One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. ~ Oscar Wilde
I believe the above quote to be true. I love to wear works of art but can’t do it everyday… or even once a year because real handmade works of art that you can wear usually cost $1,000 and up and I’m not a Beyonce Mom.
I can be a work of art though which is way cooler. Anyone can put on an expensive dress but someone with real style can take a bunch of pieces together and make a glam ensemble. We are just like painters. We have our blank canvases ,ourselves, and then we can choose different colors to paint with in the form of shoes, jewelry, hats, clothes, sunglasses, and other fab items.This is empowering because to be a work of art you can go to a thrift shop or Target and put together a unique outfit… that’s all you need yourself and your style… not a big bank account.
The above painting is by Picasso. I would say this is me most days. Colorful, mismatching, and disjointed in fun way. I like this particular painting because the women in front of the mirror and the woman in the mirror are completely different looking. Meaning we may see ourselves as ugly but we are all really beautiful so let’s all stop seeing our negative reflection and work hard to see the positive image of ourselves.Other days I try to be like a Degas painting because I love all things tulle and pink.This is my favorite Degas dancer painting because the featured woman is a redhead!!!But today the outfit I painted for myself reminded me of Van Gogh’s flower paintings. I am a big Van Gogh fan and sometimes when I am having a bad day I like to pretend I am a pretty flower in one of his paintings.So I hung out with some flowers and afterwards I felt good because I think I did a great job of being a work of art!
Shoes- $69 Bass via Piperlime.com
Fake Fur Legwarmers- Betsey Johnson (Gift)
Tights- $14.99 Express
Dress- Tracy Reese (Gift)
Headband- $15 Urban Outfitters
paintings via howstuffworks.com