rainy day special

a series i love so much i actually have to hold myself back from making more. trying to keep these relatively few and far between because i know that if i didn’t they would become boring. it would be like eating pancakes every day. where’s the fun in that? pancakes are so good because you only have them now and then – usually when it’s raining. apparently only a south african / afrikaans thing … or … something only my mom did? consequently not a rainy day goes by without the thought of pancakes now. anyway, i think you get it. colour comparisons = pancakes in this roundabout analogy.

see the rest of the colour comparisons.

ps: it’s not actually raining here, but i hope it is somewhere.

lee olivieramaurice denis – parisians at the seaside, evening

altamirawilliam merritt chase – portrait of miss e.

streetstyle aestheticcharles w. hawthorne – woman in green

style sightings / charles ernest rodolphe henri lehmann – faustine leo

trendy crew / mucha – portrait of maruska

vanessa jackmanedouard manet – parisienne, portrait of madame jules guillemet

the sartorialistcharles w. hawthorne – the lovers

the sartorialistmary cassatt – the letter


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53 Responses to rainy day special

  1. Anna Monday 28 March, 2011 at 8:18 am #

    I love this!!! great idea and perfect match:-)


  2. Flora Monday 28 March, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Absolutely beautiful. i love everything about this post. the colours, the clothes, art and stylre :)

  3. Christine @ Fash n Chips Monday 28 March, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    This is perfect! So original :)

  4. Gabija Monday 28 March, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    I really enjoy these series.

  5. Catriona Monday 28 March, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Lovely. I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago, and I have to say it’s become one of my all-time favourites, I love it. Thank you!

    • Miss Moss Monday 28 March, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

      thank you very much – i appreciate the visit!

  6. Siubhan Monday 28 March, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    I do enjoy a roundabout analogy. These comparisons are so pretty – such perfect colours for every hemisphere right now! I particularly like the last one.

  7. Lauren Monday 28 March, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Yeah but I think I might just love these as much as pancakes, which means they could never be boring! make more I say!

  8. Katie Monday 28 March, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    The last set is especially stunning.

  9. andrea Monday 28 March, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    ohhh but I love these posts :D

  10. Belinda Monday 28 March, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    Ok, two things. The first is that I love th necklace in that first image. Especially over the chambray shirt.

    Secondly, I have never heard of pancakes on a rainy day.On weekends, yes, but not rainy days specifically! I love it though. It reckon it sounds like a family-specific tradition!

    My mum had her own breakfast tradition – She would make us porridge in the morning before school and if we were happy, we got a happy face in raspberry jam on top. If we were in a bad mood we got a sad face instead. I would do anything not to get that sad face – I despised it. If I have little ones, I will SO be passing this tradition on! You have to pass the pancake tradition on!!

    • Miss Moss Monday 28 March, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

      what a great story! definitely something you should pass on.

      eating pancakes on rainy days here is actually a south african ‘thing’ (if you click on the pancakes link above you’ll understand why.) when i was small i thought it was just something my mom did, but realised inevitably that it was a tradition passed down through the generations.

      very cool nonetheless, and something i will definitely pass on if i ever have kids some day!

      • Belinda Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

        Ooh I love it. And with cinnamon sugar and lemon juice! Pancakes are so comforting, aren’t they?

        As I get older I am really coming to appreciate cultural (and family) traditions like this. Maybe its because I get closer to potentially having little ones of my own.

  11. Caitlin Rose Monday 28 March, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I don’t know how you come up with these, but they are so stunning, and so interesting. thank you!

  12. Shelby Monday 28 March, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    These are so stunning and neat!
    AND its raining here so its a rainy day special for me :)

  13. alice Monday 28 March, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    you’re simply amazing – this is a beautiful post!

  14. Katie Monday 28 March, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    I love these posts so. much. So creative…the last set is my favorite for sure.

  15. tara-lynn Monday 28 March, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    i always look forward to these posts! love them!

  16. pamela Monday 28 March, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Oh, you can do as many of these as you wish! I find them utterly irresistible and I grin like a monkey every time you post another! They’re like witchcraft, I don’t know how you do it!!

    And, yes, it’s raining here!

  17. Lexie Monday 28 March, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    It’s really hard for me to decide which I love more, this series or your bi-monthly mixtapes. Your blog is so awesome.

  18. Anna Monday 28 March, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    you’re a genius!

  19. julochka Monday 28 March, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    so very well done. you’ve got a great eye!

  20. Oana-Emilia Monday 28 March, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    wonderful post!

  21. carina Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    Such a wonderful post – as always. You seriously need to publish a book with all these. I hope you have already been contacted by someone!?

  22. katrina Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 3:37 am #

    does anyone know the purse that is in both the altamira and the streetstyle pic?

  23. Rachel Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    Yours is, hands down, my favourite blog at present. Keeping me inspired – Thank you!!

  24. Brianne Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    I love this, your comparisons are perfect.

  25. Feminine Touch Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Amazing project.

  26. Justine Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    Brilliant, brilliant pairings. I’m an art junkie, and I love how you’ve incorporated our newest form of street art with more classic paintings. I stumbled across your blog recently, and you are always my morning go-to for inspiration. Thank you for all the daily awesomeness!!

  27. Jag Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 4:11 pm #


  28. Jo Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    I worship these posts…

  29. matita Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    I love this as well. I wouldn’t mind it see it everyday. But then again, I wouldn’t mind eating pancakes everyday either.=)

  30. anne Tuesday 29 March, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    that’s very funny!

  31. Clare Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    I adore the colours in these outfits! The last one is my absolute fave.

  32. hannah Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 2:15 am #

    Oh you are a woman after my own heart. This is absolutely delicious and indeed inspiring. Am definitely excited to have stumbled upon your blog through this series!

  33. sayran Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 4:39 am #

    what a lovely post! refreshing way to look at street style photos!

  34. sara Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    Wow! I am amazed. Your blog is amazing. Trust me, posting stuff like this will never be boring. Please keep going.
    New fan and will now become an avid reader.

  35. Anthea Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Simply amazing!

  36. lucinda Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    wonderful..most charming thing i’ve seen in a while …..very very well done

  37. a la mode Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 10:13 pm #

    This is so amazingly beautiful!

  38. Sumo Wednesday 30 March, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    love the reference to the paintings
    these are beautiful

  39. Simone Leblanc Thursday 31 March, 2011 at 1:30 am #

    These are absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Julia Thursday 31 March, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    This is such a good idea! Congratulations!

  42. Nadia - Cupcake Couture Thursday 31 March, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    Could this be the most beautiful one yet!
    I saw last night on Twitter – that SusieBubble had mentioned the pic and your blog. That is really amazing…well done. x

  43. Naftali Stern @ The Bohmerian Thursday 31 March, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    These are fantastic! My favorite is the last one and only because I feel as if both characters are in the same mindset. Beautiful post.

  44. coconut Thursday 31 March, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    what a clever post!

  45. poet Thursday 31 March, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    These are so great! You have to make more, they are not boring at all! How did you find them – do you just have such an amazing memory of works of art and blogger outfits, or is there a way to search for them according to color palettes?

  46. Skinny laMinx Sunday 3 April, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    That’s amazing. You are awesome!

  47. Lu Leoback Wednesday 6 April, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    Very beautiful, Diana!Congratulations dear…
    Lu Leoback
    Brasil-Rio de Janeiro

  48. shanna Thursday 4 August, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    my god those women have style to make you turn green !

  49. :) Sunday 25 December, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    I love this series so, so much! Thank you for introducing me to some great art and helping me think about color in a new way :)


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