Oh SIA! What a wonderful inspiration this week, a flowery lady by Colette Calascione.
Such luscious florals are hard to come by (and they certainly don't live in my wardrobe), but will you look at this!
Last time I lived in Vienna I purchased a small painting from a wonderful Finnish artist. It has followed me all these years and withstood several moves between countries and continents.
I walked by a store front last week and thought something looked very familiar. And indeed it was. She has turned her art into fabrics and clothing. Fabrics are printed from her artwork and come in silk, rayon and cotton. One word: luscious!
Inside the store looks just as nice. Artwork and clothing everywhere. I won't bore you with interior shots, take a look at her web gallery if you're interested). Needless to say, there was a lot to see. I fell in love with this little number.
A caftan of sorts, made of silk. I already saw myself wearing it as a morning robe.
Hi SIA, here's my interpretation of the lovely Colette Calascione flower lady:
Hard to tell where the lady ends and the flowers start - just like in the original.
The story goes on. The caftan didn't come home with me, but got some printed cotton sateen instead. Which will become a jacket - you'll see.
In case you are in Vienna, why not pay a visit.
Style Imitating Art