The Dress: Where Fashion Meets Art and Home Design

Like a little black dress and a good pair of pumps, fashion and art have always gone hand in hand. From ball gowns to wedding dresses, simple shifts to sundresses, the dress is an iconic piece of clothing that can be found in closets and art alike.

Dresses were made to be both functional and fashionable, although the styles have changed drastically within the last 100 years or so.

 

 

 

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I just love the over sized interiors,painting in this room, designed by Lucinda Loya Interiors of Houston – it makes a royal statement!!

Here are some of my favorite renditions of dresses found in artwork that I have pinned recently on my Pinterest board!!

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If you’re married, your wedding dress is probably the most important dress you’ve ever worn. Rather than hiding it away in a closet or garment box, why not showcase it on the wall of a walkpin closet or hallway in a Lucite frame?

Segreto has a few artists of our own who have their individual take on “the dress”!!

Recently, one of our clients commissioned Segreto artist, Rachel Schwind, to create replicas of her wedding dress and child’s baptism dress to decorate the walls of her home. Rachel carves her designs from plaster and then glazes them to enhance their wonderful texture. Sentimental and one-of-a-kind, these pieces become heirlooms.

Here is another lovely creation by Rachel Schwind. I love the texture her technique creates to bring movement to the piece!!

This sculpture of a simple yet feminine dress by Segreto artist, Doug Forrester, was created from reclaimed wood with vintage 24 carat gold accents. It really pops off the wall in this Houston home!!

Kiah Denson is another one of our wonderful artists featured in the Segreto Boutique who currently has fashion-inspired artwork here.

I have also found myself moved by the glamor of the dress! Above is a 40″ x 30″ mixed media canvas I created with an embellished party gown complete with jewels and rhinestones.

For a stylish look in the kitchen, we carry these great linen aprons from Ice Milk Aprons for $72 – they come in oatmeal with a black sash, or cream with an oatmeal sash.

These shabby chic slipcovers from Beadboard Upcountry we carry at the boutique have a light, feminine look to them with beautiful linen skirts reminiscent of dresses.

I hope you enjoyed exploring the inspirations between fashion, design and art!! Visit my Pinterest board to see more fun inspiration. Have a wonderful week – Till next Monday!! Xo, Leslie

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Comments

  1. Hi Leslie! I always look forward to your blog on Mondays, but what a special treat to see my hallway and the beautiful dresses Rachel created for us! She did such an incredible job — they make me happy every time I walk by. Looking forward to our next project!!!
    Xxoo,
    Amy C.

  2. Leslie

    What a fun post. I am really loving the impact oversize art makes in a space these days! I particularly love the one by Rachel Schwind.

  3. Leslie I have always loved these artists that make beautiful impressions of a dress.
    I find it ethereal, almost magical, always leaves me with questions.

    Your work of art is stunning!

    xoxo
    Karena
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  4. Leslie I have always loved these artists that make beautiful impressions of a dress.
    I find it ethereal, almost magical, always leaves me with questions.

    Your work of art is stunning!

    xoxo
    Karena
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  5. Leslie,
    What an inspirational post!!! The work of both artists you mentionned here is stunning!
    xx
    Greet

  6. Hello dear Leslie!

    I love this post- just so much fun! It reminds me how much I loved your painting of a dress which was so lovely!

    xo
    Mimi

    PS I have always coveted those slips from Beadboard!

  7. What a beautiful post! I always thought that Scarlett O Hara's velvet curtain dress was a bit inspired too, such lovely lovely imagery here!

  8. Imagination is big power of our brain which gives new idea for particular work. In this post gave very inspirable and awesome thoughts. Thank you for sharing such informative and valuable article.