It wasn’t my inspiration when I put this outfit together – I just wanted something light and simple, because it’s been too hot – but when I looked at these photos again, they just shouted “ice cream” to me. I mean, it’s not crazy, right? The skirt looks like a waffle cone, the shirt is the ice cream (vanilla), and the shoes and belt are like the chocolate sauce/sprinkles on top. What flavor would that be? Chocolate chip, cookie dough, Moose Tracks? Maybe I just really wanted some ice cream while I was writing this post.
This is my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by Salvador Dali’s “The Hallucinogenic Toreador“. It’s pretty tame, but it’s the best I could do with what I have, and besides, I don’t want to go all-out just to fit the painting and forget my own personal style. Anyway, two things in the painting that stand out to me are one, the dots – there are polka dots and some sort of insect (flies?) that form a series of dots throughout and the painting, and two, the arches around the bullfighting ring. I put those together and came up with this shirt – the cutout embroideries are to reflect both the dots and the arches. I paired it with this plaid skirt, which has some of the colors in the painting, and my cameo brooch is a nod to the Venus de Milo, another stand-out motif in the painting. So all in all, not a bad outfit (if I do say so myself) and it does reflect the inspiration too.