Style Imitating Art Review-Childe Hassam’s “Strawberry Tea Set”

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 a painting by American Impressionist Childe Hassam. “Strawberry Tea Set” is part of his open window series. Outside of the tea set, there is very little pattern in the painting, I thought that it gave the print lovers a chance to shine and it also gives those like me who mainly color block a good run too.

Let’s Get to the Review!

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

Sally says, “I created my outfit around a floral blouse (that looks a lot like the tea set if you squint), supplementing with a green marl cardigan, camel skirt, and brown leather accessories. I also styled my hair to resemble the woman in the painting. I love Sally’s hair in this style and actually thought she cut it until I read her statement.

Michelle of My Bijou Life

Michelle picked up the green and white of the kimono and top and added a spattering of red to represent the strawberries.

Next is Reni of Reni’s Odd’s and Sods

Rene is on vacation in Ireland but found this perfect solution in her archives. Using a dark sage green skirt and a white Dolman sleeve top, she evokes the quiet elegance of the painting.

Finally, we have Bu_Terka of Instagram

Bu_Turka has chosen a taupe silk slip dress with a white knitted kimono to intrepretet the painting. She posts an outfit everyday and uses a lot of thrifted clothing, which this slip dress is.

My Cohosts

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar says. “I immediately thought of this dress, because the color matches the color of the woman’s gown almost exactly. I accessorized it with my strawberry-embroidered face mask, and a yellow belt with some more embroideries on it, to reflect the colors and pattern of the tea set.”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee says, “I styled a thrifted minty green polka dot kimono over an all white outfit. I just rediscovered the black and pink tea set neckerchief cleaning my closet over the weekend so I wanted to incorporate it into the outfit. The only way it worked was tied on a belt loop. Then I got out the children’s tea sets because I don’t have an adult sized tea set and that’s when I had the silly idea to tie one of the teacups on a ribbon around my neck!” I think that is one cool idea!

Shelbee sent me some photos to choose from. I couldn’t resist her recreation of the painting.

And then there is me, color blocking to my heart’s content. The one thing that hit me however, was how different I saw the color of the kimono. Everyone saw it as a dusty green but my eyes told me that it was blue-green…strange. It is all indivitual intrepretation thought, but that is the color I really see.

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)!

9 thoughts on “Style Imitating Art Review-Childe Hassam’s “Strawberry Tea Set”

  1. Oh my goodness, I am smiling so big after reading through all the explanations of these fabulous interpretations! I have to go read the other posts now and then I need to choose the next artwork!



  2. Great job, everyone! Terri, even though I wore a shaded green cardigan to work with my floral top, I also see the kimono as a blue-green color…kind of a green-teal. But there are a number of green-to-blue colors in the paint to my eye, so I think all these version work!

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