Joining some librarian friends for their Style Imitating Art or SIA post. I last participated in a Style Imitating Art round up in May. The prompt that month was a print used in advertising cigarettes in the 19th century. My Curious George plush animal came in handy for that outfit. See what I mean, here. And a year ago I put together this outfit interpretation of the curated piece, a GIF called “On the Road”. These posts are always fun and encourage me to be more creative.
Style Imitating Art, 18th Century Spanish Fabric
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks is curating today’s SIA art work. She chose this length of 18th century Spanish fabric.
Daenel chose this fabric for several reasons. She said the flowers were summery and pretty. And, being in the middle of a move, she felt certain that between her car and her RV, where is temporarily living until her new home is ready, she’d be able to put together an outfit for her interpretation. Meet Daenel and read more about her curated piece, here.
Originally, I thought of one top to wear for this prompt. But in looking for that one in my closet, I came across another that seemed to be an even better interpretation. Have a look.
Picked a Loft Outlet top with butterfly sleeves for the focal point of my outfit. Paired it with some olivey-brown cropped denim pants also from Loft Outlet. I was going for a bone density test this afternoon and remembered the office being freezing cold last time I was there. Decided to add this crocheted Say What? duster for a little warmth and finished up with my faux suede ballet flats with ankle straps. I love these DSW “Dream Paris” shoes and they are so comfortable. Need to wear them more often.
I think my color palette is similar to the tones in the Spanish fabric. The flowers in my top are kind of whimsical, the leaves and stem twisting and twining among the blossoms. The flowers and stems on the textile are similarly swaying as if blowing in the wind.
My sister gave me this pretty beaded necklace. It has an heirloom, vintage feel. Love how delicate it is.
Real quick before I left for my appointment, I grabbed my good Sony camera and tripod to try my luck again at taking photos using my phone as a remote. Before I snapped the first shot, I did a double check to make sure my shirt wasn’t inside out. Remember what happened, here, when I took a whole series of pics last week for a My Fashion Haus post, only to discover a wardrobe malfunction of sorts?
Pants zipped, check. Top right-side out? Check. Amazing how, at 60, I still need someone to help me great dressed some days.
Hope you will stop by to visit the trio of gals who curate the Style Imitating Art series to check out their interpretations of this lovely, old Spanish fabric. Librarians, all three. Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks, Jen at Librarian for Life and Style and Salazar at 14 Shades of Grey. Such fun to see how we each have a different take on the same piece of material.
Have you ever created a look using a piece of art for inspiration? My dad had prints of Van Gogh’s paintings in his office at home. When my daughter visited France, she posed in front of one of Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings. Then when PC and I went to France in 2009, I posed in front of a Van Gogh sunflower painting, too. I put the photos together in a collage for my dad’s desk.
This is a busy week on the blog. Have a Book by Book review on Tuesday, Currently on Wednesday, Sentence a Day on Thursday and Glossies Made Me Do It on Friday! Sometime I have to get this house cleaned, too, girls. Have company coming! And there’s the 4th of July to celebrate, too. Hope you will stop back by when you have a quiet moment to yourself. See you then?
Hugs and kisses,