These three bloggers inspire me to no end. I know, I know, it's easy to throw about words like "inspire" or "love" but I can safely say that inspiration is what keeps me pressing "older posts" each time I reach the end of their pages.
With the number of new fashion blogs clocking up each day, and the new rather ironic phenomenon of "blogging trends" (yes, a trend in the pictures and the trends that we post about), the individuality of these three writers is incredibly refreshing and welcomed. That is not to discredit the hundreds of fantastic fashion blogs out there, because hey, sharing a little mutual appreciation can be exciting. Nor is this to leave unacknowledged those who also drum to the beat of their down drums. However, that these bloggers qualify writing about something because it is one of their genuine interests (be that Edwardian dresses, Hal Ashby or darkrooms) rather than because it may be the latest vogue is a quality that makes their pages stand out in my eyes.
THE THINKING TANK
TWO REASONS TO HEART THE THINKING TANK: 1. Her interests read like the hobbies of a protagonist from any of my favourite films; existentialism, the darkroom, haiku poems. culture junkies always get my approval! 2. She is a great photographer with a wonderful eye and an appealing tendency towards all that is clean and minimal, albeit pretty.
SHE'LL INSPIRE YOU TO: Take on a summer project like cataloging old photos or creating a scrapbook.
ANYTHING ELSE? I defy you to dislike any combination that she put together for her summer outfits post. I'll take everything, please!
RINGO, HAVE A BANANA
TWO REASONS TO HEART RINGO, HAVE A BANANA: 1. Siri is shares her good knowledge rather than hoards it. So you'll know where to find the best wooden sandals or which new music to listen to. 2. A substantial amount of her brain use is dedicated to Chloe Sevigny.
SHE'LL INSPIRE YOU TO: Become an expert in 1970s film and then let this filter into your wardrobe.
WHERE DOES SHE GET HER CLOTHES? She's an etsy fan and has her own store, named after the cult classic film Harold and Maude (she's a Film student). Click here.. etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6346040
You can read my interview with Siri, here.
TWO REASONS TO LOVE LE PORTILLON: 1. Madelene is a bloody good writer and the blog is full of original articles with interesting tips and "how-to"s. 2. Jane Birkin, Sofia Coppola and French references make her heart flutter, just like mine.
SHE'LL INSPIRE YOU TO: Rethink your approach to style and trends in a liberating way.
HER TOP TIP: "Find inspiration as far away from the fashion industry as possible. Somewhere out of touch with all things Emmanuelle Alt and Alexander Wang. whenever I spend time sans internet and magazines, I become immensely creative. Boredom does that to you."
All images taken by the stated bloggers.