I’m making up for my absence in the last few SIA challenges by posting the outfits I would have worn for them, had I been able to participate. I know that I’m “breaking the rules” again (wait, there are rules?…) of how an SIA post is supposed to go, but I figure that with the little extra time that I had last week, I would include the last few, along with the current one to make one nice “package” to show my support. That’s not so wrong, is it?
Anyway, let’s start with the current one, presented by Salazar over on 14 Shades of Grey (https://14shadesofgrey.wordpress.com/2021/08/16/sia-inspiration-john-singer-sargent-3-0/). She chose the piece by John Singer Sargent, known as “Lady Macbeth”, portrayed by actress Ellen Terry. You can view the image of the painting on her blog by clicking the link above, or you can “Google” it.
I went with the turquoise/teal that I saw in the painting. Years ago, turquoise was one of my favorite colors, which was why I gravitated towards it when deciding on which shirt I would wear for this one. I hope to be able to go back to that color one day…
I even threw in the stance that Ellen was making in the painting to give it more “pizzazz”. Not too shabby, eh?
That’s it for this SIA. Be sure to check out Salazar’s blog on Wednesday, August 25th for the full round-up to see everyone else’s interpretation of this awesome SIA painting.
Okay, let’s run through these other three SIAs real quick as it’s real late for me at the moment, and I’m writing this post with just 2-3 hours of sleep to my name. Bedtime as soon as I’m done.
This is from Terri’s SIA choice, Dining Room In The Country by Pierre Bonnard, on her blog, Meadowtree Style (https://meadowtreestyle.com/2021/08/01/style-imitating-art-pierre-bonnards/). Lots of vermillion (red-orange) in the painting, which you can see by clicking on the link, leading to Terri’s blog with the image of the painting. I of course had to match my backdrop with that of the one in the painting, as well as mimic the woman’s pose. My shirt’s more red than vermillion, but my light blue “shirt jacket” more than makes up for this slight inaccuracy, as I see bits of light blue in the painting as well.
Next up is the SIA chosen by Daenel, over on Living Outside The Stacks (https://livingoutsidethestacks.com/style-imitating-art-inspiration-girl-in-rose-and-gray-miss-carmel-white-by-robert-henri/) and she chose a piece by Robert Henri called Girl in Rose and Gray. Miss Carmel White. Very neutral colors here with lots of tans, browns and blacks. More my style than the last two challenges as I’m all about muted neutral colors. So of course, I had to break out my light brown sweater (even though the weather was scorching hot!!!) with the dark brown buttons being a great visual to go with this cool painting. Nice!
And finally, I’m back to Salazar’s previous SIA hosting (https://14shadesofgrey.wordpress.com/2021/07/05/sia-inspiration-elsa-schiaparelli/), a cravat jumper by fashion designer, Elsa Schiaparelli. I included this one because, well c’mon, it gives me a chance to wear my “all black” attire, which is my favorite! I can never pass up an opportunity like that. 😉 Be sure to check out her round-up post (https://14shadesofgrey.wordpress.com/2021/07/14/sia-cravat-jumper/) as it’s pretty awesome. Everyone incorporated black in their outfits, which I’m all for (great job everybody by the way!)!
Well, that just about does it. I’ve pretty much come full circle and covered a whole “SIA cycle”, including a recent SIA challenge from each of our wonderful hosts. I’ll be back on my super busy schedule starting this week, so I may not be posting for a while, or participating in any SIAs for a while. But not too bad, right? I mean, last week, I managed to get some postcards painted and posted. Today, I covered about a month’s worth of SIAs; what’s next? Maybe I’ll manage to get some book reviews posted, as I’m working on getting some read as I speak. I think I’m actually able to stick with the ones I’m reading so who knows? I may get a decent amount of books read by the end of the year after all. 😉
It’s been fun, you all. Until next post!