Welcome to my interpretation for this round of Style Imitating Art.
A Little Background
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 Round’s Curator
Shelbee is the curator for this round of Style Imitating Art.
This Week’s Inspirational Image
Shelbee has picked fiber art by Anne M Bray, whose blog is Spy Girl
We decided that it would be best to give everyone a choice on which square they wanted to work off of. I more or less went with “The Everything.”
I’m afraid that I took this as an opportunity to talk about knitting and show readers my last knitting project. I feel that this particular project fits in really nicely with the Scrappy Squares, which seem to me to be created out of recycled fabric and articles of clothing.
I just finished this sweater last month. It is created with two different types of recycled Sari yarn and some miscellaneous yarn from my stash. It was a very quick project; taking me about ten days to complete. I started with a pattern but the Sari silk yarn soon took over and the finished sweater does not anyway resemble the original pattern.
Recycled Sari yarn started showing up on eBay about ten years ago. In the early days, you had to order it from India and it came ( still does) in two types of yarn. One is spun from shredded silk from old Saris and actually looks like yarn. The second type is strips of silk torn from old Saris. The strips greatly varied in width, color, weight, and texture. It can be a challenge to knit with. These days, knitters can find much better recycled Sari yarn, both in uniformity in width and color, such as HERE.
I have one skein of this more refined yarn from Louisa Harding. I used it in whip stitch fashion around the neckline, sleeve edges and bottom of my sweater for a finish and I really like the result.
This sweater has a lot of color and texture. With that in mind, I chose black bottoms. This pair of black pants are from about 2005. They just keep coming in handy. I’ve also worn black jeans with this top.
This spring, I gave in (again) to my love of Michel Golan jewelry and ordered some jewelry during her big once-a-year sale. All ofMichel Golan’s jewelry is hand-made in her studio in New York. I think for what you get, her prices are unbelievable and her jewelry adds a little color and fantasy to my life.
This pendant was a little more colorful than I thought it was online but I think it really looks fan-tabalous with my top. I am going to make an effort to find more things to wear it with because I love love her work. What do you think?
Also, I like to use large scarves as wraps, including this purple cotton. From eBay, it’s not a very nice scarf and could be eligible for the thrift shop someday.
I’ve had this little black leather bag since 2001 and only now am traveling purse-light enough to use it. It can be worn as a cross-body. Of course, back then, we never had heard of the term cross-body.
My shoes are Marc Fisher Sunny D’Orsay flats in what is described as dark red leather. They have always seemed a dark red-violet to me. They no longer make this design, which is a shame because they are such a classic.
This wasn’t a very complicated look today and that finishes me out.
Now It’s Your Turn
Shelbee will be putting together her review to be published Wednesday. If you have an entry, please send it to her at firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow. Hope to see you there!
Take care and style on!