Thursday, August 30, 2012

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: The Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones

Subtle, neutral, graceful...

Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, blazer – Topshop,
 slingbacks – Circa Joan & David, scarf – futabaya, dress – Narciso Rodriguez,
 coat – Rachel Comey, scarf – Tamakiku, boots – Gabriella Rocha

Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, wrap sweater – Stella 
McCartney,  silk tank – Kain Classic, ankle boots – Debenhams, skirt – Donna 
Karan, taupe sweater – Vince, scarf – milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre
bracelet – Paige Novick, jeans – Helmut Lang

Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, blazer – Malene Birger
brooch – Cara Accessories, pants – Brunello Cucinelli, top – Soaked in Luxury, 
dress – Joie Hachi, scarf – Yuh Okano, pumps – L.K.Bennett

Painting: Shoe Shop, by Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones, sweater – Crumpet, 
earrings – Wendy Mink, skirt – Miss Selfridge, ballet flats – Valentino, sweater
 – Miu Miu, scarf – Arlette Ess, pants – Maxmara, flats – Manolo Blahnik


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  1. Oh what fun and different from your normal range, especially the skirt and sweater.

  2. Everyone I've told about your blog--from my 85-year-old mother to my 30-year old daughter--has become an enthusiast. My mother, a lifelong clothes horse with a big house full of crammed clothes closets, is now literally studying your capsule wardrobes to figure out how to edit her clothes for a move soon into a much smaller space--a smaller space in which she still wants to look chic and elegant.So, from all of us, thank you!

  3. Wow! I mean -- Wow!!

  4. I agree with Anonymous: Wow! Really!
    My absolute favorite so far!

  5. At first I only looked at the painting and thought this is going to be good. You did not disappoint. Lovely.

  6. halo im adam from indonesia ..i like your blog

  7. I'd really enjoy seeing some of these outfits on actual people. I don't know why, but whenever I wear a scarf, I look kinda frumpy.

    If I could see some good examples, maybe I'd be able to duplicate an elegant look.


  8. This is a great post--love the colors and choices.

  9. When I first took a close look at the painting I thought to myself 'this outght to be good', and you didn't disappoint. Lovely outfits and those scarves...

  10. Love, love, love these combinations!! Bravo!!! I would like to see some scarves on real people too. I don't think they look very good on me either. I think my neck is too short and my chest is too big! LOL

  11. those valentino flats....GORGEOUS!