I hope everyones May has gotten off to a great start and that you didn't have too much fun on Cinco De Mayo. I wish I could say that the reason I missed posting this yesterday was because I was recovering form Cinco De Mayo, however I was just trying to survive my work week, a big deadline and manage to catch a few hours of sleep. I AM SO READY FOR SUMMER.
I know I can't complain, and I don't exactly have this summer off. I have MAJOR projects ahead of me and I am about knee deep in one right now. This time next month I will be hoping on a plane to San Fran to work on the biggest freelancing opportunity I've gotten yet! I am soo excited, and soo thankful and just can't wait! I am also super happy that it has lined up perfectly with my summer vacation, so that I can really enjoy this opportunity and soak it all in :)
Any-who, this week's inspiration for #OnWednesdaysWeWearArt was artist Gustav Klimt. He is a very famous artist, and if you have an Ikea anywhere near you, then you have probably seen [remakes of] his paintings for sale, like the one above. I used to have two of those paintings actually hanging up in my apartment in college. I 'discovered' Klimt my freshmen year of college, and fell in love with all of his ornate, tiny details.
This picture below, with Klimt and his cat is also a very famous picture of him and he was often known to wear that flowly looking moo-moo thing. It reminds me of what my Grandmother used to wear around the house, her 'house coat'. That is kinda the feel I get when wearing this dress that I have on. It is so flowy and free, perfect for this hot Georgia heat. I love the leather straps on my dress btw.
I could flood my website with paintings of his that I just adore, but instead I will direct you to my Pinterest board of his work, here. The way he uses color and represents the woman's body, I just love. BUT I will tell you, he is kind of controversial too. He was criticized for his 'pornographic' paintings and was rumored to be a womanizer of sorts. So theres that, but if you can put that to the side- the work he created is beautiful. The artist that studied directly under him is hands down one of my favorite too, Egon Schiele. His sketches are dark, and slightly twisted- but strikingly beautiful as well.
Get this look : [ dress : Alternative apparel // jewelry c/o : Rocks Box // Cell Phone Cross body party pouch : Shop Band.do // shoes : Target // vintage blue hair clip c/o : Mane Message ]
P.s. : Not sure what #OnWednesdaysWeWearArt is? Check out the page for it here.
Paint with me :
D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
#OWWWA : Frank Stella
Currently on the Gram :