16 January 2014

more on winter

& what I'm wearing Now.


Louise Bourgeois, Head on Fire



I woke up this morning to a cool house-65 degrees upstairs, and a respectable 67 downstairs. I love winter, and too-what little dab autumn chooses to lend in the name of cooler weather. While others long for travel to warmer climes-that would never suit me.
I have an intolerance to Heat- and besides that, I just hate hot weather.
When cooler weather shows up -I immediately breathe a sigh-of relief. This morning there was a sprinkling of snow covering everything. I'll need to go to the P.O. and to the workroom.


And what do the fashionably heat intolerant wear while working at home-and running about town?
I find myself more and more drawn to what I like to call the Eustean Look.
You see, Eustean, Tean-for short, was my Great Aunt-and while as a child I didn't grasp it-Eustean was an eccentric. Today I can see it and say with pride-what an inheritance, and one I hadn't known I would reap the reward of...

 Other inspirations: Rose Cumming, Sarah Bernhardt, and Suzy Menkes for the hair. I'm growing out
 my bangs-I think-and this morning I woke up with the clip having ruched up my hair a la Menkes.



Indoors or out- running errands you might find me in a thought provoking T-shirt, a caftan-and any sort of flannel raiment-some of it-or all of it. Layers, it all works together.





I keep a big old camel hair Perry Ellis by the back door that I throw on to air out Zetta-the dog- it's much like a blanket & I've loved it for many years. Along side that, a grey-a black-and a paisley wrap-shawl thing that can pair well with the caftans & flannel. Also easy to wear as a wrap-a kantha quilt. A couple of choices from my father's Harris Tweed hats round off the look. Viola! Eustean Style. She was great at mixing high-low, man-woman, yin-yang- and didn't even know it.





(my favorite place for the tee shirts, Worn Free-Music-Myth-and the work of artist John Van Hamesveld. These shirts are addictive, wardrobe count topping out at a baker's dozen, Caftans at Irving and Fine, and J.Peterman and Pendleton, everywhere fine clothing is sold...)


12 comments:

  1. I share your heat-intolerance and relish your winter fashion sense. Looking forward to more, Leslie in Portland, Oregon

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    1. Leslie, you should be cooling off by now in Portland, we are having snow today. pgt

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  2. I hate hot weather. And I'm mostly cashmere in winter....easy and always perfect. Except we haven't had any winter yet--84* today.
    Mary

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    1. Mary, when I am working there is nothing better than layers-cashmere always lightens the load. pgt

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  3. I understand growing out the bangs. I'm in the process and many a morning I doubt the wisdom of my decision. But then I walk away from the mirror. Good luck!

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    1. Linda, I get up-and I always have regrets and doubts! pgt

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  4. Gaye I can picture you taking Zetta out in the blustery cold! Love J Peterman!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  5. My, you do dress up when you go out. So chic. My farm wardrobe - sweats. Love the errand style. I went out this summer with my dress on inside out.

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    1. hi Donna, I thought you of all my readers might id!!! why yes-it is the errand style. like it. pgt

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  6. I need a picture of that! Help! Please!!

    Penelope

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    1. haha, You note I did not dare-and would not dare! xx pgt

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