Friend Friday: INSPIRATION

LADYOFASHION'S PIECES OF INSPIRATION:
1. Which celebrity (celebrities) do you look to for fashion 
inspiration? 
I don't normally look to a celebrity for my fashion inspiration, but I do love some of the styles of Gywneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana, and Liv Tyler, all for different reasons, mixing simplicity, colour, and edginess. I'm such a jacket fan, most specifically adoring blazers & well, these ladies rock them well!
photos: Getty images, fashionhippo

2. When it comes to your own personal style, what inspires you? 
Although my style is pretty eclectic, there are romanticised elements in my personal style. I'm inspired by colour and the challenge of minimalism, which for me used to be very difficult (to only wear simple silhouettes), yet it's what aids me in the editing of my daily ensembles.


3. How do you hope to inspire your readers? 
I hope to inspire my readers by my outside of the box thinking in the ways that I capture style and talent in fashion. My perspective on fashion does not always stick to the status quo of trends. I hope that my readers (YOU) get inspired by small positive doses with each visit. 

Tadao Ando architecture: Source
4. Outside the realm of fashion who/what inspires you?  
I know that I've said this many times in the past, but besides fashion related things, I'm often inspired by architecture, light, and geometric shapes (think, Bauhaus). Thanks to my engineering father, and architect grandfather I have learnt so much from them, and always tend to grab influence from these genres in some way from concept to finished result. 


5. And since Idol is ending… Which songs inspire you? 
I must say that I have not been following "idol," however my music inspiration is quite diverse. Recently, I've been really inspired by some of my family's vinyl collections --- from "I will Survive to True Colours," Gloria Gaynor and Cyndi Lauper to Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Sade, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder, amongst many others.  



This post is apart of Friend Friday (FBFF) created by Katie of Modly Chic. Click to see inspiration from other fellow bloggers here! 

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28 comments

  1. Love this idea!!! I enjoy getting to know my blogger friends!!!

    Happy Friday!!

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  2. I loved this one as well. Thanks Mel! :) Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Interesting post! I like a lot of the old stuff, too. True Colors is great, love Cindi Lauper. Love Smokey's "Cruisin". I had "I Will Survive", but now I am telling my age! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  4. I haven't been following Idol either :p Love all the music choices you listed!

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  5. yay! i picked zoe saldana on my FBFF post too today! :)

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  6. Oh yes, "Cruisin" what a classic! So happy to hear we share a love for some of the oldies. Thanks for commenting. Cheers! -xo

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  7. Thank you Kimberlee! Have a lovely weekend! :-)

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  8. Whooh! I just visited your blog! We have great influence! Thanks Cheryl!

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  9. Afashionablelifeforme22 April, 2011

    I like your answer to question 3. That's the great thing about fashion blogs, getting a unique perspective on things. And Friend Friday is soooooooo good for meeting new bloggers and blogs! Zoe Saldana looks amazing in that oil! Jacket is beautiful on her!

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  10. I get inspired from architecture too, all the time and by every new place I visit.

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  11. Love your answers! Liv has such awesome style but I never think to look to her for inspiration!

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  12. this is a great post.
    i really like that you said you were inspired by architecture too. i've always written it off as boring, but as a photographer, i've been finding myself deeply attracted to the romance of structural design of late.

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  13. Thanks so much for the comment! Yes, I agree & I've really enjoyed these Friend Friday group posts. -xxoo

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  14. Hello! I'm so happy that you get inspired by architecture as well, it's by far one of my favourite inspirations even when I don't think it's there, it is... I too love the architecture when i'm travelling. that's they best! :)

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  15. Hi there Casee,
    Thank you! Yes, I've been meaning to do a Liv Tyler post, but this just worked into the FBFF series. Have a lovely weekend.

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  16. Hello Cate! That's wonderful, since you're a photographer there are so many inspiring buildings/high rises that you may capture... I hope you continue to carry the attraction for structure design. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  17. Moniquezuman23 April, 2011

    Gweneth Paltrow is amazing!

    Monique xx

    misszuman.blogspot.com

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  18. Ohhhhhh LIV! That's is friggin' good one! I totally think she's mega stylish but would never think of her. Super duper choice!

    I also don't think I'm like ever on trend, lol. I mean I'm definitely inspired by trends, but mainly I dress in the things that make me feel good. You do inspire me dear Madison :)

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  19. Thank you lovely Jamillah, I'm so happy that I inspire anyone. I really appreciate the comment. Yes, from me doing this post it seems that many people love Liv, but forget about her style.. I love being inspired by bloggers as well & hope to continue to be an inspiration to others. Enjoy your weekend dear! -xxoo

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  20. I agree Monique! Thank you!! :)

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  21. I think you have a great vision--- I can see all those elements in your style! (at least based on photo you've shared here). Three things that stood out to me: Liv Tyler, Romantic and Architecture......

    Great to hear you put it all in your own words!

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  22. Thank you so much Alexis. I really appreciate you taking the time to read this post. Yes, much of my inspiration can be found deeply in my blog, whether outfit posts or simply sharing daily thoughts. Wishing you a happy weekend! :)

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  23. The Compassion Fashion Project24 April, 2011

    I love the syles that Milla Jovavich rocks, because she isn't afraid to take risks and much the same with Julianne Moore. They both wear fashion for fashion's sake even if it may seem a bit off to the mainstream. I admire those qualities so much about them. As far as music goes, I am a total Fleetwood Mac addict! I am very much inspired by all the 90's chick band music as well, Tori Amos, Jewell, Poe, Cranberries etc...I could go on and on about music. Great post, I love to see what inspires people, that is what it is all about.

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  24. ooh, i forgot about liv tyler...she has such great style!

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  25. I agree, it's what it's all about! ;)

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  26. I love Gywnnie and Zoe too...amazing style!

    I think your inspire your readers with your genuine voice and kindness, here and elsewhere. Like the kindness you showed me last week in your comment on my blog. Thank you for that, doll. Meant so very much to me!

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  27. Glad that you love Liv as well! -xxoo

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  28. Hello dear V! So excited that you stopped by, thank you for these very sweet words I am really grateful.
    And of course, we all have nothing but love for you, I have learned a great deal from you & continue to learn more each time.
    Take care! -xo

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