Whew! I always forget how busy my summers are. I blithely go into July thinking it will be a slow couple months and every year I emerge in September exhausted! Indeed, sales are a bit slower in the summer, but due to vacations and scheduling, we have fewer people at the warehouse. That makes it very busy for those of us who are there! Then August lands with a thump and we are literally waist high in fabrics that need to be processed so that we can get our fall mailers out in a timely manner. Well, all of this is to say my blog has fallen on the priority list, but I will recommit to bringing it back. I do enjoy sharing my thoughts about fabric and the fashion fabric world. I hope you enjoy hearing them. If not, just sign off and I’ll never know 🙂 If there’s something you want me to include in my blog, please email me and I’ll do my best to accomodate.
Now to my summer reading. Oh well, I didn’t finish it all, but I did include one of my fashion-oriented books. Tim Gunn’s A Guide to Style was a pleasant read. Those familiar with him from Project Runway will already know that the book is full of literary and historical references to whet the appetite of any reader and the vocabulary is erudite, if not stilted. The information is nothing new, but I did enjoy hearing his simple take on fashion…it’s so sensible. So in a way, this pedantic read is quite elemental. I realized as I read it that part of its appeal to me is that it reminded me of my father! Now fashion was not his game, but he was extremely well read and well schooled. Conversations at our dinner table were always lively and peppered with anecdotes from literature and history. He would have found Tim’s style quite acceptable! One distraction for me as I read the book was the use of his assistant dean as a vehicle to a plural voice. It seemed a cop out to me. Why not just write it on his own? Or if he needed her input, make it clear what she was contributing and what were his own thoughts. Anybody else have that experience?
Although I’m not much for reality shows, I look forward to checking out Tim’s new program on Bravo later this week.
Other books on my list? The one I mentioned in June about the psychology of your closet, I lent to Candy. I’ll see if she has comments to share. Anyone else read sewing themed books this summer? I’d love to hear about them…please share! We’re talking about Favorite sewing resource books over on the Salon. Click on Tried and True to see the discussion and join in!