Like much of the human population, I love Netflix. Maybe a little too much at times. There are days when, one moment, I'm eating breakfast while starting an episode of "Mad Men," or "How to Get Away with Murder," and the next thing I know, it's 2am and I'm two seasons ahead from when I started watching that day.

Sometimes it's a good idea to take a break, so here are some of my favorite (non-Netflix series) videos at the moment.

This collaboration between Alexa Chung and British Vogue takes a deeper look at aspects and people of the fashion industry that often go unnoticed. This is the video series you'll want to show to your friends and family who claim fashion is solely materialistic, superficial and pointless.

I came across this second video via RUSSH mag's website (


). The work, entitled "Nimbus," features jewelry by designers

Sarah & Sebastian

and explores concepts of "painted light and mythical motifs." It's ethereal, intriguing, and stunningly beautiful.

Now this video...I can't even begin to describe how incredible it is. The excerpt from "Il Capo" by Italian film maker and video artist Yuri Ancarani depicts "The Chief" ("Il Capo") guiding his men through the marble extraction process in a marble quarry in the Apuan Apls in Northwest Italy. There's something hauntingly gorgeous about the massive chunks of marble breaking from the otherworldly white and grey landscape, which contrasts beautifully with The Chief's gestures and enormous machinery.

Other documentaries on my must-see list include:

"Dior and I"

"The Trust Cost"

"Bill Cunningham New York"

The latter two of these titles are actually on Netflix, so I feel like that goes against the whole title I've come up with for this post...but we're going to overlook that bit.


Some snapshots of people/places/zines/websites I've been inspired by lately:

1. Rachel Nguyen aka @thatschic

I forgot exactly how, but I recently discovered

Rachel's YouTube channel

and immediately fell in love with her personality, effortless style and incredible creativity. I have since watched ALL of her videos and have read a good deal of her blog posts as well. Her are some of my favorite bits of inspo from her:


2. i-D Magazine

I need to start buying more magazines. They're so just expensive!! Luckily, i-D has some sick stuff on YouTube as well, so you can be inspired without spending the $15-$20 a good fashion magazine costs. They have a huge variety of content - everything from avant garde fashion videos, to spoof versions of city guides. Here are some my favorites:

3. My Tumblr

I've been on Tumblr since I was a Freshman in High School. Proof: my first url was "a-light-at-the-end." Yup.

Once a blog where I reposted pictures of doodled-on starbucks frappuccino cups and cliche teen couples, my Tumblr has since become more refined and is now a platform through which I gather a lot of fashion/art/literary inspiration.

4. My Pinterest

I used to be bat-shit


obsessed with Pinterest. I probably spent five hours a day on it. Over the years, I've gone from using this platform to collect an insane variety of recipes, to using it to archive other things like wishlists, "home-spo," and DIY projects. If you're as obsessed with organization (at least when it comes to social room is a mess) as I am, you would probably really appreciate my account. Pictured below are just a few of the 68 (I didn't even realize how many I had until now...Christ...) boards I have. 

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Hope this post (and the links I provided) gives you at least some inspiration! Let me know if you have any other go-to platforms you use when you're in a creative funk x