i was happily browsing the , all the while thinking – “paintings. just like paintings. the colour. the patterns. aaah, paintings.” (tricky translating my thoughts, but that was the jist of it) and then i read ,

There aren’t many designers willing to admit to being inspired by old ladies, but Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty went there for Fall. They said they were specifically interested in the way the granny class accumulates things with a seeming disregard for trends or faddishness. “It’s an exploration of timelessness,” Beatty explained of the collection. But there was nothing fusty or old-fashioned about the wallpaper prints or the geometric motifs, which were informed by the work of a pair of painters, Peter Doig and Félix Vallotton.

seriously! vallotton, specifically, is an absolute favourite of mine. so… you know – this had to be done.

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  1. wow, these are absolutely gorgeous! beautiful comparisons!

  2. didn’t know vallotton’s work before but i love it. such great matches.

  3. Oh my goodness. All of the prints are to. Die. For. Especially the florals. And the more ethnic ones. And. Yeah. Just all of them.

  4. girl, you are good! i have A LOT to learn from you :)

  5. Truly, marvelous comparisons! Especially the first two, the similarities are uncanny!

  6. beautiful fabrics… beautiful clothes,reminds me of one of my friend in London who completely works that look…we called it granny chic… love it!

  7. Creatively Impressive.

    I found a website of a designer from Tanzania who also uses Khanga sarrongs from East Africa to make her designs.
    Check her out if you are interested in Ethnic/Tribal prints.

  8. This is the most brilliant and inspiring thing I’ve seen in a long time!

  9. Love the prints and art inspiration. The florals have me excited for spring!

  10. You are so creative! Love this post – so inspired!

  11. Everything on this blog is just so pretty, its so refreshing! And I love that you love swedish style, because I am from sweden and I love swedish style!

    from sweden!

  12. you have a real talent.. this was the most beautiful thing to look at! thank you!

  13. You really have a talent for this! These comparisons are absolutely brilliant!

  14. these are exquisite. Suno is one of my favoriteeee NY designers right now… just amazing.

  15. Killer. Absolutely killer. Have to peek at your posts in only short bursts
    or risk fainting.

  16. For starters, I ADORE your blog- and this pairing in particular blew me away! I’m absolutely blogging about this post TODAY!
    The combinations here of painting and collection pieces do a service to both.
    The outfits are clearer with the paintings as context, and the paintings are more vibrant and are made current by the collection – Brava!!

    Thanks for the beauty!

  17. sigh, you’re too good at this! the combination of colours, textures and tones work so perfectly together. If you combined all your collections into a little book, I’d buy it.

  18. Oh! WOW! this is really stunning! As an artist, I find these comparisons truly amazing! You have such a great eye! Love the colors and textures!

  19. Oh wow. amazing! having been raised in artist colonies, this pushes all my buttons. I need to print this whole layout out and post it on my inspiration wall. thanks for sharing.

  20. exquisite comparisons as always! you manage to elevate both works!

  21. Thank you for the lovely pairings! These are just wonderful…

  22. I just keep coming back to this, it is so gorgeous and so inspiring. Among the most beautiful and genuinely thought-provoking things I have stumbled over on the internet, which is really saying something.

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