when in doubt get inspired

i'm feeling short on words.... so just a couple thoughts....

uniform studio

the other day i woke up and put together an outfit totally inspired by martha of uniform studio. i have always loved gray and ochre together, but i had never worn them together. my outfit was no where near as amazing as the clothes that are available at uniform studio , but... i was happy to wear things in my wardrobe in a new combination!

julie mehretu

julie mehretu is an aritst i have a serious crush on. her work is so layered - photos will never do it justice - the intricacy and the attention to detail and pattern just blows me away. i've been lucky enough to see her work twice in person. once at the berkeley art museum and one time at the whitney .

there's a new book of hers. i think i might have to get it.

hope your second half of the week goes well! stay tuned... on monday a project gets announced here!

Comments

wendy said…
I love all the layers in your outfit...and the grey and ochre are lovely together - go martha.
I'll have to take some more looks at julie's work -
a new project...exciting!
cruststation said…
I am inspired to experiment with my outfits by you and shari, I think it's fun to add layers/change the colours a little, love your style. Can't wait to hear more about your project, you know I love them :)
nicole said…
You have a nice wardrobe!
julie said…
Loving your layers and choice of colours and textures...

and well i wrote in flickr about the ref. to julie mehretu...so many coincidences and connections...

cant wait to hear about your new project...

big hugs, julie xxx
jen j-m said…
love your outfit, and love these colors together! the combo is one of my current obsessions.
jen said…
i love your color combo-looks great! look forward to hearing about your new project!
eshu said…
ochre, the word is almost as beautiful as the color itself.

love, love that painting... thanks for heads up.

waiting with baited breath for your new project!

oh yeah, i love the title of this post!
Karen said…
Layers, layers, layers = LOVE! Loving all the colours...
bugheart said…
love the
gray/ochre
color combo...
hooray
for
martha!
i am a little
afraid to
wear orchre
myself...
makes me
look all splotchy.
. . . . .
i just discovered
julie mehretu's
paintings
through
my brother...
and
sarah sze
have you seen
her stuff?
xoxox
amisha said…
the martha-inspired outfit is so good. the colors, the layers... love when things that are in the closet already come together in new fresh ways.
very excited to hear about your new project too!!
leonie said…
wow. you look fabulous. i love the colour combination. you have inspired me to seek out new colours when shopping as my wardrobe right now consists of mainly black.
risa said…
at first i just looked at the photos of you and thought, "damn. lisa has the best style. i wish i could hire her to be my stylist." and then i saw yoru outfit was inspired by uniform studio...another woman who i wish could be my stylist. so now i am thinking i will pay for the two of you to come here and go through all of my clothes with me. a girl can dream, right? maybe you should open a the lisa s. museum of art, fashion, and design. you know i'd be there in a second.
trudesign said…
I dig the outfit!
abby said…
oh man, i am in love with martha's stuff, too! How could you not be?
I am so looking forward to the new project :)
lisa said…
i love that you call it ochre. ;}
cindy said…
you are just too lovely, and so is your site re-design.
i am in awe of your hand drawings. i have always been scared of drawing or painting hands, but it's always what i'm drawn to in artwork.
Di said…
A little inspiration, and changing things up a little, can go a long way :)
Amazing artist- so much space in the work you've shown.
Miss*Laurence said…
Love the colour combination - Unlike bugheart, I wear ochre well, but grey (and black) make me look like I'm ill :-( Thanks for the post on Mehretu, absolutely incredible- you can see hundreds of different pictures, depending on the layers you concentrate / add togehter!
shari said…
love the title of this post and love your fab outfit. great color combo and wonderful layers. thanks for the eye candy and inspiration today. xo shari
jenifer74 said…
good color mix up! that orange is pretty fantastic! :)
alyssa said…
Hi Lisa,
Wow, I'm really blown away by Julie Mehretu's drawings! That book is definitely on my wish list. Were they really big drawings and what kind of mediums does she use beside what looks like drawing on mylar? I wish I could see them in person too:)
cally said…
What fun, it's like buying a new outfit when you have a new combination of old clothes.

Excited to hear monday announcement.

And loved all the hands (and your wild and wonderful collection of rings).
Vanessa said…
Oh yes, I adore new and fab uses for clothing in the closet monster. You did a great combo. How wonderful, and those shoessss!!! Project? can't wait.
Marieke said…
Thanks for the tip Lisa! I didn't know the artist. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday x
gracia said…
Grey and ochre - so made for each other! An inspiring combo...
see ya, g xo
lisa s said…
hi all!!

thanks for all the outfit love...

and glad you like julie mehretu too!!
Liesl said…
Oh, I love Mehretu's work also. Wasn't that piece at the Whitney biennial amazing? Photos really can't capture it.
simple me said…
Julie's Mehretu remind me of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva's (1908-1992) work. She was a Portuguese born and later naturalized french painter. One of my favourites.
Here is a link to a few of her paintings:
http://www.artnet.com/Galleries/Artists_detail.asp?gid=423940689&aid=651290
A Mesa de Luz said…
I came here for Julie and loved your blog! have a great, great day!

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