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Arriving in style

January 29, 2010

Wednesday was market day in Bormes-les-Mimosas. But it wasn’t just the shopping that prompted people to make that long walk up to the Provencal mountain-top village. It was the opportunity to catch up, to flirt a little, and to see and be seen. Angelique’s new dress was going to make its debut (and she’d been up into the small hours hemming it). There was only one thing marring her excitement as she set off uphill with her basket. Her new shoes were absolutely killing her. How on earth to arrive fresh and unblistered?
Aha! Well, it wasn’t exactly arriving in style but it would just have to do. She’d just wait for Monsieur Auboisson and his donkey and bread cart to catch her up…

A dress full of esprit de corps and joie de vivre and even je ne sais quoi if ever there was one!

(I don’t know whether it’s the straw basket and carefree pose on this pattern illustration, or the subliminal effect of that much swimming pool blue background, but looking at it for a while almost made me weep for summer….)

Happy pattern Friday! You know where to look :)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2010 10:01 pm

    I love that it’s labeled “prominent designer,” so consumers will know that when they see the pattern, rather than just having to rely on their own knowledge. Maybe I’ll make a label for my classroom door that says, “AWESOME TEACHER” so I don’t have to rely on my students’ opinions. . . Much less effort!

    • glassoffashion permalink
      January 30, 2010 11:36 am

      :) Tee hee- what a great idea! If you were a dab hand with a digital art program like Photoshop wouldn’t it be fun to strategically alter this pattern illustration? Paste your head in and change the text to Awesome Teacher and you’re good to go!

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