Welcome to the second Style Imitating Art for 2021!
About Style Imitating Art
Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. On Wednesday of that week, the curator then shares a roundup of the all submissions that readers have sent to her.
This Week’s Presenter
Today, Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey is the curator.
This Week’s Inspirational Image
Salazar has picked The Nebra Sky Disk, which dates back from the Bronze Age (or possibly the Iron Age) and features the oldest depiction of the cosmos in the world. It is so called because it was found in the town of Nebra in Germany.
Green, gold, planets and the moon were my inspiration for what I put together for this SIA challenge. The circle also seemed to be an important shape to keep in mind when I was going through my closet for an ensemble. The outfit I ended up with is definitely me and something I would wear. My black jeans are a constant go to and honestly, I’ll wear about anything with black jeans. I need to get a second pair to give these a rest once in a while so I don’t wear them out!
The three main components are my hunter green wool V-Neck sweater from Pendleton which I chose because of the green of the disc. I was in the habit of purchasing a new Pendleton yearly from their winter sale. This one was the pick from last year. I skipped this year because I just couldn’t justify a new sweater.
My black Caslon jeans (a now discontinued Nordstrums house brand) have appeared on here so many times. For me, they represent the deep black endlessness of the universe (why not?).
Neutral booties were the best answer for footwear. This pair is by Esprit and I found them on clearance at Macy’s last year for less then $10. I didn’t need them, but I don’t turn down a pair of booties that fit my feet for that price!
As I mentioned before, I considered circles to be an important motif in my interpretation. One of these ways I carried this out was selecting a locket that I put together from jewelry components that I got on sale at Joanne’s Fabric store. The locket has a antique watch vibe and I had the perfect vintage button to put inside.
The next set circles are found in my earrings by Michal Golan, who is Israeli born and came to the US in her 20s. She has her studio and creates all her art and jewelry in NYC. Although, I have purchased quite a bit from her, I actually won these on Instagram.
A close up of circle based earrings and my vintage button outside its case. I have a set of four of these buttons and believe I got them from my mother so I have no idea how old they are. I guess if I ever find a use for them, I will have to find something else to put inside my locket.
That wraps up my take on the inspirational art work.
Will You Join In the Fun?
I hope this art inspires you to create a look and that you will join us. Send a photo of your SIA inspired outfit along with a small blurb on how you were inspired to Salazar whose email is 14shadesofgreyblog.com by January 26th. She share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday January 27th.
Anyone can participate and you certainly do not have to have a blog.
If you do share your inspirations on Instagram use the hashtag #StyleImitatingArt so we know you are there. You can also tag us in the images. Our Instagram names are: @terrigardner_meadowtree, @daenelt and @14shadesofgrey.
Take care and create on!