True Colors

lena1 (63 of 66)When it comes to unrestrained gratification in the fashion industry, there’s always an affinity for exquisite materials that exude an upper echelon flair. From chiffon and charmeuse in Spring to cashmere and shearling in Winter, refined fabrics run the gamut every season as style mavens look for crème de la crème textures and designs that lavishly bring out their “true colors”.

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And what’s more enticing than nature-inspired artwork expressed through fabrics and designs! I truly believe that the fusion of fashion and art creates exquisite designs relative to the inherent beauty we see around us (such as this color-blocking neoprene dress with its avant-garde wavelength patterns).

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So was my choice for today’s outfits — these exquisite silk chiffon tops from Joanna Alot Design. With its high-quality silk and hand-painted craftsmanship, each top that artist Joanna Alot Ciecholewski creates is artistically unique and wearable! Influenced by the Milanowek fabrics known for their silk manufacturing and designs since the 19th century, Joanna’s artisanal creations are inspired from visuals captured by her eyes. Nature-infused images, enigmatic cultures, and journeys abroad (enrapturing French bordeaux valley and medieval cities to list a few).

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And what a sight for sore eyes! The Obsession Red Top I have on, with its rich blend of colors across a broad spectrum, is synonymous to a watercolor painting. Vibrant, invigorating, and smoldered in fiery obsession. The Ginkgo Chiffon Top, quite the contrary, is derived from the Ginkgo leaves and exudes this subtle reminiscence of the early stages of Fall. Calm, intriguing, and visually-clad in silvery metallic finish. To let their true color shine through, I kept the the pairings minimal with black add-ons: fitted jeans, open-toe mules, and a shoulder bag with woven handles.

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As Oscar Wilde once said, “Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways”. Indeed an artwork that so seamlessly blends in colors while eliciting and embodying a mood, a visual, a story, is granted pure magic.

And who said fashion designers, with their knack for painting exquisite prints and patterns on canvas we call human form, can’t create the same visual sparks that get the heart racing, as if being swept away in the arms of one’s true love? 🙂 Xo ~ Lena


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In collaboration with Joanna Alot Design; thoughts and opinions are my own.

Top: Joanna Alot Design// Skirt: Express// Heels: Prabal Gurung for Target// Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs// Accessories: Forever 21 & Topshop

105 thoughts on “True Colors

  1. those tops really are a work of art right there and i love how they don’t come off as tie-dye, especially since there are so many vibrant colors in each palette. really loving the flowy-ness of the tops as well, it gives it very ethereal vibe which works so well with the rest of your outfit!


    • Hi Alice! That’s a great point! I know what you mean by tie-dyes, they can come off as rash and unstructured, but this top is just an amazing piece of art! They are hand-painted too! I’m glad you liked the post, and thanks for your lovely comment dear!! xo~


    • Thank you Julie, what a wonderful comment! I appreciate your kindness dear, and really the outfit being a magical piece of art inspired me to conjure up one too (one with a lot of scribble-scrabble to begin with!) Have a happy Friday girl!! xo~


    • Thanks Jacqueline, yes doesn’t the quote just inspire you to look at colors from a new dimension? I didn’t understand the true meaning of art and fashion until I came across her designs and it’s humbling to learn how each piece is hand-painted with silk screen technique. How exquisite are they! Well have a great weekend with fam dear!! xo~

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  2. These photos are especially enchanting and showcase the breezy, colorful fabric well! I especially love the ones of you in the field! Bravo! 🙂


    • Thank you Nout, that was very sweet of you dear! Yes I agree the tops have this undefined structure that moves with the wind yet still composed without it. Thank you for your lovely comments are they mean a lot to me. I wish you a happy weekend ahead dear! xoxo~


  3. I bet it feels very light and flowly against your skin, I love chiffon tops. I love how colorfylly the top it. Those pictures of you are amazing, great job to the model (You of course) and the photographer.


    • Thanks Sophie! Aww that’s very sweet of you! I have to give all credits to Jason my photographer who transpired the ethereal beauty of these tops to pictures. And thank you for your comment dear, they are deeply appreciated! Have a happy weekend! 🙂


  4. I must have told you this before – waayy to many times – but I need to say it again: I absolutely adore a colorful piece that stands out paired with black. Creates the perfect outfit!
    Beautiful and inspiring, like always Lena! 🙂


    • Thanks girl, vibrant colors are great add-ons to a neutral ensemble. I just checked your page and I see you’re an avid believer in colorful outfits too! Great pairing with the polka dot shirt and the pastel jacket 😉


  5. Wow that photo if you in the wheat field is beyond amazing! It looks like a magazine spread 😛 Those tops really are a piece of art and they fit well with the beautiful Chicago skyline!


    • Yes the tops really are amazing! Rarely do I come across a clothing item that inspires me to think in artistic manners and these ones really just hit the spot! Thanks Naeun for your lovely comment, I hope to read more of your posts in the near future! Take care dear!!


    • Thanks Lauren I’m glad you liked it. Yes the tops are truly magnificent works of art. I’m an avid fan of watercolor painting and I think they exemplify the shading, strokes, and technique of the art really well :). Thanks again for your lovely comment dear, have a great rest of your day!

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