Art

Ash Blue + Eggshell

There's something kind of romantic about a gloomy grayish blue paired with loads of florals.  I'm craving a reprieve of simultaneous subtlety, richness, and weighty-lightness. Soothing hues, carefully edited feminine details, and a simple textural palette of silk, cotton, and leather.  In essence: something akin to the turn-of-the-century outdoorsy elegance of John Singer Sargent's lounging dames.

 

1  /  Marni  /  2  /  Asos, sold out, Similar  /  3  /  Allsaints  /  4  /  Cabinet Ring  /  5  /  Bottega Veneta  /  6  /  3.1 Phillip Lim  /  7  /  Madewell  /  8  /    Rickety Rack, sold out, Similar

 

John Singer Sargent, via

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Party Like It's 1899

With a return to long dresses (albeit deflated), and an exhaustion of all other eras of dressing, the turn of the (20th) century looks fresher than ever. 

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The Original: Claude Monet

hit the nail on the head with his picturesque immortalization of the woman with a straw hat and blue scarf.

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Modern Take: 

This airy chiffon dress and straw hat craves (aside from a nod to the 70's) a pastoral scene and petite garden path, much like the Claude Monet painting, below.

 

Inspired by: Pastoral Scene by Claude Monet

Deflate these dresses just a bit and tousle the hair, and this could be today's Central Park.

 

yards upon yards of fabric

Jessica Stam (left) demonstrates a modern version of this phenomenon  

Glorious excess

Paintings (right and below) by John Singer Sargent

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all fashion photos via DustJacket Attic

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Jugendstil Wonders

[Williamsburg only wishes it were this cool.]

Karen Elson?  Or Emilie Floge?

Karen Elson?  Or Emilie Floge? 

A slew of velvet Poiret-esque ensembles, with florals piled upon florals, re-interpreted with the same kind of cheeky poetic lushness that exemplifies art nouveau and the jewel-toned, hyper-patterned works of Klimt. 

Karen Elson in Florals, Styled by Grace Coddington

Karen Elson photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth for Vogue.  Styled by Grace Coddington.

fashionably cool cats
Velvet & Hydrangeas
art nouveau inspired photo shoot with Karen Elson in a vintage diner, styled by Grace Coddington
 

Fashion photos via DustJacket Attic

photo shoot styled by Grace Coddington, two art nouveau inspired models on a garden path

Will the REAL Emilie Floge please stand up?


Emilie and Gustav
 

Portrait of Emilie, painted by her man (and MY man) Gustav Klimt.


Emilie
Judith
 

Judith


Last, but never least . . .

One lucky kitty And a fabulous man.

Gustav Klimt & Kitty
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