A Resource Guide for Creative Inspiration

There are so many places to find information about beauty, design and fashion these days. Can you help me wade through options to find great sources of creative inspiration and guidance?
Yes! Read on to find my favorite discoveries from my near 24/7 travels both online and off.

I usually assume that since I'm online 24/7 that everyone else is too and therefore knows all of the same sites and magazines and blogs and social media outlets for all things fashion, design, and beauty. But alas, I am probably in a very small percentage of women who seek out this creative inspiration so frequently. Or maybe I'm not?

In any case, I've created a list of my favorite go-to sites that I frequent whilst on the internet throughout each day or week and a few of my favorite books. Please tell me about your favorite fashion, style and beauty resources in the comments!

Online Fashion Magazines

Bazaar.com

Style.com

Elle.com

NY Magazine

Fashion Gone Rogue

Refinery 29

Street Style blogs

The Sartorialist is written and shot by photographer Scott Schuman as a "two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life" and is mostly photographs of stylish bystanders and fashion industry insiders in the streets of NYC and occasionally, street style images of his travels.

Garance Dore is a beautiful blog written, illustrated and photographed by Garance, a French woman {who just so happens to be in a relationship with Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist}.

Jak and Jil is simply a photography blog filled with visual eye candy of fashion and fashion insiders photographed by Tommy Ton {who also works for Style.com}.

Stockholm Street Style is another gloriously delicious visual explosion of fashionable bystanders and industry insiders looking fabulous on the city streets. This one has huge photos to boot!

Personal Fashion & Style Bloggers

Karla's Closet a young LA girl oozing with sex appeal and a fantastic eye for vintage. I love that she looks like no other fashion blogger and isn't seen wearing the exact same thing as everyone else is. She's unique and the very first fashion blog I accidentally stumbled upon when I started my blog.

The Cherry Blossom Girl is a dreamy feminine getaway written, illustrated and photographed by Alix, a Parisian fashion graduate living in Paris.

le Blog de Betty is a fashion, style, shopping and lifestyle blog written by the adorably heavy banged brunette French beauty, Betty.

The Curvy Fashionista is a fashion lifestyle blog catering the toe curvy, confident, and chic plus size woman written by Marie Denee & fellow editors.

Style Bubble is a London based fashion and style blog written by Susie Bubble, consisting of her own personal experiences and observations of the fashion world with a on spotlighting young and unknown talent along with her own quirky outfit posts thrown in.

…love Maegan is my fashion, DIY, beauty, and lifestyle blog and if you haven't checked it out yet, you most definitely should ;)

You can also check out Signature 9 for a list of the top 100 fashion and style bloggers. {psst. I'm #79 at the moment}

Fashion + Bloggers Unite

International Fashion Bloggers: if you're a fashion blogger and want the ins and outs of fashion blogging, you should definitely be frequenting IFB daily.

Chictopia an online where fashion bloggers can submit their own photos to be judged and "liked" by others.

Lookbook.nu another online fashion community where real people submit their photos from around the globe.

Beauty ~ Makeup ~ Hair

Pixiwoo.com is a great makeup tutorial resource written by a few makeup artists in the UK but their Youtube channel is where all the fun is at!

The Beauty Department is written by three women, one of them being Lauren Conrad, and it's very inspiring and full of very pretty and dreamy photos of nail, makeup, and hair tutorials... and occasionally a bit of fashion and shopping.

Pshiiit amazing nail artist

Cut by Fred hair stylist blog with dreamy hair styling and tempting travel videos.

Pinterest is fabulous for inspiration as well... you can find My Pinterest Boards here

Books:

Fashion & Style
* Harper's Bazaar Fashion: Your Guide to Personal Style [Hardcover]

* The Sartorialist [Paperback] by Scott Schuman

* The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own [Paperback] by Nina Garcia

* I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style [Paperback] by Amanda Brooks

* Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour [Paperback] by Rachel Zoe

* FASHION: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels [Hardcover] by Charlotte Seeling

Beauty
* Making Faces [Deluxe Edition] [Paperback] by Kevyn Aucoin

* Jemma Kidd Make-up Masterclass: Beauty Bible of Professional Techniques and Wearable Looks [Hardcover]

* Style Eyes [Paperback]by Taylor Chang-Babaian

BlogHer Style Editor Maegan Tintari {@loveMaegan} is a Fashion, Home & Lifestyle blogger in Los Angeles. Go to ...love Maegan for your daily dose of inspiration!

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