Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow by Piet Mondrian, 1930 – Part of the De Stijil Art Movement
Piet Mondrian’s intention was to move the viewer through his clean, balanced compositions in his pieces. It was his belief that his viewer can conceptualize the spirit realm, which existed outside of time and space.
The artwork uses primary colours of blue, yellow, red with values of white and black, and along with horizontal and vertical lines to create a harmonious, balanced composition.
Fashion Designer, Yves Henri-Donat Matthieu-Saint Laurent (one of my favourite designers better known as YSL …OR “SLP”) was inspired by Mondrian when he created the “Mondrian” Day Dress (Fall 1965) . He knew that “the planarity of the dress was an ideal field for colour blocks” (Metropolitan Museum of Art). An excellent example of how art and fashion meet.
Cream Ice Cream Embroidered Cardigan By KTZ**Kate Middleton via mirror.co.ukOscar de la Renta TiaraSera Park “The Dessert Lady” Kate Moss by Tim Walker for Vogue Mary Katrantzou pencil skirt If only this existed (source unknown)Pastel Bib Necklace via MinuseyPastel Manicure via AmebloMacaron Trinket Boxes viaSiteNYCVogue HellasKarolina Kurkovasource unknownJudith Leiber minaudiere via Luxury LaunchesAuguste Abeliunaite for Voguevia The LaneMeadham Kirchhoff headpiece
Sometimes you need a little sugar in your wardrobe, just like you take your tea. This fall, spring pastels get an update with heavy embroidery, piled on jewels, and all around decadence. Go ahead, dress like a princess.
Jardines del Buen Retiro or Parque del Buen Retiro, literally “Gardens” or “Park of the Pleasant Retreat”
Wandering around the park and seeing sculptures, monuments (Monument to Alfonxo XII), Crystal Palace, a peaceful lake and a number of art galleries. El Retiro is perfect for a simple stroll and a picnic, while in the heart of Madrid, Spain.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
H&M plain white tank H&M gray striped flats MANGO pleated skirt MANGO bag
Ray ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
A significant shift in culture occurred in France and elsewhere at the beginning of the 18th century, known as the Enlightenment, which valued reason over authority. In France, the sphere of influence for art, culture and fashion shifted from Versailles to Paris, where the educated bourgeoisie class gained influence and power in salons and cafés. The new fashions introduced therefore had a greater impact on society, affecting not only royalty and aristocrats, but also middle and even lower classes. Ironically, the single most important figure to establish Rococo fashions was Louis XV’s mistress Madame Pompadour. She adored pastel colors and the light, happy style which came to be known as Rococo, and subsequently light stripe and floral patterns became popular. Towards the end of the period, Marie Antoinette became the leader of French fashion, as did her dressmaker Rose Bertin. Extreme extravagance was her trademark, which ended up majorly fanning the flames of the French…
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