Style Imitating Art (SIA) round-up time!
I chose this beautiful Hindu (Rajput) painting of a “Melancholy Courtesan,” circa 1750s. This painting is part of the Met’s public domain digital art collection, and you can read more here about the history of this style of painting.
Interpretations + new SIA co-host:
First up is our new SIA co-host, Daenel @ Living Outside the Stacks! You may remember Daenel and her fab style from when she was featured in a “Librarian style profile” post on my blog a couple of years ago. (Yep, another librarian, woot!) Daenel is super smart, stylish, artistic, an avid photographer — just all-around amazing. (Her Instagram feed is really good, too.) I am really looking forward to her SIA inspiration picks. Welcome, Daenel!
And her outfit below is a treat, with all the combined textures and embroidery and jewelry. Daenel has such a knack for interesting jewelry. And y’all know her matching nail polish had me swooning! ♥
Next is SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey, who paired with a navy floral-patterned top with jeans and a pop of red in her shoes. Simple, classic, lovely — and it goes so well with the inspiration artwork!
Mike @ Post Card Purposes found the ideal location for his photo and neutral outfit. Seriously, how perfect is that carpet for this inspiration artwork?! The location is in the lobby of his apartment building. I also appreciate Mike’s commitment to the pose in the painting. 🙂
Kezzie @ Kezzie AG said she went with a very broad interpretation of the painting, but I can totally see the inspiration via the embellishments of her blouse’s collar, texture of her flats, and the individual colors. And I think I spy a very interesting pair of earrings… I want to know more!
Erin @ Loop Looks is back with an SIA-inspired outfit, and the artwork did inspire her to pull out a burgundy top and green pants. With the chambray top, I am really liking the colorblock effect of her casual outfit. And all hail the return of her silver boat shoes! I love those shoes, y’all.
I managed to snag a couple of pics this week of Sam’s SIA-inspired outfit. His starting point was this button-front, which has a really interesting olive-and-burgundy pattern when you look close up (see the second photo below). His tan blazer has textured stripes, which also fit in well with the inspiration outfit. Sam is such a cool cat, isn’t he?
Finally, here’s my interpretation. I went a more casual, modern route and mixed textures and patterns together. There are more pics and closeups on Monday’s post.
Thanks you so much for participating in the round-up! So many interesting textures and patterns and colors. I also find it very intriguing that we ALL went with jeans or trousers for this inspiration round.
The next Style Imitating Art challenge will be curated by SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey. And in the meantime, definitely stop by Daenel’s blog, Living Outside the Stacks, and check out her style, photography, and musings. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂