. Actually this discovery came on the tail end of me beginning my fashion design sketching earlier this year. I realize that I have a hard time just thinking about design ideas just out of the blue. I mean I could think of random ideas but had a hard time connecting and visualizing them without a face & body to connect them to. Well that was until I got a muse. My muse is actress Megan Good.
(Actress Megan Good)
Also, for the record, my youngest muse just so happens to be my "Wee-One". She always manages me to inspire me to make such pretty "special occasion" dresses for her to wear.
(My Wee-One's Father/Daughter banquet dress from earlier this year)
What about you? Do you have a muse or muses? Who are they and why?