Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art roundup featuring all of you who submitted ideas for this round’s art inspiration. Right at the beginning I want to give a shout out for all of you who participated. I knew this one was going to be a challenge but was so compelled to present it.
The styles rocked! I was amazed as they came in. This is such a wonderful eclectic collection.
What Is 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. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.
This Week’s Presenter
That would be me.
This Week’s Inspirational Image–a Soundsuit by Nick Cave
Kezzie of Kezzie AG
First up is Kezzie, who I must apologize that I first missed her email yesterday evening. Her gorgeous embroidered blouse fits the art work perfectly. She also got a touch of crochet in!
Kezzie wrote, “confess that I found this one hard and it was only whilst I was searching my wardrobe for my question mark blouse for today’s TARDIS Tuesday post that I found this embroidered blouse on the same hanger and realized it would work for the inspiration. I added my Indian wrap around skirt, added jewellery and wore my crocheted slippers!!!
Reni of Reni’s Odds and Sods
This is the first time Reni has participated. Welcome and thank you for deciding to join the fun. She chose a dramatic flower pattern and contrasting it with a shawl with sequins as symbolism for the birds.
Reni wrote, “Nick Cave’s Soundsuit has crochet, it has patchwork, something like a net on the top with birds and flowers. The colours are warm with a bit of black.
My interpretation is this dress, which has a pattern that looks like patchwork with flowers. The colours of the dress are warm, and it has black as well. I’m wearing a triangular crochet scarf with it, which looks like a net. It has big sequins, which could serve as a relation to Nick Cave’s birds.”
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
Shelbee has done an incredible study of textures contrasting lace with crochet. She even found a patch of trees to carry off her theme.
Shelbee wrote, “I was super focused on colors and textures, mostly the crochet and lacy parts. So I basically added as much texture and color as I could and then I added all these little braids in my hair because they reminded me of the branchy part of the soundsuit. I ended up finding a cluster of barren trees that made a perfect backdrop to complete my interpretation.”
Suzy of The Grey Brunette
Suzy’s has done a masterful job playing color against texture.
And I need to add those glasses are spectacular!
Emma of Style Splash
This is also Emma’s first time. I’ve followed Emma for a while and always try to link up with her Style With a Smile on Tuesdays. She has used a granny square vest and birds (in more ways than her pin!).
Emma wrote, “I’ve incorporated one of my crocheted vests along with a bird brooch – both bought on eBay. I added a pair of owl earrings that I’ve had for years as there are lots of birds in the Soundsuit. There was actually a real bird in the bush next to me sitting on eggs in her nest!”
Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style
Charlotte has mixed colors and patterns for her fresh spring interpretation. Charlotte and I have something very much in common-we both love to sew.
Jodi of Jodie’s Touch of Style
What can I say? It’s hand knitted Intarsia! I’ve done my share of Intarsia knitting and know how long and tedious this knitting technique is (a different small yarn bobbin for every color used).
Jodie told me, ” the hand knit floral top is one that I knit and even submitted for one of Daenel’s SIA inspirations awhile back. Considering how long it took to knit, it’s only fair that it gets lots of attention, haha!! ” And I agree!
Leslie of Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie chose a blue crocheted poncho with yellow accessories-more yellow!
Salazar titled her submission, Parliament of Owls which adorn her wonderful plaid top.
Salazar noted that, “It took me some thinking, but eventually, I just picked my most colorful and “wild” piece (the top) and relied on the accessories (my owl brooches, since I notice that the piece features some owl and bird figurines) to bring some of the colors and textures of the soundsuit.”
Daenel also chose yellow to relate to the Soundsuit. Grey and yellow happens to be one of my favorite color combinations and I love how she styled this one. This makes me want to get a new long grey sweater.
Daenel told me, “There were so many ways to go with all the colors and textures, but I chose to stay on the neutral side with a pop of color in my red clogs.”
And then, there is me dancing my way into Spring.
That rounds out this round up!
A big thank you to all of you who sent in inspirations. See you all next week when it will be Salazar’s turn to challenge us.
Take care and here’s to be creative.