Monday, September 21, 2015

Style Imitating Art Smells Like Teen Spirit This Week

“Painting Number 2” by Franz Kline

Rebooting my blog, starting fresh with a new name and attitude, does not mean I am giving up my favorite bi-weekly style challenge, Style Imitating Art. I continued following the challenge for the last two years and I am still in awe of the inspiration these bloggers take from the wonderful art that is chosen.

Lips: Jordana Rock 'N Rose Lip Liner and M.A.C. Viva Glam II
What I saw in this painting, which is massive by the way, was something dark and moody. The black lines are severe gashes across the mottled white which evoked a sense of brooding and angst. And if we are brooding and filled with angst we might as well be listening to some Nirvana. Am I right? Of course I used this week's SIA to channel my inner grunge teen because I am always trying to recapture the teen years I never had.

I used my houndstooth scarf to capture the stark black and white colors and the fringe and the draping to play into the organic brush strokes. I kept to a neutral palette and androgynous clothing; using the angular lines of the moto vest to mimic the lines in the painting. I felt pretty freaking cool.

Scarf: Old similar | Vest: Forever 21 similar | T-Shirt: Target | Jeans: Target | Boots: Modcloth similar


  1. Nice! I liked reading about your inspiration and the feeling of angst and attitude. LOVING the attitude and coolness of your inspiration outfit! :)

    1. Thank you! Maybe it was the art. Maybe it was the constant Nirvana playing on my spotify...we may never actually know.