Well, there are wardrobe choices - and then there are wardrobe choices. Have you ever tried taking your inspiration from a painting, its mood, its colors, its actual message?
Following an artwork takes clothing choices to another level. This week's SIA - Style Imitating Art - inspiration artwork was "Feeding Ducks" by Mary Cassatt.
There was a lot of inspiration: soft colors like blue, celadon, old rose, muddy peach; a feeling of serenity; Japanese woodcut style; faintly Victorian clothing; water, boat and ducks.
So how did I incorporate them in my outfit?
Long sleeves for Victorian, blue and white woodcut printed blouse, a blue skirt, a blue scarf with ducks, an Art Deco style silk scarf with muddy peachy tones and celadon, a duck brooch, and shoes like a boat.
|Here ducky ducky ducky...|
I put the blue duck scarf at my feet - this is water. I pretend to be feeding the ducks, see?
these insane shoes. I found these at the car boot sale. They are going to be refashioned into
Also starring: a delicate fabric loop necklace. I love these soft mauves and greys and the flash of gold.
And the woodcut shirt again - crinkled tissue cotton, perfect for a hot day.
skirt: me-made 2013
blouse: Esprit 2008
scarf and duck pin: passing through my hands
belt: la Femme Mimi 2013
necklace: Lassy Fair 2013
So, in the beginning I wrote how I feel this challenge is beneficial to my wardrobe choices. I am ashamed to say, this combination that looks so "normal"would never have happened had it not been for the challenge.
One tends to keep within a certain comfort zone. For me, perhaps, the comfort zone is a skirt, tee and cardigan. Time to change that!
Style Imitating Art