Monday, July 17, 2017

A Travel Capsule Wardrobe that Starts with Art: Saint John by Gerhard Richter

This could qualify as Moderately Extravagant Monday!

And here's some art that might not be to everyone's taste, but colors that certainly have energy and make a strong statement:

St. John by Gerhard Richter

(I personally love Gerhard Richter, and this work especially...)

They Think She's Crazy...


St. John by Gerhard Richter with style guidelines and color palette

She sleeps like a baby on airplanes. Well, any place she can sit down, she can sleep soundly. And she uses this to her advantage!

Travel outfit in red and black

silk scarf – Shevitza; earrings – Marni; tee – L.L.Bean; watch – Rebecca Minkoff; coat - Issey Miyake; pants – L.L.Bean; suitcase – Crash Baggage; boots – Stuart Weitzman; tote – Urban Originals (if you dig the boot fabric, but prefer mules, they're here)

Those last-minute plane tickets that are dirt cheap, but only work if you can leave in 2 days, and only stay someplace for 3 days? She's all over them...

a travel six-pack in black, white and brights

white shirt – Brunello Cucinelli; crystal earrings – Alexis Bittar; drop earrings – Ink and Alloy; paisley scarf - Etro; gauze scarf – Elizabeth Gillett; black bag - Heio; gold bag - Okhtein; tee shirts – L.L.Bean; aquamarine and tanzanite earrings – Poppy Jewellery; jeans – L.L.Bean; skirt – J.W.Anderson; red dress – Harris Wharf London; booties – Blondo; pumps – Roger Vivier

Most people eschew such quick trips, because they can never get over the jet lag, and they don't feel like it's worthwhile to spend all that time on the plane in exchange for such a short time at their destination. She doesn't feel that way - not at all!

a travel capsule wardrobe in black, white and brights

She arrives at her destination - Paris, London, Copenhagen - wherever - feels fine, and ready to hit the pavement...

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in black, white and brights

She never really worries about acclimating to the time change - she can sleep late, and then have a really fashionably late dinner...

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in black, white and brights

If she chooses to go to a concert or opera, she doesn't have to worry about getting sleepy before it's over...

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in black, white and brights

She's always tried to be a little bit different; who knew that it would be useful when it came time to travel?

love,
Janice

A Travel Capsule Wardrobe that Starts with Art: Saint John by Gerhard Richter
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16 comments:

  1. I love your painting. To me, those colors call for velvets and other wintery fabrics. Very rich.

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  2. I concur with "Taste of France" - love the colours & the painting. And I also love the sense of adventure - it's my dream to be able to travel in this manner.

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  3. Love it! What a great vignette!

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  4. I love those colors and great story :)

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  5. Wish I were this lady! Adventurous spirit, bold fashion, easy sleeper! Love the fun of this story and the wardrobe. Some of these posts with bold colors make me wish I had darker coloring to wear them. I envision this heroine with dark hair and eyes and a tallish physique. Love her choice of accessories too! Janice Collins, Washington DC

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  6. I do like this painting very much as well as the wardrobe it inspired. Very envious of our heroine...

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  7. Now I am really liking moderately expensive Monday...such fun...love those boots and the back story too.

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  8. Love it! Love it! Love it! These are the colors I chose following your suggestions.

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  9. I love these extravagant days. I would rather look at expensive, exciting, quality outfits, and then translate the ideas back to my own budget. I feel sure many of us come here for ideas rather than specific garments to buy. Lovely colours here, I've always loved high contrast, jewel tones, though these days a lot of them don't love me back, unfortunately! Linda M

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  10. I love this! The colors might be a bit too bright for me but black and charcoal grey with jewel tones is GORGEOUS. You could do the same with charcoal and more muted tones. MMMMMM. Yummy.

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  11. Love the Etro scarf --photographer friend

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  12. These are MY COLORS! And this travel wardrobe is wonderful; but I would add a soft (maybe cashmere) black turtleneck sweater - even for such a short excursion . . .

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  13. Love that painting! I think that cheeky little bow tie blouse would look smashing under any of those jumpers, giving even more outfit combos if your lady sleeps in and misses her flight home!

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  14. It's so succinct, this wardrobe. So useful and can be translated so easily to other colours. You are a marvel. Love those patterned boots.
    Vancouver Barbara

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  15. Janice,
    While I don't wear black or gray, I am loving the efficiency of this grouping for travel ! Dark bottoms, 3 accent colors with 3 scarves and fun accessories, including those sexy boots, makes for varied looks that also include a dress and a skirt -- lots of fun options here ! Once again, I can't help but think of the heroine of " Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" fame when I see these lush clothes '! Delightful and inspiring !

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  16. These are super close to my colors and I find a lot to inspire me here. Particularly that gross-grain ribbon on the quite expensive blouse is wonderful and could be easily added to any white blouse, even in several different colors.

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