Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Build a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Nature: Pigeons

I have to confess, I think pigeons are beautiful. Annoying little sky rats, yes, but beautiful; their shades of grey, with iridescent green and purple...

So when I was asked to build a wardrobe based on a photograph of a pigeon, I was happy to do so. But there's no way I'm addressing those red eyes!

This was the original photo I received.

These are the colors I've chosen.


Tee shirt – Uniqlo (similar here), shorts – Dorothy Perkins (similar here), flip flops – OluKai (similar here), dress – Armani Collezioni (similar here), cardigan – Nick and Zoe (similar here), bracelet – Oliver Bonas (similar here), sandals – Nina (similar here)


Sleeveless top – L.K. Bennett, linen pants – White Stuff (similar here), iolite earrings – Mabel Hasell (similar here), sandals – Caparros, earrings – Claudia Baldazzi (similar here), clutch bag – Knights and Roses (similar here), dress – Vince, sandals – Nina (similar here)


Sweater – New Look (similar here), shorts – Dorothy Perkins (similar here), canvas shoes - Toms, bag – Meckela (similar here), earrings – YooLa (similar here), tee shirt – Dorothy Perkins (similar here), shorts – Dorothy Perkins (slightly similar here), flip flops – OluKai (similar here)

I think this makes a lovely wardrobe...



love,
Janice




Updated on June 30, 2017

22 comments:

  1. I love how your fashion is inspired by art and nature, Janice! You are right...so much beauty found in those places. Have a wonderful Chicago day!

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  2. A beautiful, subtle palette. Just lovely, Janice!

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  3. Creativity and inspiration at its best - you've rocked this one !

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  4. I love gray and silver. My coloring really supports warmer shades, but I gravitate toward the subtlety of gray every time. What a soft and classic selection.

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  5. I see that eye as more of a cognac colour....earrings or a pair of gloves for fall?

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  6. Love how the textures and patterns remind me of city shapes and textures. Just lovely.

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  7. Janice, this is my all-time favorite color palette. I've always been attracted to iridescence, in all things...My sister lately gave me pearls that gradate from purple to violet to bronze and I find that they go with almost all colors.

    Thanks once again--

    Hugs,

    Swissy

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  8. What a lovely combination:grey with the iridescent green. Who would have thought that a pigeon could inspire?

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  9. I'm with all of the above ladies (including Kristien62 re: warmer shades, but gravitating towards gray). This is so lovely and soothing, Janice. Thank you! And I can't wait to see your upcoming work with all of the color combinations! --Susan S. (Don't know how to identify myself here other than "Anonymous", though. My computer skills aren't so hot.)

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  10. This is so beautiful! I am also a fan of iridescent. I love anything bright and shiny!

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  11. I LOVE your blog!! What beautiful outfits you pick out. I wish I had such talent!!

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  12. I LOVE this color palette. . .so much so that I almost want to change my wardrobe colors to these!

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  13. This is a beautiful color palette. Love the subtlety.

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  14. This really speaks to me. House Beautiful does this for room palettes, but it's neat to see you use the same idea for a wardrobe. I also think pigeons are gorgeously-plumed, if completely icky. :)

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  15. Do a mallard, do a mallard! I've often admired the colours of a male mallard - all grey and brown with that flash of greeny-blue and bits of white and black.

    Also, seagulls are lovely - black, white, grey and red, easy-peasy!

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  16. The red eye? A pair of red shoes, or I can see a pair of small red stud earrings made of glass! It would work!

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  17. This is my favorite of all the wardrobes you've done. It is so beautiful.

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  18. I think the grey palette is gorgeous in the pictures. It is a lesson of the beauty of nature and how nature gets it right every time. I think the "eye" colour could easily be incorporated with an accessory or accent cuff bracelet or sandals in brandy, or mahogany tortoise sunglasses, that sort of thing.

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