Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Vaycay Day 5: In the Hood & A Question

So it has been thundering and raining here in Fire Island. My man and I woke up in the night and turned to look at each other in alarm. We were both sitting straight up at the end of the bed like WHAT!? The thunder literally shook the house.

Anyway, I brought exactly one hooded sweater and have worn it every day so far. I love a hood. If I had to choose one item of clothing to represent my spirit - my totem article, so to speak - it would be a black cashmere hooded sweater (worn with the hood up). That says pretty much everything you need to know about my personality; make of it what you will. ; )

So what's your totem article?

Photo credits (from top): Unknown (sorry), Melanie Ward (stylist), Chris Buck.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Vaycay Day 4: Another Definition

Another fashion favorite is the word "timeless," so over-used as to become meaningless.

Looking at this John Rawlings photograph from the 40's, you remember that there are certain looks and moments captured that do deserve that adjective. The coat, the bag, the lipstick, the expression - you could almost mistake this for a shot from Garance or Scott (no doubt Rawlings often inspires their work, and that of so many others, subconsciously or not). This image comes to mind.

More here ... and can you honestly tell me you would not DIE to wear these dresses or that oversized knit hat?