Thursday, November 06, 2014

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Call of the Loon by Ewoud de Groot

If you've never seen the tumbler by Suzyn - "All the stuff that makes me go "ooooh!", you're missing some serious beauty... She sent me a handful of images as suggestions for wardrobe plans, and I jumped on this one as if it was made of chocolate...  There's a lot of beauty here, and colors galore...





Call of the Loon - Ewoud de Groot

I settled on these, using ink blue as my base neutral.  Realistically, you could choose anything soft and muted in the green/blue/purple family and be extremely successful.


Call of the Loon - Ewoud de Groot

This is for someone subdued, a little bit dressy, going away for a couple of days to a warmer destination.  Maybe not the beach, but someplace where lighter fabrics will be comfortable.  The dotted texture of the water is echoed in the first scarf, and the floral earring and pewter loafers are feminine but not girlish.


Linen sweatshirt – Majestic, silver flower earrings – Ngurah Gede, silk chiffon scarf – 
Yuh Okano, trousers – Donna Karan, linen jacket – East, pewter loafers – Hush Puppies,  
tote bag – Danielle Foster

A linen dress, a silk skirt and a couple of tops, along with some pretty accessories are all you need.


Scarf – Jaeger, blue linen dress – East, flower necklace – Aoy, sandals – Italian Shoemakers
silk skirt – Studio Nicholson, green tee – Acne, silver floral bracelet – Ngurah Gede,  
silk tank top – Blk Dnm

There are a lot of places you could go with just these few garments...



     
 Beara Beara


13 comments:

  1. I love that you added in the denim dress--so charming. And you've inspired a purply addition to my outfit today which will otherwise be mostly gray.

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  2. Some serious beauty .... this sums up my impressions of your blog. You have come up with some wonderful outfits once again. And I agree, the denim dress is nice and surprising addition.

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  3. The "Scarf – Jaeger" link is not working for me. Obviously, I was drawn to the scarf and all the wonderful colors.

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  4. Thank you for using one of my ideas!!! I love this, and it confirms my thinking of late - if I have a variety of blues (and, because I'm me, a variety of warmer colors like coral, hot pink, red, and orange), somehow it will all fit together!

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  5. I think it's working now; let me know if it doesn't cooperate!
    love,
    Janice

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  6. These just get better and better! It's amazing how you have made a blue/green colour scheme so moody and sophisticated.
    Alice

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  7. That is a minimal wardrobe for travel but I NEED these posts so I can be prepared to travel using a carry on only. I bought a Longchamp tote which folds up for my personal piece on the return flight...
    If you have time perhaps you might think about a 2 week Paris carry on combination thinking of basic blacks, greys and white. It would help me get my head around packing?

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  8. Love these colors and garments.

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  9. Janice, please tell me how I can send you a photograph for possible use as a basis for a wardrobe.

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  10. Fabulous for travel, work, play and an evening out ! Another set of great ideas - thanks so much !

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  11. Ooh. This suggests a beautiful link between my old olive/khaki/dunn brown wardrobe (2000s) - and my current fixation on ink navy, morphing to include grey/black. The pewter footwear is inspired - and makes a gorgeous link between the colours - lending the luminosity that de Groot showed us. (The pewter may help blend my new silvering hair colour in.) Now I can see I need to find a scarf of the de Groot painting! or failing that something in this colour scheme. Plus that gorgeous jewelled luminous purply-blue in a top.

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