December 27, 2019
Nobody has the first clue how old she is; her white hair is braided into an intricate crown (how DOES she do that by herself?), her fingernails are always a practical length, but red and flawless… I still suspect that denim has never touched her body, except in passing!
She’s inspired by these 2:
The Saddest of Projects
She’s off for a couple of days in Venice. Things are going to have to be moved, and she’s going to make some suggestions about what needs to go first… The flooding isn’t going to get better with time, and some things are going to be irreparably damaged by the relentlessness of the water.
She packs light; she only needs to check on a handful of places that she already has in mind. She’s prepared for reasonably high water; if things get out of control, she will have to borrow hip waders! That, in and of itself, makes clear how things have deteriorated.
But she still needs to look like herself! And she has at least 1 really nice dinner in mind…
She’s going straight to the Piazza San Marco; her taxi driver (taxi = boat, in Venice) will take her bag to her hotel… She’s not worried about what she will wear, because she has all sorts of cuddly layers to pile together to keep warm.
And 1 really pretty top for dinner!
Even though she wears a lot of black, her accent colors make sure that she doesn’t fade into the background. As if THAT was possible…
I don’t visit Venice anymore; I used to go 2 or 3 times a year… The tourist damage, and the ever-increasing flooding, make me sad. Sigh….
p.s. 3 years ago, we were in the middle of a multi-day wardrobe build, based on a photograph of lightning… grey, brown and purple!