This week I had a message from a follower on Instagram, @rumygucci. Rumy, who lives in Japan, I believe, describes herself as a cool, funky, quirky old girl. That sounds like a description of me, especially the cool part. No wonder she follows my Instagram. She said that she checked my blog for a new post everyday because she missed it.
Indeed, I have not been posting on my blog during this hibernation period. Time seems to have collapsed and a year seems like a day. But I am one of those annoying people who is using this time to be productive. I have been working on a large painting for the past 7 months. I am fully dosed with the Moderna vaccine, but now we have a worrisome variant here in New York City, and I fear it will be déja vu all over again. But not to worry, we will weather it.
By way of putting a blog toe back in the water, I want to show you and Rumy my new dress from a Japanese brand called 45R. For a shop hound like me it was a shock to learn that the 45R boutique has been at Mercer and Houston in Soho for 20 years. How the hell did I miss it? I may loose my shop-hound press credentials.
(Oh, did I tell you? I let my hair go au natural to silver!) I am wearing my new 45R indigo-dyed dress in cotton. It has a lovely, delicate trailing floral motif. Beads are from Madame Matovu vintage in the West Village. Blue tights by Fogal.
45R makes comfortable, everyday clothes in natural materials and dyes. The yarn is hand dyed to achieve the deep color which will fade over time.
Thank you Rumy, for getting me back in the saddle!