The best way for me to deal with a gray day has always been to pull out my brightest brights. When I came across this umbrella on Fab.com, I knew it would be the perfect way to offset the blahs of a rainy day. I paired it with this bubble print wrap dress to evoke the work of Karen Tompkins.
I discovered these gouache paintings on Artsy, and was immediately intrigued by the way color and light is reflected within the works.
According to the artist, bubbles are a way for her to express energy and the ephemeral experience of nature.
Capturing in paintings the quixotic bubble forms that usually escape the eye of the viewer in the fraction of second that they exist, is a magical experience...Not unlike the way Da Vinci is said to have exalted in seeking out “the invisible key of Nature” through his art. Nature, in this case, hands us one of it’s most beautiful keys...the most energy-efficient configuration in nature is a bubble. In this way, the Circle Series brings to light a mysterious world of creation and transformation. --Karen Tompkins
Wrap Dress: Diane von Furstenberg
Heels: United Nude
Handbag: Michael Kors East to West Tote in Mandarin
Umbrella: via Fab.com
[Tompkins images from artsy.net; photos by Brett McKenzie.]