Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Brushstrokes and Shadows

Somehow I end up going to the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) every year for one reason or another. This time I had a coupon for admission for two and a $10 credit to the gift store, thanks to Groupon, so I decided to bring my husband along for the journey, which always makes me nervous, because he isn't so much into art works that involve random brushstrokes splashed across a blank canvas or various found objects glued together!

Speaking of brushstrokes and found objects, my dress features a pattern which is clearly suggestive of paint being hastily applied on canvas, which I thought would be just perfect for a day viewing contemporary art, or just art period. Also, I am standing next to Nancy Rubin's gargantuan statue of airplane wreckage which is a beautiful conglomeration of found airplane parts. At the museum, we (maybe I should say "I", since my husband wasn't so enthusiastic) were lucky enough to see the first western viewing of the series of all 102 of Andy Warhol's "Shadow" paintings. It was quite an impressive sight and certainly my dress fit the bill. Stay tuned for a brief glimpse at what I saw at the museum!
















Jacket: H&M
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Simple" pumps
Bag: Prada Saffiano Lux tote in Papaya 
Necklace: J. Crew
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"

17 comments:

  1. Hi, Katie! Thanks so much for linking up with Work Style Wednesday!

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous. I tried it on in the fall and fell in love, bought it, then returned it the same day because I couldn't allow myself to keep it while I was still job hunting and unemployed!! Lol..

    It is a beautiful dress, and you wear it beautifully here! Love how you made it more casual and appropriate for everyday wear by adding the denim jacket. Never would have thought to do that but I love it! And your bag is the perfect complement to it all. :)

    Xo,
    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

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    1. Thanks for hosting the link-up Nathy! I'm sorry that you missed out on the dress. While it's really fun, I must admit it's not all that practical! (But I guess it comes in handy for a day at the museum.) I was lucky to get it during Anthro's tag sale for an extra 25% off.

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  2. Oh my goodness! I tried on this Anthro dress and loved it...but it was still too pricey even though it was on sale...:( But you look SO gorgeous in it! I love the brushstrokes pattern too!
    Visiting from the linkup! Would love you if you stopped by and said hi! :)
    Grace in Style

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    1. Thanks Grace! I got the dress on sale during the extra 25% off promo, which made it a little more reasonable price-wise. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. WOW this dress is wow. Love that bag too. The industrial background behind you is simply awesome!

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    1. Thanks Ada! I love this sculpture, plus it makes a great backdrop for photos. I feel like in the first one it looks like there is all this stuff crashing down on me!

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    1. Thank you! I think it will become one of my favorites, at least for a day at the museum

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  5. beautiful print! love the backdrop.

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

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    1. Thank you Marie! I love anything with an art inspired print.

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  6. What an amazing place for a photo shoot! You look gorgeous in that sweet artistic dress! FAB! Thanks for linking up with FUN FASHION FRIDAY! Please come by again next Friday for more fashion fun!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Dawn! I'll definitely be stopping by next week!

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  7. Such a beautiful dress on you and what a cool location for a photo shoot!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. Thanks Marta! I appreciate you stopping by to say hello!

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  8. wow, art meets art. love the colors in your dress and the pattern is artistic. You look great and that is a very cool sculptre
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

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    1. Yes, I love the sculpture and it makes for a great artistic background for a very arty dress! Thanks for stopping by!

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