Week Fifty Two

Fashion Meets Art III

Posted in Fashion Meets Art by sarahbakerhansen on 16 June 2011

Top to bottom: Buckminster Fuller, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Henri Rousseau and John Singer Sargent meet some modern day fashionistas. Hope you enjoy. 

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Fashion meets Art 2

Posted in Fashion by sarahbakerhansen on 17 April 2011

Too fun not to do again.

Top to bottom: Warhol + Dior, street style + Damien Hirst, street style + Lichtenstein detail, Anna Della Russo + YSL + Madame X (I like to imagine Madame X wearing those shoes underneath her gown), The Sartorialist + Picasso, Tom Ford + Stella Tenant + Lautrec.

Fashion meets Art.

Posted in Fashion by sarahbakerhansen on 15 April 2011

Abbey Lee’s coat–as unmistakable in its bold pattern as a Jun Kaneko ceramic head–is what inspired this post. I enjoyed it so much it might become an ongoing series.

Top to bottom: Model Abbey Lee + ceramicist Jun Kaneko, Street style + Nebraska landscape painter Keith Jacobshagen, Street style + Robert Rauschenberg, Elisa Nalin + Mark Rothko

Style Icon: Garance Dore

Posted in Fashion by sarahbakerhansen on 9 December 2010

So I know she’s mostly known for taking street style photos of other people, but how cool is Garance Dore‘s personal style? I love her menswear inspired look that somehow still seems feminine. I love how she freely repeats pairs of pants, scarves, shoes, jackets and two statement handbags, one wine (Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton) and one black (Givenchy.) Clearly, her wardrobe is real. I love how sometimes she shots photographs wearing heels, capes and other items that don’t seem utilitarian but that can be made utilitarian with a bit of creativity. I love her muted color palette that’s still sexy and how she sometimes glams it up with a shot of red lipstick. It also doesn’t hurt that the Sartorialist is probably shooting most of these photos, but we’ll forgive her that much.

A fashion moment

Posted in Fashion by sarahbakerhansen on 28 July 2010

A few things I’m swooning over, thanks to this morning’s email from Net-a-Porter.

3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Crepe Coat

3.1 Phillip Lim Waxed Leather Biker Jacket

3.1 Phillip Lim Sequin Embellished Silk Dress

Acne Amon Printed Chiffon Blouse

Marc by Marc Jacobs Suede Wedge Boots

Tom Binns Silver Plated Swarovski Crystal Safety Pin Earrings

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A collaborative approach

Posted in Fashion, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 14 March 2010

I am so excited to announce my newest project: Only Style Remains the Same Key Pieces. Many of you may be familiar with my sister’s style blog, www.osrts.com. Because we both love fashion, we decided to launch a sister site (no pun intended) to Lindsey’s main blog, to focus solely on the pursuit of “key pieces:” those wardrobe staples that every person needs. Find the new site at http://osrts-keypieces.blogspot.com/.

Please visit, contribute, comment and, most of all, enjoy!

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W52 Style: Catherine Baba

Posted in Fashion, general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 11 March 2010

Style is such a personal thing. It’s an artistic genre in its own right, and certain people just have a way with it. Fashion is one of my deepest loves, and so this is the first of what will likely be many posts about fashion on Week Fifty Two. Art is such a vast subject matter: some people make art, while others dress themselves as art, turning a handful of lifeless pieces of fabric into an eclectic personal statement.

I first learned about stylist Catherine Baba on Scott Schuman’s blog “the Sartorialist.” I constantly find inspiration from his blog–and lots of other fashion blogs–and Baba is simply a standout.

This is the first image I ever saw of Baba, from Schuman’s blog. She’s wearing so many elements here–powerful elements–but somehow they all seem to work. Thick fur coat, embellished belt, patterned harem pants, pumpkin-shaped orange bag, fierce sunglasses. I could never pull it off, yet I love it.

I can’t imagine riding a bicycle wearing either of those pairs of shoes, but how fabulous is the thought of attempting it? And again, look at the genius layering that’s happening in both these outfits. Simple staples still make their presence here: a pair of black leggings is at the heart of both of these looks, and who doesn’t have a pair of those? A kimino-inspired top, a thick waist belt, stacks of bangles and a big pair of sunglasses are Baba staples.

To see more of Baba and her work — she’s a fantastic stylist — visit her Web site.

Images courtesy of the Sartorialist and various other fashion bloggers.

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