As a teenage girl who is very active in fashion-related social media (tumblr, instagram, polyvore etc), there is a lot of attention put on to what I do / my style. I'm not about to go all Kanye and complain about being famous, because I'm not at all. I am really thankful for the group of people who take the time to read my blog, and the relationship I have with fellow bloggers. With that being said, every now and then I get messages saying "you need to get your own style" because I have so many people I look up to.
I know that many bloggers pride themselves on not having an "idol", because they feel it makes them a true original (or something along those lines). I understand that... but I also understand that looking up to others doesn't make you a carbon copy. I know I'm running the risk of sounding like a broken record, but this is a subject that seems to be overlooked recently.
I'm not out to set any rules for where inspiration ends and imitation begins. I know how it feels to be criticized for taking inspiration from others, so I'm not going to do the same to someone else. Fashion is a (very personal) creative outlet, so being able to identify with another person's style isn't a bad thing. Just some food for thought (did I use that saying in the right way? hopefully). xx Flo