Photos by Camille
The SC made the decision on New Year’s Eve Day that 2011 would not go gownless. I have a passionate love for gowns; I feel enveloped, protected and held in space by folds of fabric and the structure of design. I am of the opinion that gowns should not be limited to formal occasions, especially as there are so few of these events in my life and my vintage inventory lies in waiting. I seldom let a year go by without the expression that a gown provides and the year of Nelson’s death was to be no exception. So yesterday I threw on this beloved vintage silver gown with ‘bow pattern’ accessorized by everything vintage and attended three consecutive gatherings held by friends in the celebration of the New Year. I have found planned structure to be as important as the lack of it. Frivolity with friends balanced by stillness and the company of memories (some of them involving gowns of all shapes and forms). I thank my friends for the invitations and understanding when my process does not allow me to be present.
The SC approaches 2012 with hope and a desire for the evolution of peace and positive intention. Thank you to all readers and commenters for your kind, thoughtful, comforting, supportive words and elegant expressions. I have appreciated and have been touched by your generosity. And wish all the best possible ‘gown energy’ for you in the New Year!