It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, and it’s my turn to curate the inspiration artwork.
After this past hella-emotional week for women, Theda Bara’s steady, strong, take-no-prisoners stare in the poster for the silent film Cleopatra (1917) is giving me life. I also love the colors in the poster, as they feel very seasonal. There is also a more brightly colored (restored?) version here, but I prefer the version below:
The film itself was destroyed in a fire, but this video below has the few seconds of footage that remains; the film footage begins at 39 seconds into the short clip below.
“Theda Bara “Cleopatra” (1917) surviving footage.flv” video uploaded by nyesteiran, Standard YouTube license
Here’s how to participate in SIA:
Everyone is encouraged to participate — bloggers, non-bloggers, all genders, all ages, even pets! Just send a pic of an outfit — selfies and flat lays are also welcome — inspired by this week’s SIA artwork to this week’s curator, me, at email@example.com by next Tuesday, October 9th, by 10 pm Pacific Standard Time. I will then post the SIA round-up on my blog on Wednesday, October 10th.