It’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) round-up time!
Once again, the artwork I chose for this round’s challenge, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s famous oil painting, Young Girl Reading (also known as The Reader), ca. 1770. This painting has always had a soft spot in my heart, and I got to see this painting in real life a few years ago at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
First up is my friend Stephanie, who mixed a marigold corduroy jacket with a striped tee and rose print neck scarf — effortless and cheery pattern-mixing!
Next up is Mike, who definitely got into the spirit of the painting with a book and bright yellow top. 😀
SIA co-host Erin from Loop Looks “rented this skirt to wear to a different event and thought it deserved to be in the spotlight more than once.” Agreed! Erin looks magical and stunning in this skirt (and heels!), and I love the backdrop with the greenery and painted rocks.
SIA co-host and co-founder Salazar from 14 Shades of Grey chose her yellow vintage top and pink scarf to mimic the girl’s dress and ribbons, and kept the rest of the outfit simple. Such a sweet look — and so perfect for the inspiration painting!
Kezzie from Kezzie AG looks lovely in her mustard cardigan and lace top — I especially love that lace hem!
Karen from She Thought She Could decided to create a photo showing a “modern day reading nook” and a modern reading device with her iPad! A totally modern flip of the inspiration painting — LOVE IT! 😀
Noelle from The Classy Junk looks divine in two of her favorite colors, yellow and mauve. And her top is actually a dress! I love how Noelle’s photos are always so ethereal, like modern photos echoing past eras.
And finally, here’s my interpretation, mixing prints and textures. You can see more details in my post from yesterday.
Thanks to all for participating in SIA this week! We had such an awesome round-up, with all different shades of yellow and patterns. And so many books! My librarian heart is full of smiles. 😀
Be sure to join us next week for another SIA challenge! Next Monday, co-host Erin from Loop Looks will reveal her next art inspiration.