and now, more about my detective look for STYLO 3! have you made it through the magazine yet? so good, right?
to tell you the truth, i’d been keeping a secret pinterest board with STYLO ideas since before the second issue came out in the hopes that someday it might come in handy. i had sort of an ethereal floral theme going on that was pretty, but once i was actually invited to participate, i had a different brainstorm. i really liked the idea of creating a detective, a smart, strong, capable girl – Sherlock Holmes influenced for sure, but still feminine, layered, fallish.
bit by bit, i gathered ideas and built my pinterest board with the help of some friends. i tend to approach creative challenges by mulling them over and over in my mind until i’ve figured the whole thing out, and only then can i dive into the actual making. i like to start with a general idea or theme, then work out the details – using the powers of deduction! Continue reading