Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: La Grande Odalisque - Jean-August-Dominique Ingres

Lush, opulent, elegant, but unexpected... She will spare no expense to indulge herself, but will never compromise on comfort and ease.

La Grande Odalisque by Jean-August-Dominique Ingres


CardiganMaster and Muse, grey turtleneck – Jardin des Orangers, pearl earrings – Nektar de 
Stagni, watch – Stuhrling, trousers – Topshop, Hermes Chasse en Inde silk scarf, tote – Dolce 
and Gabbana, loafers – Tod’s 

Blouse – Brunello Cucinelli, pearl necklace – Majorica, blush sweater – DKNY, pearl earrings – 
Kasun, clutch bag – Miss Selfridge, silk scarf – Weston, silver ballet flats – Sofft, skirt – Akris
bracelet – Kasun, gold ballet flats – Geox, cardigan – Equipment




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15 comments:

  1. Once again you have come up with a most unusual but beautiful combination. Your choices evoke the mood of the painting so well. You give me ideas of combining items in my wardrobe that I never dreamt of.

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  2. This combination is a really innovative way to wear some of my gold jewellery with my new grey basics. I own a blush pink linen T-shirt and I shall definitely look through my scarves to find the integrating piece. Merci, Janice.

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  3. I love the gentle mood of this…and that pearl necklace!
    Alice

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  4. All I can say is... I'm a bit slow! Lovely combination of colors and clothes. I suppose I was thinking of and looking for golden mustard but you have just gone for gold. So opulent. I like how the accessories, like the scarves and jewellery, link together the colors. Her peacock fan has all the colors in it. Carol S

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  5. You are soooo creative! (I'm always so flattered when you visit. Merci.)

    You venture -- color-wise -- where I dare not go and I always like what you "invent." xo

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  6. I just this painting at the Louvre last Thursday (back in Chicago now)! It's a longtime favorite, love the disproportionate body. Joan

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  7. I love the slight suggestion of harem pants in those trousers--should Odalisque ever consider getting out of bed and getting dressed. :) Somehow, this extraordinary wardrobe is both ladylike and utterly opulent. Just stunning.

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  8. Dearest Janice, you have chosen one of my favorite paintings by a favorite artist. The colors you have chosen are so soft and romantic -- warm tones that make me feel so cozy, and everything grounded w/black. So lovely.

    Cheers, M-T

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  9. This is so fabulous, celebrating lushness in all its meanings.

    Deb from Vancouver

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  10. I am always fascinated by your combinations. however I sometimes wonder what sort of hosiery would be appropriate in cold weather to wear with these lovely skirts.. could you show some examples.. Thanks in advance

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    1. I would wear opaque grey tights with most of these looks - maybe sheer tights with the grey skirt. Hosiery is the WORST!!!

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  11. Do you think you could do Seurat's "A Sunday on the Island of La Grande Jatte?" It's my favorite painting and I would wear your chosen wardrobe everyday!

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