Well. You all know that Audi and I have been friends for years. We connected through blogging, and have been swapping clothes, trading ideas, and counseling each other on shopping, style, and personal matters for ages. She is a brilliant woman and an amazing friend.
What you might not know is that Audi is also my primary sartorial inspiration and style icon. Like most women, I love me some celeb style, but in the back of my mind I’m always aware that those folks have paid stylists telling them what to wear and what to avoid. Audi is her own stylist. And she has impeccable taste, to be sure, but she’s also daring. Fearless, even. She makes it clear with every outfit and every post that her priority is to be creative, interesting, unique, bold, and expressive. Dressing beautifully is marvelous, but dressing creatively is inspiring. And Audi inspires me to try new pieces, combinations, and proportional mixes. She challenges me to step outside my comfort zone. She makes me more creative and bold with my own choices by being creative and bold with hers.
If you haven’t already, please add Fashion for Nerds to your reading list.