Last year, I was obsessed with finding the perfect watercolor-print dress for spring. The inspiration was a gorgeous Anthro dress that I was waiting to purchase until it went on sale; sadly, it sold out in a couple of weeks. I was bummed, but I started looking around to see if I could find something similar. I'm picky about my prints, so it took awhile. But eventually I found my perfect print in a hand-dyed silk dress from Zara.
It's one of those sack-on-the-rack-glam-on-the-ma'am type of dresses. The kind that look like a trash bag until you put them on, and then by some unseen virtue of construction or fabric, drape like the god's cloth and make a girl look like a million bucks. I've worn this dress so many ways---with tights and heels, with a belt and jeans, with leggings and motorcycle boots, with a scarf, with a long sweater. You name it, it looks good with pretty much everything. The watercolor detail is divine, and when I wear it I feel wrapped in a painting. So it's done little to convince me that I don't need more painterly prints in my life.
This is all to say that Anthro has the most amazing AbEx chair right now.
The fabric is an 'abstracted print of a girl swimming', and if I look closely, I can see the girl's head at the bottom of the top cushion, but I never would have noticed it without the description. I love how the classic MCM lines contrast with the abstract quality of the print and how the colors seem to drip down the upholstery, adding tension to a still piece. Of course, it's like $1600. And that price is, especially for an unemployed person, patently insane. But I'm not giving up on this idea, because I think it would make a great DIY project. All I need is one inexpensive MCM chair that needs a little TLC, my sewing machine, and the perfect fabric (or some canvas and fabric paints). So the hunt continues!