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Fashion from the 1600-1800's gets me excited.
I love every thing about it:
that it's expertly hand made,
the attention to detail & pride in workmanship,
the shapes & proportions,
the fabrics, patterns, colors & layers,
the ruffles, beads, gold work, ribbons & sequins,
but most of all, that it's extinct today.
I'm not claiming to be an expert seamstress,
I just have a deep appreciation for the workmanship
and fondness for materials from that bygone era.
Today, working in the studio has been all about
gold work, pearls & vintage metal sequins,
hand drawn patterns & hand sewing,
and creating beautiful forms that have the simple purpose
of being just that, beautiful to look at.
All while watching (well, mostly listening to)
"Narnia" and "Finding Neverland."
What a fine day.