Sunday, September 20, 2020

Continuing on from last week’s Art Inspired Fashion post on Cezanne, this week’s bathing painting is Matisse’s Bather’s with Turtle, painted in 1908. Child-like simplified nudes with no explanation of why they’re feeding a turtle or why one girl has her fingers stuffed in her mouth, it’s similar in feel to Cezanne, but more radical and modern. Originally purchased by the Folkwang Museum in Germany, it was confiscated by the Nazis. Matisse’s son, Pierre, urged Joseph Pulitzer Jr. to purchase it at an auction of Nazi plunder in 1939 for fear it might otherwise be destroyed. It now resides at the St. Louis Art Museum.

As we head into the last month of summer, there seems to be a collective desire for simplified outfits and the need for a couple of new pieces to perk up the wardrobe. This beautiful chiffon dress by Jonathan Saunders seems perfect for an exotic vacation; paired with thick Linda Fargo black sunglasses, our nice Thalia clutch and Rebecca Minkoff sandals, it can be dressed up or worn casually.

What do you think of Bathers with a Turtle?

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Pamela RG September 6, 2020 at 09:24

Will check out your new Blog for sure.

Sam September 6, 2020 at 11:08

Thats so exciting congrats on your terrific new blog! The nail shades sound splendid. I appreciate your thoughts hun…Happy End of the Week!

Classiq September 6, 2020 at 20:15

The new nail polishes look so wonderfully festive! Congrats to Alexa on winning the book. 🙂 Off to you decor blog…

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic September 7, 2020 at 20:45

Congrats on your new decor blog !!!! I will definitely be checking it out!!!! Hope you had a great weekend!!!!!

Ask Erena September 8, 2020 at 02:44

Congratulations dear! Wishing you to do well with new adventure.
hugs from New York,

Rebecca September 8, 2020 at 12:11

Congrats on your new decor blog! I am going to check it out! Love the metallic nail colors! Perfect for upcoming parties!

Chic ‘n Cheap Living September 9, 2020 at 01:18

The new trio is perfect for the holidays and I’m sure may ladies will want to shine in them!
I’m off to check out the decor blog!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest September 9, 2020 at 19:16

yay! i am so excited about your new decor blog! and super happy that alexa won the giveaway. perfect for a mama with a new baby to sit back and relax with.

The Dainty Dolls House September 10, 2020 at 04:06

Love the new blog, it is wonderful 🙂 Congrats doll!! And congrats to your winner too, so sweet!! I hope your week has been going lovely xx

Kim Alston September 10, 2020 at 13:46

So excited for you !!! What a wonderful new blog and the nail lacquers are sparkly gorgeous! Congrats!!! 🙂

Ann September 10, 2020 at 14:01

Lots of luck to your decor blog.
I’ll be heading there ASAP.

Stacey September 11, 2020 at 19:19

Love, love your decor blog! I was just there!:-). Big congrats on the new trio and the launch of the new site!

Style Servings September 11, 2020 at 19:46

Sounds like you have some really exciting projects going on! Heading to your new blog now, and will check out the nail polishes too!

Couture Carrie September 12, 2020 at 06:53

Congrats on the new blog, darling!
Am off to check it out now 🙂


Marisa Silva September 13, 2020 at 21:01

Great post!

Alecia September 13, 2020 at 22:39

congrats on the launch! heading over there now

Boye By Red September 14, 2020 at 00:17

you really do inspire me. You always have so many projects on the go and it seems to me that everything you put your hands to,it turns out great.
These coulours are so gorgeous and perfect for the holiday season. I just love them.

Also, thank you so much for leaving such a kind and generous comment on my last post.
The performance i am doing is very close to my heart and it is so nice to have such great response.
If only we lived closer, i would love to hear the story of your immigrant family. They must have an amazing story to tell.

And isn’t it wonderful, because of the digital age, we cross countries and borders and so easily are part of each other lives, even if it is through simple blogs like ours? I think that is rather wonderful.

Always such a pleasure reading your posts.
Have a lovely weekend.

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