Gift Guide for Woman in Black

Bernhard Gutmann Study of a Woman in Black, 1932

Bernhard Gutmann Study of a Woman in Black, 1932

 

 

She would appreciate an exact copy of her favorite uniform. Add some lipstick and hand cream, and you’re done.
Mak Charter School Cardigan in Black • ModCloth
August Hat Co. Inc. Black Bow Cloche Hat • jcpenney
Aidan Mattox Inverted-Pleat Taffeta Skirt • Aidan Mattox
Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick • Estee Lauder
Burt’s Bees Almond Milk and Beeswax Hand Cream • Burt’s Bees

Gift Guide for Vincent Van Gogh

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Gifts for Vincent Van Gogh’s Self Portrait.
Ear muffs (of course-can’t have the other ear getting cold) dry shampoo specifically for red hair and some calming massage oil.
Elemis ‘De-Stress’ Massage Oil • Elemis
Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo • Batiste
Pendleton Ear Muff • Pendleton

Stay Warm This Winter: Faux Fur Jackets

I love winter; every fuzzy, cozy, snuggly minute of it. And I adore a faux-fur. I have a faux fur trench coat which I will never, until the day I die, get rid of. I dress so conservatively in other areas, I feel a statement coat save my outfit from being too boring. The Anna Sui one is whispering in my ear.
Anna Sui Ombré faux fur coat • Anna Sui
H&M – Faux Fur Jacket – Black – Ladies • H&M
H&M – Faux Fur Vest – Black – Ladies • H&M
Faux Fur Collar Grey Cape

Winter Round Up: Venus in Fur

I love the way the woman in the painting is ready for ANYTHING. Bring on the bad weather. It was 19 degrees this morning, and I’ve been digging through my pile of scarves. I used to have a cozy orange faux fur scarf, but I can’t find it anywhere. I’m going to assume one of my daughters borrowed it, and buy another. I like Anthropologie’s the best, but the Asos and C.Wonder one’s are worth consideration.
Anthropologie Broglie Faux-Fur Cowl • Anthropologie
ASOS Faux Fur Funnel Snood – Natural • Asos
Ivory Faux Fur Scarf • C. Wonder

Art as Inspiration: Erdem Spring Summer RTW 2015

 

Erdem source, style.com Photo: Yanni Vlam

Erdem
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Photo: Yanni Vlam

Erdem source, style.com Photo: Yanni Vlam

Erdem
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Photo: Yanni Vlam

 

Erdem source, style.com Photo: Yanni Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Erdem
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Photo: Yanni Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

These white dresses from Erdem’s Spring 2015 show just scream “summer afternoon”.  Inspiration is Mary Cassatt’s Young Woman Sewing in a Garden.

Jackson Pollack No. 14 - Gray Painting source, art inspiration

Art as Inspiration: Issa Spring Summer RTW 2015

source, style.com Photo: Umberto Fratini / Indigitalimages.com

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Photo: Umberto Fratini / Indigitalimages.com

 

source, style.com Photo: Umberto Fratini / Indigitalimages.com

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Photo: Umberto Fratini / Indigitalimages.com

source, style.com Photo: Umberto Fratini / Indigitalimages.com

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Photo: Umberto Fratini / Indigitalimages.com

Black and white, and abstract all over: Issa’s runway for Spring Summer 2015 vs Jackson Pollack No. 14.

Art on the Runway: Nicholas Rodriguez RTW 2015

source, Style.com Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

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Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

source, Style.com Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

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Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

source, Style.com Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

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Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

source, Style.com Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

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Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

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The modern, clean lines and minimal colors of Narciso Rodriguez’  runway are exactly my style; yet I love how it captures the essence of the Sargent painting: romantic, effortless and full of movement.