(from the Irving Penn exhibit at the DMA)
A few things this Friday:
This is it for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, What have you bought and loved? Anything?
I ordered the Natori feathers bra in size 34B and love it, but also thought the 34 band might be a teeny bit tight on me, so I tried the 36B and the cups were WAY too big on that one, so then I ordered the 36A, and I haven’t received it yet, so I have no idea if it will work or not. But I love the bra, it’s pretty much the only underwire/padded bra that fits me even remotely well – the cup size anyway. I seriously have no boobs.
I also ended up ordering the James Perse ruched henley dress in the burgundy/eggplant color because I thought I might regret it if I didn’t. And it’s so easy to return stuff to Nordstrom, I thought I might as well try…I haven’t received it yet. I’m hoping it’s not purple, that’s all…
Also, Chandra from These Native Goods posted about her pre-loved Zady top from SLOWRE on Instagram recently, and I LOVE how she styled it. Take a look, and incidentally, she’s got an amazing directory full of American-made products:
Finally, this really has nothing (and everything) to do with politics, it’s more about love, understanding, and humanity, but this article on How to Disagree from Women Against Negative Talk had a profound impact on me. Made me cry actually. We spend so much time judging other people (and ourselves…let’s be honest), that we barely stop to listen and try to UNDERSTAND WHY someone may believe differently than we do. I can do better at this, definitely, especially now.
Oh, back to that top image; I took my step-son to see the Irving Penn exhibit at the DMA yesterday and while of course, we’re familiar with his work at Vogue, he took many more non-fashion photos, and the exhibit was full of mostly those types of images. I was struck by his nudes, most of all, because he chose to photograph full, curvy women as opposed to sample-size models in his “free-time.” He saw the beauty in every person, and used his artistic abilities to bring it out in a profound way. And I thought it was interesting that he did almost all his photography in a studio setting, preferring the stark emptiness and rather drab backdrops to outside scenery. He even photographed the indigenous people of Peru in a studio. Excellent exhibit, and it rather opened my eyes a bit..