I am trying not to think about the fact that I only have one weekend left to prepare for Little Winter. I know it will all come together at the last minute, and if it doesn't, there is still a party to look forward to (and if you're in Portland on November 5, please come -- it will be delightful).
My display's colour palette. It is deliberately masculine and simple, but I am going to try to add a little golden sparkle to it.
Lamb / bone folder / natural twine / seal.
I often receive emails from people who tell me that they enjoy the pastel, "dreamy" tones of my pictures (and I am so grateful to hear it!), so I want my display to offset that. I was happy when I saw this image that Chelsea posted as the original inspiration for the styling of the event. I think I get it.
I'll be selling some of my prints. Only the dreamiest ones. I hope people will like them.
This is a new item that Geoff and I are excited about and that we've been meaning to make for quite a long time. I designed ("designed") this tote for me, and I can only hope that others will like it. "There is thunder in our hearts" is a line from Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," and because it's such a fervent line, I wanted to keep the design, which we screenprinted onto sturdy cotton tote bags, simple. There will also be a Heart one. If these do well, there will be a whole range of them in the future. Tara-Lynn likes hers (that doll!). Cat mask not included; I had thought it would be fun to go as Golden Dove-era Mary Timony for Hallowe'en but Hallowe'en is off this year for me.
When I was in high school I wanted to be a journalist because I wanted to interview people I admired. I loved how in magazines the authors or editors would take a song lyric or a book title or a movie title and make that the title of the article, and I thought it would be fun to dream up titles myself. The example from Lula below is one of my all-time favourite examples of this. So yeah, the totes were totally inspired by my adolescence. (I also love this "Shake dreams from your hair" one. That's a good test of slightly obscure Doors knowledge.)
(When I got to journalism school I immediately hated it, dropped out, and ran away to study medieval Latin.)
Also: I feel that it is very important that I direct you to this interview with Leith Clark on The Style Notebook (with an illustration by Ayalah). I could not admire Leith Clark more.
Amy: It would definitely make a beautiful wedding dress!
jen: I know, I feel quite lucky!
Siubhan: Thank you! Well, in the magazine they definitely do not only use only the most expensive designer clothing, you know? But I suppose they can't incorporate vintage at this particular department store!
Gina: Oh yes, I feel as though the internet will be abuzz for a while before the issue actually lands. I don't get too frantic because I know that I'm in for a month-long wait (at least) from the time that people in the UK start talking about it! It's definitely my favourite magazine, and it sounds as though it's yours as well!
Vanessa: But maybe if it came out more often it wouldn't be as good!
lavelle: October 30 is so soon! Not much longer now, then.
Shin Ae: Yes! Peach! I love it too, although sometimes it veers into makeup foundation territory and that's just bad. I hope you'll be able to get one one day! It's so beautiful.
hila: Oh, I was able to resist it quite easily once I saw the price tag!
erica-knits: I hope you'll enjoy it! It's so pretty.
marissa (stylebook): I'm glad you like it! We'll post whatever doesn't sell online when we get back!