TEXT & TONIC - D E F May 19 2020, 0 Comments
I think you'll enjoy this blog because I'm going to focus on three unique women and three wonderful patterns. We can follow history if we follow the patterns.
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not making decisions." Catherine Cookson
Author Catherine Cookson's quote is on the historically luxurious damask pattern. Catherine overcame many difficulties, made decisions, and went on to write almost 100 books, which sold more than 123 million copies. Catherine's decisions and her commitment to endure and succeed encourages me to press on when I find myself in seemingly unsolvable situations. Especially when I'm standing alone.
"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades." Audrey Hepburn
Artists have been drawing electric lightning bolts wrong for centuries. When this stylized jagged graphic pattern became an essential design element of Art Deco, it couldn’t go wrong.
Audrey Hepburn was a humanitarian who knew that beauty resides in compassion and empathy. She left Hollywood and became a UNICEF representative to help raise public awareness about the organization's initiatives. With an elegant style, Audrey made a difference. I look to Audrey's style when I feel that there are different ways to solve problems, and I decide to do it with style.
"In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous." Elsa Schiaparelli
The fleur-de-lis has been used as a symbol of power and identification in Europe since the 12th century. But after a revolution or two, this French symbol came down to the street. Recently I found a pair of high-top canvas sneakers with a fleur-de-lis pattern.
Here is a woman after my own heart. A brave and unique individual who created her own path. The non-conformist fashion visionary Elsa Schiaparelli fearlessly challenged the status quo during the last century. She found inspiration from the work of many artists. Her designs continue to inspire many of today’s designers. Elsa’s bravery encourages me to go my own way, and to hell with 'em. I'm going shopping.
Here are a few of the many fun items now available in my new collection, Text & Tonic, on my website. I hope you'll find something there to add colour and style to your home.
Stay tuned for G, H and I next week.