Monday, December 12, 2016

Timeless: Some of My Favorite Posts from the Past, Capsule Wardrobes Based on Nature

Yes, I'm in Italy, but the Internet never sleeps! I thought that while I'm away, you might like to see some older posts from The Vivienne Files. One of the things that I try to accomplish with work here is to show that true style is timeless; when I look back at some of these posts, I feel comfortable having you look at them now, and I am pretty certain that they will still look good in 5, 10, or 20 years.

If you click on the dates, below the images, you will be taken back to the entire original post...

This first one is one of my all-time favorites; from the over 1,500 posts that I've done, it would be in the top 10 for sure!

The Vivienne Files January 14, 2016

This striking photograph gave us a story which continued into the NEXT wardrobe, below.

The Vivienne Files July 15, 2016

After the navy and white above, the story continued with this beautiful photograph, and romantic story:

The Vivienne Files, July 20, 2016

I felt like this photograph, and the wardrobe that I created, and the story of our heroine, were among the most cohesive and subtle that I've ever done. Writing a blog isn't art, but that doesn't meant I can't aspire to do a great job! 

The Vivienne Files April 2, 2016

I love the requests that I get from readers, and this was no exception. A beautiful bird, with beautiful colors:

The Vivienne Files August 4, 2015

 Another reader request, with the prettiest pastels on the first day, and bright colors on the 2nd...

The Vivienne Files January 6, 2016 and
The Vivienne Files January 7, 2016


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  1. These work really well together.
    I cannot get enough of black/tan/cream.
    Also cannot get enough of your stories.

  2. Just had to stop by and tell you how much I love what you do, Janice!! Have a great week!

  3. That Shelduck wardrobe is one of my all-time favorites!! And looking at the Northern Flicker, the black and white dots jumped out at me - it would be great with the taupe and maybe a little accent of orange. - nancyo

  4. Thankyou for fresh inspiration. As you say, classic style is timeless!

  5. The natural environment is terrific inspiration, as you show so vividly. The Northern Flicker is my favourite post of all (I have stuck the photograph inside my wardrobe door to remind me of my goals). And which flowers ever bothered about clashing colours - they always know what works! These are great ideas for mood boards too.

    Have fun with Bellinis and gelati, dear Janice (more lovely colours ...)
    Robyn in Tasmania

  6. Those first four wardrobes show how flexible and beautiful a constrained palette can be.

  7. This is so awesome and I'm only halfway trough!