Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Put Me In The Mood


I am constantly finding inspiration from so many different places and from so many different things. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of everything that influences my sense of style or mood, and sometimes I don't even realize that something has inspired me until after the fact. Currently I am lusting over romantically soft fabrics and the decadent sparkle of sequins and beads. I think I need to infuse more of a fairy-like aesthetic into my life. Dainty, airy, and light. It all sounds and looks so pretty in my head. My beat-up boots and lived in leather jacket are seeking a gentler touch so as to feel refreshed and new. I am a super casual Cali girl at heart, but I like to feel like I'm living in a fairytale at times.


Other pictures that I like and that remind me of this season. Snow covered nature, a hot drink on a busy day, Audrey Hepburn's timelessness, Christmas cookies, golden bows, and red polka dots against saturated red.



Sometimes all it takes is a conglomeration of beautiful sounds to inspire me on a whim, like this genius composition by Cinematic Orchestra. It is called Arrival of the Birds. Many of you may find this song familiar, as it is also featured in one of my favorite fragrance commercials: Acqua di Gioia by Giorgio Armani. This song is pure bliss. Every time I hear it I imagine running across a green mountain top glowing with shattered light, with nothing at all holding me back and only the presence of fresh air gliding against my face with every step I take. I think this music goes perfectly with how I am feeling right now, as well as the mood of this post. Enjoy, and keep dreaming, becoming inspired, and inspiring others.

51 comments:

--Sanam-- said...

Awesome photos, i especially love that pearl mask from the first picture :)


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Leya said...

great pictures =)

bubblistyle said...

wow! i loved reading this post- it was so poetic & the song was so relaxing! this definitely got me into the holiday cheer ^ ^
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moded'amour said...

Love the photos, and beautiful song!

Polly said...

wonderful pics!!and insp song...soo)

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

lovely post, really enjoyed reading this! The pictures are beautiful, especially the deer.

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Hanna said...

Wow these pics are so beautiful and so inspiring!

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fashion.gossipmk said...

Beuatiful pictures! Look for your new post! m.

Marloes. said...

Amazing inspiration! Thanks for posting ;)

Mila said...

Very inspirational,love.

Daisy said...

I love the way you put all these images together looks great! :)

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fashionslap.net said...

Your moving right into trends for spring. The soft tones should be popular I know baby blue is in. On the other hand I love that pearl mask I would love to go to a masquerade and get to wear something like that.

samantha. said...

such a pretty song! i am in the mood for winter :)

xo
sami

helena said...

I love this post.
This is the best inspiration post of you EVER haha.

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Karoline said...

I could not agree with you more, I am also in the mood for more soft and gentle fabrics as silk and velvet, and sequins and sparkle as well.
Love the song, absolutely beautiful.

Michaela said...

I'm a Cali girl, too! Loving the soft fabrics with sequins and sparkles as well. I adore the soft pink/peach that I'm seeing lately. So feminine and pretty!

Flashes of Style said...

Ahh, such lovely inspiration! I love this time of year <33

Angel In This Dress said...

I'm a sucker for music featured in adverts! :) and that Armani advert is my personal favourite at the moment! Thanks for sharing the song - haven't heard it all the way through before and it is beautiful :)

May I make a recommendation? Another one of my favourites is the music they use for the Scotland tourism adverts (as random as that sounds!). If you go onto YouTube and search for "Visit Scotland advert" you should find it. I'd be interested to know what you think of it :) x x

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Spence. said...

I really wish I could inject some floaty fairy-like charm into my wardrobe too ;)
Gorgeous pictures btw, I loved reading this post - you write so beautifully!
x

Cylia said...

hey dylana:)

you always have the most awesome songs on your blog.. where do you find these?:) I need more awesome music like this in my music map.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love all of this!! Such great inspiration! :D
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It blog girls said...

God your inspirations inspire me as well!
The first serie of picture is AWESOME
I love all the soft and smooth air in it!
And the song of cinematic orchestra is EXCELLENT
I am shiverring by listening to it! The only one I know of theme is " To build a home" I reccomand you to hear it if you don't know it already

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

I love this mood board, so much inspiration with the sequins/sparkles!

XoXo-Kelli K
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Margaret said...

lovely pictures, really inspiring:) <3

vogueish said...

ah the music is magical...
truly bliss...!!!!

A Jungle in my Closet said...

Your pictures are cool!Really inspiring!
I like your blog, i follow you!
KiSS

Polliani said...

I love your blog.. great pics

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Beautiful collages! I adore the gold bows! I'm feeling the softer mood too and I'm looking for lighter fabrics to add to my closet. The video is so beautiful! Exactly what I want to listen right now! xoxoxoo

Larissa said...

loving all the photos! especially the gold bow and the sequined top! so inspiring!
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Elizabeth said...

the photos are so inspiring! i especially love the polkadots and audrey, of course.

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jesana said...

loving your inspiration! polka dots are my inspiration too!

tess stam said...

Audrey forever, lovely post

Charlotte Elise Jay said...

Gorgeous post !!

I love love love the first moodboard glitter glitter :)

And starbucks...

And that track is beautiful

Char x

S, x said...

your mood board seemed to completely sum up whats been floating around my mind the past few days. the feminine floaty dresses and skirts teamed with masses of sequins and beads is so divine - and the whole whimsical, fairytale thing was definitely one of the biggest trends on the catwalk... i can't wait to see how the high street takes this on board!

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Skinny Hipster... said...

iLove the romantic soft colors, the sparkles and sequins!!!

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Francesca said...

love the collages

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DeVero said...

I love these photos!

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joninel said...

inspiring photos :) really like them all

Mandy said...

It really is amazing at what can be inspiring fashion wise! Love these pics.

Prutha said...

the first collage is sooo prettyy..i can see come inspiration in all of them

J'Adore Fashion said...

Very inspiring! love it

xoxo

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Lindsay LeBoyer said...

beautiful inspiration photos, as always! the starbucks cup if my fav!

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p.s.- i would really love for you to visit my blog, i'm wearing an outfit which i think you will like, lots of inspiration came from your post "bits and bobs"
xoxo

adele said...

lovely post! truly inspirational && nostalgic. <3
xx

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Lena said...

Lovely post! Awesome photos!

Georgie Lowen said...

They are truly some lovely inspirational photographs! I constantly collect photographs from magazines and from the internet. I love it! It is like a fashion collage!

Georgie
xx

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Looking gorgeous..

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sbot said...

What a beautiful video!

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-Stephanie

Violetta E. said...

sooo perfect!

MizzJ said...

The romantic look has been inspiring me for a long time, so I totally know what you mean!

Have you smelled Acquoa? I recently purchased it myself and it smells lovely.

Lucy said...

beautiful song - youre right, it sends you straight to dreamland!
x

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