Yesterday, I met up with Jasper Ong of Avalon.ph to get a Moleskine Travel journal and Shabby’s Moleskine order. The day before, he asked if I could make a sketch on his Fashionary journal. I was pleasantly surprised and humbled by his request, especially when I realize that my works aren’t really fashion-related.
Fashionary is a sketchbook that is “tailor-made for fashion designers”. It’s got measurement tools, patterns, seams and stitches, brand index, body measurement tables… it’s all there. There are also pages where you can sketch your designs. These pages already have light templates in them that you can opt to follow, or just draw freehand.
Fashionary’s a great accessory for anyone who passionate about creating designs for fashion. Think of a Moleskine with references, dictionaries and tools that will definitely come in handy. While it’s easy to use smartphones and other mobile devices to do research for fashion related information, I think it’ll be easier to have the details you need at hand.
As someone who isn’t into fashion, I still would like to have one. I do draw, and sometimes I’d think about clothes and costumes for the characters I create. Having a journal with all these details — plus pages that have a template that I can use for inspiration — definitely helps. I wasn’t thinking of any design in particular when I started drawing and look at what I was able to do.
I used the Sakura Micron pen, and the ink didn’t leak to the back pages. Definitely shows that the Fashionary’s a quality product. Also, I’m the first to draw on it (wala lang, random haha).
For more details on what Fashionary is all about, please visit Fashionary.org. The journal comes in two versions: Women’s Fashionary and Men’s Fashionary. I believe a Kid’s Fashionary’s coming soon too. You can also order Fashionary from Avalon.ph (dare I say “exclusively”? I haven’t seen this product out in other shops yet).
Photo credits: Fashionary and Avalon.ph