Sadly, I’m coming to the end of my fabulous year of vicariously fashionable living. This blog has been lots of fun but the title on the cover of the July 4th issue of The New York Times Magazine kind of says it all.
There were some fresh and lovely patterns in the last couple of Sunday issues of the magazine. I’m loving the ice cream scoops by Jake Godby in all those glorious colors,
The July 11th cover shows an overview of The Old City of Sana, the capital of Yemen. Though the story is disturbing, the city is pictured as a beautifully layered study of lacy architectural details.
Here are other striking views, also by Simon Norfolk, from inside the magazine.
I also enjoyed the juxtaposition of these playful rehab treatments in Detroit paired alongside some needlepointed pillows inspired by Klimpt’s paintings.
“OK designers, we’re coming around to our last couple of challenges. You have two very different covers to work with today and also lots of nice additional material for other looks if you chose to use it.”
“I know your minds are starting to wander on to future endeavors, but enjoy these last few weeks before your runway show which we hope will be a thundering success.”
“Ok Tim, we’ll get to work!”
“Designers it’s time. Follow me. Let’s start the show!”
“Whew, fun Designer! Your baseball dress is striking and your ice cream ingredient dress is reminiscent of the very first dress you made in this show, your Betsey Johnson ice cream cone dress. You’ve really come full circle.”
“Yes, thank you!”
“Have you given much thought to what you might do after your runway show?”
“Well, a wonderful publisher invited me to write a book on my Jazzknitting techniques. That was months and months ago and I have yet to submit a proposal. They were hoping for some patterns to include, even though many of the shapes that emerge in Jazzknitting are a result of following the dyer’s color changes in hand painted yarn. If you scroll down to the bottom of this picture, you can see the socks I recently made from a pattern, which have gotten me thinking about new patterns I can design to include in my proposal.”
“Hmmmm, pretty socks! I see you’re going to be busy.”
“I will be, but I’ll also be available if anyone needs me for special projects. First though, I have another blog post and then my big show!”
“Ok, we’ll be looking forward to those.”