Wall Hangings Redux

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Wall hangings by Native Line My parents were pretty crunchy and I grew up with a woven wall hanging—like the ones pictured above—decorating our hallway. I started to notice the crafty decor coming back in 2012, and kept an eye on the awesome work of Maryanne Moodie, All Roads, New Friends, and Brook & Lyn. Back then, I asked […]

Socks with Sandals

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

For the record: I’m a fan. There’s hosiery-and-orthopedic-footwear greatness happening in this photo. I’m sad I wasn’t born in whatever country this is. Via Here We Go Now UPDATE: Mom caught wind of this post and wanted me to know—lest I think that Americans are total sartorial dolts—that she used to wear socks with sandals. […]

Mom Remembers ’69

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Mom and Dad used to wear short shorts of equally risque length back in the day. And when dad got holes in his, she’d embroider daisies over them…even if they were on the crotch. So I showed mom these Life photos from the summer of 1969. Mom says: “I wore most of the outfits on […]

Mom’s House of Style

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

I showed my mom a copy of the book “Take Ivy,” a photo documentary of ivy league campus fashion that was published in Japan in 1965. She ended up schooling me in ’60s fashion archetypes. Mom’s attention to detail (cool guys did NOT wear socks with their loafers) helps explain my aesthetic neuroses. I’d heard […]