Thursday, January 29, 2015

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Reverend Walker Skating by Sir Henry Raeburn

When this painting was suggested, I wasn't sure it would even be possible to build a wardrobe, because I thought the painting was drab and monochromatic. Shows what I know, eh?



Corduroy skirt – CC, sweater – Equipment,  jeans – Canali, blouse – Theory

Cardigan – Vince, black boyfriend jeans – Golden Goose, ponte tee shirt – Jaeger, tapered wool 
trousers – Jaeger

Duck egg blue sweater – Iris and Ink, peach silk blouse – Loro Piana, white tee – Lands’ End
duck egg
blue top – Mary Portas

Ombre scarf – Donna Karan, square scarf – Hermes, cuff bracelet – Alexis Bittar
taupe dangle earrings – Alexis Bittar, ocean green earrings – YooLa, link necklace – 
Shingo Matsushita, pendant – Alexis Bittar, black loafers – Vince, boots – Aquatalia





Neiman Marcus Last Call (Neiman Marcus)


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful, low-key, sophisticated…. doesn't get much better than this in my book!

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  2. This is really lovely, and versatile - the soft blue could be replaced with a soft olive, for example; the black/taupe is a great base for a wardrobe.

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  3. I'm sooo into this!

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  4. Exquisite, subtle use of color. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. Ooooooeeeee, now this is my kind of dull and boring! Wow. Gorgeous. This is so easy to pack and could go virtually anywhere.

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  6. Thank you, thank you! I adore what you have done with this, one of my favourite paintings.

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  7. You have an eye for color - always classic and totally classy - thanks for inspiring the rest of us

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  8. A lovely calm deceptive painting turned into its equivalent wardrobe. I see a twinkle and subtle humor too in the reverend's eyes and perhaps in the wearers eyes too.
    Janice, perhaps you are Canadian, eh?
    Deb from Vancouver

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  9. I love this! One of the best collections you've ever shown. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. This is one of my favourites by far! Beautiful inspiration - thank you!

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