Artist: Beatrix Ost

Thursday, October 17, 2013







"I think everybody's life is interesting. When you really look into it,  everything is an adventure. I am learning while I am writing." Beatrix Ost

I stumbled on this video of Beatrix while browsing online. I'd seen photos of her in passing, but this video really struck me. Beatrix Ost is an artist, writer, and textile entrepreneur who lives in an old 19th century farmhouse on 500 acres of land in Virginia. In this video it is said that she used a pendulum over a map of the east coast to find out where she would find her farmhouse. She said she was in the car with her mother when they pulled up to it, who said to her, "No sour meadows." Which meant the land she'd found was rich and supple and alive. Beatrix knew it was the place for her. A German native, she found the rolling hills of the countryside in Virginia reminiscent of her childhood. Since the 80's she and her partner Ludwig Kuttner have added different artistic elements and outside influences to the landscape and manor.

I love her elegant style, she seems from another time. Older ladies these days find such a need to be young again- and their plucking and plumping and filling just makes them look older and sad. Maybe it's because she's from Europe originally (and they always know how to age in style). But her beauty is powerfully striking and timeless, otherworldly. Watch the beautiful video by Columbine Goldsmith and enjoy the quiet moments of old world color and quiet.

Take note: Color in the right places, timelessness, constant observation of life around you, consistent learning, interest in others and life, turbans are almost always a good idea.

credits: illustration by myself- photos: stylelikeu.com
"I think everybody's life is interesting. When you really look into it, everything is an adventure. I am learning while I am writing." Beatrix Ost

Read more at http://stylelikeu.com/closets/beatrix-ost/#LXe4PHJPtt2FKHsW.99
"I think everybody's life is interesting. When you really look into it, everything is an adventure. I am learning while I am writing." Beatrix Ost
Read more at http://stylelikeu.com/closets/beatrix-ost/#LXe4PHJPtt2FKHsW.99
"I think everybody's life is interesting. When you really look into it, everything is an adventure. I am learning while I am writing." Beatrix Ost
Read more at http://stylelikeu.com/closets/beatrix-ost/#LXe4PHJPtt2FKHsW.99

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