Dear Karen Walker, you’ve swept me away yet again with another imaginative lookbook. Brooms & mops!? Honestly.
Oversized sweaters over tees and plaid shirts, paired with denim, tweeds, and corduroys . . . layering is best thing about fall, isn’t it? And WTF ever happened to my shearling denim jacket from the 7th grade? I’ll need another.
After a life-changing journey to Rajasthan in 2008, artist Karen Knorr wanted to celebrate the visual richness found in the fables, myths and stories of northern India using sacred and secular sites to highlight the caste system, femininity and its relationship with the animal world. Interiors of palaces, mausoleums, and holy sites were photographed with a large format camera and a variety of animals were photographed separately in sanctuaries and zoos. Knorr combined the two elements, fusing high resolution with analogue photography. The result is an impressive and spellbinding series I hope to see in person someday.
I immediately did a double take after spotting this shirt with baubles stitched down the “placket,” which I just recently learned is the term used to describe the middle section of a button down shirt. Honestly? Placket?! In any case, it’s an easy DIY and the most brilliant way to add a bit of texture and pizazz to any shirt!
- a button down shirt
- a mix of metal, plastic or glass beads
- a needle fine enough to fit through the beads