... bring home the Birkin - or any item after purchase for that matter? I think I would carry mine out of the store, on its own merit, rather than have it hidden in a store bag. After all it is ready to use and enjoy so why give up the opportunity.
I did ride my last bicycle home from the bike shop, and I have taken bites out of loaves of bread when at the checkout. So it should come as no surprise that I have worn shoes and socks, and hats and coats, and carried bags - not the store bag, but a bag I paid for - out of stores.
I have yet to do this for other items, such as ties or suits, but I think it is just a matter of time before I do. I can think of no better way.
I took note of this sculpture depicting office workers in an elevator. To the best of me, I can not account for their dismal mood. They are each well presented, and judging by the colors of their clothes, dressed for a spring day.
I would have a spring in my step if I were in their shoes, especially those of the man on the left as the thought of wearing a blue-gray peak lapel linen suit on a spring day is positively uplifting to me.
I visited a favorite menswear store of mine over the weekend. It had been a while since I last saw the friendly and helpful staff, and I was looking forward to seeing them and the store's spring wares. Well it was not meant to be. Instead of familiar faces I was greeted by the unfamiliar sight of a locked gate and covered windows. As far as I am concerned, their winter sale had gone too far.
I am now even more appreciative of the few stores left in the city where staff are knowledgable and seek to delight, and the clothes are the class of the city.
I have always had an appreciation for how fashion designers convey design through illustration. Seemingly simple pen strokes conspire to define a garment - its silhouette, style, fit, color and material - to the point that it is palpable.
Illustration need not be confined to the realm of the designer. I use it to plan my wardrobe and test out new looks. It may be that I grew up watching my mother sketch out her vacation wardrobe before packing for a trip, or the clothes she would wear for an evening out.
Our imagination is rich, and illustrations both capture it and let it run free.