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)


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

  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.

  3. I'm sooo into this!

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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