SIA interpretation: Tempest

It’s time for my interpretation of this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! Salazar was the SIA curator this time around, and she chose a modern painting called “Tempest” by Florida-based artist John Larriva. You can see the painting in full here on the artist’s website, and you can find and appreciate more of Larriva’s work here.

I immediately had a mental image of what I wanted to wear, and where. And the pics Sam took were exactly what I had pictured, so fair warning, this is a photo-heavy post. I just couldn’t get enough of how beautiful the Sound looks in these pics (and in real life!).

Librarian for Life + Style | Style Imitating Art (SIA) collage, for John Larriva's painting "Tempest"

I started with an all-black outfit, including a black turtleneck, and let the Sound serve as the blue-grey backdrop in the painting. And because my hair is short, I substituted the swirls of the woman’s long hair in the painting with the swirls of my grey-and-black ombre scarf. I don’t wear eyeliner a lot, but I did that day because the woman in the painting is also wearing eyeliner.

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

It’s hard to capture the ombre effect and texture of this scarf in photos; the effect is just more dynamic in person. I fashion-swapped this scarf last fall, but I think this is the first time I’ve featured it in full on the blog. (It had a cameo appearance as an accessory in this post.)

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

It was, in fact, starting to rain during our quick photo shoot along the Sound. And very chilly.

It amuses me that there were several photos, as seen below, that I could subtitle “Deep Thoughts,” in which I know I was really thinking things like, “Goodness, it’s chilly. Hurry up and take photos so I can put on my coat again!”

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf

And last but not least, as we made our way down to the rocky shoreline, Sam was able to capture me in the process of throwing a rock — and the resulting splash! ♥

Librarian for Life + Style | Collage of throwing a rock into the Puget Sound

Weather:  Typical fall day in the PNW, i.e. chilly, drizzly, windy, glorious

Where:  Running errands on the day before Thanksgiving

What:

  • Ombre scarf:  Fashion-swapped last fall
  • Skinny jeans:  Banana Republic, last spring
  • Turtleneck:  Walmart?, really old
  • Tall boots:  Marc Fisher via Macy’s, old

similar ombre scarf  //  similar black ribbed turtleneck  //  exact jeans  //  similar tall boots

Librarian for Life + Style | All-black outfit with a grey ombre scarf collage

And there’s still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge! Everyone, bloggers and non-bloggers, is encouraged to participate. Just send in a photo — selfies and flat lays also okay — of an outfit inspired by this week’s inspiration artwork to this week’s curator, Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com, by tonight, Nov. 28. Salazar will post the SIA round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey, tomorrow.

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12 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: Tempest

  1. Mike

    Great interpretation Jen! Love the idea of using your scarf to represent the swirls of the woman’s hair in the wind. And of course, I love the all black outfit idea. It’s awesome that we went the same route on that one. You’ll see mine tomorrow in the round-up.

    And those last shots of you throwing the rock into the water and seeing it splash is probably the single coolest idea I’ve seen done for an SIA post! You always have the best backdrops for your photos. Did you use to try and skip rocks along the water when you were little? I did and I could get them to skip 3-4 times. It was a lot of fun to do.

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  2. Brenda N

    Love this painting, Jen, I’ve been looking forward to seeing how you interpreted it, you really captured the mood & what a beautiful backdrop!

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  3. karenstrand

    I love how the scarf mimics the girl’s hair in the painting. Very creative interpretation on your part! All of these photos are just beautiful and quite stylized. The colors are both vivid and subtle if that makes sense. Great job, Sam!

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  4. Caroline

    Gorgeous setting, and the perfect balance of lights and darks. These are very well composed photos. I also love the bit of reddish brown wood against all the cool blue-grays. You should frame one of these, maybe the second to last. Might also look nice in black & white, but I just love the colors. 🙂

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