Inspire me: what's in my visual diary

Last updated 09:42 14/03/2012

Hot models. And puppies, and jewellery, and art.

Do you keep a diary?

I don't, but I do keep a visual diary. In it I keep drawings, photographs that I collect, imagery that inspires me, and plans and ideas for fashion shoots and stories. I find it a total pleasure poring over old inspirations, and these are some of the ones that have been exciting me over the past wee while.

I draw fashion inspiration from all sorts of imagery, and it needn't be totally obvious. Sometimes it might be a simple colour combo of two pieces of art together which I'll then try to replicate in colour with my clothing at home. Other times it might be a DIY inspiration, or a photo of a clothing combination that seems so obvious but that I've never thought to try. Paolo Raversi's shot of Arizona Muse in a white dress inspired me to put together a white on white feminine look. Ruby-Jean Wilson's smoking photos for Oyster magazine got me experimenting with purple eyeshadows again. I hope that you get something out of these too, enjoy!


Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. I love the wild ruffle!



Bambi Norwood-Blyth by Dan Martensen for Dossier Journal



At Rick Owens, by Morgan O'Donovan for Dazed Digital



Miu Miu


Via The Clothes Horse. I feel a DIY moment coming on...


Nina Ricci. I love the off-kilter stole.


Natalia Vodianova by Paolo Roversi


Nick Rae by Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Numero Homme



Lea Seydoux for Russia Interview magazine. This Jil Sander veil beanie is so madly popular at the moment, but would be so easy to make!


Not just a Label spine bracelet


Hanneli by Streetsfn


A hair bow. You can buy it from Hershesons


Arizona Muse by Paolo Roversi for Vogue China



Ruby-Jean Wilson for Oyster magazine


Dalmatian Puppies from 5inchandup


Happy Wednesday everyone!



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Qtwn   #1   01:01 pm Mar 14 2012

Sounds like you need Pinterest!

MC (the other one)   #2   01:12 pm Mar 14 2012

With you up until the smoking pic - YUK! No matter how gorgeous her lippy colour, hairstyle or sleek white shirt - YUK! If you smoke, you are killing yourself, and it is not cool.

Lauren   #3   02:29 pm Mar 14 2012

@MC (the other one) #2 Agreed. Smoking is feral.

Dana   #4   05:02 pm Mar 15 2012

Awesome pictures! I love the hair bow one. To all the moaners: get over it! Seriously. It's a matter of aesthetics. The lighting is wonderful, her facial angles are simply stunning and the lipstick is a perfect match. Her bone structure is gorgeous - loving the cheekbones. Art is art. We all know smoking is bad. Looking at a picture like this won't make us smokers. -_-* Also, you do realise that in the age of photoshop it could just be drawn on, right? Back to the art: I *adore* the first picture! The body angles, the hands, the ruffle, the androgynous look! I want a poster with it :D

Vision   #5   10:24 pm Mar 19 2012

Yukko smoke. Others are great except first pic. Looks like she's had a chunk taken out of her, leaving an exposed sunken belly. Gross.

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