The Review-Yinka Shonabare’s “Leisure Lady With Ocelots”

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art review featuring all the wonderful interpretations that were sent to me this week.

What is 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 is that Wednesday for me!

This Week’s Inspirational Work

For this round, I presented another artist that I like and the work gave us a reason to pull out our animal prints. This was Memorial Day weekend here in the states. I wrote my post super early in the week because I had three days with family. I know everyone else was busy too. We have three contributions this week and that makes me very happy!

Let’s Get to the Review!

First up is Sally of Within a World of My Own in St. Paul

Sally chose a cheetah print blouse and geometric print ballet flats to represent the ocelots and the dress in the artwork. To me, the Cheetah print seems slightly abstracted and has to be one of the coolest animal prints I’ve seen. The shoe pattern is spot one and I think Sally’s choice of jewelry lends a lot to her whole interpretation.

Next is Reni of Reni’s Odd’s and Sods

Reni is on holiday and was afraid that she might not get to take part. But then she remembered this dress in her blog archives. I love this look! I have a Cheetah skirt that I also wear a jean jacket with. A lot of the time Reni and I are on the same page when it comes to style preferences.

Finally, we have Bu_Terka of Instagram

She focused on the greens and tied in the animal print with her scarf. Also of note is that the jacket, top, and pants were thrifted. I also noticed she added a couple of brooches…a running theme this week.

Michelle of My Bijou Life

Michelle chose a double patterned look. I think the green used in the animal pattern print of her dress is stricking and gorgeous.

My Other Co-Hosts

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar chose this skirt (hand-me-down from my mom) and this top, because they reflect the colors and a bit of the pattern on the lady’s dress. And of course, I had to accessorize with my cheetah brooch, as a nod to the ocelots. She and I were thinking along the same lines when it comes to the brooch.

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee layered a sleeveless leopard print midi sundress over a long sleeve dark floral maxi dress. It’s great how the prints play with each other! She then added a green tie belt, green boots, a green handbag, and a rust beret to highlight those colors in the mannequin’s dress. Her necklace was handmade by Michelle of My Bijou Life. What an amazing eclectic look!

And then there is me.

I kept to fairly minimal color, using a lot of tan, gold, and black. I also had a pin I really wanted to use; two cats, one gold and one black.

This wraps up this Review for this round of Style Imitating Art. Thank you everyone for your wonderful interpretation of my second curation for this year.

That’s it. Take care, everyone, and see you next week when Shelbee presents her first artwork.

Stay creative (with this group, that’s an easy one)!

8 thoughts on “The Review-Yinka Shonabare’s “Leisure Lady With Ocelots”

  1. Reni’s dress with the muted, low contrast leopard print is beautiful! Bu_Terka’s emphasis of the green color makes for a lovely look. The depth of color in Salazar’s skirt is great (with those shoes, especially). Shelbee’s outfit is the best kind of crazy with the two layered dresses and it is (dare I say) spot on. Terri’s statement blazer is gorgeous. And I loved seeing all the brooches in this review!

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