What We All Styled for Rédoute’s Rose Prints

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art review featuring all the wonderful interpretations that were sent to me this week. Spring is here for most of us and it is showing with the wonderful and happy looks that Rédout’s work inspired.

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 inspirational 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

After planting two new roses for my garden, I knew I had to present some of Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s roses. He was one of the greatest botanical artists in the world. And as a note, he did paint other flowers than roses. But his roses are his most famous.

Let’s Take a Look to See What Everyone Did

Reni of Reni’s Odds and Sods

Reni decided it was time for a floral dress. It is a lovely combination of blues, greens, and soft yellows on a black background. I think it is a lovely spring interpretation of this round’s art.

Kezzie of KezzieAG

Kezzie joined us for this round with the perfect dress (which was also the dress she was married in). There’s a story about this design. According to Kezzie, “The dress is from Laura Ashley, and Emma Stone actually wore the same dress for a tiny scene in the film Lala Land- I spotted it when watching it and said, “That’s my dress!”

What a beautiful dress with that backdrop of Lavender-Gorgeous!

Sally, of Within a World of My Own

Sally started with a column of soft green for the stem and leaves, then added a pink scarf with a floral print for the rose blooms. Soft jade green with pink has to be one of the most beautiful spring colorways. Sally also always has the most beautiful semi-precious stone bracelets to accessorize with.

Marsha of Marsha in the MIddle

Marsha went for the general theam of roses with her April Cornell skirt and chartreuse green cardi. The roses in the skirt are lavender and once upon a time we had a gorgeous lavender rose. Accessorizing it with silver is perfect.

Your Hosts

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar said that this round required some thinking, as her rose-printed shirt has a navy background., She wanted something brighter to better reflect the white background of the Redoute prints. In the end, she paired it with her white embroidered skirt and a white linen blazer and added a rose brooch for good measure. I couldn’t help but notice that her skirt had an abstract rose print on the edge. I love small details like that.

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee told me this was the perfect choice for Easter weekend because she came up with the perfect Easter outfit for herself! 

She used the collection of all 4 illustrations as my inspiration. The yellow rose inspired her yellow floral dress and then she added a white floral kimono and white floral scarf. All of the colors are represented in my floral prints as well…yellow, pink, purple, green, and white. This is an incredible striking, and yes, a tad bohemian outfit. Shelbee is so great at combining different elements to create one vision.

And Finally Me

As I stated in my blog last week, it seems that the only floral patterns I have are in my kimonos. I know I was drawn to this one because of the fuchsia pink roses. The kimono demands so much attention that I thought it best to underplay everything else, hence the black column.

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 ideas.

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)!

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