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 her blog submissions.
This Round’s Curator
Shelbee is the curator for this round of Style Imitating Art
This Week’s Inspirational Image
She chose “Tree of Life” by Keith Haring
I decided that it would be best for me to pick one of the colors and combine it with black. Not working with green in a while, I decided to go in that direction. My first idea was to use the green Melissa shoes I bought in 2016. That led to the decision to take a top that I made from Butterick 6640 pattern back in the 80’s. And yes, you can still find it! This top always reminded me of abstracted tree bark so that image fitted right in with this challenge.
I did refashion this top in 2016 from its original design and I describe what I did HERE. If I had any desire to wear the top again, something had to be done. But honestly, I don’t think I’ve worn it since I used it for the post back then. It was nice to get it out again.
And There’s a Second Look
As I was putting things together, I had an idea that I had never tried. It came to me that this top might look really good under my black DKNY blazer for a dressier look but still be pretty casual. This is something I would wear to go out for a bit to eat during the week.
I changed or added three things. My Melissas were traded in my DKNY kitten heels (second hand on eBay) and a cute thrifted box bag (pre-pandemic). Also added, is a thrifted clover motif necklace.
Then I decided to add the scarf or sash that I made with leftover fabric. I would probably only wear this if I was wearing the jacket.
And a blast from the past. I bring you August 2016. I did use the scarf as a sash. I still have the vintage Koret bag (secondhand eBay and Stella & Dot necklace (secondhand on eBay). Also, I still have the linen capris that I made in 2014 from a Vogue pattern. A note about those vintage Koret bags. They are highly priced, now and then. Back in the day, they had the reputation of being some of the best around and when I was in school were expensive. It seems that they have retained their value. Of course, nothing like Chanel but on 1st dibs, they can run pretty high.
I think that finishes me for this one. If you have not done so already, please send your ideas to Shelbee at email@example.com by tomorrow.
That’s it for me and I will see you next time!