Lately, I've become kind of obsessed with the Kindle App. Did you know that you can have the same book on your iPod, iPad, Droid, and Kindle all at the same time and wherever you pick it up to start reading, it will sync with the last place you left off?
(yes, i'm fully aware that my device ownership is outrageous, i listed the kindle on ebay today, and you can buy it HERE if you want)
Anyway, this has led to mass readership on my part, especially of the classics, which are shamefully FREE in all their perfection. Did you know that Shakespeare, Bronte, and Fitzgerald are considered to be worth NOTHING in Amazon's store? (For the dead authors' souls sake, I'm instead going to think of the works as "priceless.")
I can be sitting somewhere pretending to be sending a text on my phone or whatnot, and really I've just been reading a book the entire time, which is highly convenient, and wonderful to someone who, as a child, use to carry a book everywhere and pull it out at every chance, something that just makes me look bored and rude as an adult.
This assortment of pictures has no particular relation to my topic of discussion, although the post title is my favorite Shakespeare quote - from 'The Tempest' - other than they're what's been inspiring me as of late. Lots of rings, sparkle, dark clothes and boots have been my uniform, and mostly as a result of seeing these magically mysterious images keep popping up.
You can't limit your sartorial recommendations to magazine pages anyhow, there's so much else to light a creative fire.
As Tim Gunn says (in his awesome book, something I read a few weeks ago)
"there is no excuse not be inspired."
"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse