Style Imitating Art: Serving Fish by Victo Ngai

This week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration piece is Serving Fish by Victo Ngai. Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar (14 Shades of Grey), Terri (Meadow Tree Style), and Daenel (Living Outside the Stacks). Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of the hosts selects an inspiration image and they each post the image on their blogs. The following Monday they share their art inspired outfits. Participants submit their art inspired outfits with the curator by 10pm Tuesday and, that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog. This week, the curator is Salazar. For the last Style Imitating Art challenge, we styled Ellen Terry as Lady MacBeth by John Singer Sargent.

I was blown away by the beauty of Serving Fish by Victo Ngai, and delighted to have the chance to style it. However, after I’d taken my photos, I was a little disappointed that I’d neglected to include more of the gorgeous yellowy gold tones, so I think I might try and style it again sometime! Instead though, on this occasion, I focussed more on the black in the painting as well as the pearls.

Serving Fish by Victo Ngai

Everything I’m wearing in this outfit is quite old—a black blouse with a faint gold stripe was from Massimo Dutti, the black trousers were from C&A and the shoes were from a local store here in the Algarve. As for my jewellery, some of it came from my MIL, whereas a couple of the pearl necklaces (wrapped around my wrist and my hair) were inherited from my late step-mother-in-law, as was the mother-of-pearl effect clutch handbag.

When I first saw Serving Fish by Victo Ngai on Daenel’s blog (she was the one who chose it), I thought I would probably go all out and wear a long black dress and try and do a fancy up-do. However, I soon decided that I’d prefer to style it in a way that I would for a dinner out, for example. Plus, the fact that I’m quite useless at doing up-dos lol!!

How about you. How would you style this stunning painting?

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    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 12:03 pm

      Thanks Mireille! I wanted to wear the all my pearl necklaces but they didn’t look right around my neck so my wrist was the next best thing lol!
      Suzy x

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 12:03 pm

      You are too kind, Lovely! Thank you so much.
      Suzy x

  1. September 9, 2021 / 11:21 am

    Beautiful post and photos, Suzy. Your ring and bracelets are beautiful too, love them 🙂

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Claire!
      Have a lovely weekend!
      Suzy x

  2. September 9, 2021 / 4:48 pm

    This is such a fun series! I really love how you replicated this art piece. That statement ring is so perfect!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much, Carrie! It’s a fabulous ring, isn’t it? It was another gift my mother in law!
      Suzy x

  3. September 9, 2021 / 7:28 pm

    Suzy, I love the way you interpreted the illustration! That necklace is divine! And your mirror image is so wonderful, too. I love that we did so many similar things from the mirror reflection to all the pearls to the gold clutches. You look marvelous, my friend!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 12:01 pm

      Great minds think alike, Shelbee! And we are rather similar at times aren’t we? Thank you for your lovely, kind words my friend!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  4. September 9, 2021 / 8:40 pm

    Hello!

    Great outfit…I love the all black combo with the bold jewellery…makes a statement.

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you so much Sinziana!
      Suzy x

  5. September 10, 2021 / 6:54 am

    Great outfit. I love all the pearl options, the ring and the clutch. You would be so chic going out to dinner. Love your styling ideas in this outfit.
    Greetje

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 12:00 pm

      You’re so kind, Greetje, thank you so much!
      Have a lovely weekend,
      Suzy x

      • September 11, 2021 / 5:01 pm

        I must say, you post so much, it makes me feel stressed.
        Greetje

  6. September 10, 2021 / 7:05 am

    A really stunning interpretation of this artwork! I love the pearl bracelets and ring! I have hardly any yellow so I see would probably have taken a similar approach to you. Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesday xx

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 11:59 am

      Thank you so much, Gail! It was a really gorgeous piece of art to emulate. I enjoyed it!
      Suzy x

  7. September 10, 2021 / 9:34 am

    Suzy, I think you did a great job of recreating the feeling of the inspiration art piece. I especially like the photo at the mirror.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Suzy
      Author
      September 10, 2021 / 11:58 am

      Thank you so much, Rena! I really wanted to recreate the mirror image lol. It took a while because that mirror is at the top of the stairs so I had to be really careful where I put the tripod lol!
      Suzy x

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