Inspire me: what's in my visual diary

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!