Sunday, September 23, 2012

Style Imitating Art Entry

I recently stumbled across a blog collaboration called, Style Imitating Art, in which a few bloggers pick a piece of art and ask people to send in pictures of outfits inspired by the art. I think that this is just the greatest idea ever! When I get dressed in the morning I always follow inspirations from books, movies, music, or activities I will be doing that day. I often think of it as a costume I am donning to play a character. So, when I found this challenge I thought it would be amazing to stretch my creativity!

The art they had selected this time around was the Caves of Lascaux. I was immediately inspired by the cave paintings, which are said to be somewhere between 15,000 and 30,000 years old.

I immediately started going through my closet and this is what I came up with!

When I thought about the art, the words that came to mind were primitive, functional, and tone-on-tone. When putting my outfit together, I created something that was comfortable and combined form and function. I used different shades of browns and textures and materials that were reminiscent of the animals portrayed in the paintings. Then, of course, I had to add my dose of humor with the necklace. I wore this in my last post and dubbed it my "fruity pebbles necklace" which, is perfect for an outfit inspired by cave paintings!

Do any of you dress based on inspirations? What inspirations do you use?