My fiction writing and my roleplaying characters influence my style a bit. Also other books...it's kind of like method acting...or cosplay. Also, NYC itself is pretty inspiring for style. You've got everything from gutter punks to the high-end dark couture. For a while, when I worked at an art book publisher, I was heavily inspired by the gallery scene: mostly big black baggy things with a hipster flair.
|me at an indie arts and culture magazine launch party|
|gutter punks in williamsburg|
|soho, NYC, not too far from where I work. where the rich and famous shop|
But sometime's I'm in a creative slump, or the street scene and window displays aren't inspiring, or it's been raining nonstop, so I head to the internets.
1. Lookbook.nu has probably been one of the biggest influences on my style lately. I used to be able to scroll for hours and hours and see what everyone is wearing:
2. Funny how I trash the off-shore street fashion styles? I head there for inspiration too. Romwe, oasap, asos, forever 21. I know it's no good, but I likes the fast fashions. Yeah I can look at the original runway stuff, or I can go look at a website that consolidates all the styles into copies. If I want, I'll look for the real deal. Those stores update daily, so there's always something to look at.
|Thanks for the ring, Romwe. Also, bathroom shot, lol|
4. Blogs. Yeah, I like reading all your blogs and all the diverse styles. Death rock/rockabilly @ Coffin Kitsch; elegant gothic over at Sophisticate Noir; old school goth at deus ex machina. A few other blogs that are outside of our little circle: the monochromatic perfection of Love Aesthetics; the dark grunge of Violet E. and of course, Haute Macabre. and Honestly WTF