Today I thought it would be fun to celebrate our 51st art inspired fashion post with a painting from the pyramids. This one shows Anubis, the Eygptian god of the dead (represented as a man with a jackal's head) in the throes of embalming, and it seemed like a perfect inspiration for our Summer '12 season of gold accessories, dramatic eyes, bronze makeup, strappy gladiator sandals, and cuffs galore. I also thought Anubis' striped tee with a soft blue sweater worn preppie-style around the shoulders was a genius pairing with his gold skirt.
Lately I've been fascinated by all things Egyptian. If you think back on what you may have seen of ancient Egyptian art, no matter the time period, it all seems to follow a certain geometric similarity as if it obeyed one law--the legs and head of the character were always drawn in profile, with the eye drawn in full, while the body is always seen from the front. It's as if no one wanted anything different and there was no importance on being 'original'. All that was good and beautiful in the age of the pyramids is just as excellent a thousand years later. It makes you wonder how we got so far from this concept...
Splendid stripe t shirt, $64
Gucci leather skirt, $825
Jimmy Choo strappy sandals, $275
Yves Saint Laurent enamel bangle, $417
Cuff bangle, $1,745
Dolce Gabbana bronzing powder, £33
NARS Cosmetics lip gloss, $26
Giorgio Armani eyeliner, $31