Tuesday, December 26, 2006
I got 2 fabulous books for christmas, both full of lots of wonderful resources. I have already thought of some special to add to my garment for 2007. The first is Knitwear in Fashion - this was from Grant and it is full of all sorts of familiar and pushing the boundary stuff. The pic on the front cover is of Kate Moss. Took me a while to recognise her.
The second one set of 2 books probably almost broke Ian's arms as he walked home from town with them on a hot Staurday just gone. It's the 2 volume Fashion - a history from the 18th to the 20th Centuryfrom the Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute published by Taschen.
It's a wonderful collection of fashion which I know I shall refer to for ever. The first volume starts with stomachers so my little brain is festering with ideas - for later.Bruce and Kazuko gave me black agapanthas for the garden - I am very fond of them and now that the scaffolding is down we will be able to clean out the rubble. We had a lovely christmas day - it was 34 (lucky people in the eastern states had rain and snow depending) and we ate outside but we survived. Too much food but not overindulgence on wine as too hot. Today - Boxing Day - is even hotter and we have been incredibly lazy although I have been working on my camisole - and then we are off to the movies.
Hope everyone else is having an excellent and relaxing time - where-ever.