Hi everyone! It’s Jen from jenloveskev and I am super excited about this new feature here on the Lulu’s blog. I get asked all the time where I get my fashion inspiration and my number one answer is from Art. I think it’s fun to look for fashion inspiration in unlikely places. As an art/art history major in college I soaked it up. For this first Fashion from Art post, I chose Joseph Cornell. Joseph Cornell was an American Artist and one of the pioneers of Assemblage art. Assemblage is a three-dimensional composition made from putting together found objects.
This is why I love him so much. I have always been a collector, I LOVE junk. I will find rusty metal on the ground and I pick it up to take home because it looks cool. This has transferred into my style as well. I love mixing patterns, textures and styles. Untitled (The Hotel Eden) is a great example of that. There are different materials and textures all while staying sort of neutral.
I decided this pretty Snickerdoodle Cream Blouse worked great because of the eyelet mixed with the Chiffon fabric and ruffles. It has dimension.
I decided to keep everything neutral in my outfit and add a pop of color with my green socks just like that cute bird.
The added jewelry works so well (especially the necklace) to add a sort of constructed feel to a very feminine outfit.
All in all I think this was a great representation of one of my favorite pieces of art.
See you next month!
Untitled (The Hotel Eden)
15 1/8 x 15 3/4x 4 3/4
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa