Wednesday, May 13, 2009

And the Winner Is...



Well, it was a very tough job for the judges, folks. But finally we have a winner for the Inspired By Interiors contest, and it is the lovely Emma from Owl and the Grapes!

Everyone, and I mean everyone, put together a beautiful look (or two!) that would have been perfectly at home in the midst of the adorable interior. But Emma's outfit took the top prize because she really dug deep, going beyond simply matching the room and capturing the essence of the design, as well as pulling out the subtler elements such as the wonderful metallic finishes (those gold tights are simply amazing!). Her outfit has that secondhand chic that really mirrors the eclectic mix of kitschy accents, reworked antiques, and surprising color mix (who even noticed that purple rug?) that make up the interior. Fantastic job, Emma, and congratulations! Email me your address and your handmade fur felt hat will be on its way!

I want to thank everyone who entered the contest; it was clear that the participants really put in a lot of effort, and this was my original goal in setting up the contest the way I did. It was clear from some of the comments I received that for several people this was pushing into new territory, which was exactly what I was hoping to achieve. Interior design shares many of the same basic principles as fashion, and is one of many sources that can be used for inspiration. I hope all the participants found the exercise rewarding, and will continue to look for new and different ways expand their fashion horizons.

Here are the rest of the entries, in no particular order. Thanks again everyone for making this contest a success!




11 comments:

Candycane said...

It was so much fun - and congrats to the winner - v good look :D

I added the purple to mine too hehe

Maybe you could do another comp in the future??

Stephanie N. said...

Congratulations, Emma. That's a very pretty scarf. Thanks for hosting the contest, Audi.

Alison said...

This was such a fun and unique contest. I love your idea of pulling an outfit together based on an interior photo. I hope you do another that I can participate in.

Honeybunches of Roses said...

Emma--if you are reading this...congrats! gold tights...amazing

Shawn said...

Congrats! Emma was definitely a winner! So fun and funky.

I hope you do this again---I will love to enter!

Herbee said...

Congrats Emma! Those tights are seriously amazing!
This was a lot of fun, Audi and thanks for doing it! This exercise intrigued me so much, that I've started a folder with interior design pictures to use as inspiration!

Sal said...

What an amazing array of creative entries! And big congrats to Emma - you're gonna loooove that hat.

Rain said...

Wow! Congrats to the winner!

Great to see so much different creations from one interior! I sure will enter the comp, if there's a new one!

xoxo

Eyeliah SS said...

Yay for Emma great look! ;)

Owl and the Grapes said...

Thank you for the kind words everyone! Especially a BIG thank you to Audi. The contest was lots of fun to partake in and I'm very privileged to have been picked as the winner. Everyone did such a great and unique job. So excited about the hat! Felt felt yum yum. xx

Simple Elegance said...

Everyone has amazing outfits! Congrats to Emma! I love those gold tights.