Written by The Strategy
Inspiration is all around us. It can come from art, coffee table books, people we see on the streets, travel, music – really, anywhere.
When the pandemic hit and life went into lockdown, we struggled to find inspiration within the four walls of our work from home set-ups. After over a year of searching, we’ve come to realize that inspiration can come from even the smallest of details.
As The Strategy hopes to share the inpsiriaton behind the style of our favourite fashion insiders and muses, we’ve decided to share with you the little details in life that have been inspiring us. Here is what inspired us this week.
Our favourite days on Melrose have been days where we’ve strolled through Apartment by The Line with an Alfred’s Coffee in hand. The store is pretty much synonymous with minimalist decor, and we love it. Looking back at past visits, we’ve been recently inspired by minimalist design – hard lines, reduced clutter, and a neutral colour palette. We plan on carrying it through our homes to our wardrobes.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s 90s film wardrobes are giving us life. Currently, we’re inspired by her wardrobe from the 1998 thriller, A Perfect Murder, starring Viggo Mortensen and Michael Douglas. Her character’s wardrobe is filled with Hérmes bags, a chocolate shearling coat (as pictured above), chunky sweaters, and silk neck scarfs. Yes, please.
Ever since finishing the last drop of our Anine Bing Savage Rose (RIP) perfume, we’ve been on the hunt for a replacement. For this fall, we’re leaning towards Valentino’s Voce Viva Eau de Parfum. The perfume smells of warm florals with notes of Italian Bergamot, Orange Blossom Absolute and Crystal Moss Accord. Don’t mind if we do.
A new season means a new moodboard to inspire Team TS on the walls. This seasons moodboard is filled with brown accessories, textured fabrics and animal print neutrals. #inspired
Colder, often rainy, days call for a comfy couch, a warm beverage, and a good book. Whether we’re flipping through Assouline’s designer books or delving deep into a cherished copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray, we like to have a pile of books within couch reach to inspire us and take us to another world.