A Dose of Inspiration

Leandra Medine | January 28, 2012

…Brought to you by black, the color. First a salute to white footwear, now this: I’ve recently found myself pretty driven by the color, most particularly because it’s hard to recognize the power of texture–a prevailing play on pre-fall runways which may explain the monochromatic nature of Alexander Wang’s collection–and black lends itself pretty well to doing just that.
The stigma attached to it may represent an apprehension to test color in favor of taking an easier route but ultimately, there’s nothing specifically easy about a silk satin peplum blouse, wool pants and big ass fur draped across the arm. Taylor’s got a leg up on mankind as her hair adds the obligatory jolt of color that most mortals can’t perfect. But let’s suspend that small detail, acknowledge a blue clutch, and move forward.

To the inclusion of denim and silver hardware on gold hardware. Now that we’re here though, I don’t have much else to say except for holy yum, Celine, Dries, Dries, Celine. You’re so good, everything, having a moment. Fashion, et al.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14520938848031069893 Flaviana Boni
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12846471867241435554 Vilde H. U.

    I saw your closet confessions-vid and totally fell in love with your style, your blog and your personality. you rock repeller!
    btw. great post, i got a "thing" for weird mixtures of texture lately – so this was very inspiring, thanks (:


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12463023121697072678 Tina
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249594611456435173 Daniela

    The third outfit is in my opinion a really interesting mix of everything; black, denim and silver.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02320528665036533828 Lauren Helen

    Really nice!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10536244216664912207 Sketch42

    Thats what I think Celine, Dries, Dries, Celine.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    Looovee the silk peplum and fur…both such nice luxe fabrics…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00098016701748046630 I Z A B E L A
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Loves it. Particularly Taylor Tomasi Hill and the last photograph.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17784332776286727865 Mafalda

    Oh, love that last jacket! Nice photos!


  • http://goeslightly.com Holly

    Love that second picture- great top and bag!

    Hosting a giveaway, xoxo -Holly from GoesLightly.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 Michelle of Chellbellz

    i miss your style post! Please do more of them!! We know you're busy!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01181778296037431963 TheMinx

    ugh love this. black can be just as insane as crazy colors, just ask ma girl helena bonham carter

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10688531756958146639 Lin and Haily

    loving black on black on black

    Hazel Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08828653300004623263 Kaila

    LOVE the last photo!!!!

    I have that picture in my inspiration collection as well!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    gorgeous details!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16921671570353225251 Scorttarius.style
  • http://www.modelovers.com modelovers

    The Pics are all fabulous! Fantastic inspiration!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14829938771012689900 Laura

    Great inspiration! Those are some beautiful pictures and outfits 🙂



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17537846764125926709 BelleBeryl


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

    love the picture of Taylor!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02737054207919640347 Taylor Paige

    Feeling inspired! Liking the use of denim. Check out my blog if you like!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00092148782985182632 Carmen M

    all great images. the skirt on the first pic is soo unconventional!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    Great post and wonderful inspiration!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18320846210927039565 Ania Polanec

    Oh I love the bracelet on the last photo – want, want, want!! 🙂

    Stop by http://aniaanialysis.blogspot.com/ and say hi!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    such a pretty top on the second photo

    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05385366639822743440 Evaila

    I love the belt form 2 photo and jewellery at every photo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09561570620769673869 Plami

    thanks for the inspiration 🙂



  • http://www.whaelse.com Jacky – www.whaelse.com

    love the bracelet in the last photo. Great!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07279516877124783976 Mackenzie


  • http://servinupstyle.blogspot.com servinupstyle

    Great photos!
    I especially love the first one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09174635508282439492 Olivia

    This is phenomenal!! Always have and always will love black, and these are great ways of wearing it to make it look more interesting. Thanks for sharing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09258094119381723552 bondi roco

    Balenciaga, Phillip Lim, Celine, and Band of Outsiders inspired my most recent moment…oh, and spring 2012's version of Dior's New Look: http://bondi-roco.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02122754734548742560 Rizzi

    I love these photos.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05914077227844053360 Stefanie

    love these outfits !

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06940118330168201059 S

    Leandra I just thought I'd let you know that I check your blog every day – not only do you have an immaculate and fresh sense of style, but the things you write really are a pleasure to read. You're the type of person I would love to befriend in real life!
    Keep up the man repelling, it's all so so inspiring

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07013236322969861558 Nicole @ Giraffelegs

    Why do I love black so much? It's an issue that I am not willing to fix.

  • http://laflordelys.com helena FIdalgo

    great looks!! j'adoreee



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16327851332425419531 hannahalehandra

    Want the bracelet from the last photo! And that silk peplum top, wow.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16053051466319300662 Kimberly Horne

    The lady with the blue shades looks amazing! I love her top and belt!

    xoxo, Jjanga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    you write a post about the inspiration of black, i write a blog about it…. lovveee


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05512903722051391869 Constance Murphy

    Great post, so much inspiration!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04644235367974098039 Sheena

    Who says black can't be interesting! The images you used were a perfect representation of this x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15664502134805475932 Her Persona
  • http://materialfixations.blogspot.com/ Material Fixations

    I do agree that texture shows up better on black, and makes it easier to mix with more (black) texture.

  • http://fashionclub.com/fashion/beautybuzz/updo-hairstyles/ Updo Hairstyles

    Black is a fab color and it's so great to style! I am loving the first picture with that skirt! The cut is totally unique and I love pinstripes. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06935177585934005255 Habiba. J

    I love all these photos and what a great post. If you get a chance check out my blog, I have interesting fashion posts you might love to read.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03713245323059157498 Monica Kwok

    Your photos are always so fab! Congrats on yet another great post. I also have a fashion blog that you might like.

    Check it out here: http://www.monicakwok.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10941820965702663952 B.Weber

    I love these!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04770956040998185682 Cristel

    Very nice, black is always interesting to combine. Love the shapes of the fashion you show. Xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10933212331935340656 Gentle U
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08800980234417906451 Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    Black on black….always so simple and chic!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11701982951282476485 diana kang

    amazing! love the last one xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04734242490745536758 makaylarobinson
  • http://www.bangbanglafemme.com Allegra

    christine's skirt: amazing.
    taylor's top: amazing.
    can't. handle. it.

    xo, Allegra

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07060081602614712066 Silly little jokes

    Lovely pictures but I also love your outfits in this blog, they are so originals ! 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11232967812548391557 Zuzankita✝K.
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