SIA Inspiration: Clara Peeters

It’s Terri’s turn to host SIA, and here is her pick:

This still life is the work of Clara Peeters, a 17th-century Flemish artist. Terri wanted to focus more on female artists who practiced during a time when it was a male-dominated field (which sadly means almost all art history up to the 20th century), and the choice of a still life is really interesting. There are a lot of colors and details here – if you look closely, you can even see the artist’s reflection on the pewter pot, how insane is that?! Deadline to send your outfit to Terri ( is next Tuesday, October 4th, as usual. I can’t wait to see what everybody comes up with!

SIA: Sunspots

Welcome to another week of SIA! This week’s inspiration is “Sunspots” by Swiss artist Cuno Amiet, and while this is a relatively easy piece to interpret, it’s great fun to see how varied all the outfits are. Let’s check them out:

First up is my co-host, Shelbee, who went with a lovely green printed kinomo and even added some lime green flowers in her hair to mimic the sunlight on the grass:

Up next is Sally, who wore her adorable rabbit-printed shirt with green pants:

My other co-host, Terri, had a slightly different interpretation – yes, there were green and white in her outfit, but she also wore a lot of gold accessories for the “sun” part:

Marsha also went with a different shade of green, but the print of her dress is gorgeous:

Suzy said green is her favorite color, and it shows – I love all the different shades of green she had here:

And finally, here’s me:

Big thanks to everyone for participating, and don’t forget to come back next week for a new challenge, hosted by Terri!

Morning Sun

This is yet another green, hand-me-down dress from my sister. I don’t understand why she keeps buying these green dresses and foisting them on me – surely, after the first or at least the second one, she would’ve realized that she doesn’t like green and stops buying them? (Actually, the fact that they’re all green is just a coincidence.) I’m not complaining though, especially because this dress is perfect for this week’s SIA, which is inspired by Cuno Amiet’s “Sunspots“. I really leaned into the green theme with my green shoes and owl brooch, not because there is a hidden owl in the painting, but because my owl brooch has green eyes. The early morning sun as I took these photos was a nice addition as well 🙂

Remember to check back on Wednesday to see how everybody interpreted this challenge!

SIA Inspiration: Cuno Amiet

It’s my turn to host SIA, and here is my pick:

This is “Sunspots” by Swiss artist Cuno Amiet, who is considered a pioneer of modern art in Switzerland. I was just browsing on WikiArt when it caught my eyes, due to the impressionistic, graphic way the dappled sunlight is depicted, and the strong shades of green throughout the painting. I know it’s mid-September, but it’s still quite warm over here, and green still has a welcomed cooling effect to me. So put together an outfit and send it to me by next Tuesday, September 20th. Have fun!

Tree Of Life

For this week’s SIA, inspired by Keith Haring’s “Tree of Life“, I knew I had to go a bit interpretative because I have nothing in my wardrobe that can reflect the painting accurately. I have nothing in those colors, even. After digging around, I came up with this William Morris waistcoat – the leaf print is certainly reminiscent of the “tree” in the painting, and the colors are quite similar as well, only in more muted tones. I layered it with my maroon dress, which miraculously matches the background of the waistcoat. It’s still too warm for layering, but the waistcoat is light enough, so it wasn’t too bad early in the morning. Basically, I took a Pop Art painting and turned it into an Arts and Crafts outfit instead. But hey, that’s the fun of SIA, right?

Don’t forget to drop by Shelbee’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this painting!