Monday, September 11, 2017

Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern

Yesterday, Ashley (from and I toured Reynolda House and saw the Georgia O'Keeffe Living Modern exhibit. 

This exhibit is open until November 19th at the Reynolda House in Winston-Salem and I highly recommend going!!!

I didn't know anything about O'Keeffe before visiting but now a bit more about her as an artist both in  her art work and as just a contemporary woman designing her own clothes.

O'Keeffe's art is mostly of flowers. She loved to paint them because they represented feminism. Her signature paintings always had three flowers in them. 
She also was inspired greatly by New York, her home for a bit. 

O'Keeffe loved black and white because they created light and dark contrast on her body.
She was famous for creating dresses with v-necks, which are still seen today as the most flattering neckline. 
O'Keeffe was a modern woman, thus the title of this exhibit. She loved to wear black tailored suits, and even sometimes wore men's button down shirts. 
She was instrumental in wearing v-neck wrap dresses, again super super flattering and simple.
I've always thought of DVF as having the first wrap dress, but I think that O'Keeffe beat her!

Ashley and I saw that O'Keeffe wore Salvador Ferragamo shoes and Pucci dresses. It was so interesting to see how these designers have been designing for years, and that classic silhouettes never go out of style!

O'Keeffe was also a big fan of wearing blue denim or chambray shirts.
Ashley and I were both wearing chambray yesterday and we had no idea that O'Keeffe was such a fan! 
Again, here is proof that classic pieces never go out of style!

I also learned that she was a Kappa Delta!
What are the odds that another inspiring and powerful woman was a Kappa Delta?! I love it!!

The Living Modern exhibit proved that certain pieces such as wrap dresses, white cotton shirts, blue chambray button downs, black and white NEVER EVER go out of style!
O'Keeffe lived in a completely different world than I do now, and yet I still wear pieces that she swore by!

Tory Burch blue espadrilles

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