Thursday, January 13, 2011

BAKER OVERSTREET



As previously discussed, although it's the coldest time of the year on the East Coast, I can't help but look forward to spring. As an attempt to stave off the winter blahs, I've been wearing some of the brightest colors I can (so far evidenced here and here).


Hence, I was delighted to find out (somewhat late) that it's Rainbow Tights Week in the blogging world!


I decided to go for a tribal look, pairing my favorite Windjammer tights (last worn here) with pieces inspired by one of my favorite contemporary artists, Baker Overstreet.


Overstreet is a relatively young artist that I first encountered at his Follies exhibition in New York at Fredericks & Freiser. I was immediately enamored of the large scale works, which function as tableaux of color and shape.


Overstreet completed an MFA at Yale in 2006, and his work has steadily gained popularity over the past 5 years.


He was recently included in the "Abstract America" show at Saatchi Gallery in London, which solidified his international presence.


Overstreet's bold, colorful works are clearly inspired by primitivism and a tribal aesthetic. It is interesting to note the way he creates depth in the otherwise flat works by the placement of contrasting colors.


Overstreet's most recent work has moved into performance art, with his alter-ego June Fagley as the star. His paintings still play an important role in his performance art, acting as advertisements for the show.


For this outfit, I combined a few of the brightest colors from Overstreet's paintings with an amazing embroidered vest that was a recent thrift find.


I'm wearing a vintage Mexican wool vest, vintage leather skirt, Zehana Outfitters turtleneck, Topshop tights, Jeffrey Campbell boots, and a necklace that was a gift from Greece (Thanks, Kris!).


Many thanks to Angel.Pearls for the Stylish Blogger award nomination!


[Overstreet images from enantiomorphic.blogspot.com, artnet.com, contemporaryartlinks.blogspot.com, avigupta.com, and saatchi-gallery.co.uj, respectively.]

66 comments:

  1. Love the color of those tights! The leather skirt is hot and love the boots!! Darn, wish I would have known about rainbow tights week earlier!

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  2. That color is gorgeous enough to make me believe that spring has arrived! Congrats for the nomination--the vivid colors of your aesthetic make you a shoe-in. xo

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  3. Love it, you did it again !! nice combination the colors are perfectly balance !

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  4. I love your pictures!! You look so great and beatiful! :)

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  5. What an awesome thrift store find! Seriously, you've got some good luck. I also had no idea it was rainbow color tights week - I have a couple pair of colored tights but I'm super short so every time I put them I on feel they they scream HEY ! Look at how short we are! So I end up taking them off. :) Maybe I'll try again though...

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  6. you always have such amazing looks! pleeease help me with this fashion emergency of my own on my blog!...

    http://roses-are-blue.blogspot.com/2011/01/burns-night-ball-fiasco.html

    THANK YOU! kisses! x

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  7. wooowww...love the outfit and especialy the color mix....love it,love it...love it...
    about my post...no coment from meee on my blog...but here my bf cant see it:))))they are so hot...:))))
    kissess
    gabriela

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  8. Awesome parallel you draw here ~ wow!
    Love your look, especially the tights!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  9. Topshop has the BEST tights in the world.

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  10. nice outfit! love the colours.xx

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  11. wow, thats a lot of colour! great outfit! :)

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  12. your blog is very interesting dear))) i love this color, beautiful photos!!!

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  13. I love the homespun feel of this vest. And, I definitely should have joined bright tights week! You look great!

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  14. The colors of this look remind me of a DVF prefall 11 look I was admiring earlier today (http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2011PF-DVFURSTE ). Looks like you're ahead of the trends!

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  15. Beautiful!!! I love all the colors they are so saturated and perfect for beating the winter blahs.

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  16. You look incredible in all those bright colors! It definitely is a great way to cheer up from winter blues.

    Leia

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  17. The vest is amazing!! I love all the colours you're wearing. And the boots look really cool as well.

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  18. you play around with colors REALLY WELL !
    i love this look !

    glisters and blisters

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  19. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm following you now. Love the colors!

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  20. Interesting and arty blog. Thanks for your comment ;). Have a nice weekend. FAB http://fabs.blogg.se

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  21. LOVE THE COLOURS!! SO COLOURFUL AND ARTY!

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  22. love the mix of art and fashion on your blog !
    please check out my blog i would love to hear what you think
    Ashley
    http://wise-rabbit-says.blogspot.com/

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  23. Absolutely love the mexican wool vest with those gorgeous blue tights!Also, inspirational art! :)
    XX

    Follow my blog at http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow, he used a lot of bright colors in his paintings! Your vest and your blue tights are a great representation! Wishing you a lovely weekend Ariel! xoxoxoo

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  25. You're always wearing the best mish mash of colours, and I can see how you put this outfit together after looking at the art! love the boots :)

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  26. que bonito color el de las medias
    y las fotos son de un color impactante, preciosas!!!

    besos y feliz fin de semana

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  27. This is SO neat! I can directly see the correlation between the art piece and what you're wearing! I love all the colors- you look stunning! Thank you for your comment:)

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  28. What a great and eclectic outfit! You're definitely channeling the pop era. Love.

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  29. awesome outfit!! love those electric blue tights!!

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  30. Love that vest--great choice of colors and what a wonderful way to get out of the east coast winter doldrums! I could never figure out why, in the deepest, darkest days of winter, everyone is dressed in grey. Love the artwork too--great combination! Paula

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  31. Had no idea it was rainbow tights this week. As luck would have it it is pretty warm this week in southern CA so not really tight weather. Love the combination of blue and orange and yellow. I have been searching for blue tights myself without much luck.

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  32. Love all these :)

    Love
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

    I follow you, if you follow me.

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  33. the colours make ma wanna move to africa:) I love that outfit you are weating! great stickings:)

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  34. fantastic!!!!


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  35. lovely, love the bright colors! you're right, countdown for spring starts now!
    xx

    http://jardin-de-la-mode.blogspot.com/

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  36. Ooohhh you pulled off a great look! I can never wear this ensemble, i'll feel so bright. I love how you wore the blue tights to complement the vest. Really neat.

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com/

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  37. i'm not into multiple color ensembles but i like yours - feels still clean and so.. juicy... ;)

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  38. I mentioned you in my blog today... :)

    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  39. Hi, I just discovered you on Daphne's blog (Fashion Confessions of a Mommy) and am really puzzled why I have not visited here before. I love the idea of wearing art. sounds really challenging but seems like a piece of cake for you!
    I have a thrifted scarf that I call Starry Night since it reminds me of Van Gogh's painting.
    You can see it in this post if you wish:
    http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2010/12/etsy-feature-giddyupgirlz.html

    xx
    maya

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  41. OMG, i love your colors!

    you are amazing.

    XOXO

    -La Copine

    =)

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  42. you are rocking those tights!! and your jumping photo is amazing!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  43. You look so amazing in all those colors!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  44. ove your boots!
    it's so fantastic to read your comments! i'm loving it! hope you know that k come karolina is also on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :) so cu soon!!!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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  45. Awesome!
    Very good photos! I love your jacket and the color scheme!
    A wonderful outfit!
    xoxo

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  46. those tights are really amazing! i love all the colors in your outfit!

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  47. another colorfully wonderful art-inspired outfit! I love how you like art through your clothing, very inspiring :)

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  48. i'm in love with all this colour

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  49. Such fabulous colours - adore the blue tights! Very fun outfit!
    Lovely blog.
    Hope we can give eachother a follow. :)

    -Sandra.*
    (www.cardinalmess.blogspot.com)

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  50. I adore the color of your tights.

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  51. super bright and fun! i need to learn to add more color into my wardrobe.

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  52. I love the whole outfit! The inspiration is gorgeous as well. I can't wait until spring so I can incorporate more color into my wardrobe.

    Stolen Stiletto

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  53. that's one of my favorite things to do for winter; ignore the typical blacks and grays and go for a big burst of color. you look like a little dose of sunshine in the winter!

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  54. Wow -this is a great combination!! I wish I was so 'brave' to wear bright colours..maybe I get inspired by you!! Love Eva

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  55. loving the works of over street... and i love the art concept of ur blog..i may not have said that before but that what keeps me coming back to ur blog hunny.. i love art as much as fashion and u do much a cool job at presenting me with both!!

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  56. I feel like an idiot for not being familiar with his work! I love how I always get an art lesson/refresher when I come to your blog. And I love the vibrant trim on your vest - how cool!

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