Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Inspiring Interpretations: J.Crew

Welcome to the third installment of Inspiring Interpretations! You can read all about the background behind this challenge here.  See previous installments here and here.

This feature was inspired by two fashion bloggers---Tara at Little Girl Big Closet and Dea at The Dea Diaries. Both women wrote about the tug between consumerism and creativity that fashion blogs can inspire. Upon seeing a beautiful photo on someone else's blog, we can sometimes feel a stronger impulse to just buy whatever they're wearing, instead of looking creatively in our own closet to develop a unique interpretation of their look. I love the idea that personal style blogs serve a higher function when they become springboards for our own creativity.

That's where "Inspiring Interpretations" comes in. In this feature, we all create outfits inspired by the same photo. However, our outfits should be interpretations of the photo rather than facsimiles. For example, if you own any of the pieces you see in a picture, you may not use them. Your interpretation can be however loosely or closely based on the original as you like!

This installment is a bit different from our previous two, since the outfit is pulled from a catalog rather than a fellow blogger.  As a result, there's no explanation accompanying this one!  You provide your own context.

This outfit comes from last year's J.Crew catalog.  I stumbled upon it at Breakfast at Toast while hunting for the name of some of my Atlantic City J.Crew Outlet purchases.

As always, I'm not going to tell you why this outfit jumped out at me, because it's not about what jumped out at's about what jumps out at YOU.  What jumps out at you?  What inspires you about this photo?

Please submit a photo of your outfit and a brief explanation of your inspiration to me via email by WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST.  Include your blog link, if you have one!

I can't wait to see what you do with this look!  

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