♥ Effy Stonem
♥ Grunge rockers
♥ There is something really freeing to me about the way characters like Effy or people in bands dress - they ultimately don't care what anyone thinks of them and they are dressing for themselves.
♥ Bows. Obsessed with bows right now.
♥ Peter Pan collars.
♥ Well-fitting cardigans with belts and cute floral skirts.
♥ Heart print anything.
♥ Bright pops of color in otherwise monochromatic outfits.
♥ Art - journal doodles, art doodles, all kinds of doodles.
♥ Astronomy and how it compares to astrology (sidereal versus tropical year, yo!)
♥ Rainbow sprinkles. I like them on all variety of baked goods (cookies? Oh yeah. Cupcakes? Definitely. Cheesecake? Yes please.)
♥ Interviewing poets. I spoke with a girl recently who graduated from my college - her poetry is clever, witty, and adorable and she is personally a super cool girl. She inspired me to work so much harder.
♥ Lip Smackers. Probably the least hydrating lip balm ever, but I love the flavors, the bright colors, the nostalgia. I'm trying to write a poem about Lip Smackers right now without being too cutesy. (I call it Pop Culture Realism.)
♥ Taylor Momsen. I'll admit it, I find her endearingly annoying and precocious. She reminds me of a young Angelina Jolie: all whore eyes and trying to shock us. Someday she'll be a desperately boring celebrity just like everyone else.
♥ All black outfits.
♥ Fishnets stalkings. And lace stalkings.
♥ I haven't seen Black Swan yet (and I'm not sure I want to), but I'm obsessed with the outfits I've seen from it. Jeez louise, fashion explosion.
♥ My Strange Addiction. I'm a writer and I love people and I find this show really exploitative, but it's also really intriguing. It reveals a lot of the quirks we as a species have. I mean, we are probably the only society ever where people are addicted to sucking their thumbs, pulling out their hair, and eating soap/detergent/chalk/etc. I mean, really. So many good story ideas. Hopefully that doesn't make me an awful person.
What's inspiring you this week?