October 17, 2011

Inspired by Artwork

When inspiration seems to fail me, all roads lead to Tumblr. An endless portfolio of beautiful images, Tumblr never ceases to motivate me to be creative and imaginative. For this blog post, I have once again turned to Tumblr to create a series of colorful outfits based on various photographs and pieces of art found on the site. Though I wish to give credit to the artists who rightfully deserve it, unfortunately Tumblr rarely notes the mastermind behind these lovely works. All I can say is that I found these images in Tumblr, and each is beautiful in its own right.

Dion Lee blue pleated silk blouse, Chloe green silk bow blouse, Pringle of Scotland cropped pants, Nicholas Kirkwood heels, Phillipe Audibert spike cuffs, bracelets (from top to bottom) by Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Lanvin.

I was going for more of an editorial feel here. Pastel tears are represented by the outfit, the green blouse layered under the blue one. These amazing heels represented the eyes, thickly coated with mascara, and their toughness. This fierce, almost scary vibe given off by the eyes is represented in the jewelry as well, which conveys strength and glamour at the same time. I like this contrast between hard and soft, which is also represented in the artwork with the relationship between the colorful streams of tears and the black holes that are eyes. However, the glossy red lips feel elegant, so I attempted to portray this as well in my outfit.

Images via Tumblr

Catherine Malandrino cardigan, Zero + Maria Cornejo dress, Sergio Rossi booties, Cambridge Satchel Co. classic satchel, Marni necklace.

With this outfit, I wanted to portray the beauty and elegance of a sunset, which is what this piece of art reminded me of. I was inspired by the palette of a sunset with this beautiful dress. Both the silhouette of the cardigan and the dress are draped, which represents the waves depicted in the image, as do the lines of the architectural shoes. The satchel adds a classic feel and fits in with the color palette; after all, a sunset is a daily occurrence.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. It was a lot of fun for me to write, though it took a considerable amount of time. Let me know if you'd like to see more posts like this! And please do tell me which one is your favorite outfit. I'm curious to know.

Edit: The image for the first outfit in this original version of this post could not be located, so this outfit has been removed.


  1. i love your blog; it's so colourful!
    Great post.

  2. The third inspiration is sublime. Reminds me of Van Gogh's work.

  3. I absolutely adore the way you compared Tumblr images with fashion moodboards! You are great with words and you are so creative, reading your blog is a joy. I adore the picture of the girl "crying" out waterfalls of paint. xoxo, Veena


  4. :) it's a beautiful blog. You got me at the welcoming colour and then an Australian designer! :P ok - I'm in.

  5. Nice inspiration. This is what fashion is made of!