Finding inspiration can be one of the easiest or one of the hardest tasks in a creative job. It seems that when you’re looking for it, you can never quite put a finger on it. But then when you aren’t even seeking it, ta-da, you find it. Go figure, it’s Murphy’s Law. In Grace Coddington’s new memoir, Grace,[1] she reveals some advice that I will take with me for the rest of my life: wherever you go, keep your eyes open.


Inspiration is everywhere, in everything. Vision is our life, take advantage of the details around you. I am quite easily inspired by architecture: particularly gothic cathedrals[2] that were built up from the ground in the 13th century, with moss climbing up the sides of the walls. The contrast of organic form next to man-made monstrosity is breathtaking. Color combinations that just happen in nature, a contrasting pair of prints on a dress, my cats orange patterned fur; these are all amalgamations of texture, shape, form, color, and pattern AKA everything that makes up design. We all have phones with cameras now, so go for it! Take pictures of anything and everything and don’t forget to keep those eyes open.




Cranberry fields


Winter snow



Architecture 2


[1] Which we highly recommend—a life’s worth of history meeting fashion giants!

[2] Yes, it is kind of cliché. I know.


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