My Eccentricity

“If I am abnormal that may be my contribution to society.” Henry Moore

So be it. Forget trying to fit in. Better to strike out on one’s own. And seek reinforcement at the new exhibit Camp: Notes on Fashion at the Met in NYC (runs May 9-September 8, 2019). What is “camp?”* The exhibit’s overview suggests that it is irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration. Sounds like the Met Gala. And my closet. The latter to be my inspiration for a summer of dressing for fun. It’s all in the mix. I know that my beautiful Jane’s Vanity pieces, worn my way, will allow me to be my own fashionable sunny self.

A long flowing coverup is the place to start. It will look great over a little chemise, pajamas, or jeans and a tee-shirt. Violet & Wren’s short-sleeve Silk Maxi Robe in Indigo Fern is a sweet choice for constant companion.

Loveday London’s Lysander Silk and Leather Chemise does it all in black and white: sleepwear, dress, evening attire.

A Klements Frieda Dress is a happy way to mix it up. Try the Bialowieza print. Its bold imagery, short sleeves, and deep pockets give a casual edge. A statement alone, but cozy over jeans or under a sweater.  

One of the great things about JV classics is their long-term unconditional friendship, no matter how one wears them. Their quality and style make them not only reliable, but also ready to play, to change, to try something new.

*See Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”

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