That’s right!  Get out of your city bubble and immerse yourself in a different location altogether.  Go on a road trip from Maryland to Texas, or from Colorado to Florida.  Or take a flight down into Mexico City and be enriched by their bountiful historical museums.  There’s something about the energy of Mexico, it turns up my creative volumes.  So I am going to be a little bit biased here because I live in Mexico too.

However, I’m not the only one whose creativity is positively affected.  Many fashion designers find inspiration by travelling too, sparked by historical figures most just note in history books.

Sixty years after her death, Frida Kahlo, whose colorful clothing, crown of braids, and signature red lip lent to her distinctive look, is inspiring more collections than today’s fashion it-girls. Designers have drawn elements from her style and art, reworking them into their collections in overt and subtle ways.


From “Casa Azul” to the runway, Rolando Santana presents his Spring Summer 2014 Collection, inspired by the strength and confidence of the iconic, Frida Kahlo. Throughout the collection, Santana channels Frida’s eclectic sense of style and boldness throughout his Collection.  https://vimeo.com/76352369

The key to receiving inspiration that helps separate you from the norm, is to not stick to the norm and do what everyone else is doing, that herd mentality you want to stay away from.  You want to be a market leader, not a follower.  So while others scramble at competing with one another and making their competition look bad, you want to rise above it and shock the market with a fresh new idea.  That shock value is what grabs market attention which often leads to sales.  Get the idea?

So when you get out and travel don’t forget to bring your camera!