Flaming June & Anika

by byanika on 06/11/2010 · 29 comments

in inspiration,ruffles,rust

Hi sweethearts!
In fashion -as well as in life- I take inspiration from everything and everyone around me.
I am always ready for the next inspiring moment, be it going for walks enjoying the details of beautiful buildings, or crashing into lightpoles because I got so caught up in the detail of someones outfit that I forget to look where I am walking.
Inspiration is such a beautiful thing, it moves freely and makes life so much richer and more fun.
To me inspiration is connected to sensitivity, to really see and be moved, and to then take the moment to the next level by connecting it to something in me and my life.  
To really be in a moment is one of the happiest experiences I can have, and because I always try to stay open I get to have a lot of these moments.
I had one of those moments as a young girl, seing Flaming June for the first time.
I was lost in the painting,
the expression of the sleeping girl, the glowing colours, the shape of her thigh, wanting to be her.
Art is one of my greatest inspirations for dressing up.
This is my translation of Flaming June.

The outfit:
Orange dress, H&M (reworked by me)
Scarf & bangles & ring, H&M
Neckless, Noa Noa
Owl earrings, Gina Tricot
Watch, Ice
Leopard booties, Nilson

Tell me, what inspires you?

xxx Anika
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1 Katrya KylaNo Gravatar November 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Flaming June has always been one of my favorite paintings. I love how it can be so calm, yet so alive (through the color of her clothing) at the same time. Incredibly beautiful.Loving the outfit, too, by the way!xxKylahttp://katrya-kyla.blogspot.com


2 LaCaraNo Gravatar November 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Anika you just stole my heart, with art! I love this painting, she is so vibrant, and calm at the same time. I love how your outfit resonates the vibes of this painting! Love it!I'm inspired by other bloggers! :) <3


3 Alex IngramNo Gravatar November 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

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4 KatrinNo Gravatar November 6, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I love the feeling when you see something and feel totaly inspired by it. The colors work so well on you, I love it.


5 ChristinaNo Gravatar November 6, 2010 at 6:55 pm

That painting is amazing!! I too am like you and tend to get my inspiration from everything and everyone around me! :) I love how you captured the great color of the painting with your outfit!! You always look so pretty!-Christina <3


6 Jessica KaneNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 2:53 am

i OBVIOUSLY need an H&M so i can have pretty scarves TOOOO!!! LOLsad face. soon I hear….sooooon.thank you for the comment love!! you are SOOOO sweet!!! And so glad you love the positive, that's honestly what I'm about….let's EMBRACE and love and inspire baby!!!!And of course, you mah girl :) heeeheexxoojessica kane of http://www.fatshionchic.com


7 tanvii.comNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 6:33 am

Inspiration is such a beautiful thing, it moves freely and makes life so much richer and more fun. Such a lovely thought!!! :) I love your inspired look :)


8 Collette OsunaNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Hi Anika…I just found your blog link….Im sooo happy that I did….love your blog, love your style….Im a new follower….:)So happy to meet you…and your outfit is fab….totally love the re-worked dress doll:)Stop by and say Hello ?Enter my Awesome ModCloth Giveaway


9 NefertitiNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

tres jolie tenue j aime bcp


10 MargaretNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm

You look stunning ! I love the dress <3


11 A BRIT GREEKNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Totally love what you've done with the frock, it's such a beautiful colour too!x.o.x.ops thanks for popping by!


12 BellaNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm

This color looks amazing on you. Love the sleeves. Anika, I have a question. How difficult do you think it would be to learn Norwegian? I mean, for an American, for example. I know this is not related to your post but I thought you might be able to help. Thanks!


13 Jennifer aka. JasifeNo Gravatar November 7, 2010 at 10:56 pm

love this on you hun. beautiful scarf! :D


14 WeeshaNo Gravatar November 8, 2010 at 10:09 am

That painting is beautiful and I love your scarf! You look beautiful as always Anika :)


15 RebeccaNo Gravatar November 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I always love this dress – every time you wear it I think "I need to comment and tell her how awesome she looks in that dress". So, this time, I am commenting!Also, the scarf is amazing!


16 theplussideofmeNo Gravatar November 8, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Thank you for the very sincere comment! I've been reading your blog for some time. I can't believe I haven't commented :) ! I love your rendition of Flaming June. Such beautiful colors! Your hair is amazing. I love soft romantic waves. Unfortunately mine likes to wave in one area and not the other :-p. It is also inspiring that you rework clothing to work for your body. I had gotten a dress form about a year ago in grand hopes that I would be able to design some of my own clothing, but I definitely need a class or two on the basics. :)


17 NatashaNo Gravatar November 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Anika! I love love love the H&M tunic & what you did to it. Fabulous!!! Thanks for all the love on my curvy fashion blog BTW… :) ~Natashahttp://chiccurve.blogspot.com/


18 MarchMusingsNo Gravatar November 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I like the way you used the painting yet made the look your own. Love these colours on you.


19 AlexandraNo Gravatar November 9, 2010 at 6:29 am

I LOVE the art inspiration in this outfit! Your take on it is wonderful :-)


20 AureartNo Gravatar November 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Ciao, Hi Anika,Very Beautiful Post…Cheers!it's great to read thatArt is one of your greatest inspirations for dressing up.Maybe you'll take some sparkling inspiration looking at my Art & Fashion:"Curvy Women are the Sun of Life ! " Le Donne con le Curve sono il Sole della Vita !follow the link and enjoy : http://spazioinwind.libero.it/aureart/apfashion2010.htmGreetings from Sicily by AurèCiao


21 NEM1976No Gravatar November 10, 2010 at 12:45 am

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love this color and this dress you've made. And your post (content) such food for thought. Superb!


22 Anika Sweetfaced StyNo Gravatar November 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Thank you all so much! It blows me away that you take the time to comment, and that you really like my stuff! :D you are all so generous, and you all mean a lot to me. I have been round to yours to thank you and enjoy! <3 <3 <3


23 the Citizen RosebudNo Gravatar November 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

YOU inspire me,Anika. I too love that painting, and I love how you are incorporating not just fashion loves but inspirational loves into your dress. Wonderful your day must be, you going about your life with the gorgeous image of Flaming June burning into your day, and warming it. Beautiful.Congrats on the being featured in this week's IFB's Links Ala Mode! Well deserved, sweet friend. -Bella Q


24 fashionoverfiftyNo Gravatar November 12, 2010 at 1:09 am

I love to find fellow artist/fashionistas to share inspirations with! Will be following you~ Congrats and well deserved on the IFB nod.


25 poetNo Gravatar November 12, 2010 at 4:13 am

This is a really beautiful painting, and your outfit is a great "interpretation"… actually inspires me to wear this one floor-length orange skirt I have. Cheers,poet


26 otherdutchanimalsNo Gravatar November 12, 2010 at 9:08 pm

This colour is wonderful – not worn enough I say! I like the raw edge of the dress – its a unique touch.One of the things that inspires me is colour ODA x


27 Girl With The PurpleNo Gravatar November 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Hi!! thanks for adding me.. im loving ur post that matches art pieces with ur outfits. one of my philosophies are that fashion is art and uve proved that!!hope ill see posts.take care hunni


28 anikasweetfacedstyleNo Gravatar
January 14, 2011 at 12:04 am

Thank you each and every one for your comments! kiss kiss


29 Joan Shulick (helicopter game)No Gravatar February 6, 2011 at 7:45 pm

I really want to get my greasy paws on this! I can already feel my GPA going down until I complete the game!


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