INSPIRATION AND CREATION

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They say 'imitation is the highest form of flattery', so I must owe a tonne of people a thank you or better still a drink, to say thank you for inspiring me! Now I'm not saying I go round copying people's exact style from head to toe, but I do imitate style details from people and collectively put all my ideas together for a look. From working as a designer I find inspiration can come from anywhere and at anytime so here I wanted to talk the who, the what and why something/someone inspires my style and blog.

People :
Everyone can name at least five famous people that can get our creative juices going and make you ooh and ahh over their style but my favourite people that provide me with the most inspiration is the everyday folk. I'm talking about the people you see on the tube, walking around town centres or on a night out. These folk are just like me or you and they probably shop in the same shops too, so when I see something I really love that they are wearing I go straight up to them and ask 'where do get this from?' It's quite bold but if you love the look of something you might as well ask. You never know it could be a bargain from Primark that looks like a Topshop Boutique piece!

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Music:
Simply put, I love music! One of favourite times is on the journey to and from work. In these two hours I can switch off from work and focus on my blog writing. Music relaxes me and helps me to find my creative space to write my blog posts.

Fashion Magazines:
Magazines have played a massive part of my design work from way back when I was in University. An afternoon well spent would be looking through Vogue and Elle and tearing out images of photo shoots to pin together to create a mood board. God do I love a good mood board! Now I do that for meetings with my buyers and Pinterest is a great starting place to create an online mood board. These days I not only look at the clothes, I look to magazines for colour palettes, how they have experimented with fabric mixing and colour blocking and then take that forward into my own looks.

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Instagram:
This is by far my favourite app, even though it has been having a bit of a bad rep at the moment, I still love scrolling through my feed and being inspired by so many interesting accounts. As well as being inspired by the outfits, I love to see what effects and photography skills different accounts have. Photography is becoming more and more important to me, taking into account the backdrop and composition of the whole image. Instagram is also a good place to be inspired by the effects and experiment with your editing skills. I find the more you post the more you find out what you like and what from your account.

All four elements combined really do help to inspire me to continue to create content for you guys. I would love to know your thoughts on this looks and how you are inspired.

Joey x

SUIT JACKET - ASOS

SUIT TROUSERS - ASOS

T-SHIRT - H&M

NECKLACE - ASOS

VELVET MULES - H&M (last season)

My inspiration for this post...