|Dear Mister Koons, may I apply as an artwork of yours?|
|I have the best qualifications: I am colourful, bright and happy.|
|Of course I have a wide experience with metallic shine as well.|
|A strong pop culture inspiration belongs to my key competences.|
|So, what do you think: OUI /NON? (Please choose OUI)|
|If you can't decide yet: Here is more shine to convince you.|
|Twinkle, twinkle, I know you can't say no!|
|I have already packed my bag. See you in rainbow land!|
When it comes to art, Jeff Koons is one of the first artists I mention when asked about my favorites. His work is a dance on the border between cult and kitsch to me, there is humour in it and every artwork of his seems to twinkle with one eye. Koons' art makes me happy, like a bright outfit does. Most of my other favourite artists, create dark, disturbing or surreal work and I think this has nothing to do with my taste in fashion (expect if I am in the gothic mood, which happens every now and then). Koons' work on the other hand, walks hand in hand with all the other things I love in life, especially my taste of fashion: It's like a dream from a world full of rainbows.
Do you remember my Art Inspires Fashion post about Jeff Koons? I wanted to wear the outfit since I posted it and couldn't get it out of my mind. Now the moment is here and I can finally present you me wearing the Jeff Koon's inspired outfit. It is not exactly the proposal from that post, but a little bit a changed version. The multi sequin skirt from Asos, the Kate Rohde bangle and the Maison Martin Margiela for HM handbag, follow exactly the inspiration post. I combine them with similar pieces as proposed from my existing wardrobe. There is even a big improvement to the inspiration post: After posting it, Pearls & Swine created this wonderful fascinator, which reminded me of Koons' shiny tulip sculptures at first sight.
The fascinator is the key piece of the outfit, together with the handbag. The Maison Martin Margiela for HM bag fits very well, because Koons often reproduces everyday's objects in oversized versions. This giant candy wrap follows a similar idea. The difference between it and a Koons artwork is, that I can use it to carry around my stuff, while Koons' colossal sculptures are released from a practical use and wait for admiration only.
I just have to say something too about the Kate Rohde bangle: It's a magical thing and I wear it like a talisman. I can watch again and again how it looks when the sun shines on it. It's the most amazing bangle I ever had, it looks like it was made in a crystal wonderland, where Koons' balloon dogs chase each other playing hide and seek. All in all, this outfit is the most colourful one, I showed you for a while and I think all the strong colours have a lot of positive energy. I hope you feel it too and it makes you smile.
So now I want to hear from you: How do you like this look?
Belt: Asos (sold out), Shoes: Bordello at Attitude Clothing,
Handbag; Maison Martin Margiela for HM, Bangle: Kate Rohde at Edition X