Tropical Print & Pearls for Serving Fish by Victo Ngai

Hello and welcome to my interpretation of this edition of the SIA challenge.
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. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.

This Round’s Presenter

Today, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks is the curator.

This Week’s Inspirational Image
Serving Fish by Victo Nagai

My Take

I decided to put together something that would look good if we had friends over for drinks and snacks. I would love wearing this for that kind of thing. More than likely, I would not wear out to dinner or anything like that (but never say never).

There’s a lot of imagery going on with this illustration but what hits me mainly are the pearls and flowers in the lady’s hair. I went with mainly black but jazzed it up with my Walter Baker kimono, which was in my Summer Curateur subscription box and grey pearls. The tropical print kimono is an organza and I added a simple black top and leggings underneath.


Although the pearls are white in the original, the two necklaces I had, just didn’t make too much of a statement. And I thought my three strand choker (think Barbara Bush), was just to dressy for the vibe I was going for.

I got out my 100″ silver grey (from eBay/China years ago), which I can wrap around my neck at least four times. Bingo-that’s what I was going for. In addition, I used my double stranded black pearl bracelet and my pearl ring.

Finishing Out

The last thing was finishing out with a pair of shoes. I picked my Life Stride wedges in blush which has the same tone as some of the flowers in the kimono. I feel I ended up with a simple but good ensemble for playing the hostess during a summer evening. I really can see myself sipping my martini wearing this.

Well, that’s it for me so I ask you….

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 Daenel whose email is by Tuesday, June September 7th (tomorrow). She share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, September 8th.

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.

That wraps things up for today. Take care and stay creative.

12 thoughts on “Tropical Print & Pearls for Serving Fish by Victo Ngai

    1. Thank you, Liz. When I saw the featured work, this immediately popped into my head. I’ve never put any of these things together before but might use this outfit for something in the future. This is a fun but sometimes a challenging challenge!


  1. Terri, this outfit is so fabulous! I would wear this for an at home party or a going out event. You look so elegant and boho chic! Your pearls are magnificent, too. I am such a sucker for all the pearls! I think you captured the mood of the painting perfectly, too.


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