Monday, August 12, 2013
Who is your muse?
1. Greek Mythology Any of the nine daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, each of whom presided over a different art or science.
a. A guiding spirit
b. A source of inspiration.
3. muse A poet.
In the days of movie magazines, before tabloids and ET (that's Entertainment television, not the extraterrestrial), women had only the images the stars wanted them to see. Beautiful shots of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Katherine Hepburn filled the pages women thumbed through at the beauty parlor. While they are still relevant fashion icons, we now have pictures of fashion editors, designers, singers, actors and those who seem to be famous for no reason at all.
The explosion of street style photographers, personal style blogs, fashion show coverage and red carpet recaps give us plenty of examples to follow. Still, finding your own style can be quite a challenge. It helps to have a muse. Or maybe more than one. Following someone whose style you admire and want to emulate can give you a blueprint.
My closet has evolved after using my muses as my source of fashion inspiration. Here are a few of them.