Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Start with Art: The Girl with A Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer




Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) - The Girl With The Pearl Earring (1665).jpg
Girl with a Pearl Earring - Johannes Vermeer


The most beautiful color scheme, combining warm tobacco brown, black, and brilliant blue and golden yellow highlights...
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer and a color scheme drawn from the painting
One nice warm outfit, for in transit, or for a sudden cold snap, and some beautiful silky solids...

Two outfits taken from the colors and style of Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
Satin tunic – Mango, silk pants – J.W.Anderson, bag – Menbur, blue satin 
pumps – Nina, scarf – Attic and Barn,  sweater – Lorena Antoniazzi,  
cord jeans – CC, driving loafers – Coach



A simple outfit, and a nice basic dress:
Two outfits taken from the colors and style of Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
Tee shirt – P.A.R.O.S.H., linen capris – Taking Shape, linen cardigan – East
blue sandals – DV by Dolce Vita,  necklace – YooLa, dress – Great Plains
sandals – Manolo Blahnik


A much less basic dress, and a warm-weather outfit with an overshirt for air conditioning.


Two outfits taken from the colors and style of Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
Dress – Dosa, bracelet – Mademoiselle Felee, sandals – Ipanema, blue shirt
 – Mauro Grifoni, tank – Uniqlo, skirt – Laurence Dolige,
  sandals – Manolo Blahnik

And a few extra pieces, for versatility!

additional garments and accessories for Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer
Earrings – Dorus Mhor,  black sleeveless top – Morgan
sleeveless dress – E-GO’scarf – Bottega Veneta











Looking Back:

2012 - one of my readers had a piece of jewelry that she wanted to wear more, and so I suggested What to wear with a necklace: peacock.

2013, May 12th - Paris never ceases to amaze...

2013, May 13th - It's always difficult to figure out how to pack when the airline limits are really tight, so I made some suggestions about Packing for a warm-weather vacation, in red & navy.

Artisan Jewelry Designs

14 comments:

  1. This is probably my favorite, and most flattering, color combination by far. Just for fun, that beautiful color on her lips, where would you use it? Since it's such a small part of the whole picture, I know it would only be an accent, but without it, the picture would lose some of it's vibrancy. Any thoughts???

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    1. Oooh, I looked long and hard at that color, and finally decided that it should be worn on the lips of each of us. Or maybe a lovely pedicure....

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  2. Knew when i saw the painting that this "collection" would be stunning - and it is. Some wonderful choices for all skin tones, too.

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  3. Beautiful...love the painting and the collection of outfits...this blue is perfect!

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  4. First I loved the painting, then the book, and now this. Beautiful.

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  5. I'd love to see you take inspiration from that painting and create an outfit/wardrobe for each of the season types - most interested in soft autumn and soft summer. Thx!

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  6. Ooh, I do love those colours! So vibrant but so sophisticated. I think I could get away with the tobacco colour on my bottom half and in accessories. I love that colour in leather shoes.

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  7. Love love love this! I've never thought of putting black, brown, and blue together, but I realize now it's my favorite palette! I've been reading your blog for quite a while now but have never commented. Thank you, Janice, for your wonderful work. Your sense of both the practical and the beautiful is unmatched!

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  8. Oh Janice! My favorite painting! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Especially the tobacco brown with that electric blue! I dressed up as "the Girl" on Halloween!

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  9. Interesting and beautiful! For one thing, this is one of my favorite paintings. For another, I find the same color scheme in the picture at the head of your blog!

    Autumn in CO

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  10. Hi there, I'm seeking an accent scarf featuring the colours coral and strong, deep yellow. Has anyone got any suggestions?

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  11. This is a beautiful colour combination and you did a superb job - as usual.

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