Who inspires you? Now I don´t mean our friends or relatives but I´m curious about inspirational people you don´t really know but follow on media or social media. One of my friends is inspired by Victoria Beckham ( and what she does now, not really her Spice Girls times), one loves Emilia De Poret and one is a huge fan of Jennifer Anniston to give you some examples.
The Kim Kardashians, Paris Hiltons and Britneys never really made me look up and wonder if I wanted to be like them. I know they do or did inspire many but I always found my inspiration in a little bit different kind of crowd. I don´t think a person needs to be perfect to be inspiring ( a little cheeky is always good and a sense of humour especially in regards to oneself is essential) but my attention is maybe drawn to people who seem to be at ease with a more natural look, who all seem to love art, are smart and who just share a similar aesthetic in life. And love family life!
Here are a few people I get inspired by. It´s not always easy to pinpoint the qualities that interest you in others but I´m inspired by their all around style and by what they do and create. How they smile and the way they react towards publicity. So these are not my style icons ( some may be that too) but people who inspire me and whom I like to follow up on on media.
( I added a little description after each name but there is much more to these ladies than that. Also I may not share all their views and values but look in to an all around feeling about them. )
Aerin Lauder ( She´s the classy American heiress who has great taste, creates beautiful things, is the creative director of Estée Lauder, has very similar aesthetics as I do and a lovely look on life. )
India Hicks ( She seems like an all around great and funky person with fantastic style and a smart look on life. )
Darcy Miller Nussbaum ( I think she thinks like I do and she´s my party planning idol number 1. )
Marie Chantal Miller ( She has fantastic taste and I think she is a bit cheeky in a good way even if she does´t show it. She reminds me of one of my best friends so much sometimes. )
Gwyneth Paltrow ( I really like following her life for some reason and I love what she does. I really respect celebrities who can show little girls & boys that a natural face without make up is beautiful. )
Nancy Meyers ( She has created worlds and stories that have inspired me so much and still do. )
Christy Turlington Burns ( She has always been my favourite super model and I always thought she´s also a great role model. )
Martha Stewart ( Because she is a bit of a nutty bad girl who created a world I love to linger in. It´s neat and tidy and with it´s immaculate surroundings it still winks at us and says… have a sense of humour. )
So there. I shared and now it´s your turn! Who inspires you and why? Maybe it´s a business guru? Or a religious leader perhaps? I want to know girlfriend!
And while we are on the subject. Do you have a fictional inspirational character? Mine is Charlotte from Sex and the City. My friends always said she reminded them of me, but as my mom said ” Well… there are many similarities but you are definitely not as naive”. But the character did give me hope to be how I felt like I should be and wanted to be in regards to style and home keeping while many of my friends had a very different take on life just like her character´s friends. I don´t know if it makes any sense but I´m really glad she inspired me in my twenties.
p.s. The photos are from all around the web and some are blurry and I don´t have the photo credits to share but it´s just a mosaic of inspirational beautiful ladies so I hope no one gets offended this once.