January 10, 2012

Art Inspired: Paul Gauguin, Day of the Gods

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Paul Gauguin chucked his career as a Paris stockbroker to move half way around the world and live in a hut in Tahiti, but historians claim that his life was not nearly as wild or exotic as Gauguin's fusion of modern shapes with primitive colors and subjects depicted. When you look at his work, does it really matter if his bright and mystical world was real or imagined?

Today's art inspired fashion post is full of bright and happy separates that would all work as statement pieces with the plainest of ensembles...then again, if you're in the mood to turn heads they'd look great meshed together. Are you in a rainbow state of mind this January?

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McQueen Electric Blue Leather Biker Jacket; Bottega Veneta platform sandals; Dolce & Gabbana Rainbow chiffon print dress; Marc by Marc Jacobs PC Tablet case; Bottega Veneta bag; YSL rouge lipstick; Heather Moore necklace; Maui Jim sunglasses.

38 comments :

Cafe Fashionista said...

That dress is KILLING me - I absolutely LOVE it! :)

Callie Grayson said...

I love this entire collection! I would love to have that jacket!!!!
Hope all is well, I have finally calmed down from the last 2 months of frenzy!
Xx
Callie

The Dainty Doll's House said...

Love this one!! The colors are wonderful..just the boost for my grey day!! xx

Couture Carrie said...

Love the inspiration and the look!
That dress is amazing!
And the wedges are perfection!

xoxox,
CC

Tabitha said...

I'm going out tonight wearing bright orange trousers, an orange scarf .. so yes I'm ready! I don't think Scotland will be though, I'm already imagining tumbleweed when I walk into the bar.

honeybeeandmeonline.net said...

Love the dress too, and the necklace...

I am in a rainbow state of mind....
WIth the weather thru out the States, being truly strange, now tell me how anyone can say that the earth is not going thru a warming up?????


xoxo
m

Anonymous said...

Love the shoes! Seriously... so good.... (makes me love a bright color!)

Alexa said...

Wow that dress is amazing...and his life sounds pretty cool to me. Ha. I could go for a hut in Tahiti right now!

rolala said...

I love being transported to beautiful Tahiti by Gauguin's paintings and I love these bright and happy separates. I'm definitely in a rainbow state of mind right now. I just put on a top that is black, cream, red, pink, turquoise and yellow. It's not as crazy as it sounds I swear :)

prettymeggy said...

i love everything in that set.. they're all beautiful and perfect combination!!!
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

These pieces feel like a rainbow! Fitting the artwork very well. I'm sort of in a pastel rainbow mood for decorating my home office ;)

Boye By Red said...

I am always in a rainbow state of mind, especially in January's grey London

Xx

classiq said...

I am not really in a rainbow state of mind this January, Mary Jo, but I love to see that you are. The McQueen biker jacket is gorgeous. :)
Ada
PS: It was lovely to read your comment on Robin Wright. She has always been beautiful and charming and what I would really love to see is a photo of her carrying your bag that year to the Oscars :)

Alyson said...

Wow, what a stunning collection of items here. Adore that tablet case and the leather moto jacket. Perfection.

Mani said...

Oh wooow, very inypiring and great selection!

Bring Pretty Back said...

That dress - you couldn't have a bad day in that dress. So fun.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

that DRESS!!! Wow. x

Ask Erena said...

That blue jacket is fabulous! Following you now. Would be great if you follow me back:-)
hugs from New York,
xx
Ask Erena
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Collette Osuna said...

GORGEOUS dress!!! Love the bright colors:)

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Andy Santana said...

Lindas inspirações,
adorei!!

beijos

Glam Fashionista said...

The leather jacket and the dress are fantastic. Love them.

Carla said...

Need a splash of rainbow over here in dull grey Paris! Love the colours brightens the day.
Carla x

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

That Heather Moore necklace is gorgeous - so many beautiful goodies!

Bravoe Runway said...

That is one gorgeous dress! I am not in the rainbow state of mind in winter....yet. However it's been quite mild so I am going to explore brights.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Love Gauguin and love this look you pulled together. It's perfect! That dress is to die for. xoxo

Josie said...

The colors in this are GREAT inspiration!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Style Servings said...

Great inspiration and finds, I especially love the pink wedge of those sandals!

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The PvdH Journal said...

I suppose artists will always imprint something of how they see reality in their work. I'm a huge fan of his. And of that McQueen clutch! Want!

thenauticalwheeler said...

Love Maui Jim sunglasses! Also loving that pc case from Marc Jacobs. That's the best one I think I've seen. From Brooklyn with love ~jen

Heather Fonseca said...

Love that D&G dress! I'd wear it in a heartbeat, but I'd probably wear everything they make.

Little Rus said...

Such a gorgeous dress!!!!! I love the shoes, too. I'm looking for something similar, just to add a pop of colour to my outfits, especially when the spring is finally here. x

dimitri said...

It's a so pretty inspiration Mary Jo.
I love Paul Gauguin, he was so talented.
That dress is so beautiful.
xo

Punctuation Mark said...

such beautiful colors and patterns!

Elle Sees said...

I've been feeling neutral colors, but this is an inspiration!

rebecca said...

I LOVE how you played off the painting. genius.

kristina said...

oh my goodness ~ how awesome are these inspired picks?! i love how you did this ~ the colors are just amazing!! and i'm in love w. everything here, esp. the orange woven clutch!!
xoxo, kristina

Style-Delights said...

Love the dress and jacket here!! Blue is my favorite for spring this year!

Claire said...

oh my i love that rainbow dress!!!

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