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The very, very loose theme for the blog this week (bear with me, I’m trying something out) is ‘Muses’. On Thursday, the Cork Independent column explores fashion muses and on Friday there will be a muse-themed book review.
It’s all go here, so it is.
Today, I asked my readers and friends who their muses were via Facebook and the results were hearteningly diverse. Bear in mind that a muse is a person who inspires you so much that you can enter into a collaborative relationship with him or her. They don’t just change your look; a muse can change the way you create.
Have to say it’s an American blogger called Elizabeth Morrow from Delightfully Tacky… she’s never trying to be too chic and always seems to have that cute appeal…
Florence and the Machine forever and always. It’s the big, clashing rings and cuffs. If she didn’t have it weighing her down she’d float away…
- Fiona White, DJ
Daphne Guinness, Chloe Sevigny, Karl Lagerfeld (if I were a man I’d dress exactly like him!), and Taylor Tomasi Hill are some of my fashion muses. All very different looks and aesthetics but all very consistent in their personal style and not influenced by trends.
- Alexandra Donald, DJ and writer
Edith Sitwell, Peter O’Brien and the Amish community.
- Eilis Boyle, fashion designer
The Golden Girls, Advanced Style blog and Hilary Devey. Yes they all know how to rock the shit out of a good cardi and shoulder pads, but I love them for wearing what they want and not giving a crap!
- Una O’Boyle, co-editor of Tabitha Magazine
David Bowie. From Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke, he understood the idea of creating a persona through clothing better than anyone! And looks dapper now.
- Carol Conway, milliner and blogger
A mix of Stevie Nicks, Kate Moss & Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal also, for inspiration and drive.
- Sinead Lally, owner of Cotton Face Vintage
Absolutely in love with Patti Smith, from the way she dresses to the way she creates her art, her poetry, singing and the way that she speaks about/aproaches life. She is one of the most inspirational women ever and the world could do with taking a leaf out of her book.
- Ciuin Tracey, Photographer
I am my own muse. I am inspired by individuality and the drive that I have for for being me. (If I had to choose, I’d say Patti Smith) I totally agree, she’s a rebel.
- Jaime L. Peterson
And last, but by no means least…
Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh. The be all and end all.