At the sign of the first crocus….
Snowdrops and primroses galore are bursting out all over here. And at the weekend there was that new kind of light that had everyone out and about, walking with their faces upturned to the sunshine.
Could it be Spring?
Hurrah! This is just the flimsy kind of excuse I need to send me scurrying to the closet to dig my warm weather clothes out of storage.
All despite the fact that its snowing here again today, which I’ll try to ignore.
And I’ve been doing a little swotting up for Spring…
….with a little background reading, like this Pantone report on what colours will be everywhere for Spring/Summer 2010 (and then spotting how many retailers have based their entire collections on this intelligence…). Fusion Coral? Mmpf. Amparo Blue? Mmmmmmmm….
….casting an eye over the Spring fashion report in the Ottawa Citizen from March 1949. Particularly the article from which this blog post title and line drawings come. It’s by Jean Spadea of the Spadea pattern company and tells you that “when it’s spring today and winter tomorrow, the one way of beating the weather man at his own game is to think of those first tender leaves and tight little buds….and bridge the clothes gap with inexpensive touches that forecast sunshine, blossoms and easter bunnies….” Whatever the decade, Spring always seems to herald that “ooh, new clothes!” enthusiasm….
…thinking about tucking a flower in my lapel, but then wondering whether one of these would be nicer…
….being inspired by all the new spring collections online, and then wondering how to make them myself…
…and then splashing out on these in blue (let’s call it preliminary research) and now wondering why, given that I never wear heels and they are not “me” in the slightest. What was I thinking!? I expect they’ll go straight back. Must be a touch of Spring madness???