Global Glam & The Art of Travel

With the hottest summer trends channeling faraway places, we’re dreaming of the jet-set life. To add extra eye candy to our wanderlust fantasies, we paired a few of our favorite looks with works by contemporary painters who turned their own glam globe-trotting into art.


Something fierce: Amanda Schuster, ‘Mamaissimo’ [Botswana] | Berry Crystal Bib Necklace & Vince Camuto Midi Dress

Luxe linen: Joie ‘Katrine’ Blouse & ‘Corinthia’ Linen Shorts | Emily Buchanan, ‘Zuma Malibu CA’

Pop tropical: Wendy M. Doak, ‘Sunlit’ [St. Croix] | Fossil ‘Georgia’ Watch & Strap Set

Hi-coastal: Franco Sarto ‘Divine’ Sandal | Wendy M. Doak, ‘Cassis’

Desert prints: Emily Buchanan, ‘AZ’ | Jessica Simpson Beaded Print Maxi Dress

Take an extended tour of the global-glam life in our summer trend guide.

About the Artists

Wendy M. Doak is a native of Baltimore, MD. Her artwork bursts with color and texture, reflecting the influence of European Post-Impressionists such as Matisse and Van Gogh, and, more recently, American Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko. See more on her web site.

Emily Buchanan paints primarily in her home region of New England, but often travels to do privately commissioned works. Her ethereal plein air landscapes are represented at galleries along the East Coast, and she was recently profiled on Quest. See more on her web site.

Amanda Schuster lives in Woodinville, WA. Principally a watercolor artist, Amanda gets much of her inspiration from frequent family travels. Her vibrant paintings are exhibited at art shows and galleries around the Seattle region. See more on her web site.

—Stefanie Frank

(All images represented with permission from the artists.)