SIA: Portrait Of Countess de la Maitrie

Welcome to this week’s SIA! Our inspiration is Charles-Albert Walhain’s portrait of Countess de la Maitrie, and it’s interesting to see that in something as simple as this, there is still a great variety in the interpretations. Let’s take a look!

First up is my co-host, Shelbee, who went pretty straightforward with her look, but I love that she included the hat, the boutonniere, and the umbrella-as-riding-crop:

My other co-host, Terri, chose something slightly different, as she doesn’t have any gray blazers or jackets. Instead, she went with the tan color of the lady’s boots and added a gray vest (and her dog too!):

Reni said she “stole” her ideas from Shelbee, but I think she looks super sharp and amazing too:

Sally went with blue-gray rather than pure gray for her outfit, but she managed to capture the general spirit of the portrait quite well:

Marsha also went with a monochromatic blue look, and she included her dog as well. How adorable!

Finally, here’s me:

Big thanks to everybody for participating, and don’t forget to come back next week for the new inspiration, chosen by Terri!


3 Comments on “SIA: Portrait Of Countess de la Maitrie”

  1. So fun! Reni looks fabulous and it gave me a big smile that she was inspired by my outfit! Everyone looks great and I love all the dogs!


  2. So many ideas here for how to mix neutrals in menswear inspired outfits!

  3. Great modern interpretations, Ladies! None of them looks costumery.

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