It’s SIA round-up time! This week for the Style Imitating Art challenge, I chose the 1952 short film “Parade, or Here They Come Down our Street,” made by husband-and-wife artist duo Charles and Ray Eames, best known for their modern furniture designs.
First up, my friend and colleague Stephanie, who went with a red theme up top, and pulled in metallics with the earrings and the twinset embroidered with small sparkly beads. I also love the boldly striped scarf! (And her braids.)
Next is veteran SIA participant Erin @ Loop Looks, who submitted a gorgeous photo of her and her niece. Erin thought their outfits worked well together for the theme — and I totally agree! There’s the gilt edging from her niece’s gold-sequined cardigan and Erin’s statement necklace, there’s plaid and pattern-mixing, and best of all, there’s the adorable and happy vibe coming through loud and clear (even in the cold and snow!). I am SO IN LOVE with this photo — and I think we could all agree on crowning Erin’s niece the queen of the SIA inspiration parade!
SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey absolutely nailed the inspiration with pattern-mixing her dotted chambray shirt and paisley scarf. And there’s even MORE pattern-mixing in the closeups on her original blog post! I think my favorite detail is how Salazar tied the scarf — such a cool touch.
The clown-in-the-car screenshot inspired many of us, including Kezzie, Jess, and yours truly.
Kezzie looks super colorful, super cheerful, and super cute! In particular, I am loving Kezzie’s mustard-colored beret and her bright pink coat. And a brooch on the cowl neck of her sweater — that’s an idea I will have to keep in mind for later!
Jess @ Animated Cardigan is back with her first outfit post since her surgery. Definitely a reason to celebrate! As is her sweet patterned sweater. And her purple suede wedges. More pics and closeups on her blog post!
Finally, there’s me in a bright blue sweater and patterned ankle pants. The smiley face balloon is both a way to tap into the vivid, cheerful vibe of the short film, as well as to celebrate my mom’s birthday! 🙂 You can view more photos and close-up of the accessories in yesterday’s post.
This short film was definitely an out-of-the-box choice for SIA, so a huge thanks to everyone who participated. I’m loving all the colors and patterns — and best of all, the happy smiles coming through all the pics! I think we all nailed the joyous vibe of the short film, so I hope y’all feel the joy reading this post, as well! 😀
Hope everyone has a great rest of the week! Also, be sure to check out the Animated Cardigan blog next Monday, as it will be Jess’s turn to curate the SIA challenge next.