It’s SIA round-up time!
Quick recap: For my turn to curate the Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge — which happened to fall on the Memorial Day holiday — I went with a traditional choice, Childe Hassam’s 1917 classic painting, “The Avenue in the Rain.” This painting is so patriotic, it hangs in the Oval Office!
First up is first-time SIA participant, Michael. He’s been a follower of Salazar’s 14 Shades of Grey blog and is now jumping into the SIA fun! And fun fact: Michael was the reader who suggested Salazar’s SIA choice last time! For this SIA challenge, Michael went simple and striking with 3 outfits; he was inspired to wear red, white, and blue polo shirts to represent the main colors in the painting. Thanks so much, Michael, and welcome to SIA!
Next is my friend and longtime SIA participant, Stephanie. She went for the moodier color vibe of the painting, using the navy, grey, and black tones as a foundation. That really allowed the pop of color from the neck scarf to stand out!
Alison from Nouveau North Westerners is relatively new to SIA (and relatively new to the U.S.). She and her French husband moved from Australia to Washington State and blog about their expat adventures! I am LOVING Alison’s patterned sundress — and how her red lipstick and nail polish are the perfect finishing touches. Well done, Alison! 🙂
Salazar, one of the co-founders of SIA, looks super cute in her casual outfit. Totally genius how she linked the baggy jeans color and texture to the inspiration painting. Also, can we have a HELLO GORGEOUS moment of appreciation for that brooch?! Check out the post on her 14 Shades of Grey blog for closeups.
Finally, there’s my interpretation. My starting point was my navy fit-and-flare dress, which has a texture similar to the paint texture on the inspiration painting. You can see more details — and a scarf-tying tip! — on my post yesterday.
Thanks to all who participated, ladies (and gent)! For a more traditional SIA choice (at least for me), I was very pleased at the different, non-traditional ways our interpretations went!
The next Style Imitating Art challenge will be coming up next week from Jess from Animated Cardigan. See y’all next time!