Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Edible Inspirations

I love food. I love fashion. Here are the top 5 foods that inspire my sense of style, for one reason or another:

1. Iced Caramel Macchiatos

One of my favorite Starbucks drinks, the ICM's deliciousness is almost overshadowed by its aesthetic appeal: I can barely glance at one without getting the urge to drape myself in a similar color scheme of flowy white skirt and cozy brown cardigan.

2. Shiny apples

While the produce section is full of beautiful colors and textures, there's something about the beautiful variety of apples that seem especially trendy right now: Bright, saturated reds and yellows with a high shine finish? Yes please. In related news, I want these shoes:


3. Marble Rye

Marble Rye makes me want to go get a Ruben at Kenny & Zuke's, watch Seinfeld, and put on a psychadelic print skirt. Marble Rye is basically my life coach.

4. Meringue

The sumptuous texture of meringue is hard to beat. For eating or for wearing.

Does this look like a death cake to you?

5. Guacamole

I am incapable of making or eating guacamole without getting it all over my clothes. Perhaps this is a sign of simple clumsiness, or perhaps it's a subtle message from the universe to bring more bright green into my wardrobe. Let's go with the latter.

What unexpected places inspire your fashion sense? The zoo? The library? Fabric shops? Dog shows? Civil war reenactments? Janitorial supply stores? I'd love to know your style secrets!

30 comments:

RachelP said...

I love this post!

P.S. The word verification to post this comment is "retard." Should I be offended?

futurelint said...

Nice! Especially the Starbucks... makes me want an ombre dress! I'm a big fan of old buildings, doors, and trains for color schemes (I live next to railroad tracks - the old graffiti on trains is AWESOME)... basically anything with chipping paint or rust is my inspiration!

Katie said...

I used to get inspiration daily from the zoology collections of a university museum I worked in. I'd open a drawer and the metallic combination of pink and grey on a bivalve, or the orange and brown (with hints of yellow) of a songbird would lodge themselves in my head. On more than one occasion, I'd find myself standing next to an exhibit case and notice that I matched the animal!

ardenkatherine said...

http://deargolden.blogspot.com/2010/01/her-fate-has-yet-to-be-decided.html

This dress looks EXACTLY like the ICM.
Exactly.

Love this post!

em²ile² said...

Iced caramel macchiatos (macchiati?) are the best! And I had never realized it until this post, but I would totally dress like one too.

emily said...

i just discovered meringues the other day, and i love them. :) the taste is ok, but they're soo cute.

Rosie Unknown said...

Landscapes often inspire me. For example, the contrast between rusted metal pipes with lush grass growing around them make me long for structures, rusty brown blazers paired with flowing bright green skirts.

Marie said...

#1 reminds me of ombre too, and I love ombre.

A-C said...

That Guacamole looks amazing. Too bad The Fiance doesn't like it :(

I get most of my inspiration from other bloggers and my friends. It's boring, I know.

WendyB said...

I'm all about the medieval sections of museums.

aprilstarchild said...

My style inspirations include Japanese lolita fashion and riding my bicycle everywhere and sheer laziness. So it's a constant battle between "I want to wear a big poofy skirt every day" and "but I don't want to freeze to death" and "bah, too much effort."

Miss Peregrin said...

Hahaha, I'm going to use the guacamole excuse every time I end up covered in tomato sauce now. OBVIOUSLY, the universe is imploring me to wear more red?

Claire said...

Oh wowwww I have never seen marble rye before. That's fantastic!

I favour lychees, in the department of 'food that makes me feel good about getting dressed'. They are pink and cute-lookin', but they are also spiked with a big ole stone in the middle. Grr.

Sal said...

I'm feeling decidedly boring that most of my inspiration comes from actual people and photos of people. I've always admired those who can look at a beautifully decorated room and start scheming on outfits, but I'm far too literal!

Lorena said...

I feel so lame.
I get my inspiration from regular magazines.
I feel so lame.

grace said...

my male friend pointed out the other day that peonies remind him of petticoats...a comparison i did not expect to hear, but absolutely loved.

Rachel said...

I get inspiration for paintings from trader joes bags. Not the eco friendly ones, the pedestrian brown paper ones. Love those little bastards. And chocha dresses and jelly beans and super mario bros and waiting in line and twins. Oh god, and golf. I swear my paintings don't suck.

Katie said...

What a great post! I guess my food inspiration is all CANDY x

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

That marble rye bread looks tasty!

Allison said...

I know this makes me sound really boozy (I've never been drunk, I swear!) but there are so many alcoholic drinks that I find so fashionably sexy. Sometimes I dress like red wine, or maybe like bubbly champagne, or a smooth mai tai, fresh like a margarita with salt... you get the picture!

girls jewellery said...

Nice pics! Those red shoes are gorgeous!

Kaylovesvintage said...

I take the 1&5 ...

aubrey said...

Man, my brother took me to Kenny and Zukes when I visited him in Portland last fall. It was one of the highlights of my life.

Caroline said...

Another #1 makes me think ombre comment here! Love it!

Rachael said...

Desserts are very, very inspiring for whimsical fashion. :D

gem fatale said...

Haha great post! That marble rye looks like good fun.

dee said...

I don't have an inspiration to share, but I love this post. It makes me think of my sister-in-law. When she was trying to pick out her wedding dress, she had it narrowed down to two choices, so she asked my brother what he thought. He said she should pick the one she ended up wearing, because the bottom looked like frosting, and when else can you wear a dress that looks like frosting if not on your wedding day?

Mabel and Zora said...

Totally inspired everyday by the stores colors! Whatever we have in color-wise is what I end up wearing!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

I love gaucamole. Love it. I have an avocado in the kitchen...looks like dinner...

Kristin said...

I just did a post on green as I'm equally enamored with the color AND guac!

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