Creators I'm Loving At The Moment

I scroll through Instagram far more than I'd like to admit. However, Instagram also serves as one of my greatest sources of inspiration both for me personally and this blog as a creative outlet. Ever since Instagram launched their "saved" feature, it's become more of a Pinterest-like platform that I can use to make mood boards for what is inspiring me at the moment. I follow a lot of people on Instagram, and because there are so many creators on Instagram, it can feel very overwhelming to find new creators to follow. I personally don't like the Explore page at all (a lot of it just seems very spammy), so most of the time I just find new people to follow through people that I already follow. 

Frecklesnur ~ I found Naria's instagram a couple of weeks ago via Lizzy Hadfield (aka Shotfromthestreet). I mainly love her account because it is just so beautiful to look at. I love the tone that all of her images have and it definitely gives me inspiration for my own photography. Also, as you could tell based from her Instagram handle, she has the most enviable freckles ever!

Shnordic ~ I have been throwing myself into interior inspiration over the past two months because of the move. Even though I've been finding the majority of my interiors inspiration via Pinterest, there are a few Instagram accounts that I follow almost solely for interiors content, one of my favorites being Shnordic. The account is run by Susanna Hawkins, who is a UK-based interior designer, and is a self-described "scandi maximalist". I love that her style is very chic and Scandinavian, but it all looks livable and realistic. So many interior designers create spaces that are almost too perfect to live in, but all of Susanna's spaces just create an err of comfort and ease that I hope to bring to our apartment. 

Brittany Bathgate ~ I don't know if I could write a post about where I get inspiration on Instagram without mentioning Brittany Bathgate. She's someone that I've been following for quite some time now, but recently her content has been even more inspiring. One of the things that I love about Brittany is the way she uses proportions and shapes in her clothing to make her outfits, which are normally pretty minimal (especially in terms of color), more interesting and eye-catching. As someone who can very easily get caught in an endless cycle of wearing jeans and a t-shirt almost every day, Brittany provides some good ideas for how to mix things up and incorporate some more interesting proportions in my wardrobe. 

Sara Tasker ~ Sara is the absolute genius behind the blog and Instagram by the name of Me & Orla. Sara is a blogger and content creator, who is super well-versed in growing blogs and Instagram pages into full-blown businesses. Her Instagram content is not only incredibly beautiful, but useful as well. As I've been trying to get my freelance career going, her advice has been incredibly motivating and helpful, especially if you're someone who wants to grow your freelance career as organically as possible. 

Current Inspiration | Winter 2018

I wrote about feeling super motivated about my blog at the beginning of the month, and part of that comes down to being inspired by a lot of the content that I personally have been consuming over the past couple of months. Not only am I feeling inspired by other blogs that touch on the same general topics that I do, but also other artists, museum exhibits, and music have been feeding in a great deal to how I’m feeling and where I feel my aesthetic going in the future. 

Instagram I think will always be the place where I consume the most content and it is certainly the place where I get the most inspiration from. Part of that is the sheer ease of being able to follow so many people on one platform and now that the app has the collections feature, I can save the stuff I want to look back on. I always find a lot of inspiration following other bloggers on Instagram, but lately I've been equally as enamored by the feeds of certain photographers and brands.   

Credit: Quentin De Briey 

One of the best photographer accounts I started following is Quentin De Briey, who I found through this video with Lizzy from Shot From The Street and Liv from What Olivia Did. His imagery is absolutely incredible and is very much in line with my aesthetic. Because he is a photographer I not only get inspired by what the various models are wearing, but also by the photography itself, which in turn inspires how I take photos for this blog. I love how most of his work, whether it be commercial or personal is done with film and how he makes very modern campaigns and celebrities look completely timeless.

Credit: Madelynn Furlong

One of my favorite fashion bloggers of all time is Madelynn Furlong, otherwise known as Wide Eyed Legless. Her content and style is always completely on point and while I love reading her blog, I have especially been into her Instagram the past few months. The way she edits her photos is incredible and perfectly minimalist, and her outfits, of course, are absolutely my cup of tea. She also rebranded recently, so her main Instagram is where she shares all of her own photographs and outfits, whereas her wideeyedlegless account documents her inspiration and serves as a mood board. 

Credit: Chris Sturm

Chris is a Bay Area based photographer who I found through Christine on YouTube. Unlike Quentin De Briey, Chris' content is much more focused around lifestyle, coffee, and portraiture. He also mainly uses film for his photography, which is obviously hugely inspiring for someone like me who loves shooting film rather than digital. I love the moodiness of his photography and how much his images capture how he is feeling at the moment. The way he plays with color is also hugely inspiring; the way he captures tonality and finds color schemes in everyday objects is absolutely beautiful. 

Credit: Fashion Gone Rouge 

Fashion Gone Rouge is one of my absolute favorite mood board-like Instagram accounts. It is put together by the blogger Deborah Rosa and much of the account pulls from fashion editorials and brand campaigns from the major fashion houses. In other words, the imagery is incredibly dreamy. The way that the account is put together is beautiful and very much informs how I think about the color and silhouette of my outfits. Deborah Rosa’s personal account is also definitely worth a look. 

 

While I will always look to instagram and other bloggers for inspiration, I also am very into art and going to museum exhibits, which often inform both my aesthetic and how I take pictures. One of the best exhibits I have seen recently is the Walter Evans exhibit at the San Francisco MoMA, which I briefly mentioned in my latest month in film post. Walter Evans was most famous for his portrait work, and while he wasn’t at all involved in fashion photography, the grittiness and the real ness in his photographs really inspired me to take more street photography both of myself and of others. If you are in San Francisco and are at all interested in photography, the exhibit is definitely worth a visit!