So, Â in case you didn’t know I love art history. I decided to minor in it in college because I couldn’t get enough art history classes. I also met Kev in art history clases- 20th Century Art to be exact. I knew I wanted to take some time away from blogging when the baby came and I knew I wanted to ask some blogging friends to do some guest blogging, but I didn’t know what about. Then I came up with this great idea to mix fashion and art. I asked each blogger to pick a piece of artwork that spoke to them in some way. It could be famous, not famous, new, old. whatever piece of artwork they wanted and then to create an outfit inspired by the piece. It was so freakin’ fun to do this and to see everyones pictures and outfits to come in. I can’t wait to share them all over the next 2 weeks. I will be back to regular blogging on Oct. 4th. Can you believe how soon Oct. is coming?
I decided to kick off the series with a post myself. My favorite period in art is the Renaissance. I think I surprise a lot of people when I say that but I could look at gold framed religious art from that time period for hours. I love the feel to them all & the history of each family who commissioned the paintings, they way they are painted, the mix of religion and mythology, and I love how everything has a deeper meaning. Each piece is like a puzzle that is waiting to be put together with all its different pieces. Â One of my favorite pieces is “Primavera ” byÂ Botticelli. It is also called the “Allegory of Spring” & if you go to the wikipedia page or do a little more research there is so much more to this painting then just what you see. I don’t want to start writing about it all because I will have a blog post that is a book, but I hope that if you are interested you will go read a little more about it.
I chose to create an outfit based on the goddess Venus who is in the center of the painting. She is residing over the garden and I was really drawn to her as my inspiration. Venus is the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. I thought it was fitting as I am 40 weeks pregnant still in these pictures. I wanted to create an outfit that was overly romantic feeling with soft colors and fabrics. I layered a blouse under my H&M dress and belted with with a thick brown belt. I have been dying to wear this crystal headband from ban.do and had yet to find the right outfit to wear it with. It was perfect for this one though. I don’t think I would have thought to add my orange cardigan to this pale pink dress but I wanted something orange to match the picture and I actually really like the 2 together. It was so fun putting this together.
Headband: c/o ban.do
Orange Cardigan: NY&Co.
Ruffle Blouse: Swap via theswapaholics.com
Wedges: MIA via DSW
Read More about Botticelli’s “Primavera” and see more images at wikipedia