Tuesday, December 11, 2018

This is our final week of the mystical/mythical art inspired series that Christopher Rico curated for TrustYourStyle, and although I’m a little sad to see it end, I have to agree with Christopher that this week’s pick is sublime in the truest sense. For some, the paintings are a spiritual experience transcending its subject matter, for others the impenetrable surfaces are about contemplating the unknowable.

Christopher: “Mark Rothko. So hard to choose. There’s the series in the Tate, of course, but I have always loved the chapel work. I’ve been there and they are beautiful and terrible; sublime in the truest sense. One goal has always been a museum show, but another personal goal of mine is a chapel commission. I would live to do that. Rothko has always been one of the largest influences on my work”.

The Wall Street Journal wrote, “Even to someone familiar with Rothko’s late palette of dark colors, the art comes as a shock: hard-edged black rectangles on a maroon ground; no soft edges; touches of plum and perhaps burgundy. Rothko wanted the works to be poignant, even tragic. Only one looks like a “Rothko”—that is, a single block floating on top of a smaller space—and this is the picture on the chapel’s rear wall…And because he always preferred gray walls to white ones, you see even less contrast than you would in a museum display. The experience is all about subtlety. The eye must adjust; the pictures change constantly depending on the weather.”

To me, Marc Rothko’s “black with color” chapel commission pieces effortlessly translate into the dark layered colors going into the gray season of fall/winter.

How do you feel about Marc Rothko’s chapel work and will you be layering dark colors this winter?


  • Maison Martin Margiela sweater
  • Faith Connexion jersey tee
  • A P C pea coat
  • R13 skinny jeans
  • Fiorentini + Baker suede boots
  • Acne Studios square frame glasses
  • Merlot Stingray Fold-Over Clutch


Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic October 20, 2017 at 02:07

Hi !!!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!!
That APC pea coat is amazing!!!!
I love everything you posted!!!!!

RedTagChicLosAngeles October 20, 2017 at 02:18

Your layering pieces are so right up my alley….I will definitely take inspo from it!!!

Milex October 20, 2017 at 08:32


Christine D. | The Plumed Nest October 20, 2017 at 09:16

i think this might be my favorite rothko. i love the moodiness and yet the fact that it really doesn’t feel heavy; it still feels very surreal.

i love your collection and i especially love the shirt and sweater. xo

Ann October 20, 2017 at 13:39

Love your take on fashion and art.
There is so much connection in so many things and as other people believe in everything.

Absolutely incredible that the pictures constantly change.

Natasha Gregson October 21, 2017 at 09:51

I can remember seeing a Rothko exhibition at the Tate once but I’m not familiar with this work so thankyou for sharing. I love your picks-they reflect Rothko’s work perfectly-I’m particulary loving the Faith Connection tee 🙂

Kim Alston October 22, 2017 at 01:04

this has been a lovely series . thank you. i love the outfit you put together. Awesome coat & bag! wishing you a fabulous weekend my stylish friend 😀

The Dainty Dolls House October 24, 2017 at 02:02

I love the mood of the paintings, this colour always gives a certain mood to me that I very much enjoy. Hard to describe, but a bit like peaceful or stillness. It’s very lovely. Love what you paired it with, the boots are so lovely and of course the clutch fits in perfectly!! I hope you have a beautiful weekend doll xx

Rico October 24, 2017 at 15:09

Thank you, I’ve truly enjoyed this series and the opportunity to work with you again. Also, thanks to all those who have commented so positively over the past few weeks. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Stacey October 25, 2017 at 04:14

This look is everything! A bit of goth but also glam! Love, love!

FASHION TALES October 25, 2017 at 08:26

I really enjoy and appreciate the work Rothko. This was a great feature and I love the style inspiration as well. Have a great Saturday!

Alexa October 26, 2017 at 03:09

Yes the work does evoke certain moods and emotions. It seems like it would prompt you to simply sit and reflect. Love the roudup that you did to match!

Sam October 26, 2017 at 18:25

Love how you translate art to fashion, I love these sombre tones, they are really emotive and mysterious. I am grateful for your comments. You are so thoughtful to always stop by. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Pamela RG October 26, 2017 at 23:11

I always admire Rothko and his paintings. Super expensive though. I also like your biker chic ensemble here.

Marisa Silva October 27, 2017 at 05:09


Diana Mieczan October 28, 2017 at 13:40

Marc Rothko’s “black with color” pieces are incredible and oh-so moody! I love your picks. The pea coat especially as I love all things APC. Happy Tuesday, darling. xoxo

Rowena @ rolala loves October 28, 2017 at 13:54

This work may be stark but it’s also powerful. I like to wear dark colors during the winter but I usually temper them with brights to lift my mood.

Audrey Allure October 30, 2017 at 10:37

Love those glasses!

Couture Carrie October 31, 2017 at 04:27

Love Rothko and this look, especially the jeans!


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