Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Building a Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Composition a Cercles a Bras et Rectangles by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Another painting that I saw last week in Paris. That vacation seems so long ago now...


Composition a Cercles a Bras et Rectangles by Sophie Taeuber-Arp

At first this seemed like a pretty straightforward color scheme, but there are a LOT of possibilities here:


She Does Modeling...


Square scarf – Isabel Marant; shoulder bag – Allsaints; cardigan – 
Simply Be; yellow diamond hoopsJCPenney; watch – Isabel Marant
 tee shirt – J. Crew; pants – J. Crew; suitcase – Longchamp
loafers – Patricia Green

Financial modeling, that is. The hardest work in the office, in many opinions. 


Yellow silk shirt – Theory;  leather bracelet - Bottega Veneta; silver 
square earrings – Gurhan; blazer – Nina Ricci; ivory top – Balmain
black skirt – Lands’ End; black white yellow degrade scarf – Kenzo;  
yellow sweater – Dorothy Perkins; tweed skirt – Nina Ricci
pumps – Stuart Weitzman

She can take historical data, and give you really good ideas of what's going to happen in the future. They try to move her to the home office, but she doesn't really want to live there...


So she flies to Headquarters once a month, for 3 days spent with the Board...


So many of her co-workers don't understand WHY she travels so often... After all, she just sits in a room all day and works with spreadsheets.


How important can that be?  And what's with the yellow clothes?



Ahem... gold IS the color of money, you know...

love,
Janice

Warehouse Fashion Ltd

22 comments:

  1. Another great tale to go with a very realistic wardrobe. That yellow--excuse me, gold--keeps the neutrals from being boring. Good tip.
    The WSJ used to (maybe still does?) have a series called "Work Wear" or something like that, with photos of stylish real people at work in their own clothes. Some were really inspiring.

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  2. Love this. Was only thinking yesterday how yellow/gold from the chair could have been used in the Matisse painting and here's some gorgeous suggestions. Thank you!

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  3. These are the corporate colours of a chain of coffee shops in my home city, which look cool, restful and modern.

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  4. I imagine a women with white hair and dark grey eyes wearing this? I'm very fond of grey + warm bright colours, and think this would combine well with your recent lunar wardrobe…
    Alice

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    1. Ooh, white hair and grey eyes would be lovely, wouldn't it?
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. Was thinking the same thing, Alice, about this combining well with the lunar wardrobe. The moon often shines golden and grey, especially near the ocean shoreline. It appears more silver-gray at apogee with yellow-grey at perigee. I think. Those beautiful corals Janice used in the liar wardrobe remind me of the moon color above open water. Together, they make an amazing set of colors I would love to wear. (Especially that degrade scarf by Kenzo with that watch, bracelet, and sharp handbag - perfect blend of shape and form!)

      It's tidy how finances and the moon both live in an in-between world: always displaying dependable, long-term permanence, but always behaving in the fluidity of short-term movement. The moods fit beautifully.

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  5. Janice,
    Nicely done ! I haven't seen you use a tweed skirted suit before this post. Very classic !

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    1. I love tweed, but it's not easy to find a tweed suit. Although this one is stupid expensive, I suspect that it's gorgeously well made, and it's certainly a delight to look at!
      hugs,
      Janice

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  6. Stunning ensembles! I look awful in that mustard-gold color, but I love the look here. Also, the tweed suit is grand and could be used with so many accent colors. Great post as always.

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    1. Ah, you're thinking the same way I have been - wait until tomorrow!
      hugs,
      Janice

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  7. Love your humor, which shows so well in each delightful vignette! I live in the Chicago area, and could easily see a collection like this. Violet

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  8. Heads up for those going into the corporate work force after graduating next month (or those returning after raising children!) - THIS is how you put together a stylish capsule wardrobe! I can't wear mustard gold, but substitute cobalt blue...ummm.

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  9. I am rapidly running out of ways to say "wow". I love mustard yellow but it is a very tricky colour and hard to find the right one. Love the tweed suit and it is very adaptable as a core for a wardrobe. Would probably last for 50 years.
    Deb from Vancouver

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  10. On a grey-eyed blonde, this wardrobe would be amazing. Grey and yellowish-camel or mustard continue to be one of my very favorite color combinations; it says elegance and classic as well as, yes, the money spot. :)

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  11. This is a lovely grouping, and I enjoyed the paler version of the hard to wear mustard color as an accent! I liked the longer skirt lengths. This inspired me to go over my mustard accents and use them in a fresh way. Every outfit looked professional and classic. The scarves, as usual, were magnificently chosen and pull everything together.The tones matched perfectly in all the yellows...I know that takes you a great deal of time and effort to find the perfect color! Thank you for your inspiration!

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    1. Oh YES, these yellowish shades were a thrill to match - I must have looked at 500 different "yellow" shirts and blouses before I was able to find things that suited me! I try to be very picky, on your behalf!
      hugs,
      Janice

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    2. I'm not sure how great I look in yellow..but wear it anyway...the yellow silk shirt is certainly a beauty! Thank you Janice for your brilliance!

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  12. This is stunning! Makes me wish I could wear that gold color! I'm glad I don't have to dress this "fancy" for work but such beautiful items! I bet we see that tweed suit again soon! The story and wardrobe mesh perfectly! The painting made me think of chemistry class for some reason!

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  13. That mustard gold is a color I never wore before my shift from cool to warm colors. I've always loved it with grey. I too see the lunar wardobe along side this one. I love the combination of warm muyed with grey. That is the reason I've kept some grey neutrals to wear with the gold and rusty red..

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    1. That should say, "warm muted with grey.

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    2. That should say, "warm muted with grey.

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