Friday, 21 November 2014

~ Renaissance Woman ~

Art has always been an inspiration in my life. I've always been one who loved to paint, craft, and go to galleries and museums to stare and wonder at all the amazing pieces of art in this world. One of my absolute favourite forms of art are Renaissance paintings, depicting gods and goddesses and their tales, beautiful human forms and celebrated bodies. "The Birth of Venus" by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli (who was friends with the infamous Medici family, who commissioned the painting) has to be one of my all-time favourites. The painting makes me absolutely swoon - what could be more romantic and beautiful than Venus herself, the Goddess of Love?

As I'm so inspired by art, I decided to become a version of walking-art myself, and incorportated the painting into an outfit. I found a "Birth of Venus" shirt on eBay, paired it with some black tights and my Chubby Cartwheels black faux-leather skater skirt, threw on a wing collar-necklace and my "Love Story" pocket-book clutch. The results were whimsical, fun and romantic.

Life immitates art, and art immitates life. I always try and express my love for all things artistic and beautiful through fashion and my wardrobe. Don't ever be afraid to try something bold and different with your style. Go ahead - be a Renaissance Woman!