Inspiration Within

Where does personal style come from? How do you know whether you are a master or a slave to fashion?
I don’t know the answer to that. Fashion156 featured an interesting quote on style…

According to model booker Sandra Robbins, “a style icon is someone who relates to ‘her time’ and dresses ‘in fashion’ with a personal twist/signature.”

It lead me to ask, who inspires me, style-wise? Admittedly I don’t know much about fashion, I’m learning every single day who designs what, or even about models (I just can’t keep up). I spent the majority of the morning contemplating who I find to be the most stylish, who, I would like to aspire to be like. It’s very difficult for me to chose an actress, or a model, simply because I’m not sure if they are the ones who make the decisions. They may be beautiful, but are they visually literate? With celebrity stylists and personal shoppers, I can admire the outfits, but with today it’s hard to tell
what’s real and what’s styled and Photoshop. (Even, I am Photoshopped… eh… sometimes).

The one person who I imagined could take my breath away, is Georgia O’Keefe. From early 20th Century Stieglitz portraits through her old age, she’s stunning. If ever there were a campaign for growing old naturally, she’s it… as I ponder how I can scrape the funds to start a botox habit, O’Keefe, shows me that beauty and style comes from something we can’t see. It’s a presence that permeates every section of our being. Of course, visual literacy helps… but those are only details.

So, I’ve shared my inspiration… who is yours? And why?

5 Replies to “Inspiration Within”

  1. I was and will be always sure – the style is only about person, it shouldn’t be any ‘masses influenced’ something which is screaming out of modern pop magazines’ covers.

  2. Georgia is an embodiment of truly wise and deep woman, who doesn’t seek for any fashion stuff but creates ones and actually is ones.

  3. Nice choice! My own inspiration is… Naomi Campbell. Yeah. She’s outstanding and mind blowing.
    Yes, she’s a model primarily. But at the same time she has such a great feel of style and her presence is very comprehensive.

  4. Wow, the Marchesa Luisa Casati has been my inspiration for years. I’m glad so many people have taken notice of her lately.

    She became what she desired most, a living work of art.

    It wasn’t about cookie cutter beauty, it was about the story she could tell thru fashion, the reaction of the public and the transformation of the ordinary into the extraordinary.

    It was her attitude. It was intoxicating (or so i imagine)

    The woman had balls.
    (pardon my french, he hee…)

    So, yes, she is who inspires me.

    By the way, i loOoOove reading ur blog. It’s the only one i read, and i do it everyday. 🙂

    Keep it up!

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