Saturday is here again, or should I say FINALLY here? I was in bed last night at 8:30. Social butterfly was not my descriptor yesterday! I know lots of you have already headed off for the weekend. I am determined to have a quiet and uneventful weekend. (Note to my children and grandchildren: Do NOT make this weekend eventful! Be holy and wise. +) So if you are having a quiet weekend yourself, and are looking for some reading, here are my picks for the week.
First off–from the amazing Janice Riggs (you will see her a LOT here!): I love to see how she takes an inspiration piece and builds a wardrobe around it! Each month brings a new installment, so the wardrobe grows and evolves over the year. This is the second year of this series, and now that fall is coming you can really see how these are shaping up.
Anyone who knows me, knows I wear a lot of scarves. Actually I wear a few scarves, a lot of the time. They are one of my signatures. I was perusing the Echo Designs website (It gets harder and harder every year to find silk scarves at a reasonable price point. They still manage!) , when I ran across this bit of history… As a scarf lover, I love to meet the people behind my scarves!
If you are interested in the history of dress/fashion/style or whatever you wish to call it, the next two links may be right up your alley. The Lost Art of Dress is a fascinating look into the history of dress, and some of the amazing women who blazed a trail for women in academia and business in the only place they could make inroads in their time. Linda Przybyszewski also shares a wealth of information about the development, and loss, of American style. If American style is of particular interest, Claire McArdell’s What Shall I Wear is a beautiful book showcasing her designs and affording the reader a peek into her sources of inspiration, and perspective on practicality. What Shall I Wear was originally published in 1956, (the newer edition dates 2012) and still bursts with practical wardrobe advice.
Last, but certainly NOT least, a blog post/video from Imogen Lamport and Jill Chivers about Owning Your Style. This is not so much a primer on how to do so, but more of a philosophical reflection on what Owning Your Style means. I frequently notice an Own Your Style age gap. Small children do it naturally, and many older men and women rock their own style with confidence, but so many people seem to get lost in the middle.
Enjoy your weekend, and be safe!