Velvet And Fur And Feather

This week’s SIA, inspired by Rembrandt’s portrait of his wife, Saskia van Uylenburgh, took me some thinking. I have several velvet pieces, but none in this exact color. I don’t have any fur or feather things in my closet either. In the end, I went with this sweater again – the pleats and the pearls remind me of the collar and undershirt of the lady’s dress. For the colors, I chose my trusty maroon corduroy pants (plus, corduroy is kind of similar to velvet too – indeed, in Vietnamese, corduroy is called “striped velvet”) and burnt orange coat, and as a nod to the feather on her hat, I accessorized with my feathery brooch. The final outfit is not as close to the original as I would’ve liked, but I’m happy with it.

Don’t forget to check Terri’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this classic painting!

5 Comments on “Velvet And Fur And Feather”

  1. Salazar, I love these colors together and think you put together a fabulous outfit! The feather brooch is so cool and perfect for this interpretation.


  2. Salazar, I love your color choices. I’m happy you did something with the feather. I just couldn’t figure how to. And you are right, cords are a perfect sub for velvet-they have that beautiful nap. Corduroy has always been one of my favorite fabrics.

  3. […] can also read the details of Terri’s own inspired outfit here and Salazar’s here. Have you joined the Style Imitating Art challenges yet? Be sure to check for the next […]

  4. Those colours look fabulous together, Salazar! And the addition of that brooch is the icing on the cake. I love it!
    Suzy xx

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