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Now it’s time for my interpretation for this week’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge.
This round, I chose a painting by Marc Chagall (1887-1985), who, to me, always seemed to express a soft spot for love through his artwork. I chose Chagall’s 1944 painting, Coq Rouge dans la Nuit. A prolific painter, Chagall was also known for beautiful stained glass windows. You can see more of his artwork here and here, for starters.
Still time to participate! Here’s how:
Everyone — bloggers, non-bloggers, all genders, all ages, even pets! — is welcome to participate. Just send a pic of an outfit — selfies and flat lays are also just fine — inspired by this week’s SIA artwork to this week’s curator — that’s me! — at email@example.com by tonight by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). I will then post the SIA round-up on my blog, the following day, tomorrow.
Inspiration to interpretation:
This collage includes a photo of “[ C ] Marc Chagall – Coq Rouge dans la Nuit (1944)” by cea + licensed under CC BY 2.0.
I knew I wanted to pull in the white lace from the woman (bride?) depicted in the Chagall painting. Next came the royal blue shirt, and I knew I wanted to wear my new shiva shell earrings to echo the swirly movement in the painting. That much came to me early on.
And of course, a dark blue colored wall to take photos against!
The “day of” details included the fedora with its navy band. Plus, by wearing the fedora, I could mix in feminine and masculine details from the figures in the painting. And then I had the idea of adding the cat brooch to it, since the painting includes two animals floating around in it. Why not add a cat?! Then came my new espadrille flats, to bring in more texture and to link in with the straw fedora. Finally, red lipstick to pull in the bits of red in the Chagall painting.
A full-skirted lace dress just calls out for twirling, right?! RIGHT. 😉
Weather: Sunny with a slight breeze
Where: Memorial Day weekend
- Button-front shirt: Old Navy, old
- Lace dress: Joe Fresh via Poshmark, this spring
- Espadrille flats: Target, new
- Fedora: vintage Stetson, hat shop in Amsterdam
- Earrings: INSERT INFO
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