Thursday, August 04, 2011

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Down on His Luck, by Frederick McCubbin

Jacket – Oscar de la RentaCardigan – Michael Kors, Blouse – L’Agence, Tee shirt – T by Alexander Wang
Jeans – Acne, Skirt – Bottega Veneta, Cords – Current/Elliott, Scarf - Hermès 
Vanilla blouse – Vanessa Bruno, coat – Tibi, Dress – Diane von Furstenberg, coat – Alexander Wang
Sweater – J. Crew, Pants– Burberry Prorsum, Skirt – Maje, Jacket – Michael Kors  
Dress – Maxmara , Sweater – Vanessa Bruno, Tee shirt – Zoe Tees, Short-sleeved blouse – Alberta Ferretti
Sleeveless top – Steffen SchrautBlouse – Gucci, Velvet pants - Gucci, Sweater – Calvin Klein

Paisley scarf – Ralph Lauren, Pearl drop earrings – Max and Chloe, Square scarf with horses – Hermès, Sunglasses – Linda Farrow, Sun hat – Eugenia Kim, Hoop earrings –, Green amethyst and diamond ring – Sara Weinstock, Stack of bracelets – Oasis, Brass stud earrings – Giles & Brother, Gloves – John Lewis, Encased brass bracelet – Jensen-Conroy, glovesClutch bag – Marc Jacobs, Brass discs necklace –, Watch- Timex, Slingbacks – Asos, Riding boots – Woman by Common Projects, Flat oxford shoe – Mulberry, Raffia bag – Barneys, Flowered square scarf - Coach, Peep-toe pumps – Jimmy Choo, Suede loafers – Weejuns, Desert boots – Clarks of England


  1. Very pretty! These are some of my favorite colors.

  2. Thank you so much - the wardrobe is perfect!
    "Warm, dry & luminous" sums up the Australian bush exactly, and you captured it brilliantly. Straight to the inspiration board!

    Rosalie x

  3. Beautiful selection! I luv it all
    thanks for the great ideas...

  4. This is gorgeous. Not my color palette, but oh, so pretty.

  5. Oh my goodness, this is one of my favourites yet! And I'm Australian :) Fortunately these are also good colours on me. I do hope you get your book out one day!

  6. Uncanny... My backyard is Australian bushland and I have been working on putting together my capsule wardrobe to suit my provincial style. Have a look at what I have chosen so far

    Thank you for recommending the book, "French Chic".

  7. Lovely colors, I wish I could wear them! Has anyone asked for a palette for ivory, camel, chocolate brown with the spring colors of periwinkle and jade?


  8. Another triumph! and very tempting.

    Deb, a Canadian

  9. i just found your blog and am really enjoying reading your posts! In this wardrobe, I love the DVF dress. Do you know where it is available?

  10. That dress is available at I think DVF makes BEAUTIFUL dresses!
    thanks for being here,