colour comparisons

suno & vallotton

i was happily browsing the fall 2011 suno collection, all the while thinking – “paintings. just like paintings. the colour. the patterns. aaah, paintings.” (tricky translating my thoughts, but that was the jist of it) and then i read the review,

There aren’t many designers willing to admit to being inspired by old ladies, but Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty went there for Fall. They said they were specifically interested in the way the granny class accumulates things with a seeming disregard for trends or faddishness. “It’s an exploration of timelessness,” Beatty explained of the collection. But there was nothing fusty or old-fashioned about the wallpaper prints or the geometric motifs, which were informed by the work of a pair of painters, Peter Doig and Félix Vallotton.

seriously! vallotton, specifically, is an absolute favourite of mine. so… you know – this had to be done.

runway images courtesy of style.com

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Portrait / Portrait

i’ve been looking for a reason to do another one of these posts. truth is they’ve been featured on some of my favourite blogs lately, and i’ve received many kind emails from readers saying how much they like them. man, people on the internet are nice! so i dipped into my folders of saved vintage photos (all from doctor macro) & paired them with portraits that i love. ended up making way too many for one post… more to come later.

marilyn monroe / al greco – a lady in a fur wrap

susan haywardivan g. olinsky – serviceman’s wife

james dean / charles w. hawthorne

janet leigh / leigh louise gadbois

natalie wood / picasso - la toilette

sharon tate / félix vallotton – la liseuse

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vintage sartorialist

i discovered a folder of images on my computer that i saved from the sartorialist ages ago, along with an incredibly huge folder of vintage design (i mean, what am i going to do with all of this?) considering how popular the last fashion + art post was (and how much i enjoyed doing it) i thought it would be fitting to smash some more together.

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art on the streets

i decided to do another one of these because (a) i love them (b) other people love them and (c) do i need another reason? oh, i haven’t posted any art in a while. my favourite thing. that’s c.

citizen couture / edgar degas

altamira / annie french

citizen couture / cecilio pla y gallardo

stockholm street style / henri de toulouse-lautrec

sartorialist / jean-baptiste-camille corot

vanessa jackman / seymour joseph guy

stockholm street style / john singer sargent

streethearts / joaquin sorolla y bastida

mr. newton / henri martin

café mode / gustave caillebotte

NAST / odilon redon

hanneli / berthe morisot

see similar posts here

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