The Art Of Style

The other day Tziporah Salamon and I had a great time dressing up and taking photos for a special photo shoot. One of New York’s best dressed ladies, Tziporah creates visual masterpieces with each outfit she puts together. She told me that the work of Matisse really perfected her eye. Do you guys feel that style is a form of art?
I hope you enjoy the small video and photos I put together and check out Tziporah’s site for more visual inspiration.
  • Hi dear!
    What a lovely blog you have here! Nice pictures and good inspiration! Thanks for sharing, and keep it up!

    Wanna be followers? Let me know!

    Love from Stockholm.. xoxo

  • lyrebirdgully

    I think we all need a cape, long and full, to swish around in!

  • She is an absolute inspiration. I want to have that skirt for a couple of days, wear it and feel like a goddess; like her.
    Thank you Ari for sharing inspiration at its best.
    Missing you.

  • Wow! <3

  • Wow!

  • Do you guys feel that style is a form of art? Absolutely! Tziporah is amazing, she takes advantage of her high-contrast coloring. Stunning!

  • Yes, it's definitely art! (and I love that her lip color is a perfect shade for her outfit too!)

  • Stunning!!!!!!!!

  • i don't equate style with art probably because i'm a fine artist and i know the creative thought process for dressing and art-making are not exactly parallel, at least they aren't for me. that said, style and art are both right-brained and obviously they're both creative undertakings. and style is performance or display, in a sense.

    fashion design, however, is of course, one of the applied arts (not to be confused with fine arts).

    on to Zhiporah- i love the blurred movement shots; there's an air of mystery. her ensemble is truly special. red and black are definitely her colors! those red shoes are fun. stunning lady- someone i'd enjoy meeting. Zhiporah is inspiring.

    another fabulous post, Ari!

  • Love the perfectly matched shade of the lipstick. If she could find red high heels the right color, would she wear those, or is the ensemble perfect as is? Oh, she bicycles everywhere. No high heels. My bad.

  • In answer to Roxie,
    no, I would not wear red heels. The outfit calls for flats – ballerina dancing shoes because it's a dancing skirt.
    The woman who sold it to me told me that the skirt
    was her mother's who wore it as a dancer in Seville. It's made of very heavy blanket wool and I could never wear it because it was never cold enough. This winter I've been living in it. And loving it!

  • Thank you, everyone, for your comments.
    Just for the record, the skirt is actually coral in color which is why it works so well with the coral jewelry and orange/red shoes. Also, because I knew the skirt was part of the dancing outfit from Seville, I paired it with a hat from the Museum of Seville. And the cape was the perfect wrap for it. The outfit feels magical to have on! and i feel very blessed to own it.

  • Tziporah, that is the most wonderful skirt, and I would live in it this winter too! Are the other parts of your outfit black, or navy? (it's hard to tell in the photo). You are one of the few women I've seen who can put together a "costume" without it looking "costumey", if that makes sense.