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!
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