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{Inspiration} LaLa love…

“Curiosity is the main driving force in my life. I’m like a four-year-old. I look at things, at the world, at life, and ask, ‘Why?’ Curiosity is satisfied by learning, so the more you learn, the more curious you get. I’m happy to know there is no end to that.”  

“I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. It never occurred to me that other people didn’t do the same in their free time. ”  
“Creativity and inspiration don’t come from idleness, but from continuous work.” 

“I’m constantly inspired by the new things I learn, by everything I see, hear, and read, by new places I visit, by long discussions I have with my husband (who is an artist), and by the good work of my peers. Anything can make my brain tingle.” 

Every now & then, I read or listen to an interview & I literally get goosebumps & wish  that I had a chance to meet that person being interviewed – convinced that we would become fast friends. This is definitely the case with the recent, “Featured Seller: Daria from La La Shoes”, interview that was published on Etsy last Monday. However, this time when reading about this cool & “true blue” woman… I didn’t wish that I knew her or wonder if we’d be friends. Instead, I beamed with happiness because I do know her & we are close friends. Daria is the real deal- funny, talented, hard working, & extremely intelligent. But what you may not know, is that she has the biggest heart in that tiny body of hers. She is the kindest & most supportive friend a person can have. I don’t know about you, but it makes a difference to me if I like someone’s work, what kind of a person they are. So much so, that I often don’t want to meet someone if I love their art or design- because if they are a jerk, it will affect how I view their work. I want to assure you that in this case… it’s all fantastic – the work & the person.
This is such an informative, inspiring, & honest interview- I just wanted to share. Click here to learn why I adore Daria & LaLa Shoes. 

Hope you are having a great weekend!

All images – Daria Ausenak

{Inspiration} Bill Cunningham…

I finally saw the documentary, Bill Cunningham NY,  last weekend & I have been thinking about it all week. I’m totally smitten with Bill. His vision, diligence, & dedication is so inspiring. If you love fashion & photography, you should definitely check it out if you haven’t already. Bill Cunningham is a character worth knowing about & this film falls into my favorite artist documentaries ever category. I’m so glad I learned about him. And so the research continues… 

via zeitgeist films

{Inspiration} An eye for style …

It all started with this image I spotted on Pinterest of a striking woman- with large glasses & a green top. I had seen this woman many times before & admired her character, but admittedly, I didn’t know much about her (*gasp*). So, in my researchoholic mood – I promptly went on a little Iris Apfel tangent. This lady intrigues me. Her spunk, individuality, & creativity is infectious- & an inspiring jumpstart into the weekend. Happy Weekend! What do you have planned?