Style Imitating Art Roundup for Nick Cave’s Soundsuit

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 Imagea Soundsuit by Nick Cave
Your Interpretations

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!

My Co-Hosts

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 ‘s

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.

20 thoughts on “Style Imitating Art Roundup for Nick Cave’s Soundsuit

  1. Wow, thank you so much, Terry, for featuring my interpretation! It’s amazing what my fellow participants did. I love all their interpretations. It’s so inspiring! The challenge was great fun. I think I will take part again.
    XOXO Reni

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  2. Oh my goodness, Terri, you were not lying when you said the interpretations for this piece were absolutely magnificent! I absolutely love all the colors and textures and fun prints that everyone incorporated into their outfits. This was also such a fascinating piece to learn about as well as the artist himself. What an inspiration Nick Cave is and I never would have known of him but for Style Imitating Art. So thank you so much for that!!!! I believe that the best way to eliminate the societal biases that Nick Cave speaks of is to learn as much as we can about other people from all walks of life, all genders, races, and religions. If we don’t learn about each other, we will never get to a place of loving acceptance and peaceful co-existence. I am a huge, huge fan of Nice Cave now!


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    1. A big yes, to all you have said. I could not be happier how this turned out. A few mentioned how difficult it was in interpret but you see rhe results. A big plus for presenting a contemporary artist us that you can find in person interviews and really understand where they are coming fron in relationship to their work.

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  3. There are so many wonderful interpretations here! Sorry, I didn’t see all your replies to me here but glad you managed to find my email in the end! I love all the textures!

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    1. Aren’t there. I glad that you saw the problem so early on. I did a a desperate minute or two trying to find your email. I finally, found it in the “all mail” file with all the other April 6th mail.
      This piece did sort of free up imaginations.


  4. What fun outfits. And the fun is carried through in jaunty pose, Terri ! Well done ladies 👏.
    Hugs Mary x.

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    1. Thank you Mary, I am so happy you dropped by. I am so happy that you came by to see me. This was a fun one. I was a little afraid to publish me doing all those poses. But, in the end, It wasn’t to bad. I wouldn’t do something like that for a regular story, but it did fit with this one. I thought everyone had a lot of fun with this one and am very happy how it all turned out. You should try doing it sometime. It is fun!


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