Monday, May 20, 2013

18. subversive - so not

It's Style Imitating Art-time again. The picture was lovely, full of sweet colors. But if you look closely, you can see a subversive, menacing element in there. It has a hint of ugly going-ons under the beautiful surface.


 
I tried, I really did. I would have loved to interpret this more literal, but these kind of colors are not part of my wardrobe. I own softer, similar tones in small doses: wrapped silk necklace, a leather ring, a bag, the deep turq of the skirt.

I went to uni like this and thought myself really very stylish. Necklace was maybe a bit over the top, you don't see a lot of jewelry on students - but this lecture was mostly "grown-ups" so I felt safe.


 The ring I left home, though, that was too much for school.


skirt: thrifted (2010)
tee: zero (2013)
cardigan: no name (2013)
shoes: Medicus via Deichmann (2013)
bag: Brooklyn (2005)
leather ring: Vienna (2013)
silk wrapped necklace (2012)

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16 comments:

  1. Very pretty, colorful, and not the least menacing! : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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    1. Not menacing, no. I would have loved to, but didn't know how.

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  2. Great interpretation of the picture. Even the camera matches. Nice!

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    1. Camera was indeed a lucky match!

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  3. I love the print on your skirt - a perfect interpretation of the water!

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    1. I wasn't going for water, but I see it now.

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  4. I totally get the water, and the fish scales. Well done!

    Sue xo

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  5. Love the japaneses-esque print! And I love the color combo; as you know! You look great!

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    1. Yes, I guessed as much. Your outfit had been perfect for this SIA.

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  6. No ... the necklace is perfect! Not OTT at all ... here is a place to trust yourself! Sad you didn't wear the ring, 'cause you were right on the money there, too! Pretty outfit on you, all elements.
    Great interpretation for SIA!

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    1. I knew the ring was right, but I suddenly got shy wearing so much jewelry, colorful jewelry, in the public. I try to educate myself to be more bold. Thanks Jan!

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    2. See? I'm learning to take a quick snap when I'm not sure. The picture you posted should have told you the truth. Boldness comes in little doses, I think! A series of little decisions to make yourself feel just a little prettier might help. I know that's something I've done! It helped.

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  7. You are looking fabulous! Love the colors and your haircut is the best!!!!!!!!

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Thank you Ann! You have a keen eye, I had just been to have a haircut.

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  8. die wasserfarben sind wunderschön!:)
    xxx birgit

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