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Art Nouveau

October 7th, 2012

I love this formal attire Navy hat! I’ve worn it twice in one week. It even has the female officer’s name written underneath, a plus for nerdy daydreamers like me playing make believe sailor. This hat just makes everything so much more fun, especially when the rest of my outfit is nothing special. I’ve even had a random homeless guy walk up to me quizzing me and my husband on what he thought to be the most valuable but common Navy item. His response? Ships in a bottle.

Just thought I’d make this set of photos of my everyday outfit on a Saturday afternoon reflect my current obsession—Art Nouveau. I hate to sound  like these History Channel shows, but art nouveau is a style of art (also a philosophy) hugely popular in the late 1800s to the early 1900s, especially in Paris. To me, this style sort of looks like stained glass with a little rust. Although not always in glass, you’ll see a lot of this style done through glass works.

Here are some works I have cherry picked from known artists of this style:

“Adele Bloch-Bauer I ” by Gustav Klimt (1907)

“Gismonda” by Alphonse Mucha (1894): Mucha is one of my favorite artists who has really captivated my imagination. This ad for a play called Gismonda is said to be what spearheaded the Art Nouveau style (full image).

“La Maison Moderne” by Manuel Orazi (1902):

“Prochainement Tournée du Chat Noir” by Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (1896)


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8 Responses to “Art Nouveau”

  1. Signy Chic

    you look beautiful…love the look
    kisses :)

  2. Wes

    I like this outfit! So cool!

  3. Victoria / Justice Pirate

    I’m kinda shocked you’d post the Klimt art (he has always been my favorite artist). Anyway, you look beautiful.

  4. Rachel @ à la Modest

    Yeah, I thought that might’ve been a problem. It was too hard to pass up, because it is gorgeous and thought the nudity was obscure enough to not be a problem for men. Not even a hint though, right? Now that I think about it, I should try to replace it.

  5. Catty

    As usual, you look very attractive. That navy hats really suits you :)

  6. Catty

    As usual, you look very attractive. That navy hat really suits you :)

  7. Sara Brosious

    Love the art and especially “La Maison Moderne” very inspiring! 

  8. serafina holeman

    Hi Rachel! I’ve been looking through a ton of your posts again… :D
    I’ve been enjoying re-finding old favorites, and seeing somethings I’d not noticed before. It’s fun!
    I wanted to say-I think this looks really nice on you! :)
    Hope to see lots of new posts. ;)

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