Launched in July 2007 by Jean Awe (who’s also the one behind the popular art and culture site Notcot.org), NotCouture shows you the artistic side of fashion. The beautiful layout lends itself nicely to really making the pictures pop, presenting you with visual eye-candy you could look at for hours on end. This site is perfect for not only the fashionista but the design enthusiast who’s always on the hunt for stylish accessories. If you’re searching for the perfect gift or just want to splurge on something wonderfully refined for yourself, check out NotCouture. You won’t be sorry.
Tip: Jean Awe has built a virtual empire with her array of beautiful, niche sites. Check the top of the page to see links to not only Notcot and NotCouture but Tasteologie, Liquirous and NotVentures.
Skewing slightly younger, Lookbook.nu is a very large online community that shows member-uploaded “street style” photography. Founded in 2008 by Yuri Lee in San Francisco, this site was created so that fashion enthusiasts could come together to get feedback on their own personal style. (Lee credits Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist for inspiring her to start this site.) Lookbookers “hype” a look and the more hypes they receive, the more popular the style is. Photographers, models, designers and bloggers also come here to promote their work. Lookbook.nu calls itself the “the world’s first, truly editorless fashion magazine” because it’s open to anyone and everyone. With over 150,000 users, this popular site is a great place to visit if you’re looking to jazz up your own wardrobe and need some fresh mix and match ideas.
Tip: Get to know this community by participating in their forum. There you’ll find topics that range from fashion and shopping to photography, art and DIY.
6. Fashion Gone Rogue
What better way to get immersed in high fashion than by seeing the latest fashion spreads? Fashion Gone Rogue is your go-to site if you’re both a fan of fashion and photography. Founded in December 2008, this site covers the latest fashion editorials, covers and ad campaigns from all around the world, all shot by today’s most prestigious fashion photographers. For those who love finding fashion inspiration through the pages of Vogue, this site will satisfy you and then some. Just a warning, their editorials will make you swoon for luxurious high end labels like Valentino and Chanel.
Tip: Can’t wait to see what everyone’s wearing in the coming seasons? Check out their Collections section where you’ll find lookbooks galore.
Which websites do you visit to get your fashion inspiration?
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Alice Yoo is the founder and editor in chief of My Modern Metropolis, a place where trendspotters and art enthusiasts come to connect over creative ideas. After graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor’s in Economics, Alice received her MBA, worked in advertising for MTV and Outdoor Channel and then started My Modern Met in 2008. With over 2.5 million page views per month, My Modern Met has become an art, culture and lifestyle destination for the modern man and woman.