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A little meditative walk on Sunday does my eyes some good.

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Available at AREAWARE from Fort Standard. I love these, their shape, where they are already a little bit worn gives the illusion they are a hand-me down from your favorite aunt or uncle from their child hood. The perfect blend of vintage-modern.

Here is a stop- motion ‘how it’s made’ video. So cute, I want to have them all.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/42049554″>Balancing Blocks</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/partandparcel”>Part &amp; Parcel</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

Where I must be tomorrow night.

Some where over the rainbow, way over in LA, via British Vogue, the little blue gingham dress is up to fetch two hundred thousand USD. In my dreams, I think I’ll buy some cotton gingham, and make myself and updated classic – for next Spring.

I stopped dead in my tracks Friday night at the Vivienne Tam window in SOHO.

 

The images I think will speak for themselves, but here is a collection I drew while studying in Florence, Italy, in 1998.

While the designs are different, Vivienne Tam’s of a much higher sophistication level,  I couldn’t help to notice some similarities. I would love comments and feed back about this!

Goals in life now include:

1. Learning to tango

2. Owning a dress in the colors of the woman in this video.

3. Finding a man to tango with

4. traveling to cool and colorful places to tango.

(also reminds me of the strategic color placements in costumes and scenery of the Umbrellas of Cherborg – check out the trailer!)

 

The power of color in the form of lighting and makeup to change, morph and create. Stunning.

The colors here are looking fresh and new!

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As usual I am a little behind – but this idea I’ve been sitting with since I saw this collection on style.com. 9 I’m not even a huge Chanel fan, but an entire collection out of my favorite collection!?  Wow.  I’ve mashed it up here looks, literally side by side to create another form of inspiration and additional 30- some looks.  Enjoy!

(If possible play this song while watching the video – I originally uploaded it with the song attached, but was in copyright infringement)

Saturday morning was yet another unseasonably warm day here in Brooklyn. A complete opposite of last week. I woke early so that I had the chance to ride a few laps around Prospect Park before class.  Riding for me is always a way to zone out of the every day stressors in life, and to hone in on my desires and wants for the day, and my life.  Riding in Prospect Park can also be a bit of a dodge ball game –  depending on how many people are out at any given point during the day. Saturday morning as I looked at how each person walked, ran, or rode as if each had a string connected to them and what would that weave of crossings make.  I thought about all the crossings we make in life.  How is it that some stay with us close, and others float by and others we never cross with?  I think it would make an interesting art project, the tangled fabric of our lives…

It was ironic, that my piece was woven just as my thoughts were earlier in the day. I had not anticipated that I would have such extreme floats across on my weft as I did, but they were beautiful and now tell a full story.

From far away, you can almost see my hopeful hexagon. I like how it came out as if it’s raining. If I get the chance to do this again I think I might have some better idea on how to make it work, for sure it will be another unique piece.

Each of the above pieces represents about fifteen hours labor of love. The actions taken to get to this final stage were at times tedious, most of the time fun, but every step I took gave me a greater appreciation for every garment I own.

Thanks so much Cynthia at Weaving Hand for proving the space and Rachel Miller for her unwavering patience and guidance through this beautiful process!