Friday, March 13, 2009

Guest Blog: Outfit Inspiration - Alphonse Mucha

This guest post is by Jael Paris, also known as Fashion Me Fabulous on Polyvore. Check out more of her daily posts on great trends and fashion goodies at the Fashion Me Fabulous blog.

Reader Rachel, wanted to see some looks inspired by different artists. I love this idea! I thought I'd start with Alphonse Mucha, a commercial artist and king of Art Nouveau.

This first look was inspired by the colors and art movement of the panel. The watercolor roses on the dress reflect the water of Mucha's scene, and the hat, earrings, and ring all harken to the 1920s.

The tucks and fold in the blouse inspired me to use ruffles all over this look. The poinsettias dictated my color choice, and the hair pins are direct from the woman in the illustration.

One thing I've always adored about Mucha's work is the detail of the jewelry. In this illustration, the back of a simple gown is adorned. For an evening look, wear a bold necklace down the back of your dress. Just make sure the clasp is pretty so it looks like you are wearing a choker from the front.

Any other artists who you would like to see interpreted through clothing?


BellaMarie said...

I love Mucha ever since i went to Czech Republic.. i really love this idea, ive seen a lot of Warhol, Dali or Picasso inspired sets on here..
My personal 3 fav artists are Panni Malek, Eric Bailey and Justin Bua..
Other artists I like are:
Lori Early
Ray Caesar
Sylvia Ji
Sas Christian

Just some suggestions...

Michelle said...

I'd love to see something inspired by Leon Bakst, a Russian costume designer from the early 20th century :) his drawings are great!

Rachel said...

I'd love to see a Tamera de Lempicka inspired set!