Vintage Escada for Albert Marquet’s Girl Embroidering, Seated in a Garden

Hello and welcome to my interpretations 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
Girl Embroidering, Seated in a Garden by Albert Marquet

My Take on This Work

I saw pink and I saw embroidery and that meant that I had to wear my vintage Escada bubblegum pink wool jacket for this one.

I started out with a vintage Escada jacket designed by Margarita Ley. As with all my Escade pieces, I found my jacket on eBay back in the middle 2000s when I was collecting a bit of her work.

After that, I put together a basic black column using American Eagle skinny jeans, black suede boots that I found quite a few years ago at TJ Maxx, a black top found on a clearance rack at Target (I think), and a thrifted black belt.

Finally, I chose my Tom Thomas bag, They make all their bags in Texas and this is the Spiral Bag. It’s artsy but makes a simple statement. The Thomas family was showing their bags at the Plaza Art Fair a few years ago and I fell in love. The Spiral’s only problem is that it only has one very small pocket.

There is a red spiral bag on sale on eBay for $69 + shipping. This is quite a deal.

My necklace is a second-hand Stella and Dot that I found on eBay. I went through a Stella and Dot phase right after I retired and collected a few pieces from eBay.

So that’s about it. This is, as many times with me, a pretty minimalist color-blocked style.

The label I look for when I’m scouting Vintage Escada. Margaretha Ley passed away in 1992. Her pieces have to be at least thirty years old. I don’t know if this jacket was even worn because I had to snip the pockets open.

I usually wear this jacket in October and just wore it to the ballet last month. As I mentioned at the beginning, the fashion fabric is 100% wool and I can’t find any mention of what the lining is made of, but it’s not wool. As someone who has dyed quite a few different fibers, I know how hard it is to get an exact shade of color on two different fiber contents. I am amazed that they are so identical in their pink shade.

That’s it up for me.

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, October 19th (tomorrow). She share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, October 20th.

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.

13 thoughts on “Vintage Escada for Albert Marquet’s Girl Embroidering, Seated in a Garden

  1. Terri, you look fantastic in this outfit, The Escada jacket really is such a work of art and I love how you styled it. The colour is so you as well:) Thanks for the heads up on the Tom Thomas bag. This is actually the first time I’ve heard of this brand…wut?!?!

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    1. Thank you , This jacket doesn’t get worn every much but it’s always fun when I do. I also have the Tom Thomas Paper Fold bag that I found on eBay-I want to add a zipped inside pocket to it’s inside and think I’ve figured out a way…


  2. Terri, what a gorgeous blazer! I love the bubble gum pink on you and it is really striking layered over all black. The sleeve detail is extraordinary! The bubble gum was my focus too but it is not a color that I own very much of. Love your interpretation of the art!


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    1. Thank you, Shelbee-I’m with you on the pink thing. I just don’t have much but I figure the intensity of this jacket makes up for it. I’ll still wear 80’s if it looks like this!


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