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"Mere forgetfullness cannot remove it
Nor wishing bring it back, as long as it remains
The white precipitate of its dream
In the climate of sighs flung across our world,
A cloth over a birdcage. But it is certain that
What is beautiful seems so only in relation to a specific
Life, experienced or not, channeled into some form
Steeped in the nostalgia of a collected past."
from: SELF-PORTRAIT IN A CONVEX MIRROR
John Ashbery:the drifter and the gypsy
Since 2005, kate spade new york and Women for Women International have been working together to promote micro-enterprises for women in the still recovering communities throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The enterprise is the next step in an ongoing product development partnership over the past four years. Women for Women International will provide the training in knitting for the women, with creative direction from kate spade new york.Knitting, a traditional skill in the region that has passed through generations of women, is now a source of income for these enterprising women. This partnership has helped Bosnian graduates transform their traditional handcrafts into high-fashion winter accessories. Rabija Mujalo, a participant of the training program and current employee of kate spade new york, says "I earned nearly as much money knitting at home in my spare time as my son who works full time in a factory."
But when nobody was looking she wore an unaffected coat like this.
And she would walk the little gravel path near the ocean in it, her hands inside the pockets for warmth, thinking her own private thoughts that may not have been much more complicated than what she had on.
In later years she’d walk around New York City in it, still in her private world.
She never owned an evening dress, or wore makeup. Yet she was, by most standards, the most elegant (and mysterious) woman in the world. Not that she cared.
What she had, money could never buy. (And she had money.)
Secret Thoughts Coat (No. 2488). Simple, mid-thigh length cut of rich wool/cashmere. Full, straight sleeves. One real horn button in front. Pull the big, well-shaped hood over your head and slip your hands into the deep pockets when you want to be alone. Jacket is unlined.
Color: Incognito Dark Olive.
"Someone once said, "It's never safe to be nostalgic about something until you're absolutely certain there's no chance of it coming back."
True, there's a lot about the 50's we don’t need back, like telephone booth stuffing, panty raids, the Cold War, but I suspect you won't mind this classic coming back.
Doris Day wore a version of it when she played the "innocent" and tried to take Cary Grant's mind off himself.
Fonzie was first smitten with Pinky Tuscadero when she wore it.
Your Mother left her poodle skirt behind, snuck past her parents complaining about 50 cents a gallon gasoline, to hear some rock and roll.
You'll think of something.
Classic Square Neck Black Dress (No. 2596). Upper calf length in a fully lined smooth cotton sateen. Square back and front produces anything but square effect on its victims. Gathered fan shape sleeves frame arms. Further details: Invisible back zipper. Lots of pleat action front and back. Don't forget those bows. Demure. Charming. Sexy as all get out. Dig it?
Don't forget to load "Rock Around the Clock" on your iPod."J. Peterman