Daily Dose of Inspiration: Aspirational Ladies

Like any artist, ModCloth photographer Kristin says she’s “constantly inspired, especially by others who are doing wonderful things!” When asked to create an inspiration board highlighting her lifelong artistic influences, Kristin wanted to feature the many fabulous women (and one fabulous man, Mr. Andy Warhol) who have helped to cultivate her lifestyle aesthetic and art over the years.

“I chose strong, artistic women with a unique sense of style. I can’t help but be attracted to people who are like that,” says Kristin.

Check out the inspiration board above, and let us know–who inspires your creativity?

Collage image credits: Patti Smith on the album cover of Horses via Post Modern, Marlene Dietrich in Morocco via Gravy Bread, Siouxsie Sioux via Andrew Stoker, Nico via The Stylish Underground, Cindy Sherman in Untitled Film Still #57 via MoMA, Kristin’s grandmother, Grace Coddington via Models.com, and Andy Warhol’s Flowers via Warhol Prints.


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    Erin 02/25/2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Jean Seberg, Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Michelle Williams

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    Angela (ModCloth) 02/25/2011 at 8:34 pm #

    A fellow Siouxsie fan <3

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    Camy 02/25/2011 at 8:38 pm #

    lookbook.nu is great to get inspiration. Fashism.com too is a nice website to get ideas (and it helps to fix your outfit). The best inspiration source is people just hanging out in the streets.

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    Kerri 02/26/2011 at 2:09 am #

    Joni Mitchell. Her lyrics are so beautiful and truthful (Come in From the Cold, Both Sides Now, California) . Nicole Krauss. Her writing is so simple, but in it’s simplicity and delicacy, is so powerful. I guess, I am inspired by people who are truthful in what they do, and who they are.


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    Kacey 02/26/2011 at 8:20 am #

    Patti Smith is absolutely my biggest inspiration in life/art. The woman was amazing.

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    Roxanne the Dainty Librarian 02/26/2011 at 11:06 am #

    I think movies inspire me the most. Harold and Maude, Amelie, and anything by Wes Anderson.

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    serenity 02/26/2011 at 12:59 pm #

    The styles from the old thin man movies, Audrey Hepburn, Shirly Temple, grace kelly, and the fashion designs in every tim burton movie by colleen atwood 🙂

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    Katherine 02/26/2011 at 1:40 pm #

    People with unique fashion. Madonna, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry.

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    Cate 02/26/2011 at 2:33 pm #

    Siouxsie and Nico. <3

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    katie petix 02/26/2011 at 2:33 pm #

    oh my god!!! Siouxsie Sioux! On a ModCloth blog! I DIE (both because I’m goth, that’s what we do, and a Rachael Zoe fan)!!
    xoxo kat

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    Kaelah Bee 02/28/2011 at 12:06 pm #

    love this mood board!

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    Alyssa 02/28/2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Just watched “The September Issue” and I LOVE Grace Coddington. Marlene, Nico and I agree with the commentor who said Audrey Hepburn. They make style and grace look effortless <3

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    Olivia 02/28/2011 at 5:29 pm #

    Kate Bush, Carole King, Tina Fey, Michelle Williams, Zooey Deschanel, Joan Jett

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    Olivia 02/28/2011 at 5:30 pm #

    and I forgot Morrissey <3

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    Melanie 02/28/2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Björk is a great inspiration to me creatively, musically, fashion-wise, just in everyway. Love that woman.

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    Kristin (ModCloth) 02/28/2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Joan Jett is also a wonderful woman has inspired me many times! This weekend I also remembered Yoko Ono!

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      Kristin (ModCloth) 02/28/2011 at 7:40 pm #

      *Joan Jett is also a wonderful woman that has inspired me many times! xo

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