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. I will be back to regular blogging on Oct. 4th.
Today I would like to introduce the lovely Maria from Lulu Letty…
Musician in the Rain by Robert Doisneau
Hello, lovely Jen Loves Kev readers! This is Maria, of Lulu Letty, guest blogging for the ever so sweet Jen while sheâ€™s on maternity leave. Jen had the amazing idea to have her guest bloggers pick a piece of artwork that we love and style an outfit inspired by said art. Hereâ€™s my interpretation of Robert Doisneauâ€™s Musician in the Rain.
I first discovered the amazing photography of Robert Doisneau in a fairly pedestrian way. I was in my junior year of college and looking for some art for Coleâ€™s and my apartment. I wanted something more sophisticated and vintage. There on the wall of your typical college poster shop was Robert Doisneauâ€™s famous kissing photograph. I fell in love immediately and wanted to know everything about the mysterious, lip-locking couple. I didnâ€™t buy the print that day, but received it as a surprise gift from Cole for my 21st birthday. So excited with my gift, I gave it pride of place and hung it on my bedroom wall. Eight years later and not much has changed â€“ I still have the framed print and still dream about life in Paris in 1950.
â€œWhen I first started to take photos Iâ€™d â€¦pull the black cloth over my head and feel totally secure in the knowledge that no one could see meâ€
– Robert Doisneau
Vintage guitar & case, vintage pants and peter pan blouse: The Salvation Army
Vintage umbrella: Modern Millie, Salem, MA
Old trench coat: Banana Republic
Scarf: Burberry, gift from dad
Old beret: Urban Outfitters
Vintage Western bow tie: eBay
Vintage black and tan oxfords: Etsy, Vintage Shoe Lover