WIW 04.08 (Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark)

Movie poster: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (group thread).

The top thing that strikes me about this poster is how rich it is: color, texture, character, story.

Every item I'm wearing has a unique texture to the outfit. In addition to representing the rich textures, the items themselves were also each chosen to reflect various aspects of the poster art, along with reflecting the warm color palette.

  • Ivory sequin tank - texture (sequins), Indy's white shirt, treasures
  • Rust moto jacket - texture (twill, sweater knit, smooth leather), warm background color
  • Almond slouchy trousers - texture (silky woven), a nod to the soft vibe of the painting
  • Snakeskin heels - texture (snakeskin), and well of course it had to be snakes
  • Gold arabesque cutout earrings - texture (filigree), treasures
  • Bronze bucket bag, worn crossbody style - texture (cracked leather, chain), Indiana's bag, treasures

I painted my nails crushed gold as another nod to the treasures, and chose rust-orange lipstick to match my jacket. I feel like a very glamorous adventurer ;)

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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20 Comments

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago
    Love your interpretation!  I can't believe I didn't get my act together to do this today.  The nails!
  • replied 6 years ago
    I didn't have time too and I am so bummed. You look great, Aida!
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thanks Una and Ceit!

    Una, guess what? I'm planning to do a different manicure for each day, with nail art, no less! I think I'm going to need cheering on, a bit worried that's too ambitious a plan ><

    Ceit, I think this poster is almost like cheating for you ;) You can always do the outfit at the end of the week, I'd love to see your take!
  • sarah replied 6 years ago
    Wow, you look stunning - I love the unexpected juxtaposition of colors and textures.
  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Ooh -love the slouchy trousers. This is a really fun interpretation, Aida!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    Ok it is one thing to have an well thought out reason for all the elements, but it is quite another for the outfit to also be absolutely stunning regardless of the reasons. I believe this is truly fashion as art Aida!
  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago
    I love the orange jacket and gold nails! Go orange! I just love your rustic/refined take on the poster. Yay! 
  • Sona replied 6 years ago
    yum interpretation. And those trousers.............. I swoon!!
  • Vicki replied 6 years ago
    Indiana Jones would never be lost with you around and leading the way with your well-chosen and extraordinary style.  Then, there are THOSE nails!  Well done, Aida!  I love your take on this poster.
  • AJ replied 6 years ago
    Yay, we both wore jackets with slouchy pants!  Luv all the textural elements in your outfit. YLF!
  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago
    Love this!  It stands as a fab outfit on it's own, but does such a beautiful job of relating to the art.


  • Carole replied 6 years ago
    Fantastic interpretation, Aida! Such a sophisticated safari-esque outfit. The rust moto reads for coral/red to me and is just beautful. LOVE.
  • Joy replied 6 years ago
    Your interpretation of today's poster is in my top three.  You look gorgeous.
  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago
    Fantastic outfit Aida, you look beautiful! Love the coral jacket and soft drapey trousers.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    LOVE the outfit and LOVE the detailed explanation!
  • Kristin SF replied 6 years ago
    Fab interpretation, really sophisticated take on Indiana Jones.

    And absolutely laughing at "it had to be snakes" -- awesome.
  • Mona replied 6 years ago
    Oh that is one very glamorous adventurer! Love the slouchy trousers and golden nails. What nail polish is this, Aida?
    Also, I think in Angie's words this would be so 2013. unstructured structure.
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thanks for the comments, everyone! :D

    Shevia, I need a blush button, thank you!!

    Mona, the polish is Sally Hansen "Golden-I". I am not totally sure if SH polish is sold in Canada, but it's available at drugstores in the US and quite inexpensive. I did a base coat, 2 coats of the gold, and finished with a coat of Seche Vite (my most favorite top coat).
  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago
    Gorgeous interpretation, Aida. I love the softness in terms of  shape and colors on you. So pretty. So imaginative! 
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thank you Kelly!

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