Friday, December 10, 2010

inspiration: REAL citizens



The best thing about blogging is discovering and getting to know real life people. Folks who LOVE fashion in the best possible way, living THEIR style, not shyly lifted from the glossy pages of magazines, but boldly ripped from the pages of their LIVES. People showcasing not model-perfect features, but the toothsome happiness of being comfortable in their own skin. I share with you a handful of images gleaned the surf-stream of the "STYLE NATION":  people, faces and things that inspire my own expression of living.       xo. Bella Q 

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27 comments:

Nora said...

omg.BEST POST eVeR!!!!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

I couldn't agree more - the best thing about blogging is fashion in action! Never ceases to brighten my day. Great post, 'toothsome' is my word of the day now!
xx Comtesse xx

jemina said...

Truly inspirational!!!

XOXO
J

Grit and Glamour said...

Amen! Isn't our Style Nation just fantastic?!


♥ V
http://www.gritandglamour.com
twitter: @gritandglamour

Cloud of Secrets said...

Beautiful, richly colored and textured array of folks! Who is the woman in the big round black glasses, ambery beads, and fuchsia lipstick?

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Cloud of Secrets: that beautiful woman is Iris Apfel!

Marta said...

Bella, this is such inspirational post! love it!

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I find Iris Apfel to be such an inspiration. I'm hoping to be half as stylish when I'm her age. Even at my age, I love her bold color and print choices. Her aesthetic is just so cheerful.

Carissa said...

couldn't agree more <3

Carissa said...

couldn't agree more <3

RETRO REVA said...

Lovin these!
Especially the hat-o-roses :)
You rock, and you always inspire me!
I am paroozing the Tokyo Streets tonight. Would you like to do an min-interview after the holiday rush on your take on trends, Tokyo street style, and YOUR style?
I'd love it and so would everyone else as you are such an inspiration. Hope your weekend is going super!
xXx
Reva

Elaine said...

Um, these people are amazing. That is all.

www.clothedmuch.com

kristy eléna said...

YES, YES, YES!!!!! "folks who love fashion in the best possible way, living their style, not shyly lifted from the glossy pages of magazines, but boldly ripped from the pages of their lives." most brilliant sentence ever written about bloggers and their style. i heart you like a hurricane bella.

Vogue Gone Rogue
Full Time Fabulous - Kristy
twitter: @kristyelena

the Citizen Rosebud said...

I heart you back, Hurricane Kristy!

Roz said...

Totally agree with what you say. And that photo of Iris Apfel is incredible! She is so striking in every photo.. I have a massive folder of inspirational photos I've found while surfing, and i always enjoy looking through them. There is a wealth of fashion and photography out there.

A BRIT GREEK said...

Totally loving all the mixed style! Great image finds B.
x.o.x.o

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks, Rox and BG. My file of inspiration grows and I wish I had a system of remembering where I got it. I'm going to try Drop Box and see if that'll help me.

SaffronHaze said...

Loved this! So very inspiring =) Thanks for sharing Bella!

xo
-Cat.

Beautifully Invisible said...

This post is the very definition of the "style nation." Perfect!

TJWisdom said...

Diversity is described in these pictures. So many different styles so much creativity.
Good post!

sacramento said...

How did I miss this post????. I go away for a weekend and all this happens.
You are in my heart, and your words are many people voices.
Thank you for the honour!!!
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Nickie Frye said...

Is that Iris?? LOVE.

xoxo
Nickie
http://blog.nickienoel.com

brookemeagan said...

This is one of my favorite posts! It captures what fashion and style are all about. Owning your style and being unabashedly comfortable in your own skin is the most beautiful thing. Bravo!! xx

Vanessa said...

I love the photographs you selected. They're all fun and colorful and unique!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier! I so enjoy getting to know new stylish friends!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

It was a pleasure Vanessa! I've already added your blog to my blogroll!

Kirstin said...

Great photos, and wonderful post! :)

xo,
Kirstin Marie
http://www.kirstinmarie.com

Heather Fonseca said...

Fabulous I love us too! I get all my fashion inspiration on the blogosphere these days, and I just love that flower hat.

Love,
Heather
http://heathersdesignblog.com/

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