Matisse Collages and Cut Out Skirt

Yesterday I went to see the most beautiful, esthetically pleasing exhibition at the Tate Modern. An incredible display of Matisse cut outs, which he did towards the end of his life when he was too frail to paint. He could not leave the confines of his house and yet thanks to scissors and colored paper he produced colorful masterpieces which spanned the face of entire walls.  I really liked the way his shapes and figures flowed through the canvas. Gradually as you walk through the exhibition, Matisse’s work gets freer and more abstract and yet the positioning of the cut outs remain incredibly well constructed. Very beautiful and very feminine.


I particularly liked the series of blue nudes and I thought that it was interesting that in the room behind where the figures were exhibited, Matisse had signed and framed the paper from which the figures had been cut. An empty blue hole from which his creation had been born out of.


Here is my Matisse inspired look: a leather laser cut out skirt and french espadrilles. I love the way that the pattern at the bottom of the skirt is discreet and actually creates a darker pattern rather than it being shinny. I combined it with a light black top which I tucked into the top of the high waisted skirt and let it fall off of one shoulder. I added a gold and black Egyptian style necklace to add to the geometric patterns in the outfit. Finally I wore a short black sharply cut blazer over the top for when I had to brave the outdoor cold. I think the white and the black make for a striking contrast. Let me know what you think!


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PU Laser Cut Skirt – AX PARIS

Black Top  – PRIMARK (sold out)

Black and Gold Egyptian Style Necklace – PRIMARK (sold out)

Black Espadrilles – ZARA (sold out)

Black Blazer with Lace Sleeves  – ZARA (sold out)

Le Pliage Bag – LONGCHAMPS


Author: Abigail Royston

I am an ex-professional tennis player and have just graduated from King's College in London. I share daily fashion outfits and stories of my travels and the tour. Every story has a beginning, but I will start mine here, at the start of something big. For us this was a journey of a lifetime, where dreams were made and broken, where friendships were cherished and torn apart. We lived and still live the life of aspiration and we tell the tale of victories and defeats that come with growing up at such a young age on the brink of greatness and fame. In our world youth, beauty and riches combine. We trained hard but played even harder. Our parties’ were and always will be legendary, our travels exotic and carefree. We were becoming stars. My Girls On Tour showcases street style looks, avant-garde fashion, new designers, fashion shows as well as travel stories and adventures. A fun window into the glamorous world of a professional tennis player turned fashionista, this is the place for wonderlust and fashion inspiration. Instragram @abigirlx Twitter @Abigailroyston

5 thoughts on “Matisse Collages and Cut Out Skirt”

  1. This outfit looks great! It’s kind of dressy, yet casual too. Well done!! I like the art too, the big image on the wall would look great in any home.


  2. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day.

    It’s always helpful to read articles from other writers and use a little something from
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    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it and I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. I love going to the Tate Modern, it is such a fun museum but also a great place for views across London. They always have great exhibitions on there, and the Matisse one was no exception! All the best, Abi xxx


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