You could say I'm having a tinge of behind-the-scenes envy over Fashion Week. The street and backstage shots are always fun to look at. So, in a feat that would make a circus contortionist proud, I turned the camera back on itself and bent backward through time to mimic the action.
Alright, I exaggerate. Some of you will remember my Time Travel post with the top hat and this adjustable parachute silk skirt, already in its second life. This "behind-the-scenes" photo is from back then, that's all.
Aside to Photographers:
Do you get more wrinkles on one side of your face
from frequent eye/face scrunching?
This is a serious inquiry I want an answer to!
Flipping through the initial New York Times fashion reviews, I wondered if I had travelled back-to-the-future instead. Rag & Bone today showed adjustable parachute silk skirts too! And many times, I've worn mine with a plain, white t-shirt and cuffs. I thought I was off-trend back then. In today's paradoxical fashion, I must have been so off, I was on. Go figure. (Rag & Bone's skirt did give me the idea of ripping off the rosette on mine. I just tend to be cowardly when it comes to DIY. Help, anyone?)
|Rag & Bone Spring 2012|
asymmetric parachute silk skirt
This encouragement is terrible for pack rats like me who never discard anything, even moth-eaten cashmeres. I still wear my favorite hole-y sweaters, mendicant style, lamenting their glamorous past.
So hang on to your clothes. Nothing is ever really new. After a decade or two, dust them off, call them "vintage" and enjoy them a second time around. We don't need a DeLorean to get back to the future.
What do you do with your old clothes -- keep or donate?
Addendum: I would like to thank Songbird for honoring me with:
I can't wait to see what amazing films this young blogger will come up with when she emerges from film school in Calcutta. I am truly humbled by the award and appreciate being on its receiving end.