Monday, March 11, 2013

Moi On the Rocks

Here's the latest Style Imitating Art inspiration:

The Wanderer Above A Sea Of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich

Hey I can relate to that!  See how I did after the break...


Right back at ya, Casper my man.
I must say I did take a few liberties here, hope no one minds...if they do, I'll put everything back as it was if I'm notified.   It's just for fashion's sake.

Anyway, I'm wearing a new ombre tiered skirt I made from fabric I found in the give-away box, a refashioned grey top from the early days of Project Minima that happens to go perfectly with it, an old boiled wool sweater as a cape on my shoulders, my new-to-me pointy toe e-bay boots, and an old pale grey-blue stone necklace in the shape of a heart. 

See what styles imitating art others have come up on Tuesday at Salazaar's 14 Shades of Grey, who is hosting this time.

Meanwhile if you'd like to see what my ensemble looks like in real life, here it is:

without the dramatic locale


and a look down
to the top of the boots

about mid range
and up a little higher
to heart level

Without further ado, I'm going over to join the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style and the Monday Mingle crowd.  Come on by!  And then there's Lakota's Ta-dah Tuesday...



40 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Pao, you make it everytime.
    I have admire that picture for a long time, so impressive.
    You are fabulous too facing us in all your grey splendour.
    I love the differente textures, ahhhhhh
    Te jacket is a must have, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. I feel like I'm on top of the world in that painting. I'll have to keep a copy of it in my studio to remind me. And to think, I basically found that skirt fabric in the trash!

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  2. Your "old boiled wool sweater" is dreamy, pao. Love this whole ensemble and the divine painting you find yourself in, too. Thanks for sharing at VisMonday!

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    1. I covered the tiny moth holes in it by sewing snow flake stitches in the same color as the sweater. That outfit just threw itself together for that painting. Thanks for having us all over every Monday, Patti.

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  3. You are so brilliant I am blinded when I visit. LOVE the homage,and piece by piece your fashion is amazeballs. That's a scientific term. Hope you don't mind the academic jargon. But yeah, boots, cape, bells and whistles, wowzahs!

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    1. Make sure you wear your cool shades next time you're visiting, Bella! Ah, I think I've heard that particular lofty term bandied about in the bloghood. Good to know it's scientific and academic. We can both dress for the life in our head, and not just the one on the table, yeah.

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  4. You did an especially great job on this one, you fit right in there. You must have been able to feel the salty misty air on your skin, or wool.
    I need to get involved in these art inspired postings. I did it once last summer. Looks like a lot of fun, just for fun's sake!

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    1. Did you? I don't think I ever saw it...Oh do it, it's so much fun and you're so creative. And then make a T-shirt out of the artist dressed to imitate another artist's work. heehee.

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  5. I want to live there. You are a figure in a dream out of my childhood: the rocks and the mist, you standing there resolute and strong. I like your version better than the original. The outfit is magical even in "real life", whatever that is.

    I'm always surprised to see my own (pedestrian) pictures, because in my head I live in a more magical realm, not unlike your art. I love being able to glimpse you and your creations presented this way.

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    1. Your pictures are so anti-pedestrian, Jean. Come on, with a red Ferrari? Even in your jeans you look so glamorous. Yep, you're magical my friend.

      I must say my outfit does look a bit more stunning on top of a mountain than it does on top of the stairs at home, but one works with what one has...

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  6. Gorgeous skirt and boots. Your outfits and art are always so inspiring. Your skirt reminds me of a recent skirt that got away. Shopping at the thrift store, I saw another girl pick up a beautiful ombre black and grey skirt right across the aisle. Ah well, I hope she enjoyed it. ;)

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    1. It wasn't me, it wasn't me. Ah, but I did find the makings of it in the give-away-box...hmmm. It does sound like a good title for something - The Skirt that Got Away. Conjures up all sorts of imagery.

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  7. I love that skirt! I love that jacket! I love the way you put everything together.
    And the boots are spot on, again.

    Ps. Is there a chance of seeing that fabulous jacket closer up? I can't quite make the bobbles out, you say it's stitching, but it reads bobbles to me.
    PPs. I now have a blog.

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    1. Sure, I can put another picture in - the snowflake stitches are just where I covered the moth holes, it's not the raised lighter gray area you can see wandering around the front.

      I just took a look at your new blog. Wow. Your knit work is simply amazing. And the blogs you have listed are so interesting. I'm honored to be included among them. Can't wait to see what you post next!

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    2. Thank you for the closeup. It's an interesting texture.

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  8. Vous! On the rocks! Coolest thing I ever saw!
    Also one of the coolest ensembles ever ... really beautiful, Pao.
    Hoooray, you!
    J

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    1. Merci beaucoup, ma cherie, pas du tout. (?) It's been a looong time since French class in high school.

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I really need to get involved in a Style imitates Art posting.

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    1. Do it, do it, do it. You'll love it.

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  10. I love your version of the picture. Great outfit with or without the special background. Very nice new boots!

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    1. Nothing like some special effects, eh?

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  11. Love how you've put yourself in the picture. The outfit has a kind of William Wallace vibe to it - despite the lack of colour.

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    1. hmmm, I'll have to look up William Wallace...

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  12. Amazing skirt Pao! Really pretty combination of stormy day at sea hues in this feast for the eyes! I adored this week's inspiration Painting!

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    1. I admire that you were able to combine two different inspirations for your ensemble. That's quite the accomplishment. Your blog is amazing too!

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  13. Oh yeah, this look goes down so smooth. Greys with drama. And pointy madness on your toes. I hear you proclaim over the valley, "I am queen of all I survey. Obey me and thou shalt not perish." Raise your arms and there's lightning and all that stuff. Cool.

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    1. Oh Melanie, so nice to hear from you. Getting out and about I see. A drama queen, is that what you're saying? I was feeling it more like Here I Stand rather than Do It Or Else, but okay, cool.

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  14. Oh the drama! It's just amazing Pao, the outfit in the normal locale and then transported to the rocks. I love that dip-dyed skirt and despite having a horror of pointy toed footwear those boots rock on you! xxx

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    1. Yep, that's the real difference between on the rocks and straight up. You have a horror of pointy toed footwear?! THE brazen Vixen? hmmm....

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  15. Gloriously windswept and divinely melancholy. I'm loving the textures, polka dots of sea spray, and silhouette - and am eternally a fan of a touch of the moth-eaten as well as pointy boots!

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  16. Yes! You, in all your windswept glory!
    Love all these grey pieces.
    Grey is whispering in my ear, taunting me.
    As is dip dying.

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    1. Dip dying, haven't tried that yet, actually haven't tried plain old dying. So many possibilities...

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  17. This is my favourite outfit of yours yet! Love the mix of textures and shades of grey. I love how you reworked the sweater into a wonderful cape! Its very dramatic yet nubbly and cosy looking at the same time.

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    1. Plus there's the added benefit of the skirt swishing when I walk. It sounds like taffeta! I mean maybe it is taffeta, I can't really tell. But that sound, there's nothing else like it. Makes me smile.

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  18. pao! that rock and the view is around the corner of my house! really! c.d.friedrich made a lot of studies here!
    and i love your ensemble - trés chic!!! xxxxxxx

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    1. Oh my goodness, no way! Please take a picture of the rock/ view when you're next around there. I can't believe I know someone who lives there. And you can wear a "rock" when you do it. hehe.

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    2. o.k.!
      do you know ludwig richter? a lot of his motives are located in our neck of the woods too! canaletto anyone?
      :-)
      xxxxx

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