It’s time for my Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation! Last week, I chose iconic the 1896 “Le Chat Noir” poster by Théophile Steinlen for our collective inspiration.
I had LOTS of ideas of outfits inspired by this poster, including wearing my cat print dress, seen here. But ultimately, it was too warm to wear that dress, but my cat tee was also perfect for this challenge! I love how the cat on this tee has a similarly non-plussed expression on its face.😉
The stitching outlines on this jacket — one of my best-ever thrifting finds, as I described in this post — echoed the outlines of the cat in the inspiration poster. And in the closeup above, you can also see my quotation mark earrings. Every time I wear these earrings, people comment on them! (Right after they squint at me, turn their head to see my other ear, and go, “Are those… ?” Hah! )
As I mentioned last week, we happen to have a print of this poster in our house. I came across it as we were starting to figure out where to put artwork in our new home, and this poster is in our guest room. (We haven’t hung it up yet, FYI, because we want to figure out other artwork to go with it.)
So I thought it appropriate to pose beside our poster, at least for a couple of pics. Our calico cat Brontë — the one who kept parading in front of me as I was trying to put together the SIA post last week — also decided to get in on the action for the interpretation post.
Here’s how that went down:
What’s going on here? You’re taking photos? Why wasn’t I informed in advance?!
I don’t know who those cats are in the poster and on your t-shirt, but I’m the one who’s getting all the petting!
Ok, enough petting, I’m bored now. See ya!
Weather: Mid-60s and no rain on the forecast
Where: For a series of work meetings on the first day of in-service week
similar cat tee // similar moto-style cotton jacket // almost exact trousers from same brand // similar wedges // exact earrings // exact lipstick
And there is still time to participate in this week’s SIA challenge! Just send a pic of an outfit inspired by this week’s artwork to me at email@example.com, due tonight, by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. I will post the round-up tomorrow morning.
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