With an avant-garde style like lolita, inspiration is both a blessing and a curse. At times I feel bombarded with ideas for coordinates, meetups, photoshoots, etc. Other times my interest in the fashion wanes and I have very little motivation to get dressed up in the frills I loved so much. My extended break was partially due to a lack of motivation, but I found that after taking time off I found I had an untapped well of inspiration just waiting for me to pick up where I left off.
At the end of the day, inspiration is a very private and personal experience to which we give life through what we choose to wear. It is easy to buy a full set from a designer and wear the pieces just the way they were shown in the quarterly GLB photoshoot, but it lacks independence and emotion. Passion is just as important as inspiration and ensures that what we wear is inherently a reflection of our own personalities, feelings, and thoughts. Be sure to grasp onto inspiration from wherever it should spawn, but reign it in with a good dose of passion and you won't be disappointed by the result!
Stay strong and beautiful, my lovelies,
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