Longchamp Strut :: Fall 2015

Perusing The Wild Magazine blog and stumbled on this awesome vid.  

I love what Longchamp has done in this clip and in the collection.  Those colors!  The feminine, sporty lines.  

The only criticism I guess I might venture, is that those models are, of course, awfully thin.

But i guess that’s *Fashion,* Baby…

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Home. Again…

Kittens Home Again

Well, Kids.  I know it has been a while, alright.  

But I am back!    

And I’ve missed you so…

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In the past few months I’ve had several adventures.  

I was called back to work at my former employer–to pinch hit on a project to round out their FY.  

I also went to Oregon to spend some valued time with my family.  

It’s been a good summer!  

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I’ve also had several creative ventures and new developments that I am looking forward to sharing with you.

Again–am so happy to have this platform for expression.  I’ll be tuning it up for Fall–so do stay tuned!

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Worlds. Collide.

One of my passions, that I don’t really share on this venue, is my love of animals.

I have two amazing kitties.  Adopted from The Lange Foundation, where I still volunteer every Saturday.

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Maybe it was because I was en route Lange yesterday.

And maybe it was because I was passing my amazing local fabric store, Sew Modern.   

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And maybe because CatCon LA is coming next month.

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I knew I wanted some feline fabric.

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Here is what I ended up with, at the suggestion of the wonderful staff–

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Cotton and Steel, Hatbox Collection–Tiger Stripes, Alexia Abegg

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Happy Cats, Makower UK

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What a happy purchase.  (Note:  I refrained from saying “purrrrrrchase.”)

I think they will make a wonderful little hat, perfect.  (Note:  ” .”)

And certainly not too-over-the-top for an event that is summed up as Comic Con for cat lovers.

I think, all things considered, I will be keeping it very classy…

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Friday Femme: Dries Van Noten.

I know that my intention behind this weekly feature is to focus on a female from history or of today who is a particular inspiration to me.  This past week, however, I have found myself compelled to share this designer’s new work with you.

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Dries Van Noten is probably my favorite fashion designer.  There is just something so interesting about his collections.  To me every piece is perfect.  And I rarely find that I feel that way about fashion.  I am prone to nitpick.  To want to fiddle with the details and the runway presentations.  

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Not with this artist.  I think his use of print, pattern and texture are always spot on.  The way each piece fits in with the others in the collection.

In the very best way possible, I feel enervated and completely satisfied.  

Left with but one phrase:  “enfin, ça y est.”

Here is a slideshow of my very favorites from the fall 2015:

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And of course, as with all runway fashion–I am such a different body type than those featured.  

The pieces are much more high end than I am able to afford.  

But.

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He does so speak to my sensibility–  that I feel connected.  And inspired.  And empowered.

And isn’t that what it is all about, after all?

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So.

In gratitude for his understanding of what a woman wants.  

And wrapping it all up with the prettiest of bows…

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