Style Imitating Art: Anna Atkins Cyanotype

 White Scarf Top by Ethyl Clothing Weekender Underpatch Jeans by Laurie Felt and Birkenstock Giza Sandals {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

Welcome to another week of Style Imitating Art, where we draw our style inspiration from works of art. Style Imitating Art {aka SIA} is hosted by Jen {Librarian for Life and Style}, Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, and me. Every other Monday, one of us curates an art piece to use as style inspiration for the following week {host outfits are posted on the following Monday, with participant outfits shared on the curator’s blog on Wednesday}.

THE CURATOR

This week’s inspiration piece was curated by Jen {Librarian for Life and Style}. Jen created the collage of her favorite images because “the color scheme is simple, purple or white, but I thought you could have fun with prints or jewelry.”

INSPIRATION ART WORK

Anna Atkins Collage {Style Imitating Art}

Anna Atkins Cyanotope {all of her images are public domain}

Jen “…came across the amazing botanical photographs of Anna Atkins (1799-1871), who is considered to be the first woman to take a photograph — and the first person EVER to publish a book of photographic images. She learned to use the cyanotype photographic process directly from its inventor Sir John Herschel. Most of her images were published in Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, which she first published in 1843 and in subsequent editions throughout 1853. As an amateur botanist, she took cyanotypes of algae, flowers, ferns, feathers, branches, and coral. She also published her photographs in Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Ferns (1853) and Cyanotypes of British and Foreign Flowering Plants and Ferns (1854).”

You can learn more about Anna Atkins by clicking here.

What do you think you’ll wear? I can’t wait to see!

MY LOOK

White Scarf Top by Ethyl Clothing Weekender Underpatch Jeans by Laurie Felt and Birkenstock Giza Sandals {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

By the time you read this, I should be well into my first day of work as the new Director of Library Services at the local community college. I cannot stress how incredibly nervous I am about this. I haven’t slept since I accepted the job. I’ve worked in libraries since forever, but now I’m officially in charge of one and insert screaming noise here so much responsibility. But I know I can handle it. I think.

 White Scarf Top by Ethyl Clothing Weekender Underpatch Jeans by Laurie Felt and Birkenstock Giza Sandals {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

So in keeping with the theme of all things new, I decided to chop off all of my hair. What’s that saying?

A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.

-Coco Chanel

Yep, my life is about to change!! DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES, y’all!!

Anyway, if you read this post, then you know that I’ve been growing out my dyes and hair relaxer for about 3 months now. Well, the other day, I realized that growing my hair out just wasn’t working for me, so I grabbed the scissors and started chopping. At some point, I’ll go and get it professionally shaped up, but for now this’ll do.

Honestly, I’ll probably write a post about why I’ve decided to grow all the chemicals out of my hair and just let it do it’s thing in the coming weeks. And, yes, I realize that I didn’t cut all of the dye out but I’m not willing to go quite that short either. By cutting what I did, I’ve sped up the growing out process a bit…

 White Scarf Top by Ethyl Clothing Weekender Underpatch Jeans by Laurie Felt and Birkenstock Giza Sandals {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

 White Scarf Top by Ethyl Clothing Weekender Underpatch Jeans by Laurie Felt and Birkenstock Giza Sandals {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

 White Scarf Top by Ethyl Clothing Weekender Underpatch Jeans by Laurie Felt and Birkenstock Giza Sandals {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

Blouse – Ethyl Clothing | Earrings – Nickel & Suede | Necklace – Walmart | Jeans – Laurie Felt {QVC} | Shoes – Birkenstocks

 White Scarf Top by Ethyl Clothing Weekender Underpatch Jeans by Laurie Felt and Birkenstock Giza Sandals {living outside the stacks} #StyleImitatingArt

I chose to wear this outfit because I thought the color and pattern of the knee patch reflected the color in the Cyanotope. It’s a sort of purply inky blue, like the old xerox copies. Do you remember those? I chose to wear the pale green necklace just to add a pop of color against my white top.

I’ve shown this top before on the blog, you can see it here. I like that it’s loose fitting and has the sweetest little Swiss Dot print all over it. There’s also an attached tank so no need to make a separate purchase. The jeans are new to me and to the Laurie Felt line on QVC. If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I’m a big fan of Laurie’s jeans. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love these jeans! That’s why I prefer to call them “loved-in jeans” rather than “distressed jeans” . They’re so incredibly comfortable. And, gosh, isn’t that lace knee patch just darling? And the thigh patch looks like someone took their dad’s tie and repaired the hole with it. Perfect!! I have to force myself not to wear them every day {although if you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m failing miserably at it}.

JOIN US

Join Us for Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks}

Everyone’s invited to participate! Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Jen at librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com by Tuesday, 28 August. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 29 August.

You don’t have to be a blogger, a photographer, or an instagrammer to join! You just have to love clothes.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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