ph: Johnny Le
A few weekends ago.
It's so nice to have friends visiting to wake you from your work routine (and take your photo so you can finally update your blog).
You can't really tell it's anything special from this photo, but this sweater has received a surprising number of compliments since I got it. I cut the side seams up to the armpit, creating a really nice A-line shape and exposing a bit of skin. A quick snip of the scissors and a regular old Hanes sweatshirt is now a frequent talking point for me.
Something so simple has helped remind me of what I love so much about clothes: the changeable natural of materials. While I belive in paying a certain amount of respect to the intended design of clothing, my personal philosophy is that clothes exist to be played with, altered and I encourage the liberal use of scissors. Some of you might remember long ago when I took a Sharpie to an expensive pair of heels and while I'd probably bring them to a cobbler now, I like thinking back to the spirit of a younger me, so brazen as to imprint her mark on something.