Wearing: Vans Old Skool Sneakers, Raiine Copenhagen Leather Pants c/o Raiine, H&M Faux Fur (old, but shop similar here and here), Zara Hoodie (find alternatives here and here), H&M Beanie (similar options here and here), Ray-BanSunglasses, and a YSL Bag (great alternatives here and here)
Wearing: By Malene Birger Umbra Jacket (shop similar here), Topshop Snake Boots (on sale!), Stylenanda Deconstructed Jeans (buy alternatives here, here , here, and here), Zara Turtleneck (find similar here), Ray-BanSunglasses, and a J.W. Anderson Pierce Bag
Wearing: Raiine Tahoma Leather Joggers c/o Raiine Copenhagen, ASOS Peacoat (old, but shop similar here and here), Topshop Slipons (old, but find alternatives here and here), Set Linen T-Shirt c/o Set (buy similar here and here), H&M Scarf (great options here and here), Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, H&M Beanie (alternative here), and a J.W. Anderson Pierce Bag
Wearing: ASOS Faux Fur Coat (shop similar here, here, and here), Topshop Straight Cropped Jeans (buy similar here and here), Zara Sock Ankle Boots (find alternatives here and here), Zara Hoodie (great option here), and Ray-BanSunglasses
Figuring out what to wear when the polar vortex hits upon us is no easy task as options are limited, but here are 10 minimal winter outfit ideas to beat the cold in comfort and style. Scroll down to get some major outfit inspiration when you run out of ideas of what to wear when it’s cold outside.
I am a firm believer that the greatest talents and the most passionate artists have had the greatest characters. Their sensibility is a testament of their inner beauty. Besides, it takes infinite courage to put your soul into your work and show it to the world.
Marlene Dumas (born 3 August 1953 in South Africa but currently living and working in Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is, without the slightest doubt, one of the most passionate, soulful, and influential artists of our times. Since she began painting portraits in the 1980’s, she has changed the narrative of race, sex, gender, and economic inequality through her work, which has placed her as the most expensive female living artist in the world. However, her name is inexplicably still relatively unknown.
Personally, I would say her work is a mixture of social realism and expressionism, although it is unique and very contemporary in its exploration of human topics (feminism, gay rights, ethnic and social inequality, etc).
Differently to most artists, she doesn’t use models, but instead works with images from the media as well as from her own photography. Her paintings, where Egon Schiele could be named as an influence, are mostly composed of oil on canvas and ink on paper, where she wipes the pigment to create distorted and smudged faces and figures, which is one of the main characteristics of her work.
Scroll down to explore a selection of some of her most important works along with some of my favorites.
The third and last part of my best outfits of 2016 consists of my edgy outfits, which portray my badass rocker facet. Constituted predominantly by faux fur coats, leather garments, ankle or biker boots, and ripped or deconstructed denim, this side of my style is where I experiment a bit more with fabrics.
Do you have a favorite facet of my style? Which facet of my style would you like me to post more of? Let me know in the comment section.
Scroll down to find these looks and the links to each below each picture.