Style Imitating Art’s Style Review for Clara Peeter’s Still Life with Nuts, Candy, and Flowers

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

I chose 17th-century Dutch artist Clara Peeter’s work, Still Life with Nuts, Candy, and Flowers. Some of the reasons that I picked this one were, that she was a rarity (a successful working female artist in the 1600s), the painting has snacks in it, and I loved the gorgeous colors.

It’s Time for the Review!

First, we have Reni of Reni’s Odd’s and Sods

Reni’s floral pattern dress, along with her black accessories fit the theme and mood of the painting wonderfully.

Michelle of My Bijou Life

Michelle went with a rich floral motif on a black background. I love how she offsets the romanticism of the dress fabric with combat boots and a beret-perfect edgy style. The jacket also helps balance the design.

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

Sally went in a direction that I had actually thought about going. She picked up on the brown of the nuts/pretzels, the olive green of the leaves, and the gold of the cup. She also wore a bird/foliage print scarf for the floral element.

Marsha of Marsha in the Middle

Marsha, like Sally, gravitated towards the browns and greens. She also felt that ” the sheen of the jacquard reflects the ornate items Clara Peeters loved to paint!” I agree.

Rachelle of

We have a new participant for this round. Rachelle Gardner-Roe sent me this one and to quote, “I leaned into the still life of the flowers. The green pants have a baroque-like patterning in their texture, which I thought fitting. Jewelry-wise, I went with subtle, raw rose quartz and emerald, which I thought resembled rock candy. ” I love it, Rachelle is not afraid of color, in fact, embraces it, unlike her mother. Yes, if you are wondering, this is my youngest.

The Hosts

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar went with the rich reds and topped it off with a gorgeous vest to complete her look. I’m in love with this.

A Closeup of the gorgeous pattern on the vest.

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee also was inspired by the red in the painting. and used a floral shirtdress as a duster as a nod to the flowers. She also says, “My sparkly boots reminded me of the pewter, my belt buckle reminded me a bit of the flower urn, and my copper jewelry (made by Michelle of My Bijou Life) represents the copper colored goblet.”

And, Finally, Me

I went big time for the dark red and kept my florals confined to my small bag.

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. It was wonderful to see such gorgeous fall ideas and its nice to know that flower prints are thriving!

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)!

13 thoughts on “Style Imitating Art’s Style Review for Clara Peeter’s Still Life with Nuts, Candy, and Flowers

  1. Everyone put together such great outfits for this challenge. I enjoyed the variety of dark florals as well as the red and sage/live/dark green colors. Rachelle’s colorful outfit is the one I’d be most likely to recreate because the look of simply cut items with exuberant color is in my wheelhouse.

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  2. I think I enjoy the round up even more than putting together a look, Terri! It’s always so fun to see how everyone interprets the art work! And, my daughter and I are completely different in our tastes, too! She wouldn’t wear much from my closet (though I’d gladly borrow her Lilly Pulitzer clothing any day)! Thanks for putting this together!

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  3. Beautiful round up of looks for this painting! I am loving all the gorgeous florals and the rich, deep colors everyone chose. How fun that your youngest has joined us this month! I think her vibrant look is my favorite one of all the outfits this week!


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