Here are Shams, from Communing with Fabric, and Ronda Chaney, Program Coordinator of the Cãnada College Fashion Design Department; she is responsible for this wonderful event.
Friends Dorothy, Ann and Barbara, all models in the Fashion Show, in their outfits...
and here they are with Shams. As always, I walked away with some special things from the wonderful vendors.
I decided to stop sewing new things and start putting together my travel wardrobe for Portugal; we leave in 2 ½ weeks, so this is none too soon.
As I was accumulating items for consideration, I happened to have all my red footwear on the floor in my closet, and I was amazed to find I have so many
Red is truly a neutral for me...
Also, as I was choosing what to pull out of my closet, I took advantage of the chance to rearrange my tee shirts and turtlenecks, moving them from hangers to drawers. MicMac took advantage, too... (Marie Kondo would be so proud of me...
I decided to try a new way of "storyboarding" my travel wardrobe, so I thought I'd share with you how I begin. I took pictures of each article of clothing that might potentially make it to the final cut. I hung a white sheet on a pole and hung the clothing item on a clothesline in the foreground. For instance:
This is my latest "Trifecta" pant, in a black bengaline with silver stripes from Marcy Tilton.
After a little Photoshopping, I had this to add to my possibilities:
After all the photographing and Photoshopping, I made a file of all the pants
all the vests
and all the tunics
I do this for coats and jackets, tee shirts, and accessories. When I am finished, I put them all together and begin the culling (I know, TMI, what can I say, I'm a geek...)
Speaking of accessories, I am breaking in these gorgeous Stuart Weitzman boots as I write...
With that lug sole, they should be great for Lisbon's cobblestone hills. They are supremely comfortable.
My friend Joan had a complete knee replacement a few days ago...I went to visit her earlier today.
A couple of friends had just given her this enormous goofy hair bow...which I of course had to try
The necklace I'm wearing here is one of my "finds" from AIF...it is made from
the balls in a roll-on deodorant bottle...that makes it even more "special"!
Joan's beautiful sister is taking care of her...
That's all for now...TTYL!