October 11, 2011

Art Inspired: Picasso, Self-portrait With Cloak


Self-Portrait with Cloak is an early Blue Period painting, when Picasso was a struggling painter. This series of blue and blue-green paintings were part of his transition from a classic to abstract style. I find the colors in this painting so elegant and love the way that fall fashion has mirrored the palette.


Giambattista Valli Satin-trimmed velvet tuxedo jacket $3,085; Gucci Wide-brim rabbit fedora $495; Stila eyeshadow; CO-OP Barneys New York Basic Skinny Belt $95; True Royal Silk Pussy Bow Blouse $411; Shiseido 'The Makeup' Perfect Mascara Br602 Brown One Size $23; Current/Elliot The Skinny Jean $208; Alexander McQueen black skull detail leather flat riding boots $1,255; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Color Lipstick $30; Givenchy Nightingale Black Structure Structured leather shopper $1,880.


Little Rus said...

Beautiful outfit inspiration and my favourite shade of blue. x

Krystal said...

this is a cool post :) i like the outfit that came out of it! especially the pretty blue shirt :)

Alexis Grace of NorthOnHarper said...

I love the jeans and the boots.... Not sure my frame can support such a blouse (I feel like I get eaten by high necks and long sleeves)

Meta Musings said...

these colors are speaking to me!

classiq said...

A beautiful, elegant outfit, without being too formal thanks to the skinny jeans, just my kind of look. :)

Boye By Red said...

What a fabulous reminder - i haven't seen this painting in so long even though i really love it.
And what a beautiful, courageous colour.
Brilliant post.

Red xx

thenauticalwheeler said...

Love the shade of blue! Very peacock-esque. great inspiration for an outfit :) ~jen

Alexa said...

What is it about teal that sets my heart aflutter?!


Oh Mary Jo I just love these two colors together! I just purchased a teal blouse in Zara today and I was planning on wearing it with black :)

Hope you're having a wonderful week! xoxo

pve design said...

looks very fresh! love your style.

Claire said...

i'm so in love with that big floppy turquoise hat!!! i saw one at F21 for cheap and really wanted it though i had just bought a burgundy, black and fedora so i thought i better not. but now seeing this i really want it!!!

i opened you up in firefox and it totally works!!! yay!!!


Punctuation Mark said...

i love this post... you captured the feeling on the painting completely!

dimitri said...

It's a beautiful inspiration. I love it.
Those two colors are great.
Nice post as always. xx

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Love this post..the colour is so striking and rich!! Beautiful painting..one of my favourite artists!! xx

Couture Carrie said...

Exquisite inspiration and look!
Love that hat!


Cafe Fashionista said...

I love the way the turquoise blouse truly ties the entire look together. And that hat...swoon! Gorgeous creation, Mary Jo! :)

Antonia said...

This is really cool! Fabulous idea & inspiration!!!!^^



the nyanzi report said...

beautiful inspiration.

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Stunning colours, I've never seen that painting, it's so different from his later work.
Remember to check out the Bel Air for me!

MM said...

I love this look!! The shirt and lipstick are to die for!!


Jessi said...

amazing idea for a post I love it!

fashion and frank said...

Nooooo - its my hat - seriously - can you believe it - i love it soooo soooo much !! xx


Whimsy Being said...

i love everything about this look! the hat, the blazer, the blouse...everything!

Nomadic D. said...

These art inspired posts are such a great idea! I came over from the short and sweet of it and I'm glad I did!


honeybeeandmeonline.net said...

OK i need that Fedora right now!!!!


Glam Fashionista said...

Lovely teal color. I love the hat and I own one. It looks great on.

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

love this post!!! good inspiration choice

Callie Grayson said...

I have to say this is one of my favorites that you have pulled together!! love the skinny jeans with the beautiful blouse!!

Karena said...

Adore this look and the fabulous color palette!!The Fedora I adore!

Oh I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway! I hope you will join! ( a great resource as well)

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