SIA interpretation: René Lalique brooch

For this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey chose a gorgeous art nouveau brooch by French artist René Lalique. This “Dragonfly Lady” brooch, ca. 1897-98, was presented at the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition in 1900, as part of Lalique’s art nouveau jewelry collection.

And there’s still time to participate in the SIA challenge! You don’t have to be a blogger, and you can also take flay lays of outfits or selfies. Just send a photo of your inspired outfit to Salazar at by tonight. Salazar will have the inspiration round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey, tomorrow.

Here’s my SIA interpretation:

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA collage for Rene Lalique brooch

I wanted to mix gold, mint, and black and an interesting piece of jewelry. My first thought was my mint statement earrings, so checkmark for the jewelry and mint. Then came my graphic print blouse, which has a pattern that echoed the color scheme and art nouveau feel. I finished the outfit off with my teal green cardigan — and yes, I did wear this outfit on St. Patrick’s Day!

Librarian for Life + Style | Green + bronze + black

Librarian for Life + STyle | Closeup of mint earrings and braided headband


Librarian for Life + Style | Green + bronze + black

Librarian for Life + Style | Green + bronze + black

We were planning on taking photos in a different location in the neighborhood, and then I spied this tree. And then I realized that the shape of the tree echoed the shape of the dragonfly brooch — happy accident!

Librarian for Life + Style | Green + bronze + black

Librarian for Life + Style | Green + bronze + black

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14 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: René Lalique brooch

  1. Mike

    Great interpretation Jen! I especially love the pattern on your shirt, which mimics the pattern on the dragon lady’s wings quite well.

  2. Pingback: SIA: Dragonflies | 14 Shades Of Grey

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