“Her collections now come together in a sort of magpie manner, finding shiny bits of inspiration wherever she goes. The mood board in her studio is pinned with everything from tickets to Jay-Z concerts to pictures of perennial icons like Lauren Hutton, Marisa Berenson and Stella Tennant, along with snapshots of her family, beaches, flowers and stones, and postcards from her goddaughter. But her references are rarely literal.
'I need for the inspiration to rest so that I can make it my own,' she says. 'Then I can embellish it, mix it with other memories in my fantasy world. Sometimes it can take years before it comes back.'’”
—Eglée de Bure (read more)
A look at Aurélie Bidermann's mood board, courtesy of Eglée de Bure for WSJ Magazine, reveals not only artistic details but also the more personal ones. Inspiration is best hidden in something we’ve always had with us. Photo: Céline Clanet for WSJ.