Friend Friday #36: Inspiration

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To further mark one year of FBFF this week we are going to answer the same set of questions that Katy asked this time last year. I didn’t sign up for FBFF until it was almost four months old* so I am particularly pleased to be able to answer these questions, for me for the first time:

1. Which celebrity (celebrities) do you look to for fashion inspiration?

This changes every week! It completely depends on the latest cover girl on the latest magazine I have bought, or the latest film I’ve seen at the cinema or have been playing continuously in my DVD player, or maybe a musician or artist who I am currently listening to, or someone whose style has just caught my eye. My weekly Style Icons series demonstrates just how many celebrities inspire me. But right now? A bit of Eva Green gothic chic, a bit of Nicole Richie’s LA surfer look, a bit of French inspiration from Audrey Tautou and Clémence Poésy with a final pinch of retro influence from Jean Seberg and Audrey Hepburn. And many more who I could care to mention but I won’t bore you!

2. When it comes to your own personal style, what inspires you?

Bloggers. Mainly. Street Style inspires me on a daily basis, whether from The SartoralistGarance Doré, FaceHunter and StockholmStreetStyle. I think I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I find bloggers’ style more accessible than fashion magazines which promote high end fashion from the catwalk. Many bloggers tend to demonstrate a wonderful and creative sense of style using budget and high street pieces.

3. How do you hope to inspire your readers?

I hope to inspire in my readers the notion that it is not necessary to spend a fortune to look good. Over the past year I have come to the conclusion that, unless I really can’t help it, I never intend to spend full price for any item. Looking back over the purchases I have made in recent months, this intention has been realised. I hope that this can help all of you to also be bargainista stylistas!

4. Outside the realm of fashion who/what inspires you?

Difficult one to answer. Hmm.. I am inspired by the people in my life, by my mother, my sister, my grandmother – all of whom are courageous in their own ways. The sea or any stretch or expanse of water is inspiring to me – not necessarily the water itself but the feeling I get when sitting beside it.

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5. And since Idol is ending… Which songs inspire you?

Oh no, this is the worst question I could have been asked as the boyf always tells me what terrible taste in music I have! Right now I love a retro tune that I can dance to as I get ready to go out! Something like, The Monkees’ I’m a Believer:

Who or what inspires you?

Remember to check out the other responses to this week’s FBFF topic over at ModlyChic. And if you fancy being involved each week, be sure to check out all of the information here.

*If you want to check out my first ever FBFF post, you can, here.


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