Thursday, February 12, 2015

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Version 2 The Apparition by Gustave Moreau

From the very first moment I launched the original post about this painting, I KNEW that I was going to have to look at this again, and pay full attention to the beautiful blue and green at the top of the canvas.


The Apparition by Gustave Moreau

I decided to make this really simple, and concentrate on the opulent feel of the painting as much as the luscious colors.




I pictured this as someone who has to travel overnight for a quite formal event, and then make their way home the morning after. This whole capsule is all about velvet, brocade, cabled cashmere, and ornate jewelry. Sigh...

Square scarf – Hermestote – Neiman Marcuscashmere sweater – Jaeger, riding boots – Saks 
Fifth Avenue, earrings – Jude Frances, bracelet – Kenneth Jay Lane, velvet skirt – Rochas
black sheepskin jacket – Yohji Yamamoto

Two stone earrings – Kenneth Jay Lane, paisley scarf – Etro, jacquard trousers – Stella McCartney
black cabled cashmere turtleneck – Ralph Lauren, chandelier earrings – Alexis Bittar, clutch bag – 
Natasha Couture, loafers – Splendid, sandals – Pelle Moda, velvet dress – Krizia Vintage



It wasn't at all easy to find these colors and textures, but I'm learning more and more that if you KNOW what you want, patience will be rewarded.

love,
Janice

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16 comments:

  1. I love these color combinations. Gorgeous.

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  2. That is a stunning dress and I am sure it is even more impressive in movement, with light moving across the velvet and bringing out different colours.

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  3. {Gasp!} That dress! Those scarves! The colors! This is gorgeous! You have such an amazing eye.

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  4. Lovely choices from an inspirational starting point. You're so creative!

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  5. Janice, I went to a runway show last night which was artist-inspired. The artists was there and her painting were displayed around the room including the large one at the end of the runway. I kept thinking...oh I wish Janice was here, she would love this!!

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    1. It does sound like my dream fashion show, doesn't it?
      big hug,
      Janice

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  6. Hi, This post is so drool worthy that my key board is at serious risk. Now, how could we translate this sumptuousness into a day to day wardrobe?

    Deb from Vancouver

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  7. The most sumptuous post ever, as dreamy as its inspiration. I'm in awe.

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  8. Those are my colors. And the clothes are gorgeous. Just checked on the bag and it is a great price. Will likely add it to my wardrobe. Thanks for this.

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  9. These are beautiful colors and I love the transition from art to wardrobe. You are such an inspiration-thank you.

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  10. Just stunning and the gold accessories pick up that hue in the painting as well. You've created another gem Janice!

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  11. These jewel-toned colors are truly stunning, Janice. There is an air and water feel to them -- the stuff of life!! That velvet dress just makes me melt. Brava, ma chère. I feel as if I'm floating when I look at this collection.

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  12. Had to have the Hermes scarf! Hope you get credit for clicks.

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  13. Love this...works with my blush, grey...thank you

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  14. Love this...works with my blush, grey...thank you

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