Anaïs Nin illustration by Bree Reetz
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, of fix us in the present. We are made of layers, cells, constellations.
The Diary of Anaïs Nin Vol. 4 (1971); as quoted in Journal of Phenomenological Psychology Vol. 15 (1984)
Theodore Twombly by Bree Reetz
Disclaimer, I will sound unusually fan-girlish in this post. But allow me to tell you… I find Esther Quek’s fashion sensibilities inspiring. She embodies something that I’ve always tried to implement in my own sense of fashion. Her sense of somewhat androgynous clothing is powerfully dandy with it’s ties, snappy suits and coats. But that’s not all, her use of color, texture and shape is remarkable. The way she pairs her pieces shows her natural sense for fashion that is much larger than the trend grabbing fashion of so many. This picture of her emulates what I’m talking about. I’m not a purple person, but she creates a rich palette in this outfit, that even I can appreciate, ranging from deep petunia to plumb. The drape of each layer creates a gorgeous silhouette while the various cuts and textures create visual interest. And thus, I was inspired to illustrate it and share it with you. Cheers, Esther, stay stylish!
We had a brief snap of fall weather here and I relished being able to wear a coat and scarf for a few days. I think my sense of style is better expressed in layers. The autumn color pallet is also one of the richest
and most moving set of colors I can think of. So, cheers to the change of seasons and they way they touch us.