Friday, April 13, 2018

Fonds Marins by Lee Ungno, Revisiting for Spring 2018


She's an iconoclast - it's safe to assume that you don't know anybody with a wardrobe with color combinations like this! But she's happy, and we need to remember that happiness is a BIG factor when we choose what we wear...

This is her dream painting:

Fonds Marins by Lee Ungno with style guidelines and color palette

She took a quick trip just after the winter holidays, for which she packed this most unlikely but lovely Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe:

Tote Bag Travel capsule wardrobe in black with mixed pastels
blue cardigan – Uniqlo; pastel scarf - Mosaique (similar ones here);dangle earrings – Kendra Scott; green earrings - Tacori; blue earrings - Lafonn; black cardigan – L.L.Bean; yellow scarf – Pucci; all shirts – Uniqlo; watch – Fossil; pearl bracelet – Carolee; single strand bracelet – Kendra Scott; skirt – Patagonia; blue scarf - Etro; tote – Design Lab; pants – L.L.Bean; pumps - Aquatalia; sneakers – Paul Green

She's on the road again, for another quick jaunt... Sometimes she's driving to see the World's Largest Ball of Twine, or maybe there's something very important and moving at the Art Institute of Chicago that she wants to see, so she jumps on the train...

travel outfit for spring in black with mixed pastels
jacket - Uniqlo; earrings - Five and Two; bracelet - Christina Greene; tee - Lands' End; pastel scarf - Mosaique (similar ones here); watch - Fossil; tote - Ted Baker London; pants - Eileen Fisher; sneakers - Superga; suitcase - Herschel Supply Co.



Now that she punches nobody's time clock, she dresses just as she pleases, in the colors that give her delight. If it's not the way the rest of the world might choose to dress, she doesn't really care. It's for her...

Tote Bag Travel Capsule Wardrobe in black with mixed pastels
leather & agate bracelet - Nakamol Design; blue earrings - Lafonn; beaded wrap bracelet - Nakomol Design; green earrings - Tacori; light blue cloud tee - Uniqlo;green floral tee - Uniqlo; lighter nail enamel - Dior Muguet; darker nail enamel - Chanel Coquillage; floral bag - Violet Ray New York; skirt - Patagonia; scarf - Caslon; jacket - Halogen; sandals - Clark

She mixes her clothes and accessories in any way she chooses. In her mind, it's all in harmony with the painting from which she chose her inspiration. If it's good enough for the artist, it's good enough for her!

Tote Bag Travel Capsule Wardrobe in black with mixed pastels

She has an amazing variety of ways in which she can compose an outfit, but she has at least a few in mind...

wearing a pastel blue print tee shirt with black

wearing a pastel green print tee shirt with black

wearing a pastel yellow print tee shirt with black

Everyone seems to appreciate the way she dresses; maybe it's because she's always smiling...

love,
Janice
Fonds Marins by Lee Ungno, Revisiting a Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Spring 2018
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13 comments:

  1. Will you be doing an analysis of these wardrobes after the fourth revisit, similar to the 12 Months 12 Outfits review?

    Aside from the all dresses wardrobe, it would be interesting to see if you've automatically included your common wardrobe items or a 4×4 wardrobe. Or even duplicated things (eg 4 pairs black trousers, 4 black skirts...)

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    1. I think I will have to analyze these at the end of the year - it's always my instinct to see how well things "gel." And it will be interesting to see if these wardrobes reflect good planning, or just my impulse choices on any given day!
      hugs,
      Janice

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  2. I really like this woman. Sometimes I feel like we have become too conservative in our mixing of colours. It would be good to see a bit more of this dancing with colour......

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  3. All these colors--like a basket of easter eggs. Such a spring feel, but not at all little-girly.
    It's really nice to see such a large variety of colors (for those of us too undisciplined to pick one or two) and a very practical base of black.

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  4. Even though pastels are not my preference, I just love this woman's attitude! I too would jump in the car for a road trip just to see the World's Largest Ball of Twine (although in my case it would probably be either the Georgia Guidestones or the Jimmy Carter Smiling Peanut since they are closer), and would definitely plan a getaway around an interesting museum exhibit. I also appreciate her interesting color combinations, and the fact that she is unable to limit her color palette too much (I am the same way). I use nature as my inspiration, because I figure any color combination that looks good in nature can't be bad in a wardrobe.

    I like Zaidie Brown's idea of revisiting these collections as complete annual wardrobes. Now that you've done winter and spring, it would make sense to continue through the next two seasons. Thanks for these lovely wardrobes and stories about fascinating women, Janice!

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  5. As you say, it's all about what you love--and don't--but I can't help thinking how much I'd prefer this wardrobe with grey as the neutral base. Which is true of the painting, actually, in which black seems to just be used for linear emphasis. As always, though, I am instructed by your blog posts in ways that have greatly influenced my closet and my suitcase. Thank you, thank you, Janice, for your unstinting labors.

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    1. This would indeed be beautiful with grey... Excellent instincts!
      big hugs
      Janice

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  6. Interesting wardrobe, you’ve put a lot of work into it. Strange, I like the solid pastels with the black, but not the prints. Maybe the patterned scarves are throwing me off. Not quite sure what it is that’s off balance to my eye.

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  7. As much as I think I would love an all navy and white wardrobe, I cannot give up my love of COLOR! I have narrowed it down to (almost) only navy bottoms, but my tops are winter brights. I totally "get" this woman.

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  8. Hi I'm new here--I love the use of math and analytics to fashion, and the creativity of using art, birds, scarves, etc. Janice, how do you create the color wheel for the object of interest? Is there an app?
    Thanks for all the inspiration.

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    1. The color wheels are just pie-chart graphs that are available to put onto PowerPoint pages. I use PowerPoint for everything; I used it for years when I worked in an office, and I'm having good luck with it so far blogging!
      hugs,
      Janice

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  9. I love the reference to the Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas!

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  10. So pretty! I am totally with your lady when it comes to happy colours. I love bright pink, it doesn't really suit me but the mood boost is worth it. I see the Clark's sandals are in again, I'm tempted... My last pair survived about 10 summers and I binned them out of boredom eventually.

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