Now I have two baskets!
It made me sad to hear the story of this one, considering I am so obsessed with these regional baskets right now. They found it at a kiosk in the airport that sold local crafts, and the seller had two. He said they were the last two he would get because no one wants them anymore, and no one is interested in learning how to make them. Of course, these were meant to be used for practical purposes and not quite made to be used as a purse -- but that's how I will use it. You press down on the handle to loosen the lid, which swings away. It cost 25€, about 1000 times less than the Hermès Birkin.
These images of Jane are so wonderful. It appears that she lost her basket's lid at some point (she still had it at when this picture was taken). It's amazing that she just didn't care what anyone thought about her using an octopus basket as a purse through the streets or Paris or Cannes. I know that I have written quite a bit about baskets and about Jane's approach to life and to fashion, but it inspires me like nothing else and I hope it inspires you, too.
April: Oh, I love lemon flavours! Thank you!
wallflower: Yes, it is!
Elena: Yeah, the Raspberry Tart sweater is amazing, although it's not very visible here. Ooh the dress and apron sound amazing!
erica-knits: Ooh lucky you! I did that with some of my Cabbage Patch dolls. Always a bad idea!
Aprile: I found the source of the tights online and they're only $5, ha! They're from The Sock Man in NY. Oh, I loved Rainbow Brite. I did have a Rainbow Brite doll, and I loved her. Her little space-suit romper!
alyson.: I know, so fun! Lemon Chiffon is actually a super beautiful lace dress. I wish I could see more of it.
tara-lynn: Oh, no! So heartbreaking! It's amazing that you had so much stuff! I have been trying all day to recall that particular smell but I can't do it. I have to get my hands on a little figurine!
Melissa: You should! I've seen people walking cats on leashes before. It's fun!
stitchface: Ha! It must be so toxic, no? I love it.
Siubhan: Oh, I just love Lula. I've been collecting it since issue 5. It's my absolute favourite magazine. Me and some of my friends have mentioned before how we're always afraid to start reading it, because we're... saving it, or something! Silly.
SwanDiamondRose: Apparently there was a doll called Cafe Ole! Also Butter Cookie! These dolls are making me hungry. I do talk about the past a lot too, mostly because I'm perpetually in awe of the fact that we grew up without the internet, and now it's this totally normal thing. It still freaks me out!