SIA round-up: Chagall in love

It’s my favorite time of the month — the Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge round-up!

Inspiration pick:

I chose one of Marc Chagall’s works that expresses love, in all its dark, swirly, enveloping beauty, 1944’s Coq Rouge dans la Nuit. I’ve always had a soft spot for Marc Chagall (1887-1985), who, to me, always seemed to express his own soft spot for love through his artwork. A prolific painter, he was also known for beautiful stained glass windows. You can see more of his artwork here and here, for starters.

Marc Chagall - Coq Rouge dans la Nuit (1944)

This photo of “[ C ] Marc Chagall – Coq Rouge dans la Nuit (1944)” by cea + is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


The first entry comes via Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style, who sent in a pic of her mother, Charlotte, the 70+ model on her blog. LOVING the bright pops of color in the shirt, and especially in the shoes!

Charlotte's SIA outfit, Jodie's Touch of Style

Next is longtime SIA participant Mike from Post Card Purposes, who immediately thought of his royal blue shirt, which totally echoes the painting’s dominant color. 🙂

Mike's SIA outfit

SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey is simple perfection in her navy dress, red shoes, and heart brooch. That brooch, echoing the woman’s heart in the painting, is a genius finishing touch. ♥

Salazar's SIA outfit

SIA co-host Erin @ Loop Looks went casual in blue and white with a gold necklace and brown sandals. And bonus Chewie! As Erin said, “I tried to get Chewie to play violin but I think he’s more of a vocalist.” LOL — the more animals this round, the better! 😀

Erin's SIA outfit

Grace from Living with the A-Holts is back! And looking fabulous in her DIY’d dress, turquoise DIY’d shawl vest, silver bib necklace, and strappy coral red wedges. And her son is getting in on the SIA action, too! ♥

Grace's SIA outfit

Longtime SIA participant Kezzie @ Kezzie AG is perfection in her blue floral dress and cardigan — complete with violin and red bird brooches! PLUS her belt with the heart-shaped clasp!!! Be still my violin-playing heart. ♥ ♥ ♥

Kezzie's SIA outfit

A bonus couples selfie of me and my husband, Sam, for this SIA challenge! We both brought our hat game, with our straw hats and striped bands, plus the bits of blue in our tops. ♥

Couples SIA selfie

Finally, there’s my full entry, complete with lace and swirly earrings and cat brooches. See my post yesterday for more details and closeups!

Librarian for Life + Style | Royal blue + white lace

Thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s SIA challenge. It was a FANTASTIC round-up, full of different shades of blue and whimsical touches!

Next Monday, Erin @ Loop Looks will be curating the Style Imitating Art challenge. Stay tuned! 🙂



10 thoughts on “SIA round-up: Chagall in love

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      For some reason, your comment was first relegated to my spam comments folder! I’m so glad I checked — and thank you for your comment! The cat brooch was a fun way to bring in extra animals, but I didn’t think about it until I was getting dressed! 🙂

  1. Mike

    A fabulous round-up as always everyone! I especially liked how Kezzie and Salazar interpreted the painting; love the blue and red themes!

    Also good to see Sam briefly in this round-up!


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