I am not actually going to sing to you, but I am going to praise the works of Basquiat! This week I went to the Pérez Museum in Miami to see the Basquiat exhibit. If you live in Miami you have to see it, and if you don't, well I am sorry because you are missing out on a true genius.
For those of you who are not familiar with him, Jean-Michel Basquiat began as a graffiti artist from the streets of Brooklyn, and through time became Andy Warhol's protégé. He was well known for utilizing words in his art as a weapon against poverty and racism; fighting for a cause.
Walking through the exhibit, I felt so many emotions. His work was way ahead of his time and he had so much to say. You can see his strength through his paintings. On the other hand, he battled with drugs and died from a heroine overdose. Reading his notebooks, you can feel the sadness, or at least I can. But his power overcomes this through the voice of his internal battle...
What other way to celebrate art than wearing it! So, I decided to buy a t-shirt with one of his masterpieces on it and wore it to work. Fortunately, I work in fashion so I can be creative with my outfits. But honestly, this was quite simple and anyone can do it. I paired this shirt with a black pencil skirt and black pumps. I accessorized with a metal chain necklace. Notice how I toned down my outfit by wearing all black on the bottom. If you want to go one step further, just to feel more comfortable at work, wear a blazer over it.
Tip of the Day: Have Fun with your closet. Even if you work in a corporate environment, always wear something that is "YOU".
C'est la vie
C'est la vie