Decline of the Day by Emperor Ham Nghi for Style Imitating Art

Hello and welcome to a new round of Style Imitating Art!

About Style Imitating Art

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge, 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 Weeks Curator

Salazar picked this round’s work.

This Week’s Inspirational Image

It’s an impressionist landscape called “Decline of the Day” by Emperor Ham Nghi, the 8th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam. He was dethroned and exiled to Algiers by the French when he was only 16 years old for opposing their colonial rule. While in exile, he studied painting and sculpting and produced a lot of great works, though sadly most of these were lost during the Algerian War. Salazar was fascinated to learn of this (VietInese history books mostly stop at his exile, nothing more) and thought it would be great to feature one of his paintings in SIA.

Have Some Fun & Join Us

This painting is full of rich blues, greeens, pinks and red browns.

Salazar picked this landscape because of the special artist involved . Go take a look in your closet and see what you have. Put something together and send it to Salazar at by Tuesday, Februrary 22th.

I think that’s it for now,

Happy Styling

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5 thoughts on “Decline of the Day by Emperor Ham Nghi for Style Imitating Art

    1. I’ve been thinking, thinking and thinking…I sent a pair of green chinos back to the thrift shop earlier this year because they were too short and too big. Now, I wish I had kept them. In the end, I will come up with something.


  1. The colors are so beautiful, aren’t they, Terri? And you know I am excited to read more about the artist! But I am struggling with outfit ideas. I have my mind set on some type of green column but I don’t know if I have the components to make it work. I have to go into my closet room and let the muses take over! Haha.


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  2. Oh yes Terri, a great interpretation of the painting, you found the perfect pieces and colours to pull this styling together, despite missing some jeans! You inspired me to submit my outfit of khaki brown and rust which pretty much fits the brief. Very interesting reading about the painter too.
    Well done on a great piece and challenge.
    Hugs, Mary xxx.

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    1. I’m so glad you did that! When I saw your sweater on your post this weekend, I was thinking, “If she would join us this round because it is so perfect.” I love Style Initating Art. Even before I became a co-host it was the only fashion styling I was doing. I have to have a challenge to want to pull anything together these days. All the other posts I make are solely about my sewing and knitting adventures.


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