Saturday, 25 June 2011

Colours and Dancewear

Now that I started at my new -awesome!- job, I can now allow myself to think about which things I have been coveting I can consider get a closer look at, and perhaps procure myself. Two things have been dictating my clothing choice as of late:


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(By Egon Schiele)


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(By Egon Schiele)


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(By The Sartorialist)


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(By Egon Schiele)


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(Reminded me of the previous painting, dream 1920s dress at Prance and Swagger on Etsy)


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(Audubon's Passenger Pigeons, which I found in an old National Geographic and pasted on my wall-- let's disregard his means, and appreciate the result for the time being)



I have really been into doing a reverse of Miss Moss's colour comparisons, or getting inspired by colour combinations in paintings. I am pretty much a grey, blue and white type of girl (so I can get dressed in the dark while being sure everything matches hehe), and I'm attempting to be more adventurous in my colour combinations. A lovely mustard-coloured wool cardigan is the key element I'm considering adding to my wardrobe, an easy little colour pick-me-up. The transparency and vibrancy of Egon Schiele's colours as well as Audubon's natural shades, especially in this particular painting depicting Passenger Pigeons, are my main sources of inspiration.


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(By Francesca Woodman, via Le Portillon)


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(from here, via The Ugly Earring)


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(By R. Mapplethorpe)


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(photographer Lee Miller by Man Ray)


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(Valentina)


I've been back into anything that has to do with dancewear as well. Not legwarmers and tutus, but character heels or flats, scoop-necks that give you a swan's neck, long, narrow skirts that make you look like a column, and anything that is made with nice, heavy but flowy jersey in the tradition of Valentina.


What have you been into as of late?

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Vacation...

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Sorry about the silent past two weeks, I was forced to go on a blogging vacation since all the computers I could have used broke one after the other (I'm starting to believe I'm cursed!). Mine is now repaired like new, and I now have the leisure to go through my almost neatly organised photo archives in a perfectly comfortable manner. Expect some image-heavy posts in a very near future!

Photo by Fatma Gultekin, via here.

Monday, 6 June 2011

My New Year

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I turned 21 Sunday the 5th, and the days surrounding my 'new year' were particularly interesting and enjoyable. Friends of my boyfriend visited us from out of town unknowing of the event, and we ended up eating delicious food (piri piri chicken and a kouign amann for birthday cake!) and drinking beers on the front porch.

Upon coming back from a precipitated visit to my parents at the end of last week, I went to see Woody Allen's new film Midnight In Paris, which appealed to me in a way no movie had in a long time. I can see why some do not consider it to be one of his best, but so many parts of it resonate with my tastes and personality that seeing it made me excited again at working hard at doing what passionates me. My response to it is more emotional than rational, but I believe this is a good sign - does this happen to you as well?



I received beautiful, unexpected gifts. Amongst them, a portable record player, a record by Bridget St. John, whom I didn't know but cannot stop playing en boucle now, and Patti Smith's Just Kids which I have trouble putting down - I have been surprised by a sudden hunger, having lost notion of time, forcing me to finally put it down after I don't know how many hours of still reading. It's having a very similar, emotional effect on me as Midnight In Paris, and I am now looking forward to the months to come no matter where I end up working or what I end up doing with myself.
My 21st year is starting in a great manner, hopefully a sign it will be a great year.