Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is probably one of the most over-exposed pieces of art in the history of the world, yet even so, it’s still my favorite Van Gogh painting of all. He only sold one painting in the course of his life and it was not this one–but there’s something about The Starry Night that makes me feel breathless, uplifted, and teary all at the same time. Painted a year before his death from a self-inflicted gun wound, it depicts the view outside his sanitarium room at Saint-Remy-de-Provence that he painted by memory during the day.

There are lots of theories about the painting–that the stylized rendition of a nightscape was induced by Van Gogh’s epilepsy; that it’s a religious painting based on Van Gogh’s early years when he wanted to dedicate his life to evangelization; some make a comparison between the eleven stars  in the painting and the eleven stars mentioned in Genesis. But in a letter to his brother Theo, Vincent wrote,”At last I have a landscape with olive trees and also a study of a starry sky…It’s not a return to romantic or religious ideas.”

We’ll never know the true story, but it’s simple beauty makes The Starry Night the most fitting image I can think of for Christmas eve. Below is trustyourstyle’s idea of the perfect X-mas eve ensemble {although in the hectic rush of the season, I’ve only managed to pull together the perfume, lipstick and handbag–of course}.

What are your plans for this starry starry night?

Details: Notte by Marchesa One Shoulder silk chiffon dress;  Jennifer Meyer Diamond Circle Studs $975, Barneys NY; Classic Saint Laurent Tuxedo Escarpin in black patent leather $685, ysl.com; Clive Christian X $365, Saks Fifth Avenue; YSL Lipstick $32, Barneys; Mary Jo Matsumoto Laguna Libertine Clutch, $300; Dior Mascara $25.

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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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