SIA: A Little Lace

Style Imitating Art

Happy belated new year, everyone!

I’m still on a bit of a blogging hiatus, at least until probably February, but I didn’t want you to miss out on another Style Imitating Art challenge! Also, one of the people I’m working with this week told me she missed my blogging so I thought I’d check in.

Jen chose this the art this time around and she picked lace patterns from Italian lace designer and wood carver Isabella Catanea Parasole (sometimes also known as Elisabetta Catanea Parasole, which is the name she used to publish her manuals).

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Jen writes,

She was the first lace designer to create and publish a lace instruction manual for women, a manual called Il Teatro delle nobili et virtuose donne, published in 1620. She was such a prominent artist that when she married printmaker Leonardo Norsini, he took her last name!

There’s not much known about her today, but you can find a brief bio and samples here and many pics from her lace instruction manual from the Met here.

Never participate in Style Imitating Art before? Just snap a picture of an outfit you wore that was inspired by this week’s choice and send it to Jen at by Monday, January 30th to be featured in the round-up on Tuesday.

I’m not sure I’ll be able to get my own outfit submitted with everything else I have going on this week, but maybe! I mean, we are mostly moved and unpacked. Now I just have to get through the half marathon I’m working for and the full marathon I’m running!


2 replies on “SIA: A Little Lace

  1. Mike

    Happy New Year to you, Erin! You’re not late in saying happy new year. All through the month of January, I say happy new year to people. It’s mostly to help me remember the new year when I write down dates. 😉

    This is a great choice by Jen and right up my alley in terms of color. I have a couple of ideas of what to do for it. Let’s see what we all come up with! Good luck with the moving and your marathon!

  2. Jessica

    Yay! you are back…sorta! Hope the move went well and you are both (and Chewie!) enjoying the new place. We need to catch up soon, once things settle down maybe we can schedule a dinner or lunch date!

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