maxi dress-Boutique in Paris; shoes(not pictured)- Jeffrey Campbell; vintage jewelry
The heat is like a blessing during the end of the school year. At least during class I can look forward to the abundance of sunlight I can absorb once I head outside. I just have to survive these next two weeks and all will be golden :) I have a place to live, a few budding plans for the summer, and a job to hunt down...oh and of course my sister's graduation to attend, can't forget that!
wearing: shredded tshirt dress, woven flat sandals, layered vintage necklaces, bracelets and rings, a giant watch, vintage sunnies, mascara and loose braided waves. eating: Field green salad with tomatos, goat cheese, avocado and balsamic vinegrette. Warm bread and butter on the side.
drinking: Fresh-squeezed lemonade. doing: biking by the water, laying in the grass under the shade of a giant tree, dipping your toes in the lake, skipping rocks, climbing trees, photoshoot in a field of flowers, making flower crowns.
I love how the ebay seller styled this dress, but I might change it up with some beat up black on black converse high tops, ankle ruffle socks, wavy hair with braided strands and some vintage cross necklaces.
I saw a show at the MOMA over winter break that featured Marlene Dumas and for some reason she popped into my mind today so I thought I would share.
I had never heard of Marlene Dumas before my trip to the MOMA, but boy did she leave an impression. The startling uses of color, the expressive brushstrokes, the minimalist and simplistic portraiture and most definitely the haunting subjects left me feeling conflicted. On one hand the paintings are beautiful, however they also have this sad haunting energy about them. Some are downright frightening. In the exhibit there was a series of brightly colored newborn babies painted on an extremely large scale and their bodies were twisted and distorted in the most peculiar ways. Absolutely stunning, but definitely not your typical happy baby image. These babies portrayed by Dumas were in pain.
I don't know much about Dumas but I intend to do a little more research.