I have been asked recently about inspiration behind my paintings and what I consider when creating a piece. First, and primarily, I think about how a piece will look in a home. What good is a painting if it doesn't look good in your house or office? Second, inspiration definitely comes from fashion and fabulous color pairings. Let's chat fashion first. Recently, Chanel and Missoni have been my go to's. Chanel is an obvious choice...no need for explanation. But, Missoni you may wonder? Here's why:
Last fall Missoni teamed with Target for a line of items fit for home, apparel, accesories. Well, it's not likely that you'll ever see a riot at Target. The Missoni/Target line was a first! Everything sold out immediately, and shopppers were giving death threats over a towel in LA. It turned into a bit of a mess for Target as there were a lot of empty handed shoppers. Wish I had these:
Rachel Zoe is the style IT girl of the moment. Reality show, check. Stylist to the stars, check. Launched own successful fashion line, check. Women using her coined phrases everywhere, check. If I see one more blogger say, "Amazeballs," I'm going to scream. Anyhoo, her California home is uber sheek with Missoni pillows as seen here:
And, with her new baby, the Missoni bugaboo has been hitting the streets everywhere.
Last summer I wanted these expensive flip Havaianas BAD! Unfortunately, I was just as late as every woman who showed up at Target 10 minutes after it opened on 9/13/11 to grab some Missoni. Nada in my size anywhere online or Net-A-Porter. Oh, there were some posted on ebay for about 300% of original cost, but I just couldn't give the seller the satisfaction.
There is a super cute new design out at Nordstrom now, but I just got my heart set on the black.
My Color Combination Inspiration!
Gold tones look beautiful set against gold frame and white matting if you wanted to change the look.