Before we get to the Style Imitating Art round-up, two quick things:
- The poll is still open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine from March
- My blogiversary GIVEAWAY — a $50 Macy’s gift card — is open for entries through next Monday, April 11
For this SIA challenge, I chose an embroidered detail from a Turkish caftan from the 16th century (!) of the Ottoman period, seen here in this post about the use of tulips in Turkish textiles and patterns and here in this post about caftans from the Ottoman period. I was captivated by its bold, bright colors and bold, graphic use of the tulip motif, which felt appropriate for spring.
Onto the SIA interpretations!
First up is SIA co-host Erin from Loop Looks, who said she had a harder time with this challenge, since she owns very little floral print. I think she did great — I love her different shades of denim, blue, and red, especially those awesome flats! Erin’s mix of polka dots and studded bracelets links to the inspiration she got from this post that stated, “Caftans with tulip, cloud and ‘dot’ motifs are frequently encountered in the 16th century when the Turkish art of the fabric was highly advanced.”
Plus, we get to enjoy a bonus shot of her dog Chewie! 😀
Next is Karen from She Thought She Could, and please join me in welcoming back Karen! (She first participated in this past SIA challenge, seen here.) Karen’s paisley peplum top totally fits the inspiration piece, and pulls together the red of her cardigan and the blue of her trousers. LOVE the long gold necklace with the turquoise pendant — genius!
SIA co-host and co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey is totally on-point with her tulip-print skirt and chambray shirt. I love what she calls “a realistic interpretation of the embroidered tulip.” 😀
Kezzie from KezzieAG looks cheery in her red print dress and light blue cardigan. She chose the woven-thread earrings to reflect the embroidery aspect of the inspiration piece! And how perfect is her brooch?!
Next is my good friend and librarian colleague Stephanie, who kept the focus up top with her scarf and earrings. The color scheme of her outfit is just perfect, with the red cardigan and orange teardrop earrings and floral scarf in shades of blue and gold. So lovely.
Finally, there’s me in a red + turquoise combination + paisley scarf. Stephanie and I try to wear our SIA-inspired outfits on the same day, so we can save time taking pics for each other. And I loved that for this SIA challenge, we were like flipped images of each other — she had red on the top, while I had red on the bottom! 😀 You can see more details on my outfit post from yesterday.
Thanks, everyone, for an awesome and colorful SIA round-up! I love that we have a variety of patterns, including different kinds of floral, paisley, and polka dots.
And make sure you stop by next week — Erin will curate the next Style Imitating Art challenge! 😀