Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A well curated collection

This past weekend the California College of the Arts held their graduate open studios, allowing the public to wander from studio to studio interacting with the artists and viewing their most recent work. There were many inspiring pieces and perspectives, but I was most inspired by this beautiful clothing simply hanging in the center of the room, the work of student Lauren Marsden.
It got me reflecting on how much I want to simplify things...pare down my wardrobe to a few well curated and beloved pieces, perhaps housing them in a gorgeous old armoire with mirrored door. A simple dress, skirt, top, fur trimmed coat, swimsuit. My current situation screams the opposite of this simplicity that I long for. As I edit my collection and enjoy shipping my pieces off to new homes via my etsy shop I hope that I can resist the urge to replace them with whatever I come across in my size...but instead hold out for those gems that you certainly don't find often but adore forever.

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