Saturday, November 16, 2019

Since I’ve had Peter Pan collars on the mind lately, Mark Ryden’s Allegory of the Four Elements was hard to resist for this week’s art inspired fashion post.

Mark Ryden is one of my favorite artists for a lot of reasons; I love the anthropomorphic vintage midcentury toys and religious and iconic pop culture images he paints using neoclassical techniques that give them a shimmering dreamlike quality. Increasingly recognized as one of the biggest names in contemporary art/pop surrealism, his old world painting techniques are influenced by artists like David, Ingres, Carpaccio, Balthus and Bouguereau and bring to life kitsch with a subtle dark side. His surreal and cryptic paintings can be simultaneously mysterious, cute and disturbing: beautiful girl/dolls wearing outfits made of raw meat, Abraham Lincoln’s floating head, stuffed animals walking through nature, mystical snow yaks and white haired child/goddesses–these are just a few of the subjects that he paints and leaves open to interpretation.

This time lapse video of Mark Ryden working on “Incarnation,” {the inspiration for my Magical Mined Halloween Pumpkin} floors me! Once it starts, I can’t stop watching.

Are you feeling my candy colored fashion craving? 

Have you added a little sweetness to your wardrobe this November?

DETAILS: Clockwise from top left: Caitlin Blouse £55; Maison Rabih Kayrouz dress $1265; Ted Baker yellow blouse £40; Sleeveless yellow dress $30; Studded blouse $14.99 Mossimo Women’s Jersey dress $9.98; Marc by Marc Jacobs silk blouse $304; Rochas dress $1,513

P.S. You might also enjoy A Potting Bench of One’s Own on our new decor blog MagicalMined

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7 Comments

Pamela RG October 16, 2019 at 01:03

I am glad your cat is alright. The lady who owned these clothes is truly so stylish and so full of colour.

Alicia Mackin October 16, 2019 at 08:33

Oh wow, this must have been fun albeit for a sad reason. But lucky you to get to have first dibs. And almost 1o years of blogging wow. And so glad your kitty is ok.

cat eyes & skinny jeans October 17, 2019 at 05:27

Gah! Her style is just impeccable – literally swooning over here!!

xx

little luxury list October 17, 2019 at 07:22

Oh my, what a week! I hope your kitty and phone are both better! How wonderful of your friend to share her mom’s wardrobe. The sneak peek looks divine! I’d love to get a chance to celebrate her life and looking timelessly stylish too!

xoxo,

Lisa Hjalt October 18, 2019 at 11:03

This is amazing … you are one lucky girl!

PS. So glad to hear that is all well. We have started the unpacking but we’re still waiting for proper internet connection.

Classiq October 18, 2019 at 16:48

I am sure you will rock all these amazing pieces. I hope your kitty is fine.

Marcela Gmd October 18, 2019 at 18:59

Nice pieces!!!
Have a good week!!!:)))

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