I’ve got a few things on my mind that I can’t quite shake. Apologies for the lack of photos on the first two things here, but these are worthy clicks, I promise.
Thing No. 1: That Dress, Oh Wow
I can’t stop thinking about this dress. Ladies of the eighteenth-century French court let themselves go by ditching their corsets and embracing the robe volante, a gorgeous swath of unpinched lavishness. I can see the direct line from the extraordinary gown in that link to . . . The Tale of the Mustard Muumuu. (Which provides an excellent lesson in turning a mustard muumuu into a mustard maxi skirt. Clip ’n’ save!) (Thanks to Adrienne Martini for the link.)
Thing No. 2: Tom of Holland and That Boxpleat Jumper
Take a look, if you will. Tom got hold of a sweater’s worth of Daughter of a Shepherd yarn, something I wish I could do, and he made a jumper from Cecilia Campochiaro‘s extraordinary Sequence Knitting. It’s a mashup of two fascinating things: deep deep dark sheepish yarn and mathy knit-purls. I have two skeins of this yarn and yearn for a sweater of this richness.
Thing No. 3: Steering Wheels and Tiny Cars
During our staycation, we visited Nashville’s Lane Motor Museum, a haunt when the boys were young. It’s the largest collection of European cars in North America, who knew? Interesting to come back with large-sized fellas who used to be shorter than the amazing tiny cars in this collection. I became obsessed with the beautiful dashboards and steering wheels of these wee vehicles.
And the cars? Adorable.
Wish I were heading out on a road trip in one of these little babies. Happy Friday to all!