I couldn’t resist chosing this Benton painting with it’s black and white bathing suits for this week’s Art Inspired Fashion post. Painted in 1922 a decade before he broke into the mainstream with his controversial mural of the Ku Klux Klan, this self-portrait of painter Thomas Hart Benton with his wife Rita in Martha’s Vineyard, now hangs at The Smithonian Institution. For Benton, summers in Martha’s Vineyard allowed him to turn away from the European influence of modernist abstraction and create his own representational style.

In the 30s Benton become America’s foremost Regionalist painter, a movement that romanticized local and small town american themes–his work graced the cover of Time Magazine and he was commissioned to paint murals for the Whitney and other significant museums. Benton also taught art to many students who went on to become famous in their own right, including Jackson Pollock, who said Benton’s traditional teaching gave him something to rebel against.

Are you indulging in this summer’s top Black and White trend? 

If so, what are your go-to black and white pieces?

Details: 

  • Goddess Malliot: House of Fraser
  • Southsea Starfish earrings & Seahorse Necklace: MaryJoMatsumoto.com ~ also available at Grand Jewels at the Grand Wailea in Maui
  • Salt Creek Tote and Mini-Wallet: MaryJoMatsumoto.com
  • Valentino flipflop
  • Pucci beach towel
  • Chloe triangle string bikini

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22 Comments

Pamela RG October 3, 2020 at 11:35

These are all wonderful products. The Laura Mercier products are all amazing and my favourite.

About Last Weekend October 3, 2020 at 12:26

Like the look of that pink lippy. I will use a wine glass to do my blotting!

Kim Alston October 4, 2020 at 05:38

That Laura Mercier To Go is so cute! WOW!

Sam October 4, 2020 at 15:17

Ohhh can i have everything here, these are all wonderful and I am a bit of a makeup junkie. You are so sweet to stop by…Happy End of the Week Darlin 🙂

Lauren October 4, 2020 at 15:32

This is a great list! I see you have a lot of Laura Mercier on here. I should really try her stuff! Happy Holidays xo

Stacey October 4, 2020 at 20:21

I can’t even choose a fave! I would love one of each! Great picks! xx

Jennifer Connolly October 4, 2020 at 20:33

The Laura Mercier Color To Go is on my list!!

Hannahs Heels October 4, 2020 at 21:03

Nice post dear

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The Dainty Dolls House October 5, 2020 at 03:23

Your nail colours are perfect….and I love the eyeliner too :)) Love the blues!! The lip colour is indeed a happy colour!! Perfect xo

Fashion-Bridge October 5, 2020 at 20:31

These are definitely products worth taking into 2014! I love the beautiful colour of the lipstick and your nail polishes are super festive!

Couture Carrie October 6, 2020 at 00:24

Fabulous products!
Must try that blotting paper!

xoxox,
CC

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans October 6, 2020 at 06:38

LOVE the Laura Mercier Color Trio!!

Rowena @ rolala loves October 6, 2020 at 17:46

I would love to try all of these! That blotting/bronzing paper wallet is so cute!

Putri Valentina October 7, 2020 at 05:09

love pink lipstick 😀

FASHION TALES October 7, 2020 at 12:59

Great selections! i love that little suitcase of sunshine.Thanks again for yoru comment. 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday!

Celyn PS October 7, 2020 at 21:59

wow these all sound like such great products, im so intrigued with that blotting paper!

Marika Odoardi October 8, 2020 at 00:09

Great products, I need them!!

Susannah October 8, 2020 at 05:51

The 1. Colour to go set looks like a brilliant one to travel with. Other than foundation, it’s got all you need for your eyes and face. Thanks for sharing all these great products.

Diana Mieczan October 8, 2020 at 09:00

Fantastic round up, lovely and I love the fresh rasberry lipstick. Happy Tuesday! xo

Mira October 8, 2020 at 13:47

I love your picks. The Laura Mercier Colour To Go is so adorable. I’m going to gift myself with it 😀

xx Mira

Marieken Hoefnagel October 8, 2020 at 20:53

I love the packaging of number 6, so festive!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love October 9, 2020 at 15:56

The blotting paper, as unglamorous as it sounds, looks so beautiful! x

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