The work for this week’s Style Imitating Art is phenomenal. Right at the top, I would like to think Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey for featuring this wonderful Brazilian fiber artist. After Salazar posted the challenge, I did a little research and found that Janaina Mello Landini received her architectural degree in 1999 and then attended art school five years later. She has been working on her Ciclotrama series since 2010.
Her understanding of space, physics and math are evident in her installations.
My first impressions when I looked at one of her Ciclotrama works were:
- Different thicknesses of lines to create her universe of roots, vessels, synapses or however you want to interpret it
- Contrast between black and gold
- The use of curved versus straight
- The ornate floral gilded pattern on the deconstructed frame
Those were the points I considered when deciding what to use for this round of SIA.
My Interpretation-Yes, I’m Wearing a Crown!
I went with something I made a couple of years ago. Severely hacked from an pattern to get my vision of a dramatic top with a high low hem; the full story about it is HERE (with more photos and all that sewing nitty gritty).
Contrasting against the black, I have a gold pendant from Kansas City jewelry designer Georgina Herrera which is based on a root motif. My other jewelry is gold as well.
And yes, I am wearing my crown that is very linear with its vine motif. It reminded me of the motifs on the gold framework used in the installation.
Where would I wear a crown? Well, this was at a Game of Thrones convention in Dallas, Texas and believe me, I didn’t stand out. Honestly, I love wearing this thing-it’s fun!
Finally, I like the fact that I’m standing in front of a pillar that has vertical and horizontal lines etched into it-more of the liner vs. the curved.
If you want to have some fun, check this bi-weekly challenge out. Every Monday, there is a post on the ladies’ websites announcing what art work is going to be used. You don’t have to have a blog or even an Instagram account to participate-just send your photo (if its from your blog or IG, that will be published too). Include a statement of how that work of art influenced your decisions in styling your look. There are no wrong answers and all submissions will be published the next Wednesday by the curator for that round. Check it and them out!
Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks (this weeks curator)
Kim of Fierce Fashion
Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey
That’s it for today. Keep stylin’ and stay creative.