colour lovers

Matisse & Me

“I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.” – Henri Matisse

my top 10 lists are always changing – top 10 bands i want to see live (daft punk & arcade fire are usually in there), top 10 hottie actors (hello jon hamm, hello javier bardem), top 10 foods i would choose as my last meal (that is a particularly tough one) …but some of my top 10 famous artists are pretty easy to nail down: gauguin, van gogh, odilon redon, cezanne, rousseau, chagall, picasso and matisse amongst others. all at their most colourful periods.

so when my boyfriend told me he was going to see a matisse exhibition at the pompidou in paris i was quite jealous (also because i wasn’t in paris, really). the exhibition is called Matisse Pairs and Sets and it boasts 90 of his works that show how he would paint or draw the same subject over and over in different ways. he once said, “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.” it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all these works collected in one place,  so if you’re in the area go check it out – it’s running until 18 June.

since i couldn’t be there (grumble grumble) i decided to look through his amazing body of work, and then i started seeing bits of Matisse everywhere.

right: detail of mara hoffman swimsuit

right: photograph by ty williams

right: street style by vogue

below: the apartment

right: street style by vanessa jackman

right: the queen

below: photograph by david

right: street style by streetpeeper

right: dvf

right: ruffled

right: street style by streetstyle aesthetic

right: abstraction pillow

right: streetstyle by the street fashion 5 xpro

right: dress by poti poti

all artwork images courtesy of wikipaintings

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Paris in Colour

whenever i’m daydreaming about fantasy holidays, looking through the directories of beautiful hotels or checking out cheap flights, my mind always wanders back to paris. i have visited the city a number of times, but i can’t seem to get enough of it – you can keep your tropical islands and skiing holidays, all i want is the chance to visit paris again.

Paris in Colour might just satisfy my eternal paris cravings, especially because Nichole Robertson journeys through the city and captures it by colour. you might know her from her blog where she has been sharing bits of paris in colour since she moved there in 2009. you can read more about the project here.

all photography by Nichole Robertson

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Sherbert

have been quietly obsessing over this colour scheme for a while. decided to call it sherbert. yes, i know the correct spelling is sherbet – but i pronounce it sherbert. and since i am making up a colour scheme i may as well make up a word, too. it’s somewhere between art deco pink, peach, salmon and dusty rose… i guess it’s all of them combined.

clothing sources:

row 1: boyfriend shirt ; handbag ; top
row 2: chinos ; sandals ; blouse
row 3: t-shirt ; duffel bag ; clogs

photo credits:

row 1: tara ; juan bitar ; rising70 ; mallory dowd
row 2: samantha casolari ; mark weaver ; super bomba
row 3: erin powers ; laurent champoussin.
row 4: xavier encinas ; suzy wimbourne ; sara peixoto ; geraldine nicolo

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