If stay-at-home orders have totally transformed your day-to-day routine, know you're not alone. Happy hours, brunches, concerts, and leisure shopping days have been replaced with activities you can enjoy from within the four walls of your living space. By now, you likely have already shopped for a new wardrobe online, finished 101 puzzles, and learned how to bake bread like a pro, and you're looking for new quarantine hobbies to keep you entertained. Don't worry: designers are helping out by inspiring some creativity, offering up projects that will keep you occupied and having fun while staying at home.
From craft kits for creating your own jewelry to downloadable coloring books featuring their sketches to writing courses to prep you for that next big novel, brands are inspiring you to unleash your inner artist or at least tap in your super creative inner child.
Ahead, find the growing list of all fashion brands who are helping you pass the time a little more whimsically during quarantine.
Take a writing class with Tomi Adeyemi.
Tomi Adeyemi is teaching aspiring authors how to chart and organize their work with lots of encouragement, tips, and community bonds forged along the way. For the latest #WritersRoadmapxValentino installment, the Time 100 author teamed up with Valentino to sponsor 50 students, chosen from around the world to foster a diverse community. These 50 emerging writers were awarded a scholarship to join the course through Valentino, receiving a welcome kit including a Bookstore X Valentino tote, a new fragrance Valentino Voce Viva, and a special half day workshop. To join the waitlist for the next Writers Roadmap enrollment, sign up here.
Unleash your inner artist with an Iris Apfel coloring book.
Style icon and queen Iris Apfel is well known for her more-is-more, whimsical and eclectic fashion sense. As the world looks for new projects to occupy their quarantine time, Apfel has released a coloring book, titled "Iris: The Coloring Book" in partnership with the University of Texas, where she has been a guest professor for some time for the University's Textile and Apparel Program.
Join a sketching competition with Alexander McQueen.
Alexander McQueen is encouraging all of their followers to get more creative with a weekly sketching competition. You sketch your favorite piece inspired by a selection of shared images and then tag their social media account as well as #McQueenCreators. And perhaps, you'll even be inspired to sew it and bring it to life.
Make some jewelry with a DIY bead kit from Roxanne Assoulin.
Roxanne Assoulin released a DIY bead kit so that you can get your own, custom, colorful necklace or bracelet at home. It’s basically like your beading projects from childhood — but a lot more chic. And it's already a hit: every fashion girl is already busy creating from the kit on Instagram.
Color in Manolo Blahnik sketches and dream of wearing heels again.
Create some arm candy with Larissa Loden's craft kit.
Arm candy is the best conversation starter, especially when you make it yourself. With Larissa Loden's craft kit, you can make such clever word bracelets as "World's Okayest Mom." There's a new word every week that launches on Saturdays.
Sew your own face mask with Fashionphile's DIY mask making kits.
Try a digital coloring book via Hill House.
Design your own Stubbs and Wootton slippers to wear around the house.
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