25.10.10

little winter is coming

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.




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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!

34 comments:

  1. um, yeah, my display is going to be simple/I left it to the last minute! i love your color palette. One more weekend! I can't believe it. I have about one more week until I leave.

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  2. Your color pallete is amazing. Did the names of the colors help you choose them at all? Because they're gorgeous.

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  3. Ohhh! I so wish I could go. In fact my horoscope for this week said I should "take a last minute trip for pleasure... that will likely involve plenty of frolic!" which I took as a sign that I'm supposed to go and meet Chelsea and everybody!! So I'm defying the stars by not going.

    I love that tote and your palette and those prints. Please take LOADS of photographs while you're there!

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  4. can't wait for little winter! bummed i can't make it to the party (i'm going to the opera that evening, weird) but i'll be at the sale bright and early on saturday. save a tote for me!

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  5. Anonymous25.10.10

    please post if the KB tote goes up for sale online! (favorite artist + favorite song ever.)

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  6. I think you and G should do mooooorrreee totes...maybe even pillow cases...plleeaase! ;)
    xoxo

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  7. In no particular order, I'm over the moon with: That tote, the Mary Timony idea and your reason for wanting to become a journalist. (Mine was the very same.) Best of luck at Little Winter!

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  8. ooooh I love your color palette so much, and that tote!! I hope you do sell them beyond Little Winter because I would love one! I can't wait to see photos from the event.

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  9. I am so in love with that tote! Megan---snag me one!

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  10. I need one of those totes! can I buy one online?

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  11. Anonymous25.10.10

    Ha, I wish I'd had the good sense to run about from J school and straight to OCAD but I didn't. Nobody tells you that J school is not even a prerequisite for a career in journalism anymore. Case in point: Ben Mulroney.

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  12. For me it was the opposite, I went to librarian school, but hated working as one, and went to journalist school instead! The Kate Bush bag is just awesome, that lyric pick really strikes a chord with me too. Good luck with your show!

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  13. Omg! I love your color scheme! Can't wait to see what else you got up your sleeve! I'm feeling behind too...Clothes aside, I think I'll be lucky If I get a banner and tablecloth made before Little Winter, let alone any type of display...Super lame, I know. Good luck, I've gotta get back to work!

    See ya at the party!

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  14. I just squealed with joy. I LOVE that line! Excellent choice! I hope that you'll be selling these online, too, because I must have one!!!! Everything looks lovely!

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  15. If you sell that tote after little winter, I'll be first in line to buy it, even though my tote collection is a little out of control. I seriously want to cry that I can't come to little winter! :(

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  16. I know that tote will do phenomenally well at little winter. which means! hopefully you'll make more which you'll sell online. which means! i'll sooner than later have one in my possession! good luck at the market, anabela :-)

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  17. Beautiful colour palette. Good luck with sales!

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  18. I love the tote. I have a really personal connection with Kate Bush and I would love to own this. Are you selling all of them at Little Winter or would it be possible to get one of these in Toronto?

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  19. i am a little obsessed with neutrals and sparkle at the moment too.. and i'm really wishing i could go to little winter!!

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  20. oooh man. so wish i could attend.

    and your tote!!!?? I LOVE it. I need one. Please tell you will sell the online too? pretty please!

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  21. i want to visit little winter so much, but alas i am on the other side of the world :( i too love your colour palette and the amazing tote. i hope you will consider selling them online...

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  22. yes, I agree with danica, I hope you'll be selling the the totes online. Kate Bush is my favourite singer and I think I'm overly enamoured with Running up that Hill. Pretty please?

    p.s. let me know if pony responds to Attenborough :)

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  23. I was just listening to Hounds of Love today, thinking it was one of the best records I own. Speaking of, would records fit in it? Hope you two produced a bundle of them!

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  24. I also NEEEDDD one of these totes, it's going to team so well with my Jessie Hill Kate Bush tee lol - but seriously, PLEASE put them online! xxxxx

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  25. Good luck at little winter,both the prints and the bag are lovely!

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  26. i too will most definitely purchase a bush tote if they ever make it to etsy!

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  27. love these so much!

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  28. I love your tote – what a great quote to pick :)

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  29. I love the tote too - Running up that hill is one of my all time fave songs :)

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  30. Love Love Love. (The colour palette, the photos, the tote bag, the fact that you are going to Portland for Little Winter - wish it was in Toronto!). Anyway, I hope you sell the tote after Little Winter - I'd like to get one please!

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  31. uh, that's the best costume idea EVER, imho. x

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  32. ms. kate is one of my all time faves. the video for that song!

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  33. i adore that tote anabela. wishing you the very best time at little winter!

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  34. love love the tote. will be keeping a lookout for them to go on sale. PLEASE! ;)

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