Right now I'm working on designing costumes AND sets for Mozart's Figaro. It's crazy and a lot of fun. I'm setting it in 1786 Vienna but with a modern twist. The opera takes place in a day so the show starts out in a white wash then gradually changes to a black out with bold colors. Here's a compilation of images that show the mood of my interpretation of the show.
I have to say, the biggest inspiration is from my two favorite blogs, Miss Pandora and The Cherry Blossom Girl and their incredible photographs & outfits from Le Carnaval De Versailles.