SIA round-up: Le Chat Noir

It’s time for the Style Imitating Art (SIA) round-up!

As you know by now, I chose the iconic 1896 “Le Chat Noir” poster by Théophile Steinlen. One more look at this gorgeous poster and majestic-looking black cat:

Le Chat Noir poster -- Théophile Steinlen -- 1896

Le Chat Noir poster — Théophile Steinlen — 1896

First up is my friend Stephanie, who visited me in Tacoma this past weekend — a perfect opportunity to capture her SIA-inspired outfit! Her graphic print skirt is new (love it!!) and pairs nicely with her mustard cardigan and Asian-inspired purse. 🙂

Stephanie's SIA outfit

Next up is Mike, a longtime SIA participant, who was inspired by the colors and gold lettering of the poster. He thought wearing a shirt with text on it would be a great match for the poster, and I agree! 🙂

Mike's SIA outfit

Next is Karen from She Thought She Could, another frequent SIA participant, who was inspired by the colors in the poster, tying in the gold/mustard with her cardigan, black with her purse, and bits of red in her necklace. I love the textures in Karen’s top!

Karen's SIA outfit

SIA co-founder Salazar from 14 Shades of Grey is be-still-my-cat-shaped-heart perfect in her cat brooch (!!!!), mustard pants, and red loafer flats.

Salazar's SIA outfit collage

SIA-chost Erin from Loop Looks had a hard time figuring out an outfit, finally deciding on this bow-print dress as “it had the right colors and attitude as the artwork.” I love it! And bonus Chewie! (Erin’s bracelet and Chewie’s collar tie into the red in the poster.)

Erin's SIA outfit

And bonus participation from my husband Sam! He happened to dress in his mustard pants and grey cardigan — on the same day that I wore my SIA-inspired outfit — and I gasped and went, “Hey, your outfit is perfect for this week’s SIA!” So he agreed to let me take pictures and include him on the round-up. 🙂

Sam's SIA outfit

Finally, there’s me in my cat tee, moto-style jacket, and tan trousers! You can see more pics and outfit details in yesterday’s post.

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat tee work outfit

Thanks to all for participating! Lots of variety this week, from dresses to skirts to trousers — and a nice way for us all to transition to the autumn season!

Next week, Erin @ Loop Looks will be choosing the next SIA challenge artwork! 🙂


7 thoughts on “SIA round-up: Le Chat Noir

  1. Mike

    Great job everyone! Love all of the different interpretations and colors used here for this latest SIA! And yay for Sam for agreeing to participate!

    I still think that my red is the wrong shade for the poster but I did the best that I could. Besides, burgundy is one of my favorite colors. 🙂

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      There is no wrong way to participate in SIA challenges. Sometimes, my interpretations are quite literal (like with the cat tee this time), and sometimes they’re not, but I don’t let it bother me if my colors are a bit “off” or I have to explain the roundabout way I went with the challenge — just go wherever the inspiration takes you!

  2. Kezzie

    Hey Jen! A great selection here. I really like th sheer variety of the garments. I actually dressed up for SIA in my red shirt, black skirt with mustard tigers on but I just didn’t get around to photographing it as I was home late. Ah well, it wasn’t the best!x


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