Friday, August 25, 2017

Build a Travel Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Les Glaciers by Alexandre Sergejewitsch Borisoff

I don't remember where I found this painting, but the colors are absolutely stunning:

Les Glaciers, mer de Kara by Alexandre Sergejewitsch Borisoff
Les Glaciers, mer de Kara by Alexandre Sergejewitsch Borisoff

I hope for the artist's sake that he was painting from memory, or a photograph!

Les Glaciers, mer de Kara by Alexandre Sergejewitsch Borisoff with style guidelines and color palette

Let's dream an extravagant, completely unrealistic dream today...

Remember that big conference of CEO's?


"The one in Breckenridge? The board decided that you should fly out with the Chairman, because you're the best person to help explain the financial projections..."

travel outfit in grey and bright blue
cardigan – Diane von Furstenberg; earrings – Mikimoto; scarf – Ted Baker; watch – Movado; handbag – Saint Laurent; tee – Unconditional; pants – Sonia Rykiel; suitcase – Tumi; loafers – Mercedes Castillo

the suitcase comes in a perfect shade of aqua blue, which I didn't find until the very last minute...

"It's been described as "posh casual," so we assume you're going to need to buy a few things for the trip. Submit your receipts with your expense report and we'll take care of up to ____ dollars."

travel capsule wardrobe in grey and shades of blue
cardigan – Twin-Set; earrings – Arman Sarkisyan; silver tee - Paco Rabanne; velvet tee - Tibi; drop earrings - Alexis Bittar; cashmere crew – L.L.Bean; necklace - Latelita; bracelet – Judith Jack; glitter skirt – Missoni; aqua top - Jil Sander; scarf - Faliero Sarti; tweed dress - Jil Sander; bag – Loeffler Randall; jeans - Isabel Marant Étoile; pumps - Prada; sneakers – Golden Goose; loafers – Tod’s

"The board seemed to think that you would be able to fit in at a function like this better than most people here. I don't know why they thought that..."

travel capsule wardrobe in grey and shades of blue

"Make sure that you look nice on the flight - we're putting you in First Class with the Chairman, so you might be sitting near other executives that we want to impress..."

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in grey and shades of blue

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in grey and shades of blue

two outfits from a travel capsule wardrobe in grey and shades of blue

I don't know if this is more a fantasy about unlimited ability to shop for the very best things you can find, or being recognized as being good at your job, or a dream of having someone recognize that you have really good taste and elegant personal style!

love,
Janice

Build a Travel Capsule Wardrobe by Starting with Art: Les Glaciers by Alexandre Sergejewitsch Borisoff
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10 comments:

  1. Love the painting, and this selection. After purchasing the uniqlo pullover in icy blue (your post earlier this week), I've got quite keen on this colour (a new one for me). I really like it with a very dark brown, which I can see in the distant hills in the painting, and which would work with the other colours in your scheme. It's set me dreaming of a new autumn/winter colour palette…. thanks as always for the inspiration!
    Alice

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  2. Love the combination of cool blues, white and light silvery grey. Not a great lover of charcoal though, unless it has a dark blue tone rather than brown. As a side, do companies really give clothing allowances to their female staff in order for them to impress and to "Make sure that you look nice on the flight" - how cringe worthy! Sharon, U.K.

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  3. Love the picture and the colour combination. Yes, some companies do offer clothing allowances, especially if you are in the public eye a lot - although it was more common in past years.
    I had lunch yesterday with a former colleague who was talking about a new hire (someone forced on them by HR) who dresses completely inappropriately - to the point where she has shown up in shorts & a tube top! You have to understand - this is at the head office of a large financial institution! She has been spoken to at least twice already but just says that her supervisors have no taste and don't understand fashion! These people are in the public eye and work with senior execs due to the nature of their work and they are running out of ways to hide her in the back rooms during events. Other staff are appalled as they feel it reflects on them - so appearance does still count - and obviously Janice's heroine has much more going for her or she wouldn't have been chosen in the first place. :-)

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  4. Wonderful clothes--and fantasies!

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  5. Adore this color palette. I have a truly magpie wardrobe but as I try to edit it down these colors keep standing out as some of my favorites.

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  6. Love your style and sense of humor! My favorite blog!

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  7. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! It's also a lovely fantasy, and there's inspiration in these elegant clothes even if in our own lives we need to choose items that suit modest budgets. I'm imagining a grey-haired heroine with youthful looks and an awesome haircut.
    Robyn

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  8. This absolutely sings to me. Thank you!

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  9. Vividness, I love your blog. I'm fairly new to your site, about 6months. Do your have a travel wardrobe combing purples/burgundy, gray green & navy? Loved your Ireland trip. We are going in the fall.

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  10. This is so beautiful. But, ouch, those prices! Truly a fantasy. Love your blog.

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