Photos by Diana
As The SC walked in City Park this morning a tree with golden leaves caught her attention. From this image came the memory of a camel cape that was recently gifted by a friend. Returning home I raced through my inventory and built an outfit inspired by nature. Suddenly I became aware that nearly every piece of my ensemble was gifted by a friend. I was wearing my friends! The vintage camel cape (reversible as seen on the back of the collar in the last photo), the vintage Lilly Dache hat trimmed with jet beads and ornate black braid on camel velvet over blocked buckram, the jet dangle earrings, the long black velvet gloves with intricate camel pattern from a museum gift shop. Nelson sent Camille out into a NYC snowstorm to capture the black knit Wolford leggings for The SC’s holiday gift several years ago. Only the estate sale beaded pin, black heeled suede boots and black turtleneck were purchased by The SC. Treasured relationships are life affirming and the foundation of health and meaning. Friends are a precious lifeline during difficult times and a source of fun and adventure when the light appears. Friendships are the equivalent of fine art – ‘the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.’
And then there are dear blogging friends. Thank you to the beautiful Bella of The Citizen Rosebud HERE for including The SC in her ‘Six +40 Fashion Blogs I Can’t Live Without.’ I am honored and humbled to be in the company of bloggers who inspire me daily with their artistry and style. Bella is as creative, talented and magical with her outfits as she is with her prose. Thank you also to The Karina Chronicles HERE for the inclusion in their Friday post. Check out their gorgeous dresses made for every body in Brooklyn. And check out Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style HERE; lovely Patti actively encourages bloggers of all ages to be confident, alive and VISIBLE.