March 25, 2011

Homage to Malik Sidibe

Inspiration can be derived from anything and everything.  One can be inspired by the light that comes through their window each morning, the color blue, their family, the trees... I find myself always looking for inspirational things to keep me going, especially when I'm feeling "stuck." Not knowing where I'll be living by the end of summer, or if I'll be hired by a prospective employer can be pretty darn stressful, but I always cope with these emotions by finding outlets to keep my spirit alive and happy!

This shoot was inspired by Malik Sidibe.  Sasha introduced me to this amazing photographer who is most known for his black and white captures of the 1960's pop culture scene in Bamako, Mali.  I read in an article that he was the "Cobrasnake of Bamako" haha!  Nonetheless, I will share with you the photos we derived inspiration from, then show you our translation of that.

Wearing vintage pieces from my mother's personal collection.

I started this blog 4 months ago, and just by having it has exposed me to so many inspirational images, like-minded individuals, people that I never thought I would connect with, beautiful ideas, and more... A community of young adult women and men that are searching for the inspiration that will carry them through the rest of their lives.

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.  Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. "  -Helen Keller

Be inspired!  Think about what inspires you :)


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  1. I think I am inspired by simple things, it reminds me to always be grateful. Like watching a sunset, seeing the love b/n a parent and child, thinking about the vastness of the universe and how everything works in perfect order....the little things ;)

  2. I have stopped myself from ordering anything from ASOS for like... 3 months! haha. I have been investing in a couple of things so I can't spend freely for a while. Love the vintage-esque photos x

  3. im so in love with all of these patterns!

  4. Awesome inspiration & please give mom a hi-five for having this "in her collection" - she better WORK!

  5. Love this black and white inspiration!


  6. your dress is soo gorgeous! :)

  7. LOVE these photos and LOVE the inspiration! Great post :)

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