It’s Daenel’s turn to host SIA, and here is her pick for the inspiration:
This mixed-media piece is called “Number 453” by abstract expressionist Anne Ryan. Daenel picked it because she thinks we all need something soothing after the last few challenging weeks (true that). I think the fabric pieces at the center can be easily translated into an outfit, and I’m going to have to try hard not to bring out my blue jean culottes again. We’ll see…
Remember to send your outfits to Daenel (email@example.com) by next Tuesday, June 30th. Have fun!
For this week’s SIA, inspired by Kehinde Wiley’s “Triple Portrait of Charles II“, I immediately knew I’d wear this top and these culottes (which means I’ve worn the culottes for SIA twice in a row). I thought about wearing my silver-vine brooch to mimic the silvery vines in the painting, but it gets lost in the print of the top, so I went with this safer choice instead. For the shoes, luckily I just bought these lace-up flats – they’re new, and I know I’ve made a point to only buy secondhand, but they were on deep sale, so I couldn’t resist. Plus, they’re perfect for the challenge.
If you haven’t sent me your outfits, you still have until tomorrow. And don’t forget to come back on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this gorgeous work of art!
It’s my turn to host SIA, and in light of recent events, I thought I’d take this opportunity to honor a black artist, so here is my pick:
This is “Triple Portrait of Charles II” by Kehinde Wiley, probably best known for his portrait of President Obama. His paintings feature black people posing in the style of the Old Masters (the above painting is, of course, a nod to Van Dyck’s Charles I in Three Positions) against gorgeously intricate backdrops of foliage, flowers, and other designs. I picked the above painting because the colors – blue, silver/gray, brown, and black – are easiest for me to replicate in an outfit, but you should definitely check out his other works here and here.
Remember to send your outfits to me by next Tuesday, June 16th. To continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement, go here. Stay strong and stay safe.