What Inspires You?

Inspiration Books are a great place to put down random thoughts, spontaneous ideas, and let out your creativity.

Two weeks ago was the beginning of my first summer college class: Careers in Fashion. Already it has taught me so much about the importance of networking, branding yourself, and sourcing inspiration from everyday life. We were assigned an inspiration book as extra credit and add new pages every day to share with the class. I bought a cheap $2 notebook from Target and sparkle mod-podged the cover with newspaper articles and cutout letters spelling out “INSPIRE.”

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My first few pages included some of my favorite things: shoes, travel, and sparkle. After years of subscriptions to Teen Vogue, Seventeen, and Lucky, I had dozens of magazines to pull images and inspiration from. I added a few of my own notes and doodles to really personalize my pages. Even though it’s just extra credit, my inspiration book has been more of a creative therapy for me.

There are so many different ways to express yourself and get inspired- Polyvore, Pinterest, inspiration boards, drawing, painting, scrapbooking– whatever works for you, go for it!

What’s your creative therapy? Who and what inspires you?

xx, Ciera