I’ve had a crazy/tough week, so, of course, I’ve decided to put off starting my Calculus homework in favor of making another amorphous inspiration post. Hurrah!
So here’s the deal. I’m tired of this cold and snow and ice and other weather conditions which prohibit me from frolicking about in brief, white summer dresses. Naturally, then, my mind has been consumed lately by fantasies of spring and summer in the south, a time that’s all heavy air and magnolia flowers and playful breezes… mmm I WANT IT!
In preparation, here’s my summer manifesto for 2010:
SHIRT DRESSES (I love Proenza Schouler’s slightly grunge, layered take)
SILK and LACE
SIMPLE SWATHS OF FABRIC with hints of FEMININITY (there’s just something so perfect about that black leather Celine dress with the white scarf/neck-piece)
And a hint of VIBRANT, FLOWERLIKE COLOR (Again, Proenza Schouler is just killin’ it with that purple skirt!)
…so that’s about IT. I could go on forever about the images I chose for the background of my little collage (my Cultural Landscapes of the United States class has, as expected, made me hopelessly obsessed with landscapes, especially the alluring, cloying, and complex tableau of the plantation South…).
But I’ll try my hand at concision and just say that I wanted to convey the feeling of sweet air and innocence with a biting undercurrent of uncanniness and subversion that, to me epitomizes the southern landscape, especially in the summer. And you all know how I love a little uncanniness and subversion…