It’s time for the round-up for the latest Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, which I curated this time around. Since this SIA go-round nearly coincides with the upcoming American holiday of Thanksgiving, I wanted to choose a work that honored Native American perspectives and artistry.
SIA inspiration pick:
I chose a breathtaking new mural in Tacoma entitled “Working Forward, Weaving Anew,” designed by lead artists Esteban Camacho Steffensen and Jessilyn Brinkerhoff. It was painted this past summer, and it’s part of a new dedication by Tacoma in supporting local Native American voices in public art. You can read more about the mural online here and here.
This past weekend, I took the following photos of this mural:
Let’s get to the interpretations! It’s a small round-up this time, just the SIA co-hosts, but I hope you enjoy our sartorial creativity!
First up is Erin @ Loop Looks, who wanted to highlight her new navy striped scarf — good choice — and wore a warm camel color in a sweater and ankle booties. I also love how the warm sunlight also added a glow to her outfit photo! You can see more outfit photos in her post here.
Next is SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey, who submitted two outfit photos for our viewing pleasure! First is the outfit she was inspired to wear this past week, with the focus being a plaid shirt specifically to mimic the “weaving” part of the mural. Very clever! More details and close-ups of her outfit here on her blog post.
Then, Salazar realized that an outfit she wore a couple of weeks ago also fit the inspiration mural — and it featured the same lovely yellow flower brooch as she wore in the outfit above! I certainly don’t mind showcasing another awesome outfit of Salazar’s! 😀 And there are more photos of the outfit below on this blog post.
Finally, there’s my interpretation, and I was able to take photos in front of the mural itself. You can see more photo and closeups — of my outfit and of the mural — on my blog post published earlier this week.
Thanks again to my SIA co-leaders, and I wish all my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving! I plan on hibernating for Thanksgiving, but I will have a regular post up on the blog the day after Thanksgiving, as per my usual MWF posting schedule.