Fashion Inspiration: A Bit of Black

Karlie Kloss by Hedi Slimane for Vogue Japan, February 2012

When you look for fashion inspiration online or in magazines, do you gravitate towards bold colors? Pastels? Metallics? Animal prints?

I find inspiration in all of the above… but sometimes black, pure and simple, is all I need. These shots are a few of my current faves:

Emily DiDonato by Alexander Neumann for Vogue Mexico, January 2012

Magdalena Frackowiak by Ben Hassett for Vogue Germany, January 2012


Darya by Wee Khim for Style Singapore, January 2012

Emily DiDonato by Alexander Neumann for Vogue Mexico, January 2012

Rebecca Iannacone by Aram Bedrossian for Cosmopolitan Armenia, December 2011


Eva Herzigova by David Roemer for Marie Claire Spain, January 2012


Daphne Guinness by Alan Gelati for Harper’s Bazaar Russia, December 2011


Charlize Theron by Mario Sorrenti for W Magazine, February 2012


Karlie Kloss by Hedi Slimane for Vogue Japan, February 2012

It’s no secret I love black and white photography, but I love the clothing in these images as well… especially the jumpsuit Emily DiDonato is wearing!

Where have you been finding your fashion inspiration lately?

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  • Hope Adela Pasztor January 30, 2012, 9:45 PM

    These pictures are so beautiful and elegant! =)

  • islabell January 28, 2012, 9:48 PM

    damn, the shapes in these photos are amazing.

  • Kirstin Marie January 26, 2012, 8:05 AM

    Absolutely beautiful inspirations!! I am in love with the third picture and the photo of Charlize. She is so incredibly gorgeous.

  • Lucile January 25, 2012, 3:13 PM

    This is beautiful, very inspiring pictures! I love the second one, and Karlie Kloss is very glamourous in the last one. 🙂

  • Amber Sweet January 24, 2012, 6:35 PM

    Hello, I saw you on blog catalog and realized that you are inspired by Christina Hendricks. I just had to follow you 🙂 and in reply to the post… a big thumbs up to
    “Emily DiDonato by Alexander Neumann for Vogue Mexico, January 2012” so hot.

  • Laura January 24, 2012, 6:50 AM

    Beautiful pictures!
    I think I shall follow on Bloglovin’, expect another visit soon 🙂

  • A Brit Greek January 23, 2012, 1:13 PM

    I am so loving these images, the lace insert jumpsuit, the sheer fabrics, awesome style!

  • nellie vaughn January 22, 2012, 2:45 PM

    See, this is why I love black.

  • clara turbay January 19, 2012, 7:45 PM

    Great pieces and fantastic style. love it.

  • jk January 19, 2012, 1:43 PM

    I love all colors. It just depends on the style , some colors fit some styles and some don’t , this is just my opinion . But black is always classic.

  • Casee Marie January 18, 2012, 11:36 PM

    Love that jumpsuit, and love all your inspiration. It’s funny to me that when I look through magazines I seem to be pretty consistently drawn to neutrals (Bottega Veneta’s A/W campaign, for example, was one I kept coming back to) and yet, I never really wear neutrals. Almost always black and gray. I think I’m one of those people whose inspirations don’t actually translate to my style, I don’t know why. Some people will point out things to me and say, “OH that’s so you!” and I think, It is? Really?. I’ve thought about it a lot lately and it makes me want to make something of a project of figuring out exactly what I look like to the rest of the world versus the style that’s in my mind. If that makes any sense.

    Uhm, this comment got way off the original topic, didn’t it? Bit awkward. I’ll just go now… (:

  • Leslie Joy Ickowitz January 18, 2012, 8:34 AM

    Black magic!

  • MJ January 17, 2012, 8:01 AM

    I always tend to gravitate towards color but like you, I can appreciate a wonderful black outfit. That jumpsuit is Fierce!!! That detailing is ah-mazing!

  • Anna January 17, 2012, 2:09 AM

    my inspiration varies from time to time…sometimes it might be black and white, sometimes color! I confess that my favorite past-time is to flip through magazines cutting out images that I find interesting…sometimes they end up in “moodboards” (supposedly to “help” me design something, anything!) but most of them lay in a folder waiting patiently to be used one day…

    • anthea January 21, 2012, 12:46 PM

      Love these images. Am particularly inspired by color as of late. That and the fact that spring will soon be on the way 🙂