I was so struck by the amazing young Chinese woman I had to post this. I'm not even sure why, really. Perhaps its the intensity of her regard, perhaps its the riot of color involved in her clothing, or maybe its her wonderful, bead bedecked hat. Whatever it is, I was enchanted. What moves you, when you see this?
In terms of her contributions to fashion and style, Chanel is most remembered for the ubiquitous suit she designed and a life long commitment to freeing women from constraints and extraneous furbelows. What is far less often remembered is that she made it fashionable for women to wear jewelry that was not the real deal. Not only did she champion the wearing of costume jewelry, but also the wearing of great masses of it. It was a deliberate, and well conceived slap in the face to class distinctions. Of course as time has gone on, those distinctions have re-emerged, since costume jewelry is now made that costs not much less than the real thing. We do seem stuck in the notion of hierarchy.
So much for this week's scatter. Hope you had fun.
Have a splendid weekend!