Pictures for Thought

Today is the day after Christmas and I'm sitting here looking at inspirational photos. How interesting. How my life. Anyway, I'm not here to rant.

I don't have much time to write because I'm heading off to blow all my new found mulah, but I decided to show off some of my favorite oh so inspiring photos. Indulge.




Mary-Kate Olsen for NYLON. One of my favorite shots of all time, and the best part is I don't even know why. I'm drawn to it and can look all day. The skirt is wonderful, as are the shoes and blouse, and I have always loved the essence of masks. Oh how I wish they could be worn walking down the streets of New York. Maybe I'll start the trend.




Belle Epoque by Chris Nicholl (for Flare). Any vintage/flapper photos are always inspiration to me. They carry a simple elegance, an intriguing style; subtly being in a room but at the same time making a bold statement. Independence. Glamour.





Alex Lubomirski for Vogue Germany. It's more of a metaphor for me than an inspiring photo itself. When I look at an image like this, I see the world in a different light, as the fashion world alone. A flower is no longer a flower, but a ball gown dress; a plate is no longer a plate, but is tomorrow's outfit color palette.




Songo Romantico by Javier Vallhonrat. The funny thing about my inspirational photos are that most don't have to do with clothing, but a concept; a feeling, a vibe. Each time I look at this picture the model screams different emotions at me: fear, shock, danger, confusion. A stunning shot.




Michelle Babin on America's Next Top Model (Cycle 7). This is my favorite photograph from ANTM. Although it doesn't tackle fashion clothing-wise, it does remind me of the struggle people put up with each day with anorexia and bulimia; and how I never want to go back to it again. Truly striking photo. My ultimate inspiration.



NYLON. a.k.a. the mother of all fashion magazines. Their shoots are so out-of-the-box, so real fashion. They contain no $50,000 ball gowns, but instead regular clothing with designer duds splashed here and there. It's realistic, it's chic, and it's wonderful. But aside from the great NYLON, other fashion magazines in general tend to give me the inspirational drive I live off of, that I thrive.

25 comments:

Theresa said...

i love your blog. but that post was amazing. i find the same thing with my inspirational photos as well; some dont even have to do with CLOTHING. haha how weird. anyway, have a great day and keep writing

Jill said...

I like your blog. I agree that Nylon is definetly a good magazine for more down to earth buys. Hit me back sometime.

Letitia said...

omg this post was amazing! thanks for visiting me becuase now i have a great new blog to read!! i linked you as well...

Patent Shoes && Rants said...

Of course I'll link up!

Haha- Great blog.

Great photos!

I suscribed to Nylon but never got my issues. I think I should call.

=)

xoxoxoxo

Patent Shoes && Rants said...

You are officially linked!

xoxoxoxo

jayne said...

hey sure i'd love to trade links! love the mk photo as well, i think its the mask

a. said...

i must say you have pretty fab taste in music, doll.

Riley said...

heyy, I love your blog as well. and i love inspiration photos, good choices. want to exchange links?

Chic Looks said...

Hi there, thanks for the comment on my blog and I'll be delighted to exchange links

Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) said...

Love love that picture of Mary-Kate in Nylon!

coco said...

I loved that Nylon cover, although I'm not a big Nylon fan.
Your blog is amazing, I would love to exchange links, I'm adding you into my Future Of Fashion section now!

Imelda said...

Those pictures are amazing, I like them all!

Of course we can exchange links! I've allready added you to my list of favourite blogs!

Greetz,
Imelda

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

great pictures. i love nylon!

Miss Woo said...

Nothing beats browsing magazines for the holidays, and it would be a delight to swap links. I'll add you onto my blog roll now.

Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) said...

Link me, then i'll link you back!

Elizabeth said...

i've never actually bought a nylon issue before, but I am going to now! that first picture is incredible

i love your blog too. your blog is under "stylish reads"!

molly said...

oooh love your blog and ive linked you!
NYLON is amaaaazing
and thanks for the link for jamie lynn's address, ill be sending that letter, i promise!

Cyana Trendland said...

Really cool article ! If you Love Fashion , you should check out my blog too, cyanatrendland.com

ashley said...

love your blog! :)
i looooved that first nylon shoot too!

Envisage said...

fab taste in music , tag me?

LML said...

very inspiring indeed!

hope u had a great christmas :D

Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) said...

I've linked you back doll.

Ana said...

whoa love that one with Lisa Cant...

Christine said...

I have to agree 100% about nylon. I can't even stand to look at Vogue anymore and Nylon has taken the #1 spot!

hannah said...

oh, i simply adore the mary kate photograph. and im totally obsessed with nylon. lovely choices.

xoxo