Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thunderstorms and Lightning Wars

One of my favorite forms of fashion inspiration is art, both contemporary and classical. I absolutely love finding pieces and have them remind me of artworks I've studied before or visited in a museum. This dress by Maje immediately reminded me of this painting  "Ophelia" by John Millais in 1850. I think it has something to do with the painterly floral pattern of the dress and how it appears to be hidden beneath clear water. The pleating also echos to the movement of the river. Though the Ophelia painting is rather dark, the pastoral setting matches this dress, as far as I can see. If I wanted to dress as this painting, I would most definitely wear this dress!

9 comments:

  1. I love art, is always an inspitation for me, an the dress is gorgeous
    xoxo.

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  2. That is pretty cool how you thought of that, I don't think I would have made the connection lol

    Nice dress by the way

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  3. The bodice and colors are so pretty!

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  4. Gorgeous comparison.
    P.S. The ring is actually a ram.

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  5. wow that dress has a great print

    xx
    http://ohsohipithurts.blogspot.com/

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  6. the floral tube dress is soo pretty..

    Check out mine. :)

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  7. wow.. the dress is pretty amazing!

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